Kamiah A. Walker

Medical Writer
Glen Ellyn, IL

About Kamiah A. Walker

Kamiah gets a kick out of grammar and proofreading, and she enjoys the challenge of taking a complex idea—like thryoid hormone replacement therapy—and making it understandable to people who don't have an MD after their name.

She's a published author of travel stories, poetry, and various essays, in addition to being an avid runner and reader.

Articles Written by Kamiah A. Walker

Development of Growth Hormone Deficiency after Definitive Treatment for Acromegaly
Body composition and biomarkers of cardiovascular risk are affected by both growth hormone excess and growth hormone deficiency (GHD). While that is a known fact, it’s unknown how developing growth hormone deficiency after being treated for acromegaly affects body composition and cardiovascular risks. A study published in 2012 examined this.
Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Caused by Leveothyroxine Use Can Increase Fracture Risk
Levothyroxine use can cause subclinical hyperthyroidism. See if that can increase fracture risk in elderly patients. Article covers results and analysis of a thyroid study.
Aggressive Pituitary Tumor Therapies
An article published in the Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy journal reviewed treatments of aggressive pituitary tumors. Reviewed surgery, pharmacotherapies, and radiotherapy.
PubMed Review of Ectopic Cervical Thyroid Cancer Cases: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but a study looked at the PubMed database for ectopic thyroid cancer articles from 1960 to 2011.
Does Surgery for Primary Hyperaldosteronism Address Secondary Hypertension?
Researchers from Germany looked at the clinical parameters that predict hypertension resolution following laparascopic adrenalectomy.
Oral Antioxidant Supplementation for Diabetic Retinopathy
A study examining antioxidant supplementation as a treatment for diabetic retinopathy was published in European Journal of Ophthamology. Read results of study and what it suggests for diabetic retinopathy treatment.
Long-term Monitoring for Recurrent or Persistent Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Research presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association notes an effective way to monitor differentiated thyroid cancer for recurrence.
Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Raise Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes
A study was done to examine the incidence of diabetes during growth hormone replacement therapy (GHRT).
Assessing Knowledge of Caregivers of Children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia require a knowledgeable caregiver to help them in times of adrenal crisis and acute illness.
Iodine Intake During Pregnancy: Effect of Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function
A study from Japan examined the effect of iodine intake on maternal and neonatal thyroid function in an iodine-sufficient area.
Effectiveness of 131-I Therapy in Graves’ Disease Patients
A study out of China looked at the effectiveness of radioactive iodine therapy (131-I) in patients with Graves’ disease. Article provides basics of this thyroid research.
Rate of Inadequate Sampling in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is used to determine if a thyroid nodule is cancerous, but inadequate samples are reported in 1% to 20% of the thyroid biopsies done. Learn more in this article.
Patient Selection for Adrenalectomy to Treat Primary Aldosteronism
The objective of a study was to identify the optimal adrenal venous sampling (AVS) lateralization ratio for unilateral primary aldosteronism.
Cortisol Awakening Response in Patients with Shoulder and Neck Pain or Fibromyalgia
Researchers studied the cortisol awakening response in patients with shoulder and neck pain and in patients with fibromyalgia.
Current Diagnostic Tools for Growth Hormone Deficiency Are Inadequate in Children
Diagnosing growth hormone deficiency (commonly abbreviated as GHD) in childhood is difficult. This is mostly because there are no true gold standards for diagnosis.

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