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

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.
Effectiveness of a Chinese Medicinal Herb on Metabolic Characteristics in Women with PCOS
Insulin resistance (IR) is associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is a reproductive and metabolic disorder.
Is Exophthalmos Reduction Predictable in Graves’ Disease?
Exophthalmos can occur in Graves’ disease, and it is possible to use decompression techniques to reduce it.
Metformin Increases Survival Rate in Type 2 Diabetes after Incident Cancer Diagnosis
In people with type 2 diabetes, is survival reduced following diagnosis of a solid-tumor cancer? And does metformin treatment influence survival?
Incidence of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Great Britain
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a genetic adrenal disorder, was studied in Great Britain. Researchers wanted to make an estimate of the incidence of clinically-diagnosed CAH.
Lobectomy and Thyroidectomy without Radioactive Iodine Ablation: Are They Safe Treatments?
Research looked at the safety of treating select thyroid cancer patients with thyroid lobectomy or total thyroidectomy—without radioactive iodine remnant ablation.
Obese Adolescents, Lack of Sleep, and Type 2 Diabetes
Lack of sleep increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but what does sleep deprivation do to obese adolescents?
Two Tests for the Differential Diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease and Pseudo-Cushing’s
Researchers examined two diagnostic tests for Cushing’s disease: the corticotropin-releasing hormone (hCRH) and desmopressin (DDAVP) tests.
Fat Intake Before Pregnancy and Its Effect on Gestational Diabetes
Take a look at how the level of dietary fat intake before pregnancy related to the risk of developing gestational diabetes (GDM).
Study: Long-term Testosterone Replacement in Men with Type 2 Diabetes Improves Survival
Low testosterone levels are associated with increased mortality in men, and men with type 2 diabetes have a high prevalence of testosterone deficiency.
Improved Hypercortisolism and Hypocortisolism Screening with Automated Immunoassay
Research was presented at the 2011 Endocrine Society Annual Meeting on using salivary cortisol for diagnosing hypercortisolism and hypocortisolism.
What’s the Optimal Dosage of Anti-thyroid Medication for Graves’ Disease?
This article gives recommendations for optimal dose of anti-thyroid medications for Graves’ disease patients.

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