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

Efficacy of Octreotide-lar versus Surgery in Treating Acromegaly
There are several treatment options for patients with acromegaly. A recent study looked at two treatments in particular: octreotide-lar (Oct-LAR) and surgery. The researchers wanted to see how well the treatments worked when compared to each other.
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.
Study: Is It Possible to Discontinue Somatostatin Analog in Well-controlled Acromegaly Patient?
Treating acromegaly usually involves using somatostatin analogs (SA); these have been used for more than 25 years. However, there is a major disadvantage to using SA: a patient will need to continue the therapy indefinitely.
Diabetic Hyperlipidemia: High Cholesterol When You Have Diabetes
Diabetic hyperlipidemia is high cholesterol when you have diabetes, and it can harm your heart. Article covers basics of diabetic hyperlipidemia, including how to treat it.
Robotic Thyroidectomy
Robotic thyroidectomy is an exciting new surgical treatment for patients who need thyroid surgery. You don’t have a neck scar after this surgery, an important point for many thyroid patients. Learn more about how robotic thyroidectomy is done.
Duration of Graves' Disease Remission Following Anti-thyroid Drug Therapy
Graves' disease research summary on remission predictors following anti-thyroid drug treatment.
Priapism Risk Using AndroGel
Patient information for AndroGel often warns of the risk of priapism: a study published in January 2013 looks at how often this occurs and how high the risk is.
Drinking Alcohol to Improve Bone Health?
Drinking alcohol helps with bone health in post-menopausal women? Read what a study published in July 2012 had to say about this osteoporosis question.
Preferred Surgical Approach for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules
In evaluating thyroid nodules, fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is the critical initial diagnostic test. If the results are indeterminate, thyroid surgery is often undertaken in order to clear up any suspicion of cancer. What should be the preferred approach?
New Treatments for Male Hypogonadism
Hypogonadal men have shifting clinical needs over time; in fact, the phenotype and clinical needs change dramatically, leading to a need for versatile therapies. Read the results of a review published in 2012 on emerging treatments for male hypogonadism.
Hypogonadal Men Using Opioids: Will Testosterone Replacement Therapy Help with Sexual Function?
Hypogonadism is common in opioid users: in patients with hypogonadism-associated comorbidities, opioid users have the highest incidence of it. Review of the article “Testosterone Replacement Therapy Outcomes Among Opioid Users: The Testim Registry in the United States (TRiUS).”
PTH Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes-induced Osteoporosis
Type 1 diabetes can cause a particular type of osteoporosis. One of the typical osteoporosis treatments—anti-resorptive treatments—won’t work in this patient population. Review recent osteoporosis research addressing a possible treatment option for type 1 diabetes-induced osteoporosis.
Mixing Insulin Lispro and Insulin Glargine in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
In 2012, a type 1 diabetes study was published comparing the effects of a mixture of insulin lispro (IL) and insulin glargine (IG) on glycemic control, and the subjects were young adults with type 1 diabetes. Is it helpful?
Will Short-term Aerobic Exercise Help Osteoporotic Women with Balance?
Osteoporosis study examining how submaximal aerobic exercise affects bone metabolism and balance. Should you be recommending a certain type of aerobic exercise to your postmenopausal osteoporotic patients?
Cortisol Profiles in Obese Children
It’s an unfortunate occurrence that obese children often also develop anxiety and/or depression—and those conditions can exacerbate the metabolic and cardiovascular risks that come with obesity. Read about a study done recently on the connection of cortisol levels in obese children and further development of psychological and physical morbidity.

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