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Women with gestational diabetes may have an increased risk for early development of heart disease after pregnancy in women who have not developed diabetes or the metabolic syndrome, according to a 20-year follow up study in the March 12 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“Concern regarding potential cardiovascular adverse events associated with testosterone use was raised in 2010 when a signal was noted in a randomized clinical trial in progress, leading to the premature termination of the study,” commented Tamara L. Wexler, MD, PhD. “Two recent large retrospective observational trials suggest there is a risk for some cardiovascular events in certain populations, prompting The Endocrine Society statement,” she said.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will evaluate clinical trial data from the manufacturer of saxagliptin (Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR) to investigate whether this medication is linked to an increased risk of heart failure.
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Depression and impulse control disorders (eating disorders in particular) are independently associated with diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, according to a cross-sectional survey of adults published online ahead of print in Diabetologia.
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After being off the marked for over a year, the branded medication Levoxyl (levothyroxine sodium) is expected to be available in pharmacies on approximately March 3, 2014, according to a statement released by Pfizer. The medication is approved to treat hypothyroidism and various types of euthyroid goiters.
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Ultrasound criteria may help determine when a thyroid nodule should be biopsied and help reduce the number of unnecessary procedures, according to a retrospective case-control study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Researchers identified a variety of patient and tumor-specific characteristics that predict the postoperative growth rate of pituitary adenomas, according to a retrospective review published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
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Patients with both type 2 diabetes and thyroid cancer are more likely to achieve complete remission if they take metformin than if they do not, according to findings from a retrospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
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A final recommendation statement released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises universal gestational diabetes after week 24 of pregnancy.
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Managing adolescents with diabetes through the transition to adult care is challenging in terms of both the physical and psychosocial aspects of care.
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Researchers have identified mutations in two genes that can cause neonatal diabetes.
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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Farxiga (dapaglifozin) as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
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Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy is likely to resolve in two-thirds of women after pregnancy, according to findings in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Despite recent advances in prevention and treatment of most diabetes-related vision loss, a study in JAMA Ophthalmology shows that less than half of people with diabetic macular edema know about the association between the diabetes and visual impairment.
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The AACE currently does not endorse the new cholesterol and obesity guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC), according to an AACE press statement.
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People with diabetes have a higher rate of cancer compared to the general population, however, new evidence suggests that the type of anti-diabetic agent prescribed may impact this risk among women.
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Perfluorinated compounds are found in a variety of consumer and industrial products such things as nonstick cookware, fire extinguishing foam, and water-repellent textiles.
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Data from a large cohort study of older patients with diabetes confirm recent treatment recommendations for this population—that focusing on blood pressure and cholesterol goals may be more beneficial than focusing on glycemic targets.
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While widely used diabetes medications have similar effects on glucose control regardless of gender, these agents may have different effects on the hearts of men and women.
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Study finds that younger and middle-age women with diabetes have similar heart disease risk factors as men—a 4-fold increase compared to women without diabetes. Aggressive screening and treatment urged.
Study finds that younger and middle-age women with diabetes have similar heart disease risk factors as men—a 4-fold increase compared to women without diabetes. Aggressive screening and treatment urged.
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