Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

Chronic low-grade inflammation found in many patients with diabetes

Salsalate, a generic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat arthritis, significantly lowered blood glucose levels and decreased inflammatory mediators in patients with type 2 di

High emotional toll seen in both patients and families

Study examines high toll the disease takes on patients and families, as well as disconnect between patient and doctor perceptions of quality of life issues.

In the Short-Term, Weight-loss (Bariatric) Surgery Improves Diabetes Goals Better Than Lifestyle Changes

In mild to moderately obese patients with diabetes, the use of bariatric surgery is more likely to meet established diabetes goals in the short-term than lifestyle-medical management alone, but wit

New screening tools for metabolic syndrome may better identify patients at risk for diabetes and heart disease
A new sex- and ethnicity-specific tool for assessing the risk for metabolic syndrome may better identify people at highest risk for developing type 2 diabetes
Aggressive blood glucose management does not reduce mortality or incidence of infection

The risks of aggressively lowering blood glucose levels to near normal in critically ill patients with or without diabetes may not outweigh the benefits, according to new guidelines from the Americ

Children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes are at high risk of developing heart and kidney disease

Children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for developing early and rapidly progressing signs of risk for heart disease and kidney disease, as well as faster deterioration of &bet

Many Medical Students Are Unaware of Their Anti-Obesity Bias
Prejudice or bias against overweight people can influence decisions about diagnosis and treatment.
Screening for depression recommended for patients with diabetes
Patients with diabetes and comorbid major depression may be at increased risk of hypoglycemic episodes requiring hospitalization or emergency treatment.
Primary care physicians order less diabetes and cholesterol tests for women than men

Primary care physicians (PCPs) are less likely to order recommended diabetes tests and statins for women than for men—even when these women had a history of at least one diabe

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Reduction in Swallowing-related Quality of Life
Researchers examined whether thyroid cancer patients treated with radioactive iodine experienced a reduction in swallowing-related quality of life. Read their results.
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Researchers examined whether older diabetes patients can benefit from group therapy interventions. Can group settings help improve glycemic control?
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Researchers examined the correlation between hyperthyroidism and atrial fibrillation in patients admitted to the hospital with new-onset AF.
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New Study Explores Remission Predictors
Graves' disease research summary on remission predictors following anti-thyroid drug treatment.
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Hypogonadism Treatment Update
Patient information for AndroGel often warns of the risk of priapism: a study published looks at how often this occurs and how high the risk is.
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What is the association between thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and renal cell cancer? A team of researchers explored this question.
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Is there an association between breast cancer, vitamin D deficiency, and osteoporosis?
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More Evidence Supports Health Benefits
A higher intake of whole grains may be associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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A team led by researchers at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine conducted the study, “Quality of voice after surgical treatment for thyroid cancer.”
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Growth hormone deficiency may result in an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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Using Radiogrammetry of the Hand to Predict Hip Fractures
Can digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) of the hand or wrist be used as an early predictor of osteoporosis and future hip fracture risk?