Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

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Study Shows Melatonin Improves Sleep and A1c Levels
Researchers examined the safety and effectiveness of melatonin in the treatment of glucose, lipid metabolism, and sleep in patients with type 2 diabetes and insomnia.
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5-year Study Shows Usefulness of Treatment
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.
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Researchers from Germany looked at the clinical parameters that predict hypertension resolution following laparascopic adrenalectomy.
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Researchers from the Netherlands looked at the impact subclinical thyroid disorders have on depression, physical and cognitive impairment, and mortality in older adults.
Research study
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.
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How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Glucose and Insulin Homeostasis?
Lack of sleep increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but what does sleep deprivation do to obese adolescents?
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Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but a study looked at the PubMed database for ectopic thyroid cancer articles from 1960 to 2011.
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A study that appeared in the October 2011 issue of Diabetes Care looked at whether reduced lung function is linked to diabetes and metabolic syndrome. What role does obesity play in decreased lung function and diabetes?
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Is there any benefit for older adults with depression to be screened for thyroid disorders? Researchers examined whether thyroid disorders are linked to depression in older adults.
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Research out of China looked at the link between metformin therapy and colorectal cancer in patients who have type 2 diabetes.
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Is Monthly Ibandronate Safe and Effective Long-term?
US researchers investigated the long-term safety and effectiveness of once-monthly ibandronate, which was studied for up to 5 years in a long-term extension.
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Is it possible that subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy affects the intellectual development of children? Article explains what Iranian researchers discovered in this hypothyroidism study.
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Living an overall healthy lifestyle can help treat and prevent many cases of obesity and type 2 diabetes, but what specific lifestyle treatments work best for these patients?
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What Works for Pituitary Tumors?
An article published in the Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy journal reviewed treatments of aggressive pituitary tumors. Reviewed surgery, pharmacotherapies, and radiotherapy.
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UK researchers examined the link between poor numeracy skills and glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes. Article explains what researchers discovered in this type 1 diabetes study.
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It’s well known that exercise can help prevent osteoporosis, but how effective is high-impact exercise on osteoporosis?
Yoga Stretch
In a small study in India, researchers examined the benefits of yoga with type 2 diabetes.
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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.
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Reclast is an osteoporosis medication, and in September 2011, the FDA issued a new warning label for it. It may cause renal impairment, so physicians should be cautious before prescribing. Article reviews new FDA label for Reclast.
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Research comparing the safety and effectiveness of oral minodronate at monthly doses of 30 mg or 50 mg to a daily dose of 1 mg in patients with osteoporosis.
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