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The Spatz adjustable intragastric balloon helps break through a weight plateau.
Obesity remains a fundamental clinical challenge to be aided by a range of new weight loss devices that promise to meet the varying needs of individual patients as spotlighted at Digestive Disease Week.
ACR/ATA criteria offers guidance on when thyroid imaging should be used.
ACR/ATA recommendations clarify the occasions in which thyroid imaging is advisable and when it is not to optimize patient management.
An IGF-1 monoclonal antibody finally provides effective for Graves' eye disease.
Effective therapeutic options for Graves’ ophthalmology have been elusive, which makes the favorable outcomes of an investigation monoclonal antibody that acts on the IGF-IR pathway great news for patients with thyroid disease.
FDA approves noninvasive, removable gastric devices for weight loss.
Novel adjunctive endoscopic and oral non-invasive methods of weight loss are gaining interest and attention but will need reimbursement in order to assure full access once on the market.
Individuals treated for thyroid cancer gain no benefit from TSH therapy.
Aggressive TSH suppression offers little to no benefit in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer patients at low risk of recurrence and death based on a comprehensive review of the literature.
Loss of 55 of baseline body weight can be maintained by taking metformin.
Latest findings from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes trial reinforced benefit of taking metformin to maintain long-term weight loss at least among those with prediabetes who achieved modest weight loss during year one.
The onset of a new form of autoimmune, insulin-dependent diabetes are among the possible adverse events requiring vigilance to detect and manage as more patients receive monoclonal antibody therapy for cancer.
Achieving a 30% decline in urinary albumin means improvements in kidney disease
A decrease in urinary albumin appears effective as a surrogate biomarker for chronic kidney disease, based on results of meta-analysi, with; implications for research and clinical practice
People with type 2 diabetes can safely take a proton pump inhibitor long-term..
Given the influences of the gut microbiome, researchers explored the potential benefits and adverse effects of long-term use of PPIs on the pancreas and liver in people with type 2 diabetes.
Treating hypogonadism with Testosterone can prevent progression of diabetes.
Testosterone replacement halted the progression to diabetes in 90% of men who had hypogonadism, achieving improvement risk factor measures including body weight and lipids, in men who had a diagnosis of prediabetes prior to treatment.
New diabetes devices meet patient need for more reliable device design.
A series of recent Food and Drug Administration actions reflect a desire to meet consumer demands for ease of diabetes product use across multiple platforms, and more..
Female pattern hair loss has a markedly different pattern than occurs in men.
Female pattern hair loss is a bonafide quality of life issue that deserves clinical action based on recently introduced evidence based recommendations that may or may not arise from androgen excess.
Most pituitary tumors are benign but the rare cancerous ones requires vigilance.
Review study raised questions about identification and treatment of rare pituitary adenomas. For now, individualized management should remain the standard of care.
Obesity is often difficult to overcome due to feelings of shame.
Given the continuing rise in obesity and associated chronic conditions, having the tools to help patients will matter little if there is no patient-provider acknowledgement of the problem. Retool your practice for better weight control outcomes in your patients.
For patients receiving transgender hormone therapy, monitor for CVD.
For individuals receiving transgender hormone therapy, the focus of clinical care should be on reducing known cardiovascular risk factors to support optimal patient outcomes.
GMI becomes key blood glucose value for patients with CGMs.
Validation of the Glucose Management Indicator (GMI) as an acceptable replacement for “estimated HbA1c” in patients using continuous glucose monitoring grows with the endorsement of the FDA.
Know the new diabetes devices becoming available and for which patients.
Given the avalanche of app approvals, product updates, and study findings, here’s what to watch for as the future of clinical diabetes management unfolds.
Digital food logs improve the experience and keep people going to lose weight.
Encouraging your patients to keep track of their food intake should be encouraged to promote suistainable weight loss given the easy access to online tools and smartphone apps that cut down on time.
Know the 3 reasons that post-thyroidectomy patients go back to the hospital.
There are several conditions that represent the majority of cases requiring a return to the hospital following post-thyroidectomy procedures. By assessing patients for these anticipatable concerns, clinicians have an opportunity to reduce the rate of readmissions in the first few days after discharge.
Cushing's disease is another example of a pro-inflammatory condition.
In patients with Cushing’s disease, possible long-term exposure to glucocorticoids may lead to an altered adipose structure increasing systemic inflammation, which may be behind the development of insulin resistance, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.
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