Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

Pregnant Girl Looking into Refrigerator
Pregnancy in adolescents with type 2 diabetes was linked to miscarriage, stillbirth or intrauterine death in 26% of pregnancies and major congenital anomaly in 21% of live-born infants in the randomized controlled Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) study.
Glycemic Index Tabs
Researchers have developed a diabetes algorithm to supplement clinical decision-making when establishing glycemic goals for patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study reported in the December issue of Diabetes Care.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has eliminated the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for rosiglitazone-containing type 2 diabetes medicines (ie, Avandia, Avandamet, Avandaryl, and generics).
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Predictors of diabetes remission varied by type of bariatric surgery, according to a study published online ahead of print in Diabetes Care. The relationship between bariatric surgery and diabetes remission appears to be independent of baseline BMI, the study authors reported.
Research Keypad
In patients with type 2 diabetes and acute coronary syndrome, treatment with the glucagon-like peptide 1 (receptor agonist lixisenatide did not increase or decrease the rate of cardiovascular events or other serious adverse events, according to results of the Evaluation of Lixisenatide in the Acute Coronary Syndrome (ELIXA) trial.
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Review of diagnostic slides from cases of follicular thyroid carcinoma diagnosed over the past 50 years resulted in reclassification of nearly three-fourths of cases, according to a study in the journal of Thyroid.
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The ThyroSeq v2.1 multigene next generation sequencing test showed a high sensitivity and specificity in the detection of cancer in thyroid nodules with atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undermined significance (AUS/FLUS) cytology.
Elderly Woman Reading Warning Labels on Pill Bottles
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added warnings about diabetic ketoacidosis and serious urinary tract infections to labels of all SGLT2 inhibitors in December, 2015.
Slowing progression of prediabetes appears to occur as a side benefit of Viagra.
Men with prediabetes may experience improved insulin sensitivity when prescribed Viagra.
Three-month treatment with sildenafil improved insulin sensitivity in patients with prediabetes and also reduced levels of biological markers of kidney and heart disease (ie, albumin and creatinine).
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Shared-decision making and use of a surveillance protocol is central to management of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer who prefer ongoing surveillance over biopsy or surgery.
Adults with type 2 diabetes have a 15% greater risk for death from any cause compared to the general population, which is a historically low level.
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Ranibizumab blocks the effects of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and is indicated for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, macular edema following retinal vein occlusion, and diabetic macular edema.
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Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Even as experts continue to wrestle with the optimal methods of weight loss, whether surgical or nonsurgical, they're also focusing on the best ways to maintain the weight loss.
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Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Borrowing a technique from addiction specialists, obesity specialists find motivational interviewing helps weight loss patients.
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Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Early lapses on a weight loss program predict overall weight loss success, even if weight loss on track, study finds. Acceptance-based treatment beats standard treatment.
bandaged foot, diabetic foot infection
New data from a retrospective cohort study show that the incidence of diabetic foot infections has decreased markedly—by 52%—between 1996 and 2010, according to a report in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Bariatric surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy
Three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of life, according to findings from the prospective, NIH sponsored Teen-LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery) study.
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New findings from a large prospective cohort add support to the hypothesis that moderate alcohol consumption may lower the risk of papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas.
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
While speaking at ObesityWeek 2015, Daniel Bessesen, MD proposed a new paradigm, thinking of prescription weight loss medicines as a treatment for a chronic condition—obesity—similar to how physicians treat hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Overweight and obesity increase the risk of multiple forms of cancer, yet patients remain largely unaware of the association, according to experts speaking at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles.