Endocrinology

Reports of high-impact endocrinology studies by medical professionals



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Diabetes and ischemic heart disease account for highest personal health care spending in U.S.

1. Among 155 conditions, diabetes accounted for the highest health care spending in the U.S. in 2013, followed by ischemic heart disease, and low back...

Primary care physicians with high outpatient volume linked to lower-quality diabetes care

1. Primary care physicians with higher overall patient volume were associated with lower quality care for diabetes. 2. In contrast, primary care physicians with higher...

Fluctuating Weight-for-Length Trends in Infants from 2000 to 2014

1. The prevalence of infants with high weight-for-length ratios increased from 13.4% in 2000 to 14.5% in 2004, remained constant from 2004 to 2010,...

Physical toll observed among high-striving black adolescents from low-income families

1. Although motivated, disadvantaged black teens fared better than their less-driven peers with regard to education, income, and depression, this population had a greater...

Receipt of care from a patient-centered medical home is associated with better medication adherence

1. For patients with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, receiving care from a patient-centered medical home was associated with better medication adherence compared to a...

Mild-to-moderate hypertriglyceridemia associated with higher risk of acute pancreatitis

1. This prospective cohort study, conducted in Copenhagen, found that mild-to-moderate levels of non-fasting hypertriglyceridemia, from 177 mg/dL (2 mmol/L) and above, were associated...

Semaglutide reduces cardiovascular risk in diabetics: The SUSTAIN-6 trial

1. The two-year risk of developing cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke was approximately 25% less in patients taking semaglutide compared to...

New peptide-modified hydrogel developed for diabetic wound healing [PreClinical]

1. The peptide QHREDGS protected human epithelial cells from oxidative stress and promoted cell migration and survival. 2. When a hydrogel containing this peptide was...

Pediatric screening for family hypercholesterolemia is feasible and efficacious

1. Presence of a familial hypercholesterolemia mutation without elevated total cholesterol levels is insufficient to make diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) ­ Study...

Targeted thyroid hormone delivery reduces off-target effects [PreClinical]

1. Delivery of a hybridized form of glucagon and the thyroid hormone T3 (G/T3) improved signs of metabolic syndromes including dyslipidemia and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
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