Endocrinology

Reports of high-impact endocrinology studies by medical professionals

Bariatric surgery linked to significant reduction in microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes

1. Patients who received gastric bypass surgery had lower rates of diabetic neuropathy at follow up that remained stable throughout the study. 2. Bariatric surgery...

Risk of autism in offspring linked to maternal pregestational diabetes and severe obesity

1. Maternal prepregnancy obesity without pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was associated with a slightly increased risk of having a...

Cross-sex hormone therapy raises risk for vascular events in transgender women

1. Transgender women had higher rates of venous thrombotic events (VTE) with cross-sex hormones. 2. Similar rates of ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction were found...

Newer and older insulin formulations offer similar glucose-lowering effect

1. Basal insulin analogues do not differ significantly in providing glucose control. 2. Some insulin formulations may have more favorable effects on patient weight compared...

Women who experience hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are at high risk for developing high...

1. Women experiencing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) had higher rates of cardiovascular disease persisting following the pregnancy. 2. Women with HDP were at particular...

Enzalutamide reduces risk of metastatic prostate cancer in at-risk men

1. Prostate cancer patients with a rapidly risking prostate-specific antigen (PSA) despite chemical or physical castration had lower rates of metastasis when treated with...

Fruquintinib increases overall survival in metastatic colorectal carcinoma

1. In this phase 3 randomized controlled trial, fruquintinib increased median overall survival and progression-free survival compared to placebo in patients with colorectal cancer...

Insulin analogs compared to NPH not associated with reduced hypoglycemia-related hospitalizations

1. In this retrospective cohort study, for patients with type 2 diabetes, initiation of a basal insulin analog compared with NPH insulin was not...

Study suggests that diabetes can be accurately diagnosed from a single blood sample

1. Single blood sample looking at fasting glucose and HbA1c was a key predictor of subsequent diagnosis of diabetes. 2. Results suggest that a single...

Improved calculations suggest major changes to statin, aspirin, and blood pressure medication prescribing

1. Updated risk calculations suggest that fewer people should be classified within the high-risk category for CVD. 2. Many Americans, especially those of African American...
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