Endocrinology

Reports of high-impact endocrinology studies by medical professionals

Thyroidectomy more effective than medication for Hashimoto disease with persisting symptoms

1. In this randomized controlled study, complete surgical removal of the thyroid in patients with persistent Hashimoto disease symptoms resulted in greater improvements to...

Behavioral intervention produces sustained change in physical activity in type 2 diabetes patients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, a behavioral intervention increased physical activity and reduced sedentary activity in type 2 diabetes patients.2. The effects of...

Study does not support use of low-dose aspirin after prostate cancer diagnosis

1. This study evaluated the effects of post-diagnosis low-dose aspirin on prostate cancer-specific mortality and found no overall benefit.2. The study did find a...

Coronary CT angiography superior to functional stress testing among diabetic patients

1. In this randomized trial, diabetic patients with stable chest pain randomized to coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) had lower rates of cardiovascular death...

Type 1 diabetes unlikely to affect standardized test performance

1. In this Danish retrospective cohort study, there was no association between standardized reading and mathematics test scores and type 1 diabetes.2. Among those...

HbA1c may increase with switch from analogue to human insulin

1. In this retrospective cohort study, mean HbA1c levels decreased prior to systematic implementation of a program to switch from analogue to human insulin,...

Quick Take: Neutrophil–Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictor of Kidney Function Decline Among Diabetes and...

Diabetic nephropathy is a major concern for patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes. The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in kidneys has prognostic value for cancers and...

Dapagliflozin associated with reduced hospitalization rate for heart failure

1. Among patients with type 2 diabetes and established or multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), dapagliflozin was noninferior but did not significantly...

Young-onset type 2 diabetes associated with increased risk of hospitalization frequently due to mental...

1. Patients with young-onset type 2 diabetes had higher rates of all-cause hospitalization than usual-onset diabetes. Over one-third of the total hospitalization bed-days were...

The VITAL trial: Omega-3 supplementation does not reduce risk of cardiovascular events

1. Healthy adult patients randomized to receive marine n-3 fatty acids (omega-3) experienced similar rates of adverse cardiovascular events as those receiving a placebo...
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