Endocrinology

Reports of high-impact endocrinology studies by medical professionals

Improved islet encapsulation device for the treatment of type 1 diabetes [PreClinical]

1. A device for islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes was designed and demonstrated to be safe and retrievable in animal models. 2. When tested...

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

1. Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage...

First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs associated with increased risk of birth defects

1. First trimester exposure to anytithyroid drugs (ATDs) was associated with a greater risk of congenital malformations, especially for pregnant women who were given...

Longer lactation duration linked to lower risk of diabetes in women

1. In this 30-year prospective cohort study, self-reported duration of lactation in women of childbearing age was associated with a lower risk of development...

Thyroid hormone supplementation may be a promising treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis [PreClinical]

1. An enzyme involved in thyroid hormone activation was found to be elevated in patients with pulmonary fibrosis. 2. Following the treatment of various mouse...

Normal tissue BRCA1 methylation associated with risk for high-grade ovarian cancer

1. BRCA1 promoter methylation in normal white blood cells (WBCs) was linked to risk for high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). 2. BRCA1 methylation was detected...

Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) agonists protects against diabetic retinopathy in animal model

1. GHRH and GHRH receptor levels are decreased in diabetic rats and humans. 2. Administration of GHRH agonists to diabetic rats reversed signs of diabetic...

Broader statin use more likely to prevent cardiovascular events

1. High levels of agreement between statin eligibility found between several guidelines included in this study. 2. Statin eligibility, among patients, increased significantly with increased...

Live-birth rates similar among ovulating women undergoing fresh- or frozen-embryo transfer

1. No differences were observed in live-birth rate, rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, overall pregnancy loss, or ongoing pregnancy incidents between ovulatory women with...

No long-term neurodevelopmental effects of inhaled budesonide in preterm infants

1. Budesonide used for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely preterm infants showed no difference in rate of neurodevelopmental disability at two years compared...
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