Endocrinology

Reports of high-impact endocrinology studies by medical professionals

Midlife smoking, diabetes, and hypertension associated with late life dementia

1. Based on results of the Atherosclerotic Risk in Communities (ARIC) prospective cohort, midlife vascular risk factors associated with dementia included smoking, diabetes, prehypertension,...

Osteoporosis medications may improve bone health in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate...

1. Bisphosphonates and denosumab increased bone mineral density (BMD) in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for nonmetastatic prostate cancer, with denosumab also showing...

Orthostatic hypotension measurements done within one minute associated with adverse outcomes

1. In this prospective cohort study, measurements of orthostatic hypotension within one minute of standing were associated with higher odds of history of dizziness...

Genetic variants related to serum calcium levels associated with coronary artery disease

1. This Mendelian randomized study found that a genetic predisposition to higher serum calcium levels was associated with an increased risk of coronary artery...

Abiraterone associated with improved survival for advanced prostate cancer: The STAMPEDE trial

1. Men treated with abiraterone, prednisolone, and androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) (combined therapy) demonstrated a significantly increased overall survival in comparison to those treated with...

More research needed to determine cardiovascular effects of long-term hormone therapy for transgender adults

1. Cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) may be associated with worsening cardiovascular risk factors in transgender men. 2. CSHT may not result in increases in cardiovascular...

Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular events...

1. Continuation of statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular events (stroke or myocardial infarction) and death. 2. Study results...

Lower rates of hypoglycemia in patients treated with insulin degludec

1. Treatment with insulin degludec resulted in a lower rate of overall symptomatic hypoglycemic episodes compared with insulin glargine U100. 2. Rates of nocturnal symptomatic...

Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism ineffective in older adults

1. There were no significant differences at one year regarding hypothyroid-related symptoms or cardiovascular outcomes between patients with subclinical hypothyroidism who were treated with...

Self-monitoring of glucose in non-insulin dependent diabetics not linked to improved control

1. In this randomized, open-label trial, glucose self-monitoring in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus with or without electronic feedback was not associated with...
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