Endocrinology

Reports of high-impact endocrinology studies by medical professionals

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...

Individualized glycemic control for type 2 diabetes may save the U.S. billions annually

1. Individualized glycemic control for type 2 diabetic patients could save the United States billions of dollars annually compared to uniform glycemic control. 2. Although...

Biennial biopsies may be adequate for men under active surveillance for prostate cancer

1. After accounting for differences in surveillance protocols and treatments, researchers found that estimates of risk for biopsy Gleason score (GS) upgrade were not...

Lifestyle interventions and certain medications reduce risk of diabetes in high risk individuals

1. In this meta-analysis of studies that evaluated the rate of diabetes development in high risk individuals, lifestyle modifications (LSM) and certain classes of...

High intensity specialized intervention content following family-based intervention yields improved childhood weight loss

1. In this study of family-based intervention for childhood obesity, a specialized intervention incorporating social facilitation and behavioral skills was associated with improved weight...

ACE-inhibitors and statins do not impact albuminuria in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus:...

1. In adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus, the albumin-to-creatinine ratio was not significantly changed by angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors alone, statins alone, or the...

Only a small fraction of diabetes cases go undiagnosed

1. Undiagnosed diabetes was more common in overweight or obese adults, older adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and patients lacking health insurance. 2. The majority...
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