Endocrinology

Reports of high-impact endocrinology studies by medical professionals

Further evidence of link between antithyroid drugs in pregnancy and birth defects

Image: CC/Wiki  1. Both methimazole(MMI)/carbimazole (CMZ) and prophylthiouracil (PTU) were associated with birth defects, with differing presentations.  2. Further studies are needed to establish the specific...

In diabetics, coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention similar

Image: PD 1. In patients with diabetes mellitus, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery yielded lower rates of death and myocardial infarction, but higher rates...

Lifestyle interventions can reduce type 2 diabetes among high-risk patients

Image: PD  1. Based on this systematic review, the use of comprehensive lifestyle interventions significantly reduced the incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) among...

Adjuvant gemcitabine improves long-term survival rates of patients with pancreatic cancer

Image: PD  1. Patients with resected pancreatic cancer treated with adjuvant gemcitabine for 6 months had improvements in 5-year and 10-year disease-free survival rates compared to...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind September 30- October 6, 2013

Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. A Randomized Trial of...

Telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy may be cost-effective

Image: PD  1. Telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy is cost-effective in populations over 3,500 and under the age of 80. 2. The ratio of average cost...

Human islet transplantation improves insulin sensitivity in Type 1 Diabetes

Image: PD 1. Islet transplantation increases insulin sensitivity in Type 1 diabetics, acting at both the liver and skeletal muscle. 2. Post-transplant immunosuppression with low-dose tacrolimus...

Alefacept may be effective therapy in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetics

Image: PD  1. In patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, treatment with alefacept significantly increased 4 hour C-peptide release and significantly reduced both insulin...

Buccal administration of dextrose gel effective for neonatal hypoglycemia

Image: CC/NICU 1. Administration of buccal dextrose gel to neonates is effective at correcting hypoglycemia within the first 48 hours of birth.  2. Buccal dextrose gel...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind September 9 – September 15, 2013

Image: PD  In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Pretreatment with Prasugrel in...
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