Tag: glucose

1. Patients who used continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) showed significantly reduced glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) levels compared to those who used standard blood glucose monitoring (BGM) after 26 weeks. 2. On average, patients in the CGM group spent more time in the target glucose range (70-180 mg/dL) compared to those in...
1. In this randomized noninferiority trial involving newborns with asymptomatic moderate hypoglycemia, initiation of treatment at a lower blood glucose threshold resulted in no significant difference in psychomotor development at 18 months versus the traditional threshold. 2. Fewer hypoglycemic episodes occurred in the traditional threshold group, although more invasive interventions...
Image: PD  1. In a 20 year follow-up study (DIGAMI 1 trial), intensive insulin-based glycemic control for 3 months after an initial acute myocardial infarction (MI) in type 2 diabetics increased survival by 2.3 years compared to standard glycemic control.  2. The mortality benefits of intensive insulin-based glycemic control was most...
Image: PD  In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Diagnosis of Childhood Tuberculosis and Host RNA Expression in Africa Tuberculosis (TB) is difficult to diagnose microbiologically in children, as the majority of childhood cases produce negative smears and cultures...
Image: CC/Wiki 1. Subjects who had the greatest intake of added sugar as a total percentage of their daily calories were more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD).  2. Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (seven servings or more per week) is also associated with a higher risk of CVD mortality.  Evidence...
Image: PD  1. Glucokinase (GCK) mutation carriers, who are in a state of mild hyperglycemia since birth, demonstrated a low prevalence and severity of micro- and macrovascular complications.  Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)  Study Rundown: Although Hba1c targets for non-pregnant diabetics are currently recommended to be less than 7%, the determination of...
Image: PD/Navy  1. Among critically ill children admitted to PICU, tight glycemic control had no significant impact on clinical outcomes compared to conventional control.  2. Tight glycemic control was associated with lower mean 12-month cost, an observation that was most prominent in patients without prior cardiac surgery.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)...
Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Three vs Twelve Months of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Zotarolimus-Eluting Stents: The OPTIMIZE Trial Studies ascertaining the optimal length of antiplatelet therapy after placement of drug-eluting stents have provided mixed...
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 use and the rate of hypoglycemic events compared to placebo at 12 month follow-up.  2. Alefacept led to decreases in CD4 and CD8 memory T cells...
Image: PD  1. In patients without diabetes there was a monotonically increasing association between glucose level and risk of dementia; the same association between higher glucose level and risk of dementia was seen in patients with diabetes in the higher range of glucose levels.  2. The study controlled for variables such...