Endocrinology

Reducing Systolic Blood Pressure With Liraglutide: Predictors and Correlates

Reducing Systolic Blood Pressure With Liraglutide: Predictors and Correlates

Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with liraglutide experience a greater reduction in systolic BP if they have lower baseline continuous glucose monitoring values and higher diastolic BP.

Common Interferences in Thyroid Immunoassays

Common Interferences in Thyroid Immunoassays

Despite the benefits of using immunoassays in clinical laboratories, various types of interference can lead to inaccurate results that cloud clinical decision-making.

Hypercalcemia: An Incidental Finding in a Postmenopausal Woman

Hypercalcemia: An Incidental Finding in a Postmenopausal Woman

A visit to a primary care provider for routine evaluation uncovers an incidental finding of hypercalcemia.

Endocrine Treatment Does Not Impair Neuropsychological Performance

Endocrine Treatment Does Not Impair Neuropsychological Performance

Findings observed in early-stage breast cancer survivors followed for up to 6 years after treatment.

Genetic Test Helps Identify Benign vs Malignant Thyroid Nodules

Genetic Test Helps Identify Benign vs Malignant Thyroid Nodules

ThyroSeq v3 has 94% sensitivity, 82% specificity for Bethesda III and IV nodules.

Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

No benefit regarding quality of life or thyroid-related symptoms found for thyroid hormone therapy.

Risk for Hypercalciuria With Recommended Dose of Vitamin D Supplement

Risk for Hypercalciuria With Recommended Dose of Vitamin D Supplement

The upper level of vitamin D recommended by the Endocrine Society can result in frequent hypercalciuria.

Combination Immunosuppressive Therapy Beneficial for Type B Insulin Resistance

Combination Immunosuppressive Therapy Beneficial for Type B Insulin Resistance

A combined immunosuppressive regimen was found to be a highly effective and safe treatment for patients with type B insulin resistance.

Higher Aldosterone Levels Tied to Incident Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Higher Aldosterone Levels Tied to Incident Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Racial/ethnic differences seen in the association of aldosterone with incident type 2 diabetes.

Dexamethasone Improves Outcomes for Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

Dexamethasone Improves Outcomes for Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

Investigators assessed whether adrenal suppression with low-dose dexamethasone improved IVF outcomes.

PedsQL 3.2 Diabetes Modules Display Excellent Measurement Ability

PedsQL 3.2 Diabetes Modules Display Excellent Measurement Ability

The PedsQL 3.2 can assist in identify new and existing therapeutic interventions for individuals with different diabetes-specific health-related quality of life profiles.

Updated Consensus on Management of Acromegaly Includes New Recommendations

Updated Consensus on Management of Acromegaly Includes New Recommendations

Experts in the management of acromegaly provide new recommendations on the medical management of acromegaly since the last published update in 2014.

Risk of Thyroid Dysfunction Not Associated With HIV Status

Risk of Thyroid Dysfunction Not Associated With HIV Status

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Compared with uninfected individuals, people with HIV controlled with combination antiretroviral therapy are not at increased risk of developing thyroid dysfunction.

Two Strategies for Preventing Diabetes in Minority Patients

Two Strategies for Preventing Diabetes in Minority Patients

Physicians can stress the factors in a patient's control and change messaging about the condition.

Two-Screen Program More Effective for Identifying Congenital Hypothyroidism

Two-Screen Program More Effective for Identifying Congenital Hypothyroidism

There are 14 states that perform a routine second screening in infants at approximately 2 weeks of age.

ADA Releases Updated Guidelines for Managing Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

ADA Releases Updated Guidelines for Managing Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

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It is critical for us to remember that children are not little adults. Pediatric-onset diabetes is different from adult-onset diabetes due to its distinct epidemiology, pathophysiology, developmental considerations, and response to therapy.

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

The insulin sensitivity in post- and premenopausal women along with lipid deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle was examined.

Basal Insulin Analogs vs NPH Insulin to Reduce Hypoglycemia-Linked ED Visits in T2D

Basal Insulin Analogs vs NPH Insulin to Reduce Hypoglycemia-Linked ED Visits in T2D

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Compared with human neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin, basal insulin analogs do not reduce risk of hypoglycemia-linked ED visits or hospital admissions in T2D.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Controversies in Testing and Treatment

Divergent recommendations in guidelines from the USPSTF and the ATA/AACE contribute to the controversy surrounding whether to test and treat for subclinical hypothyroidism.

Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion May Reduce Basal Hyperglycemia in T2D

Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion May Reduce Basal Hyperglycemia in T2D

Patients with type 2 diabetes who were initially treated with multiple daily injections were assessed before and after switching to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.

Elevated Triglycerides, Diabetes May Be Predictors of Major Cardiovascular Events

Elevated Triglycerides, Diabetes May Be Predictors of Major Cardiovascular Events

Investigators examined cardiovascular outcomes in patients with elevated triglyceridemia and diabetes treated with statins.

Age, Baseline HbA1c May Predict Glycemic Control in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

Age, Baseline HbA1c May Predict Glycemic Control in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

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Investigators examined the effectiveness of oral agents vs insulin as an initial treatment option for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Liraglutide May Prevent Dementia in Elderly With Type 2 Diabetes

Liraglutide May Prevent Dementia in Elderly With Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined the efficacy of liraglutide for the prevention of dementia in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic Health Predicative of Cognitive Development in Children

Metabolic Health Predicative of Cognitive Development in Children

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Researchers assessed whether current metabolic parameters are inversely associated with cognitive functioning.

Pen vs Patch Bolus Insulin Delivery for T2D Using CGM

Pen vs Patch Bolus Insulin Delivery for T2D Using CGM

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Investigators compared 2 methods of delivering bolus insulin, pen vs patch, using metrics from continuous glucose monitoring.

Cleared Blood Glucose Monitor Systems Not Always Accurate

Cleared Blood Glucose Monitor Systems Not Always Accurate

Six of 18 systems met predetermined accuracy standard in three of three studies

Sodium Chloride Fluid Infusion Rates Do Not Affect Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Sodium Chloride Fluid Infusion Rates Do Not Affect Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Sodium chloride content of intravenous fluids does not affect neurologic events in children with diabetic ketoacidosis.

Maternal Glucose, Fetal Genotype Independently Affect Birth Weight

Maternal Glucose, Fetal Genotype Independently Affect Birth Weight

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Fetal genetic score for birth weight affects fetal growth at various maternal fasting plasma glucose levels.

More Rapid Decline in Kidney Function for Diagnosed Diabetes

More Rapid Decline in Kidney Function for Diagnosed Diabetes

Much steeper decline in adjusted mean eGFR for those with diagnosed diabetes versus those without

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Testosterone therapy is recommended in men with hypogonadism to correct symptoms of testosterone deficiency. Men who are otherwise healthy do not need to be screened for hypogonadism.

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