• Type 2 risk increases with number of GDM pregnancies

    on January 11th, 2017
    FROM OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) In women with prior mild gestational diabetes, subsequent pregnancies did not increase the frequency of metabolic syndrome but did increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a review of 426 women 5-10 years after a GDM pregnancy. The [...]
  • Endocrinologists report little training in transgender care

    on January 11th, 2017
    FROM THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM Although endocrinologists are often the go-to specialists for hormone therapy, more than 80% of those surveyed had no training in how to treat transgender patients, a study showed. Meanwhile, more than a quarter of endocrinology fellowship [...]
  • Nutrition expert to heart patients: ‘Eat some cheese’

    on January 10th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM THE AHA SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS NEW ORLEANS (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – While many Americans have been dithering over the relative health benefits of high- versus low-carbohydrate diets, various pop-culture weight loss programs, vegetarianism, gluten-free living, and other nutritio[...]
  • Study highlights need to address vitamin D deficiency in epilepsy patients

    on January 9th, 2017
    AT AES 2016 HOUSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Neurologists and other clinicians ordered vitamin D levels, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans, and vitamin D supplementation for epilepsy patients in order to diagnose and prevent vitamin D deficiency and osteopenia, results from a single-c[...]
  • Intermittent energy restriction

    on January 4th, 2017
    My patients find it extremely difficult to determine the number of calories they consume on a daily basis. This activity can be laborious and time consuming, even when you have the right “app.” So, when I tell my overweight and obese patients to restrict their caloric consumption to lose weight,[...]
  • Protein-rich diet can help manage type 2 diabetes, NAFLD

    on January 3rd, 2017
    FROM GASTROENTEROLOGY Patients with type 2 diabetes should be put on diets rich in either animal or plant protein to reduce not only liver fat, but insulin resistance and hepatic necroinflammation markers as well, according to a study published in the February issue of Gastroenterology (doi: 10.1053[...]
  • Bariatric surgery quality improvement project ‘DROPs’ readmissions

    on December 29th, 2016
    AT OBESITY WEEK 2016 NEW ORLEANS (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – A significant reduction in 30-day all-cause hospital readmissions after sleeve gastrectomy was accomplished through the first-ever joint national quality improvement collaboration between the American College of Surgeons and the American [...]
  • Malpractice issues tied to bariatric surgery explored

    on December 29th, 2016
    AT OBESITY WEEK 2016 NEW ORLEANS (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The first-ever analysis of medical malpractice closed claims involving bariatric surgeons spotlights key opportunities for improvement for the surgical specialty, Eric J. DeMaria, MD, declared at Obesity Week 2016. Four of the nation’s [...]
  • Prepregnancy overweight boosts risk of depressive symptoms in pregnancy

    on December 27th, 2016
    AT OBESITY WEEK 2016 NEW ORLEANS (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Prepregnancy overweight and obesity are associated with increased incidence and severity of depressive symptoms during pregnancy, independent of preeclampsia and other hypertensive pregnancy disorders or gestational diabetes, Satu Kumpula[...]
  • ADA: Empagliflozin and liraglutide reduce type 2 CV death

    on December 27th, 2016
    FROM DIABETES CARE Empagliflozin (Jardiance) and liraglutide (Victoza) should be considered in type 2 diabetes patients with documented cardiovascular disease to reduce the risk of CV death, according to the American Diabetes Association 2017 Standards of Medical Care . ADA updates it standards annu[...]
  • Unless it is diagnosed, obesity won’t be treated

    on December 22nd, 2016
    AT OBESITY WEEK 2016 NEW ORLEANS (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Obesity has been formally diagnosed in less than half of patients with a body-mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher in the Cleveland Clinic’s large multispecialty database, and Bartolome Burguera, MD, believes it’s the same story elsewhere[...]
  • FDA bans powdered gloves

    on December 16th, 2016
    The Food and Drug Administration has banned powdered gloves for use in health care settings, citing “numerous risks to patients and health care workers.” The ban extends to gloves currently in commercial distribution and in the hands of the ultimate user, meaning powdered gloves will have to be [...]
  • Mild, moderate hypertriglyceridemia raises pancreatitis risk

    on December 13th, 2016
    FROM JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE Mild to moderate hypertriglyceridemia, not just severe hypertriglyceridemia, is associated with increased risk of acute pancreatitis, according to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is a recognized risk factor for acute pancreatitis,[...]
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