• Liver disease likely to become increasing indication for bariatric surgery

    on March 28th, 2017
    AT DIGESTIVE DISEASES: NEW ADVANCES PHILADELPHIA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – There is a long list of benefits from bariatric surgery in the morbidly obese, but prevention of end-stage liver disease and the need for a first or second liver transplant is likely to grow as an indication, according to [...]
  • South dominates rankings of most obese U.S. cities

    on March 27th, 2017
    Jackson, Miss., is the most obese city in the United States for 2017, according to the personal finance website WalletHub. The city topped the ranking of the 100 heaviest metro areas in the country with a score of 84.9 out of a possible 100 points based on 17 key metrics in three broad categories: o[...]
  • New guidance: Bone health is front and center in functional hypothalamic amenorrhea care

    on March 27th, 2017
    FROM THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM Evaluate bone health no longer than 6 months after onset of functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA), according to new guidance on its diagnosis and management. The preferred measure of bone mineral density (BMD) is dual-energy x-ray absorpti[...]
  • Lonely in the middle

    on March 24th, 2017
    Those of us who consider ourselves centrists are feeling pretty lonely right now. It seems everyone else, or at least all of the folks in Washington, have fled to the extreme political poles and left us to search for a patch of middle ground to stand on. It appears that without courageous leadership[...]
  • Osteoarthritis’ link to metabolic syndrome tied to body weight, BMI

    on March 21st, 2017
    FROM ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY The metabolic syndrome’s association with the development of osteoarthritis appears to occur primarily through the influence of factors related to body weight or body mass index, according to an analysis of data from the longitudinal Framingham osteoarthritis stud[...]
  • VIDEO: Clear food labels may improve healthy habits

    on March 20th, 2017
    AT ACC 17 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Application clear graphic nutrition labels on the front of packaged foods could help patients make healthier food choices, according to a study out of the George Institute of Global Health, Sydney. Bruce Neal, PhD, senior director of the food policy [...]
  • Survey: Most military family physicians wary of transgender treatments

    on March 13th, 2017
    FROM JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE The U.S. military now allows transgender people to serve openly, and all medical personnel are supposed to be trained in their treatment – including care related to gender transition – by June 2017. But a new survey of 204 family physicians who work for the military s[...]
  • AKI seen in 64% of children hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis

    on March 13th, 2017
    FROM JAMA PEDIATRICS A high proportion of children with type 1 diabetes who are hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) develop acute kidney injury (AKI), according to results from a study. Researchers reviewing records from a Canadian hospital found that in a cohort of 165 children hospitalize[...]
  • Gender impacts risk of atopic diseases

    on March 13th, 2017
    AT 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Obese females who live in urban settings are significantly more likely to develop atopic diseases, compared with their male counterparts, results from a single-center study showed. “Some research has shown that obese girls are much [...]
  • Rising arthritis prevalence driven by obesity

    on March 7th, 2017
    FROM ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH Rising obesity is driving an increase in arthritis prevalence, and the association is not appreciated because the impact of body mass index on joint disease is not fully understood, according to a study spanning four generations. The proportion of people in more re[...]
  • Physicians need to take hyperhidrosis in teens seriously

    on March 6th, 2017
    AT AAD 17 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Not quite a fifth of teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating, according to the results of an online survey presented during this year’s annual American Academy of Dermatology. Because nearly 70% of teens who reported the condition said it [...]
  • Standardize opioid prescribing after endocrine neck surgery, researchers say

    on March 2nd, 2017
    FROM ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Twenty oral morphine equivalents is the best option for pain relief medication with which to discharge outpatients after thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy surgery, according to researchers. The report was published online in Annals of Surgical Oncology. Irene Lou, M[...]
  • Mid-life cardiovascular risk factors set stage for later-life dementia

    on March 1st, 2017
    AT THE INTERNATIONAL STROKE CONFERENCE HOUSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Cardiovascular risk factors present in middle age may presage dementia in later years, a subanalysis of a 25-year atherosclerosis study has determined. Diabetes conferred the greatest dementia risk, nearly doubling the chanc[...]
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