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Managing glucose levels in hospital patients

You’re likely to encounter hospital patients with diabetes. Are you up to date on the latest management guidelines?

FDA approves Lucentis for diabetic macular edema

On Aug. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. Read more.
How to recognize and intervene for hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome

How to recognize and intervene for hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome

For some people, this crisis is the first inkling that they have type 2 diabetes. The condition is fatal in up to 20% of patients. Make sure you know how to detect it promptly.

FDA approves Belviq for treatment of obesity

On June 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) for the treatment of obesity. It is to be used in...

USPSTF recommends against hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women to prevent chronic conditions

In a draft recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the prevention...

Early, intensive therapy for type 2 diabetes can slow progression

A study of 58 patients with type 2 diabetes found that early and intensive therapy helped preserve beta cell function for 3.5 years. In...

Study: Too much vitamin D harmful

A study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that both too little and too much vitamin D can increase mortality. Read...

FDA approves Korlym for hyperglycemia in patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome

On Feb. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Korlym (mifepristone) to control hyperglycemia in adults with endogenous Cushing’s...

NEJM study assess BMD retesting

A study in the Jan. 19 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that in older, postmenopausal women with normal bone...

Surgeons between 35 and 50 years old provide safest thyroid surgery care

A multicenter study of 28 surgeons performing 3,574 thyroidectomies published in BMJ found that surgeons aged between 35 and 50 years provide the safest...
Is it Addison’s disease or Cushing syndrome?

Is it Addison’s disease or Cushing syndrome?

Both of these complex endocrine disorders involve the adrenal glands and cause abnormal cortisol levels. Based on physical and laboratory findings, could you determine which one your patient has?

HbA1c poor way to identify children with diabetes

HbA1c is not a reliable way to identify children with diabetes according to a study in DiabetesCare. The study authors are examining whether random...

Rotating night shifts may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Female nurses who rotated night shifts (at least three night/month in addition to days and evenings in that month) had a “modestly increased” risk...

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