Diabetes & Endocrinology Perspective

 
 
  • ASBMR 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2018
  • Exercise and Risk for Early Menopause: The Final Word? An analysis from the Nurses' Health Study II contradicts findings from an earlier study on physical activity and early menopause.
  • Banish These Five Terms From Medicine? A clinician's word choice can significantly influence a patient's medical decisions. Here are five words that many clinicians are trying to remove from their medical vocabularies.
  • Finding the Sweet Spot of Primary Care Diabetes Management   What does KISSing have to do with it? Dr Kwabena Adubofour shares his pointers for successful diabetes management.
  • Intermittent Fasting: The Risks and Rewards Reports that intermittent fasting could help with the biggest health concerns have inspired millions to take it up. What are the benefits and what are the harms?
  • The Latest Aspirin Research: Implications for Primary Care   What do the latest studies about use of aspirin for primary prevention, which call into question previous guidelines, mean for primary care practice?
  • Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction: Common Finding in HFpEF   Dr Ileana Piña discusses coronary microvascular dysfunction in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction with PROMIS-HFpEF investigator Dr Carolyn Lam.
  • EASD 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018
  • Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Indian Diabetes Guidelines   The ABCs of the Indian Diabetes Guidelines: Dr Rucha Mehta compares these guidelines with the ADA guidelines.
  • Dispelling the Myths About Obesity Is obesity a choice? Are people just lazy or suffering from 'food addiction'? Dr Akshay Jain responds to the results of a recent Medscape poll and says it's time to dispel the myths about obesity.
  • Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD Dr Bansal reviews several studies that evaluate the safety of metformin in patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • Diagnosing Diabetes With a Single Blood Sample   What is the clinical utility of a single-sample confirmatory definition of diabetes? Dr Elizabeth Selvin discusses the results of her study.
  • COMMANDER HF: What Now for Anticoagulation in Heart Failure?   Drs Ileana Piña and Mandeep Mehra discuss the neutral results of the COMMANDER HF trial on rivaroxaban in patients with heart failure in sinus rhythm.
  • Strike Three for Aspirin in Primary Prevention   Three more studies seal the deal: Aspirin no longer has a role to play in primary prevention of heart attacks, says Perry Wilson.
  • Is an Antiaging Drug Around the Corner? Medscape speaks with aging researcher Dr Nir Barzilai about genetic contributors to lifespan and promising treatments to extend human life.
  • Is Sarcopenia Inevitable as We Age?   A reader comment and the inexorable changes inflicted by the natural aging process sparked today's commentary.
  • Could It Be as Easy as Prescribing Good Health?   Does the act of prescribing healthy behaviors affect health outcomes? Dr Ranit Mishori describes the evidence for social prescribing.
  • The Latest Attack on Low-Carb Diets: Science or Politics? A recent paper in Lancet Public Health announced that low-carb diets are associated with increased mortality. But are the study's conclusions based on sound scientific evidence?
  • PURE and Simple Diet Lowers Mortality, CVD Events   The global PURE study identified seven dietary components which, in moderation, may be associated with a reduced risk for premature mortality. Dr Mandrola learns more from investigator Dr Andrew Mente.
  • How Close Is Too Close? Treating Loved Ones With Cancer When it comes to treating loved ones, close friends, and even colleagues for a potentially life-threatening cancer, can the emotional pitfalls be avoided and objective clarity be maintained?