Diabetes & Endocrinology Perspective

 
 
  • New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension   Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the key updates in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure with the guideline chair.
  • Researchers Debate 'Male Athlete Triad' Syndrome Why is there a lack of studies examining eating behavior, bone density, and hormonal changes in male athletes? Experts weight in on the male athlete triad.
  • Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated whether metformin could significantly slow the growth rate of this very common disease.
  • AHA Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese? Dr Walton-Shirley is reluctant to send obese patients for gastric bypass surgery, but concedes that the GATEWAY study findings are impressive.
  • AHA Trials We Did, Trials We Should Do Dr Walton-Shirley reflects on some major studies presented at AHA 2017 and offers a further way to approach each one.
  • A Dozen Menopause Treatments: Which Works Best? Peter Kovacs comments on a meta-analysis that assessed efficacy of 12 common treatments for vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women.
  • When Is Evidence Enough to Justify Widespread Screening?   Just because we can screen for important diseases like diabetes or hepatitis C—should we?
  • AHA Ushering in a New Era of Disease Prediction Dr Mandrola attended a young investigators award session and reports on the future of risk prediction--which means knowing our DNA.
  • 'Now Is the Time to Learn' About CGM   The FreeStyle Libre, a newly approved device for continuous glucose monitoring, is a big advance for people with diabetes who want to avoid finger sticks, says Dr Anne Peters.
  • The Lowdown on the Lower GI Tract --More From WCOG at ACG 2017   Dr David Johnson continues to provide his takeaways from this meeting. In part 2, study highlights from the biliary tract and pancreas to the small intestine and colon are covered.
  • NAMS 2017 Annual Meeting Overview   Drug holidays should not be taken when using denosumab; molecular breast imaging may outperform mammography; and other topics, as reviewed during the NAMS annual meeting.
  • Gestational Diabetes and Long-term Risk for CVD   Dr JoAnn Manson comments on a recent study revealing that gestational diabetes is like a window into a woman's future risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Impact of BMI on Open Ventral Hernia Repair Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the relationship between obesity and complications after open ventral hernia repair, published in Surgery.
  • The Role of Metformin in PCOS-Related Infertility Peter Kovacs comments on a new guideline from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on the use of metformin for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Obesity Week 2017 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Obesity Week 2017
  • Freedom of Speech Is Also Needed in Health and Medicine Suppression of alternative ideas and healthy debate is not just a college campus issue--it's affecting medicine too, warns Dr Mandrola.
  • Ultra-fast Insulins Curb Mealtime Spikes   Faster-acting insulins are especially beneficial for patients on continuous glucose monitors who are keeping track of glucose peaks and valleys.
  • Probiotics: Health or Hype? Products infused with these supposedly beneficial microorganisms are flying off the shelf. This survey of recent studies asks whether the excitement is warranted.
  • Abraham Verghese: 'Revolution' Starts at Bedside Restoring the physical nature of the physician-patient relationship could benefit both patients and their 'healers,' says author Dr Abraham Verghese.
  • A Corrosive Force in Medical Care Are RVUs slowly but surely killing the art of medicine?