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Metformin superior to myoinositol for metabolic parameters in PCOS

January 18, 2017

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome and overweight or obesity experienced greater improvements in hormonal, clinical and metabolic parameters after 6 months of treatment with metformin compared with myoinositol treatment, researchers recently reported.

Valentina Immediata, MD, of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy, and colleagues evaluated 34 women (mean age, 25.62 years; BMI, 32.55 kg/m2) with PCOS randomly assigned to 6 months of metformin (80 mg twice per day) or myoinositol (1,000 mg twice per day) to determine the effects of each on hormonal, clinical and metabolic parameters. After a 3-month washout period, participants were switched to the other treatment method for 6 months.

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Best of Retina Forum® 2016 - Diabetic Retinopathy: A Revolution in Treatment Options

This activity is supported by educational grants from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Rate of Strabismus Detection on Digital Photographs Increases by Using Off-center Near Target

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, January 17, 2017
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