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Actos reduces type 2 diabetes risk in adults with prediabetes, prior stroke

Actos reduces type 2 diabetes risk in adults with prediabetes, prior stroke
June 16, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — The risk for developing type 2 diabetes, especially among those with prediabetes and/or who have had strokes may be reduced with the PPAR agonist Actos, according to a presenter here.

“This is the first time any drug has been shown to both prevent diabetes and also to improve [cardiovascular] outcomes — although these two effects are not necessarily linked,” Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD, director of the Yale Diabetes Center, told Endocrine Today.

FDA News

FDA strengthens kidney warnings on Invokana, Farxiga labels

June 14, 2016
The FDA issued a drug safety communication stating that it has revised the warning labels of SGLT2 inhibitors Invokana/Invokamet and Farxiga/Xigduo XR to include…
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Jardiance slows kidney disease progression in adults with type 2 diabetes

June 14, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The SGLT2 inhibitor Jardiance was associated with slower progression of kidney disease and fewer clinically relevant renal events compared with…
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Diabetes Collaborative Registry highlights real-world clinical management of patients with diabetes

June 14, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Clinicians who submit data to the Diabetes Collaborative Registry regularly adhere to four of seven quality metrics when treating patients with…
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The High-risk Patient with Dyslipidemia

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As many as 40% to 50% of Americans are estimated to have lipid abnormalities including elevated low-density lipoprotein…
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VIDEO: Diabetes may be risk equivalent for PAD, CAS

April 3, 2016
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VIDEO: Data on smoking cessation, diabetes therapies promising for CVD prevention

January 5, 2016
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In the Journals

Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016
The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and…

In the Journals

Intervention program reduces CVD risk in Appalachian patients with diabetes

February 2, 2016
Community lifestyle intervention classes through the Complete Health Improvement Program reduced CVD risk factors in patients with elevated fasting…

In the Journals

CV risk factors increase mortality in patients with dementia

February 1, 2016
CHD, congestive HF, diabetes, male sex and smoking may increase the risk for death in older adults with dementia. Irene E. van de

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Long-term niacin therapy may raise risk for new-onset diabetes

January 28, 2016
Results of recent meta-analysis suggest a moderately increased risk for new-onset diabetes after treatment with niacin, regardless of background…

In the Journals

Diabetes duration an important predictor of stroke in patients with AF

January 19, 2016
In patients with diabetes and atrial fibrillation, the duration of diabetes may be a more important predictor of ischemic stroke than glycemic…

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RESERVOIR: Amphilimus-eluting stent noninferior to EES in patients with diabetes

January 15, 2016
In patients with diabetes undergoing coronary revascularization, polymer-free amphilimus-eluting stents appear to be noninferior to…

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The Patient with CAD Who Develops Peripheral Arterial Disease

January 15, 2016 Expires: 1/15/2017
The prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is crucial in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic consequences. The role of…

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In the Journals

Sedentary behavior linked to poor CV health in severe obesity

January 14, 2016
In adults with severe obesity, poor cardiovascular health and diabetes is linked to sedentary behavior, regardless of how much exercise they perform…

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Sugar-sweetened beverages associated with increased visceral fat

January 12, 2016
Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been linked to a higher volume of visceral adipose tissue. Caroline Fox, M D

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ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers yield similar efficacy, safety in patients without HF

January 7, 2016
Angiotensin receptor blockers are as safe and effective as ACE inhibitors in patients without heart failure, with the added advantage of better…

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