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Januvia may prevent heart disease in HIV patients

May 21, 2015

The antidiabetic drug Januvia demonstrated beneficial systemic and adipose anti-inflammatory effects in HIV-infected adults with impaired glucose tolerance, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

“The goal has been to identify treatments that not only address problems with blood sugar and lipids, but also can lower inflammation, which can play a substantial role in heart disease and stroke,” Kevin E. Yarasheski, PhD, professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, said in a press release. “With [Januvia (sitagliptin, Merck)], sugar levels fell, and several markers of immune activation and inflammation were reduced, indicating the drug may provide long-term benefits for these patients’ hearts, bones and livers.”

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Diabetes linked to increased CVD mortality risk among Chinese adults

April 29, 2015
An increased risk for death among Chinese adults, especially from cardiovascular disease, is linked to diabetes, according to recent study findings published in…
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Diabetic patients with psoriasis may have higher risk of microvascular, macrovascular complications

April 28, 2015
Diabetic patients with psoriasis generally had an increased risk microvascular and macrovascular complications compared with diabetic patients without psoriasis;…
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Type 1 diabetes increases post-CABG mortality risk

April 22, 2015
Patients with type 1 diabetes appear to have twice the risk for death after undergoing CABG than patients without type 1 diabetes, according to recent findings.Type 2…
Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

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Francesco Rubino, MD: 'Converting' bariatric surgery into a diabetes intervention poses challenges

October 24, 2014
BOSTON — Converting a procedure that has been used for years as a weight-loss intervention into a treatment aimed…
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The Patient with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.
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FDA: No clear link between olmesartan, CV risk among patients with diabetes

June 24, 2014
The FDA today announced that a safety review of olmesartan indicates no increased risk for CV events among patients with diabetes.According to a…
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Empagliflozin reduced BP for patients with type 2 diabetes, hypertension

June 23, 2014
CHICAGO — In patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension, empagliflozin significantly reduced BP in addition to improving blood glucose…
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More than 10% of patients with acute MI may have undiagnosed diabetes

June 16, 2014
It is estimated that about 10% of patients with MI may also have undiagnosed diabetes, according to new research presented at the American Heart…
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OGTT after MI reveals high undiagnosed diabetes, subsequent high mortality

June 14, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — New research looking at oral glucose tolerance testing 4 days after both ST-elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-elevated…
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Experts debate ACC/AHA lipid guidelines

June 14, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Two researchers argued whether or not the recently issued American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association…

Groups launch clinical registry to track, improve quality of diabetes and cardiometabolic care

June 11, 2014
The American College of Cardiology, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, American College of Physicians and Joslin Diabetes…
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Diabetes yielded negative clinical, economic outcomes after CABG

June 9, 2014
Patients in China with diabetes who were undergoing CABG incurred higher costs and had poorer long-term results than patients without diabetes…
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Weight loss at any age can result in long-term CV benefit

May 22, 2014
A decrease in BMI category at any age in adulthood was associated with improvement in CV risk factors, even if the weight loss was not sustained…
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Video: Shared factors of cardiovascular risk and metabolic health in women

May 22, 2014
Endocrine Today caught up with Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA, president-elect of the American College of Endocrinology, at AACE’s…
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HF severity correlated with diabetes risk

May 21, 2014
Increasing severity of HF was associated with greater risk for the development of diabetes in a new study.However, researchers found that use of…
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