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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 primarily at diabetes or metabolic disease poses an important challenge with several ramifications, according to Francesco Rubino, MD, professor and chair of bariatric and metabolic surgery at King's College London in London.

While evidence has emerged that gastrointestinal surgery can improve diabetes, reduce cardiometabolic risk and prolong survival, indications for bariatric surgery are primarily based on weight, which poses a barrier to access for many patients, he said.

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Efficacy, safety of aspirin for treatment of patients with diabetes, CAD unclear

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BOSTON — The benefits of using aspirin, alone or with a platelet inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with diabetes at high-risk for CVD are still unclear…
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Gestational diabetes in mothers increased childhood obesity risk in daughters

October 24, 2014
Girls exposed to elevated glucose levels, particularly gestational diabetes, while in utero are at an increased risk for obesity in childhood, according to research…
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Genotype-based treatment tested to target type 2 diabetes mechanisms

October 24, 2014
Understanding genetic risk profiles can be useful in guiding therapeutic interventions that target disease mechanisms to help in the treatment of type 2 diabetes…
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Improving Outcomes with SGLT2 Cotransporter Inhibitors in Challenging T2DM Patients: Updates from EASD 2013

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

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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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Dialogues in Diabetes: Volume 3, Number 4

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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 primarily at diabetes or…
figure Meeting News Coverage

Efficacy, safety of aspirin for treatment of patients with diabetes, CAD unclear

October 24, 2014
BOSTON — The benefits of using aspirin, alone or with a platelet inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with diabetes at high-risk for CVD…
figure In the Journals

Gestational diabetes in mothers increased childhood obesity risk in daughters

October 24, 2014
Girls exposed to elevated glucose levels, particularly gestational diabetes, while in utero are at an increased risk for obesity in childhood…
In the Journals

Genotype-based treatment tested to target type 2 diabetes mechanisms

October 24, 2014
Understanding genetic risk profiles can be useful in guiding therapeutic interventions that target disease mechanisms to help in the treatment of…
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Cardiometabolic Health Congress highlights latest research on CVD, diabetes, obesity

October 23, 2014
BOSTON — The latest innovative research in diabetes, hypertension, lipids, obesity and thrombosis was analyzed by experts at the…
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Children with enterovirus more likely to develop type 1 diabetes

October 23, 2014
Children who have had enterovirus are at increased risk for developing type 1 diabetes compared with children who have not had the virus, according…
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BPA absorbed into body through cash register receipts

October 23, 2014
High levels of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A found in humans are likely coming from thermal paper used in cash register receipts, according to…
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Link observed between diabetes, new cervical deformity after ASD surgery

October 22, 2014
BOSTON — By the 2-year follow-up, nearly half of patients in a study who did not have cervical deformity prior to undergoing surgery for adult…
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Clinical trials, beta-cell preservation approach urged for type 1 diabetes

October 22, 2014
Determining tolerable approaches to preserve beta-cell function in patients with type 1 diabetes, particularly those who are newly diagnosed, through…
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Cardiovascular risk factors prevalent among pediatric liver transplant patients

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PHILADELPHIA — Metabolic syndrome and other cardiovascular risk factors were prevalent among a population of pediatric liver transplant…
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