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Nonenhanced neck CT may detect diffuse thyroid disease

December 19, 2014

Nonenhanced CT images are effective for differentiating diffuse thyroid disease from normal thyroid, according to recent findings published in the International Journal of Endocrinology.

Myung Ho Rho, MD, of the Inje University College of Medicine in Korea, and Dong Wook Kim, MD, of the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Korea, evaluated 209 patients (170 women; aged 22-75 years) who received preoperative neck CT and subsequent thyroid surgery to determine the diagnostic accuracy of individual CT features, as well as cutoff criteria for detecting diffuse thyroid disease (DTD).

CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014
CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.Included in…
New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1 Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s…
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FDA announces members of its Pharmacy Compounding Committee

December 18, 2014
The FDA has announced the roster of its new Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee, the agency announced in a press release. The 14-member committee includes a lineup…
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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

Acromegaly: Pathophysiology, Signs, Symptoms, and Complications - Part 1 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

An understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of acromegaly is important to its various complications as well…
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Controversy over informed consent for non-standard, innovative therapies

November 5, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — M. Sara Rosenthal, MD, director of the program for bioethics at the University of Kentucky…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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Nonenhanced neck CT may detect diffuse thyroid disease

December 19, 2014
Nonenhanced CT images are effective for differentiating diffuse thyroid disease from normal thyroid, according to recent findings published in the…

CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014
CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the…
New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1 Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on…
FDA News

FDA announces members of its Pharmacy Compounding Committee

December 18, 2014
The FDA has announced the roster of its new Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee, the agency announced in a press release. The 14-member committee…

Top honors awarded to web resources from the Endocrine Society

December 17, 2014
Top honors in the Summer/Fall 2014 Web Health Awards Competition have been awarded to two of the Endocrine Society’s consumer health education…
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Mortality risk increased with use of sulfonylurea plus insulin

December 16, 2014
Sulfonylureas combined with insulin increased mortality risk more than metformin plus insulin, according to recent study findings published in…
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FDA approves Somatuline Depot for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

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The FDA today approved lanreotide for treatment of patients with unresectable, well- or moderately differentiated, locally advanced or metastatic…

Signifor long-acting release wins FDA approval for acromegaly treatment

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The FDA has approved a long-acting release formulation of pasireotide to treat patients with acromegaly who have either not responded to surgery…

Interoperability standards for diabetes devices recently published

December 14, 2014
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation of the University Health Network have collaborated to release…
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Androgen-receptor blocking effective for breast cancer treatment

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The effects of blocking androgen receptors in breast cancer were evaluated by three studies presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium…
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