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Risk for adverse neonatal outcomes linked to glyburide

March 30, 2015

Gestational diabetes has been increasingly treated with glyburide; however, the medication is associated with a higher risk for newborns to be admitted to the neonatal ICU, have respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, birth injury and be large for gestation age compared with newborns from mothers treated with insulin, according to recent findings.

“The convenience factor makes glyburide an attractive option for women with gestational diabetes, but, in light of these findings, we need to better understand which patients can be managed effectively with this drug,” Michele Jonsson Funk, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told Endocrine Today.

Experts discuss whether shift in Medicare will reduce costs, improve quality of care

March 30, 2015
In response to concerns over Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system, the Obama administration announced in January that by 2018 Medicare instead will…
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LDL management worse among women with type 2 diabetes

March 30, 2015
Women with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have out-of-target LDL cholesterol levels than men, according to a research article in the International Journal of

Funds awarded to develop weight loss maintenance toolkit

March 29, 2015
The European Commission recently awarded more than €4.9 million to a 12-member consortium to develop and evaluate a toolkit that will help people who have lost…

Orphan drug shows promise in Prader-Willi syndrome

March 28, 2015
Ten weeks of therapy with a diazoxide choline controlled-release tablet appeared to help control hyperphagia and reduce antisocial behaviors associated with Prader-Willi…
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