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Preconception care for women with diabetes could save $5.5 billion

November 26, 2014

Health and cost burdens associated with pregestational diabetes could be prevented by universal preconception care, according to research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

These findings, from a team of health economists and researchers from the CDC, suggest the savings would be substantial enough to offset the cost of providing such care, according to the investigators.

In the Journals

Researchers identify factors associated with hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy

November 25, 2014
A low postoperative intact parathyroid hormone level, female gender and presence of malignant neoplasm all independently predicted hypocalcemia after total…
In the Journals

Study shows relationship between obesity and operative time during TJR

November 25, 2014
Researchers have identified a relationship between obesity and operative time, and patient age and length of hospital stay among patients who underwent total hip and…
In the Journals

Diagnosed celiac disease may increase risk for hip, other bone fractures

November 25, 2014
Clinically diagnosed celiac disease appears to be linked to an increased risk for hip fractures and other types of bone fractures, according to recent findings. In the…
John Meeker In the Journals

High oxidative stress biomarkers seen with phthalate exposure may complicate pregnancy

November 25, 2014
Urinary phthalate metabolites were associated with increased biomarkers of oxidative stress in a study of pregnant women, according to research published in…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease

Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness among adults aged 40 years and older. Optimal outcomes necessitates…
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