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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 Environmental Health Perspectives.

The relationships could be especially relevant in investigating birth outcomes linked to phthalate exposure and, with replication in other populations, important in a range of associated health outcomes, researchers said.

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Gleason score associated with time to development of neuroendocrine prostate cancer

November 25, 2014
Gleason scores among patients with conventional prostatic adenocarcinoma was significantly associated with time to development of treatment-related neuroendocrine…
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Metabolic syndrome risk markers influenced by dietary carbohydrates

November 25, 2014
Dietary fat does not drive up plasma saturated fat in patients with obesity or overweight who have metabolic syndrome, according to research published PLOS

Canagliflozin-metformin combo drug added benefits unproven, German quality group says

November 24, 2014
The new fixed combination of canagliflozin with metformin to treat type 2 diabetes offers no added benefit over the appropriate comparator therapy, according to a press…
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Economic burden of diabetes continues to grow

November 24, 2014
Recent study findings published in Diabetes Care suggest that the economic burden of diabetes in the United States is continuing to rise. “These statistics…
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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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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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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

The diagnosis of acromegaly is often not made until 7 to 10 years after symptom onset. Contributing factors include low…
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