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Calcitriol, calcium supplements increase nephrocalcinosis risk in hypoparathyroidism

September 1, 2015

Risks for nephrocalcinosis and decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate were found among children with hypoparathyroidism who were treated with calcitriol and calcium supplements, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

“Given that hypoparathyroidism is a chronic medical condition requiring long-term medical treatment, the presence of alterations in renal function in childhood could signify a risk for future health,” the researchers wrote.

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Islet transplantation shows promise in type 1 diabetes

September 1, 2015
Among patients with type 1 diabetes who underwent islet transplantation within the GRAGIL Network, most attained long-term islet graft survival and substantial…
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Vildagliptin efficacy, safety similar to Januvia

September 1, 2015
Similar efficacy and safety were found between once-daily vildagliptin and once-daily Januvia among patients with type 2 diabetes and severe renal impairment, according…
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Speed of eating related to metabolic syndrome incidence

September 1, 2015
The incidence of metabolic syndrome is linked to eating quickly, especially among those with a larger waist circumference and higher HDL cholesterol levels, according to…
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Addition of parent BMI increases prediction of eligibility for bariatric surgery

August 31, 2015
Eligibility for bariatric surgery in adulthood may be predicted using a combination of a child’s and parent’s BMI at baseline assessment, according to recent…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

August 10, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Chef Leah Sarris, program director at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

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

Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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