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Advances in glucocorticoid therapy target congenital adrenal hyperplasia

March 2, 2015

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Novel formulations and delivery of steroids are producing better short-term outcomes for the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in clinical trials, according to a presenter here.

Adequate suppression of excess androgen requires cortisol replacement, but excessive replacement can result in adverse effects, such as obesity, short stature and lack of adequate growth in children, said Deborah Merke, MD, MS, a pediatric endocrinologist and senior investigator at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Delay for submission of basal insulin peglispro to regulatory agencies announced

March 1, 2015
A delay in the submission of basal insulin peglispro to regulatory agencies has been announced by Eli Lilly and Company, according to a press release. The delay goes…

Website expands hypothyroidism education among Spanish speakers

February 28, 2015
To expand its reach in educating individuals about hypothyroidism, AbbVie has launched the Spanish-language website SigueElGuion.com, according to a news release from…
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Urinary adiponectin predicts diabetic nephropathy progression in type 1 diabetes

February 27, 2015
Urinary adiponectin strongly and independently predicted the progression of diabetic nephropathy from macroalbuminuria to end-stage renal disease in patients with type 1…
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Vitamin D supplementation benefits middle-aged women with low 25-(OH)D levels

February 27, 2015
Middle-aged women with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels less than 20 ng/mL should use vitamin D supplementation, according to study findings published in The Journal of
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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Autologous islet cell transplantation effective for chronic pancreatitis

December 3, 2014
In this video exclusive, Betul Hatipoglu, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine of the Endocrinology &…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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