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Glucose variability tied to length of hospital stay, mortality

March 28, 2017

Increased glucose variability is associated with an increased length of hospitalization and short- and long-term mortality in hospitalized adults with and without diabetes, according to findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Amit Akirov, MD, of the Institute of Endocrinology, Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Hospital in Israel, and colleagues evaluated historical prospectively collected data on 20,303 adults (mean age, 70 years) hospitalized from 2011 to 2013 to determine the association between glucose variability, length of stay and mortality. Follow-up was a median 1,022 days, and 42% of participants had a diagnosis of diabetes.

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Internet-delivered behavioral weight loss program benefits HIV patients

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Estrogen therapy timing influences age at menarche in Turner syndrome

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In girls with Turner syndrome, a younger age at estrogen therapy initiation is associated with a longer time to menarche, whereas presence of a mosaic karyotype is…
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Paid malpractice claims among US physicians declined significantly

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Empagliflozin may benefit long-term kidney function in type 2 diabetes

March 28, 2017
In patients with type 2 diabetes and preserved renal function, the substantial glucose loss following treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin induces renal…
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