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Early metabolic derangement, obesity observed in adolescents with PCOS

May 6, 2016

Socioeconomic status, ethnicity and a family history of diabetes are factors most likely to affect metabolic parameters in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome, according to study findings presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore.

“Studies on [PCOS] and its associated comorbidities, such as obesity and metabolic disease in adolescents, are limited with small sample sizes,” Shrinkhala Srivastava, MD, fellow in training in the division of pediatric endocrinology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, and colleagues wrote. “The aims of our study were to better characterize adolescent PCOS patients who were overweight/obese and examine how weight and metabolic parameters (including glucose metabolism, lipids, blood pressure) change over time.”

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Monthly videoconferencing improves self-management, not HbA1c, in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

May 5, 2016
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes assigned to monthly videoconference sessions with a diabetes nurse educator and social worker for 6 months showed improvements in…
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Delayed diagnosis, barriers to care increase morbidity in children with Cushing’s syndrome

May 5, 2016
Hispanic and black children diagnosed with Cushing’s syndrome are more likely to present with higher cortisol measurements and larger tumor size vs. white…
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ABIM to offer new MOC assessment options in January 2018

May 5, 2016
The American Board of Internal Medicine plans to offer a new Maintenance of Certification examination option in January 2018, according to a press release issued by the…
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Parental hip fracture predicts fracture risk in adult offspring

May 5, 2016
Adults are at higher risk for major osteoporotic fracture if one of their parents experienced a hip fracture, particularly if that fracture occurred at a younger age…
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Obesity Consults® ObesityForum® 2015 Highlights

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Novo Nordisk, Inc.

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VIDEO: PEGASUS-TIMI 54 analysis shows reduced risk for MACE in patients with diabetes

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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”… Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

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

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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