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Endocrine impairment common in Erdheim-Chester disease

November 30, 2015

In patients with Erdheim-Chester disease, endocrine impairment is common and patients should be evaluated for these symptoms at diagnosis and during follow-up.

Researchers evaluated 64 patients with Erdheim-Chester disease (mean age 57.6 years; 50 men) treated at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris between October 2007 and May 2013. Follow-up measurements were available for 36 participants.

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Patients with diabetes frequently readmitted soon after lower extremity amputation

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Researchers of this study found 10.5% of patients with diabetes who underwent primary lower extremity amputation were readmitted within 30 days, with medical and…
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High-fat diet does not affect insulin sensitivity in women with obesity

November 30, 2015
In healthy premenopausal black and white women with overweight and obesity, consumption of a short-term, eucaloric, high-fat diet does not appear to yield a decrease in…
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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Choose medications that encourage weight loss

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Taller women at increased risk for fracture

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