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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

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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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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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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