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Obesity may predict bleeding during warfarin treatment

May 25, 2015

Adults with obesity have an elevated risk for bleeding while assigned warfarin therapy compared with adults who are normal weight, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease Scientific Sessions.

Researchers examined the association between BMI and bleeding in a study of 863 patients assigned warfarin who came to an anticoagulation clinic during a 1-year period. The mean age of the patients was 69 years and 44% were women. The researchers calculated CHA2DS2-VASc scores for each patient and documented major and minor bleeding events.

Couple donates $1 million to Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

May 24, 2015
Philanthropists Leon and Irina Shaulov contributed $1 million to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research to support research programs and clinical initiatives in what…

Chief medical editor instated as president of the American College of Endocrinology

May 23, 2015
Endocrine Today’s Chief Medical Editor was recently inaugurated as president of the American College of Endocrinology at the AACE 24th Annual Scientific and…
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SCALE trials: Saxenda promotes weight loss, improves health-related quality of life

May 22, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The weight-loss drug Saxenda offers similar benefits across races and was shown to improve health-related quality of life, including physical function…
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High-intensity statin use low in patients with diabetes, high CVD risk

May 22, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Patients with type 2 diabetes at very high risk for cardiovascular disease are often not taking high-intensity statins, further increasing their risk…
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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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VIDEO: Year in Pituitary Disease examines new developments

VIDEO: Year in Pituitary Disease examines new developments

May 20, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In this video exclusive, Mark Molitch, MD, discusses a number of new developments in…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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