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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 children, according to study findings presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore.

“Racial and socioeconomic disparities may contribute to the severity of disease presentation for children with Cushing’s [syndrome],” Alexandra Gkourogianni, MD, of the section on endocrinology and genetics at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and colleagues wrote. “Minority children from disadvantaged backgrounds present more frequently with comorbidities associated with longstanding [Cushing’s syndrome].”

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…
In the Journals

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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Januvia fails to improve liver fat in patients with NAFLD

May 5, 2016
BARCELONA — Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease did not have improved liver fat outcomes after treatment with Januvia compared with patients who…
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Insulin pump therapy efficacy sustained in long-term follow-up

May 5, 2016
In patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled with multiple daily injection therapy, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions were effective for reaching glycemic…
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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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DMR System receives CE Mark for treatment of diabetes, NAFLD

April 17, 2016
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CME

Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in…
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