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Adults with diabetes more likely to contract TB

July 28, 2015

Adults with diabetes are up to seven times more likely to contract tuberculosis than the general population, even in countries with a low burden of the infectious disease, according to research in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

In a 20-year retrospective study examining the medical records of patients with TB admitted to a teaching hospital in Australia, researchers found that an immune-suppressing condition such as diabetes is correlated with both an increased risk for bacterial infections and a poorer prognosis.

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NASH found to decrease after bariatric surgery

July 28, 2015
Researchers in France found that the rate of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis decreased 1 year after bariatric surgery among patients with the disease, according to study…
In the Journals

One night of sleep loss may affect circadian genes, metabolic response

July 28, 2015
One night of sleep loss can alter “clock genes” in the body, potentially leading to metabolic effects, including insulin resistance, according to research in…
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA In the Journals

Diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to death, CV events after CABG

July 28, 2015
In patients with type 1 diabetes, poor glycemic control was associated with increased long-term risk for death and major adverse CV events after CABG in a…
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FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to Azedra for pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma

July 28, 2015
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to Ultratrace iobenguane I-131 for the treatment of patients with iobenguane-avid metastatic or recurrent…
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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: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, discusses the war on diabetes declared in 1940 after an alarming 750,000…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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