Top in endocrinology: Menopausal hormone therapy, irregular menstrual cycles
Brain effects of menopausal hormone therapy differ based on the route of delivery, according to a recent study. It was the top story in endocrinology last week.
Another top story was about a potential association between long or irregular menstrual cycles and an increased risk for premature mortality.
Read these and more top stories in endocrinology below:
Brain effects of menopausal HT differ for pill, patch delivery
Early menopausal women experienced different changes in cognitive health imaging biomarkers based on route of delivery of hormone therapy vs. placebo in the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study, according to a speaker at the North American Menopause Society virtual meeting. Read more.
Long, irregular menstrual cycles may predict premature mortality
Women reporting consistently long or irregular menstrual cycles are more likely to die of cancer or cardiovascular disease compared with women who report regular menses, according to data published in The BMJ. Read more.
Study confirms reduced efficacy of hormonal contraceptives with antibiotic use
Common antibiotic drugs — even those that do not induce enzymes — may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives and lead to unintended pregnancy, according to study data published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Read more.
Smart insulin pens address challenges of multiple daily injection therapy
In this article, Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, FADCES, talks with nurse practitioner and diabetes care and education specialist Colleen Miller-Owen, MSN, APRN, CDCES, about the benefits of smart insulin pens for multiple daily injections. Read more.
Acella recalls some levothyroxine tablets due to subpotency
Acella Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling one lot of 15 mg and one lot of 120 mg levothyroxine and liothyronine tablets due to subpotency, according to an FDA announcement. Read more.