AACE 2017

Efficacy of Daily vs Weekly Levothyroxine for Hypothyroidism

Efficacy of Daily vs Weekly Levothyroxine for Hypothyroidism

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Researchers examined the safety and efficacy of daily vs weekly levothyroxine therapy for hypothyroidism in young and middle aged adults.

TSH Lab Results With Brand vs Generic Levothyroxine

TSH Lab Results With Brand vs Generic Levothyroxine

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Synthroid was associated with an 11% lower likelihood of having out-of-range TSH lab values vs generic levothyroxine.

Case Study: Adverse Cerebrovascular Event With Testosterone Use

Case Study: Adverse Cerebrovascular Event With Testosterone Use

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A 28-year-old male patient, otherwise in good health, presented with acute onset vertigo, nausea, and vomiting resulting from exogenous testosterone use.

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Affect Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Affect Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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Researchers noted a significant increase in serum vitamin D and significant reductions in TSH following 3 months of vitamin D supplementation.

Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on BMI in HIV

Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on BMI in HIV

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Patients on HAART may require additional metabolic monitoring for cardiovascular issues.

Case Study: How Can Dietary Supplement Use Lead to Thyroid Disease?

Case Study: How Can Dietary Supplement Use Lead to Thyroid Disease?

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A patient presented with intentional 10-pound weight loss, suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone, and increased FT4 and TT3 levels.

Severe Adrenal Deficiency With Topical Steroid Application for Psoriasis

Severe Adrenal Deficiency With Topical Steroid Application for Psoriasis

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The patient presented with symptoms consistent with adrenal deficiency following 18 years of topical steroid application.

Liraglutide Plus Metformin Leads to Remission in New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Liraglutide Plus Metformin Leads to Remission in New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

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The combined treatment regimen of metformin and liraglutide led to complete remission in 74% of patients with new onset type 2 diabetes.

Lower HbA1c Reached With Combined Empagliflozin/Linagliptin vs Monotherapy

Lower HbA1c Reached With Combined Empagliflozin/Linagliptin vs Monotherapy

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More patients receiving empagliflozin and linagliptin combination therapy were able to reach HbA1c goals compared with those patients receiving monotherapy.

Tesamorelin May Reduce Insulin Resistance in HIV With Lipodystrophy

Tesamorelin May Reduce Insulin Resistance in HIV With Lipodystrophy

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Patients with HIV and abdominal fat who received tesamorelin experienced positive changes in fasting blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin A1c.

Silent Thyroiditis Risk Increased With Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Silent Thyroiditis Risk Increased With Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

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Physicians need to be aware of silent thyroiditis as a rare but serious side effect of lithium therapy.

Severe Hypoglycemia and Short-Term Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

Severe Hypoglycemia and Short-Term Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

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Severe hypoglycemia was found to be an important risk factor for increased risk of short-term mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Stroke, Heart Attack in Hypogonadism

Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Stroke, Heart Attack in Hypogonadism

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There has been growing concern that testosterone replacement therapy is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

Preeclampsia Risk Linked More Closely to Waist-to-Hip Ratio vs BMI

Preeclampsia Risk Linked More Closely to Waist-to-Hip Ratio vs BMI

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The relative risk for developing preeclampsia, determined using waist-to-hip ratio, was 3.317 vs 2.418 using BMI.

Early Insulin Therapy Improves Type 2 Diabetes Care

Early Insulin Therapy Improves Type 2 Diabetes Care

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Early initiation of insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes improved HbA1c, fasting blood sugar, postprandial blood sugar, and BMI.

Denosumab-induced Prolonged Hypocalcemia: A Case Study

Denosumab-induced Prolonged Hypocalcemia: A Case Study

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Investigators examined an 83-year-old male patient who developed severe hypocalcemia induced by denosumab.

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopausal Women

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopausal Women

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After 24 months, bone mineral density was statistically different from baseline.

Higher In-Hospital Mortality Rates in Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes With Acute MI

Higher In-Hospital Mortality Rates in Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes With Acute MI

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Patients with type 1 diabetes had higher mortality rates when admitted for acute myocardial infarction compared with patients with type 2 diabetes.

Comorbid Congestive Heart Failure Linked to Worse Outcomes When Receiving Parenteral Nutrition

Comorbid Congestive Heart Failure Linked to Worse Outcomes When Receiving Parenteral Nutrition

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Patients with comorbid congestive heart failure who received parenteral nutrition had higher mortality rates.

Insulin Use for Gestational Diabetes Associated With Postpartum Diabetes

Insulin Use for Gestational Diabetes Associated With Postpartum Diabetes

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Women who required insulin for gestational diabetes had an increased risk of developing postpartum diabetes.

HIV-Induced Osteoporosis Detected Using Bone Ultrasonography

HIV-Induced Osteoporosis Detected Using Bone Ultrasonography

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Bone ultrasonography is able to detect tenofovir-induced bone loss in patients with HIV.

Prehypertension, Hypertension Incidence Among Adolescents

Prehypertension, Hypertension Incidence Among Adolescents

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More than 40% of adolescents had either prehypertension or hypertension.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2017 Meeting Preview

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2017 Meeting Preview

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First look at research being presented at AACE 2017.

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