Adjusting threshold levels of 17-OHP to reflect gestational age and birth weight might be a safe and efficient strategy to improve screening for CAH in newborns.
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Bempedoic acid, an investigational ATP citrate lyase inhibitor, might safely lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels when added to statin therapy.
A greater increase in bone mineral density at the femoral neck may be seen after parathyroidectomy for sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism in men compared with women.
The risk for obesity at age 2 to 5 years was increased in easily calmed infants born to mothers with gestational diabetes.
More than a third of patients with type 2 diabetes participating in the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) had remission of diabetes.
Researchers found a significantly higher rate of short-term complications and resource utilization for black patients compared with white patients after bariatric surgery.
Men with genetic predisposition to high endogenous testosterone levels might be at greater risk for thromboembolism and heart failure.
Long-term use of systemic hormone replacement therapy may slightly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer disease.
Treatment with zoledronate or teriparatide for a year did not affect intima-media thickness of the carotid arteries in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
There is no association between insulin resistance and fracture risk in older adults without diabetes.
High ankle-brachial index, a marker of arterial stiffness, may be used to assess the risk for cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in type 1 diabetes.
Among girls with true central precocious puberty referred to a tertiary center in Israel, nonclassical congenital adrenal hyperplasia was diagnosed in almost 5% of patients.
Docosahexaenoic acid supplements given to mothers during pregnancy may lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure associated with overweight and obesity in their children.
In patients with diabetes and stable chest pain, CT angiography may the preferred modality to evaluate them for possible coronary artery disease.
In patients with familial premature myocardial infarction, applying clinical and mutation criteria for familial hypercholesterolemia only identified a minor fraction of individuals with the disorder.
Physiological intracytoplasmic sperm injection did not significantly improve live birth rates compared with standard intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Evaluation and treatment rates in men at risk for osteoporosis are strikingly low.
Growth hormone treatment may improve self-esteem and social function in children with short stature.
There is an increased risk for intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with diabetes and uncontrolled glycated hemoglobin.
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