Constipation has long been thought of as a benign condition and one better suited for self-management, but if left untreated, it could lead to a host of other medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, shows one study in this feature.
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Patients with hypoparathyroidism are at increased risk of soft tissue calcification, including calcification of the basal ganglia in the brain. In this study, Mayo Clinic researchers explore the prevalence of basal ganglia calcification in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
Risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers, but the surgery leads to early menopause. Little is known how undergoing the surgery will affect cognition in women who undergo the procedure. In this featured study, researchers share new findings.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are periods of dramatic hormonal and physiologic changes that heighten susceptibility to environmental chemicals, including endocrine disrupting chemicals. This study examines whether endocrine disrupting chemicals can influence hormonal shifts during pregnancy as well as contribute to postpartum depression.
The use of SGLT2 inhibitors to improve glycemic control has improved in recent years, but this newly published study from JAMA Network Open shows that some diabetes patients are not being offered this life-saving treatment.
Thyrotropin regulates the production of thyroid hormones and their levels during gestation can have a significant effect on pregnancy outcomes. In this featured study from JAMA Network Open, researchers show how low and high maternal thyrotropin levels can increase the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Subclinical hypothyroidism is reportedly associated with an increased risk of adverse events in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty.
Central hypothyroidism occurs as a result of a poorly functioning thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that only reaches low to normal levels. In this featured study, researchers examine whether levothyroxine treatment can raise TSH levels and resolve metabolic issues.
Pediatric patients with hypothyroidism can have either positive or negative anti-thyroid antibodies, yet still exhibit signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. In this featured study, researchers address the difference in disease status based on positive or negative test results for anti-thyroid antibodies.
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched phase 1c of its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan. Diabetes patients and patients with other underlying medical conditions are included on the list. Learn more in this article.
Patients with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism were thought to possibly have an increased risk of developing a severe course of COVID-19 because SARS-CoV-2 uses angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) as as an entry point for a host cell infection.
Patients with resistant hypertension and hypokalemia are likely to have primary aldosteronism, which may be at the root of their condition. Screening rates patients for primary aldosteronism doesn’t appear to be common practice.
Thyroidectomy is reported to be a safe and effective treatment hyperthyroidism. In this featured nonrandomized clinical trial, physicians compare the incidence of morbidity after total thyroidectomy among patients with preoperative hyperthyroidism as compared to patients with preoperative euthyroidism.
In this study, a research team led by Gregory G. Schwartz, MD, a cardiologist with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, examines whether diabetes is related to the concentration of lipoprotein(a) in patients with recent acute coronary syndrome and if so, whether the inhibitor alirocumab can lessen the risk of acute coronary syndrome.
It is known that elevated free fatty acid levels in obesity cause insulin resistance and as a result increase blood glucose that drives hyperinsulinemia. But what are the mechanisms that drive hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance in obese patients?
Universal screening for gestational diabetes is commonly accepted, but few experts agree on whether one-step or two-step screening is best.
In-hospital deaths associated with diabetic ketoacidosis have been declining in recent years, but a new analysis shows that trend was reversed in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Type 1 diabetes in pregnancy is associated with maternal hyperglycemia with some women developing preeclampsia and requiring an assisted birth or operative delivery.
Although different insulin analogs, pumps, and sensors have been proven to work, studies have shown that few children and adolescents achieve recommended HbA1c targets.
Physicians and parents have ranked important features of conducting type 1 diabetes screening tests, which is crucial due to the increasing prevalence of type 1 diabetes in children.