All articles by Anna Kitabjian
Perioperative glucose control may be more important than preoperative HbA1c in predicting 30-day postoperative mortality.
This study is the first to investigate the efficacy and safety of add-on mycophenolate to methylprednisolone for moderate to severe Graves’ orbitopathy.
There was no significant difference in 12-month weight loss between the healthy low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets, and neither genotype pattern nor baseline insulin secretion was associated with the dietary effects on weight loss.
Study found that the absence of proliferative diabetic retinopathy in those with stage 3b chronic kidney disease is associated with a lower prevalence of cardiovascular disease in patients with long duration of type 1 diabetes.
Placebo-treated patients with diabetes commonly experienced a reduction in HbA1c, more markedly in augmented vs exclusively placebo-controlled treatment arms.
Women, not men, with T2D had an increased obesity-related standardized cancer incidence compared with women in the general population as early as 5 years before diabetes diagnosis.
High-quality studies are needed to determine whether tight intrapartum glycemic control is superior to more relaxed glycemic targets intrapartum for women with diabetes in pregnancy.
Levothyroxine treatment did not appear to improve pregnancy outcomes in women with thyroid autoantibodies undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.
Study showed gender-discordant metabolic impairment during puberty that was correlated with peak growth velocity in boys, but not in girls.
Antithyroid drug exposure during the first trimester was associated with an increased risk for congenital malformations.
Variable improvements in menses, hormones, and metabolism were seen during 24 months of metformin use in 119 women with PCOS sub-grouped by baseline weight and androgen status.
Public health policies should aim to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and encourage healthy alternatives such as water.
Study evaluated the difference in the rate of ongoing pregnancy or live birth between frozen embryo transfer and fresh embryo transfer in women without polycystic ovary syndrome who were undergoing IVF.
Higher rates of operative delivery and falling gestational age at delivery suggest that this is either reflected by, or despite, increasing obstetric intervention.
Study raises the question of whether treatment with thyroid hormone replacement for individuals with TSH levels >2.5 mIU/L may be an economical first step in treating unexplained infertility.
Data emphasize the importance of early identification and management of those at risk for diabetes and prediabetes in order to limit exposure to the adverse cardiovascular effects of a longer duration of these conditions.
Higher risks for adverse pregnancy outcomes observed in pregnant women taking metformin for pregestational diabetes are not a result of metformin, but diabetes.
Findings indicate recent progress in reducing the prevalence of severe obesity among young children in the United States enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Weight loss after bariatric surgery in adolescents predicts the degree of longitudinal improvement in elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, and diabetes.
Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with sulfonylureas may be at a higher risk of contracting tuberculosis, compared with patients treated with metformin.
Differences in traditional modifiable diabetes risk factors between black and white individuals may contribute to the racial disparity in diabetes incidence in middle age.
Weaning to a hydrolyzed formula did not reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes in children with an increased disease risk.
Patients identified with increased insulin resistance following intra-articular corticosteroid injection or any systemic steroid treatment might need a special emphasis regarding management and followup.
Increased odds of fractures in pediatric patients with asthma may be associated with systemic corticosteroid use, but not with inhaled corticosteroid use.
Study investigated the correlations between age and body composition with trabecular morphology in a cohort of healthy girls age 9 to 18.
Findings accentuate the much greater concern regarding clinical outcomes in participants who did not respond to metformin monotherapy.
Well-constructed and individualized nutrition therapy programs were found to effectively reduce HbA1c and BMI in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Patients from 3 sites participated in a trial examining the noninferiority of telemedicine vs standard outpatient care for diabetic foot ulcer follow-up treatment.