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Metabolic Syndrome and Gout: What's the Link?

Metabolic Syndrome and Gout: What's the Link?

Michael Pillinger, MD, professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, spoke with Rheumatology Advisor about his team's recent review of gout and metabolic syndrome.

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Little Effect on Metabolic Risk Factors With Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics

Little Effect on Metabolic Risk Factors With Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics

A combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and antipsychotics does not lead to further deterioration of metabolic variables; however, metabolic monitoring should be performed.

Modern Contraceptive Use Increasing in Developing Nations

Modern Contraceptive Use Increasing in Developing Nations

Researchers used the Family Planning Estimation Tool to evaluate the performance of 68 of the 69 countries involved in the Family Planning 2020 initiative.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain in Diabetic Polyneuropathy

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain in Diabetic Polyneuropathy

As many as one-quarter of individuals with diabetes will experience painful neuropathic symptoms for which treatment is limited.

FDA: Vitamin B7 May Interfere With Lab Tests for Hormone Levels

FDA: Vitamin B7 May Interfere With Lab Tests for Hormone Levels

One patient taking high levels of biotin has died following falsely low troponin test results when a troponin test known to have biotin interference was used.

Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Depressive Symptoms, Cardiac Events

Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Depressive Symptoms, Cardiac Events

Vitamin D supplement use is linked to reduced depressive symptoms and cardiac events for patients with moderate to severe depressive symptoms.

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad includes low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone density.

How Does Long-Term Schizophrenia Therapy Affect Metabolic Profiles?

How Does Long-Term Schizophrenia Therapy Affect Metabolic Profiles?

Modest changes were recorded in patients' weight, fasting glucose, and glycated hemoglobin levels with long-term schizophrenia therapy.

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Chronic Tension-Type Headaches?

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Chronic Tension-Type Headaches?

Serum 25(OH) D levels were associated with chronic tension-type headaches, musculoskeletal pain, and muscle weakness.

Timing of Cognitive Decline Linked to Insulin Resistance

Timing of Cognitive Decline Linked to Insulin Resistance

Researchers examined the link between insulin resistance, fasting insulin and glucose, glycated hemoglobin, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and decreased cognitive performance.

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Researchers identified a 15-fold increase in diagnoses of vitamin D deficiency in children between 2008 and 2014.

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