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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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Reproductive Goals Vary After Spontaneous Abortion

Reproductive Goals Vary After Spontaneous Abortion

Health care providers should offer family planning counseling to all women after spontaneous abortion, remaining responsive to individual patient needs.

DPP-4 Inhibitors Not Tied to Increased Risk for Acute Pancreatitis in Seniors

DPP-4 Inhibitors Not Tied to Increased Risk for Acute Pancreatitis in Seniors

Study provides evidence that DPP-4 inhibitors are not associated with an increased risk of acute pancreatitis in older adults overall. The positive association observed in patients with CVD could be due to chance or bias but merits further investigation.

FDA Puts New Restrictions on Permanent Birth Control Implant Essure

FDA Puts New Restrictions on Permanent Birth Control Implant Essure

The new Essure labeling restricts the sale and distribution of the device to only health care providers and facilities that provide information to patients about the risks and benefits of this device.

Eylea Meets Endpoint in Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Trial

Eylea Meets Endpoint in Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Trial

Results so far (at week 24) show more than half of patients who received Eylea experienced a 2-step or greater improvement from baseline on the DRSS vs. patients who received a sham injection (58% vs 6%; P<0.0001).

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Insulin Resistance and Steatohepatitis

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Insulin Resistance and Steatohepatitis

Researchers used a food frequency questionnaire and a detailed meat questionnaire to measure meat type and cooking method.

Lipid Metabolism Imbalance and Pathophysiology of Bipolar Disease

Lipid Metabolism Imbalance and Pathophysiology of Bipolar Disease

Abnormal ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids were associated with the presence of bipolar disorder and the severity and duration of major depressive disorder.

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Recovery Lower With Metabolic Syndrome

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Recovery Lower With Metabolic Syndrome

Patients with metabolic syndrome have a lower rate of recovery from sudden sensorineural hearing loss than those without.

Weight Regain More Likely With Perfluoroalkyl Substances

Weight Regain More Likely With Perfluoroalkyl Substances

Higher concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances are associated with greater weight regain in a diet-induced weight-loss setting.

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.

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