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.
HFA-PEFF and H2FPEF scores are reliable tools for diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF); however, using HFpEF scores for prognosis should be further examined in larger, rigorously phenotyped populations.
Although there has been a recent shift away from femoral cannulation, these study results demonstrated that it is a safe and effective procedure for aortic dissection repair and provides excellent outcomes for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass.
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.
Elevated mean platelet volume levels have been presumed to be linked to metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases, although a causative relationship has never before been proven. In this study, researchers evaluate the relationship between mean platelet volume and metabolic syndrome in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The researchers reviewed studies evaluating the effectiveness of minocycline in alleviating neuropathic pain because it reduces microglial activation, which suggests that it may reduce neuropathic pain.