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Advisors to Senator Bernie Sanders Weigh in on Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Advisors to Senator Bernie Sanders Weigh in on Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Several factors contribute to healthcare inequalities in the United States. David Himmelstein, MD, from the City University of New York School of Urban Public Health at Hunter College, weighs in on the issue.

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Repeat Blood Pressure Readings in Children Prevents Unnecessary Follow-up

Repeat Blood Pressure Readings in Children Prevents Unnecessary Follow-up

Only approximately half of pediatric patients with a blood pressure reading ≥95th percentile would be correctly classified based on their initial blood pressure reading.

Trends in CVD, Risk Factors, and Medications in Children With T1D

Trends in CVD, Risk Factors, and Medications in Children With T1D

Children with T1D had statistically significantly higher prevalence rates of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and used more CV medication compared with a matched diabetes-free reference cohort in the period after the onset of diabetes.

Systemic Corticosteroid Use May Increase Fracture Risk in Pediatric Asthma

Systemic Corticosteroid Use May Increase Fracture Risk in Pediatric Asthma

Increased odds of fractures in pediatric patients with asthma may be associated with systemic corticosteroid use, but not with inhaled corticosteroid use.

Trabecular Bone Morphology Changes May Predict Bone Strength in Girls

Trabecular Bone Morphology Changes May Predict Bone Strength in Girls

Study investigated the correlations between age and body composition with trabecular morphology in a cohort of healthy girls age 9 to 18.

Alum-Formulated Glutamate Decarboxylase Injections Safe for Prediabetic Children

Alum-Formulated Glutamate Decarboxylase Injections Safe for Prediabetic Children

Study evaluated the safety and efficacy of autoantigen-specific therapy with alum-formulated glutamate decarboxylase in nondiabetic children with multiple islet autoantibodies.

Hypoglycemia Infrequent in Sulfonylurea-Treated KCNJ11-Related Neonatal Diabetes

Hypoglycemia Infrequent in Sulfonylurea-Treated KCNJ11-Related Neonatal Diabetes

More research is needed in order to better estimate hypoglycemic frequency in this population, determine the causes of these hypoglycemic episodes, and determine whether it is the sulfonylurea dose or outside factors that play a larger role.

Optimal Dose of Linagliptin Determined for Pediatric T2D

Optimal Dose of Linagliptin Determined for Pediatric T2D

Study sought to determine the optimal dosing of linagliptin for the treatment of children with type 2 diabetes.

Identifying Risk for Microalbuminuria in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Identifying Risk for Microalbuminuria in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Study sought to evaluate whether baseline autonomic dysfunction was predictive of future increases in urine albumin-creatinine ratio in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes.

Predictive Glucose Management Systems May Reduce Hypoglycemia in Pediatric Diabetes

Predictive Glucose Management Systems May Reduce Hypoglycemia in Pediatric Diabetes

A study examined the efficacy and safety of predictive low-glucose management systems for the prevention of hypoglycemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Thyroid Cancer Less Likely to Progress in Pediatrics, Young Adults

Thyroid Cancer Less Likely to Progress in Pediatrics, Young Adults

An observational study was conducted by investigators to evaluate the progression of thyroid cancer in young individuals by ultrasonography.

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