ACROSCORE: A New and Simple Tool for Diagnosing AcromegalyACROSCORE: A New and Simple Tool for Diagnosing Acromegaly

A novel scoring tool has been developed that may play an important role in the diagnosis of this rare disease. Clinical Endocrinology
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The objective of this study is to examine factors influencing adiponectin levels in a population with EMD. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional evaluation of 332 patients (18 to 80y) presenting arterial hypertension, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and/or obesity. Investigation included clinical evaluation of comorbidities, general blood tests and adiponectin measures (ELISA). Chronic sleep deprivation was determined if habitual sleep was4 days/week. RESULTS: Arterial hypertension (78.5%), type-2 diabetes (82.3%), and overweight (45.0%)/obesity (38.8%) were frequent. Patients with type-2 diabetes tended to have more chronic sleep d...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
At-home lab tests are growing in popularity. While many companies focus on specific tests, such as genetic testing or specific screenings, LetsGetChecked, a company with offices in New York, Dublin, and Toronto, hopes to be a central hub that al...
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(MedPage Today) -- Prevalence in women decreases long before T2D diagnoses and plateaus after
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The insulin market is commonly mischaracterized as lacking competition. In fact, robust competition among biopharmaceutical companies that produce insulin results in increasing levels of discounts and rebates that have constrained prices in recent years. Unfortunately, patients typically do not benefit from the fruits of the competitive marketplace because the price they pay at the pharmacy – set by their insurer – is tied to the undiscounted list price.
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The study found that -- after adjusting for body weight and other health factors -- women who said they had migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
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The statin drug industry and their willing and eager servants, i.e., doctors, have managed to prop up a drug franchise that has reaped hundreds of billion of dollars over the years while providing little benefit but plenty of harm. Although I’ve discussed these issues many times here in the Wheat Belly Blog, the Wheat Belly books, and more recently in the Undoctored book and Blog,  it bears exploring further. I keep on hoping that clarity, logic, evidence, truth and repetition overcome our lack of billions of dollars in marketing that Big Pharma controls, a genuine David-vs-Goliath situation. I call all the vari...
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A new study, led by Gustave Roussy in France, found eight times as many women with no migraine history developed type 2 diabetes compared to women with active migraines.
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Interview with Amy A. Gelfand, MD, author of Potential Benefits of Migraine—What Is It Good For?, and Guy Fagherazzi, PhD, author of Associations Between Migraine and Type 2 Diabetes in Women: Findings From the E3N Cohort Study
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CONCLUSION: This small, observational registry study showed a relevant success rate of initial pituitary surgery in patients with confirmed acromegaly. Initial tumour size and postoperative IGF-1 levels help to risk stratify patients regarding expected outcomes. In the case of disease persistence, a multimodal approach using drug and radiotherapy is mandatory. PMID: 30141524 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research
In this study, we examine if the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke differ from that of the general population.MethodsData from the German Acromegaly Registry in seven specialized endocrine centres were analysed (n  = 479, 56% female, 46 years old at diagnosis, 5549 person-years from diagnosis). Standardized incidence ratios (SIR) were calculated as compared to the general population.ResultsMI and stroke incidences were very close to those of the general population with an SIR (95% CI) of 0.89 (0.47 –1.52, p = 0.80) for MI and 1.17 (0.66–1.93, p =&thi...
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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