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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Arya Greenlee, three, from Missouri, died in March 2018 from undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. Normal blood sugar levels are less than 100 mg/dL but Arya's were 500 mg/dL at the time of her death.
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Authors: Didona D, Ruggeri S, Paolino G, Cantisani C, Caposiena Caro RD, Moliterni E, Didona B PMID: 30246957 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Authors: Parodi A, Castello M, Corbetta S, Cordera R, Cristaudo A, Cucchia R, Guazzoni V, Leuzzi M, Mussini A, Patrizi A, Pigatto P, Regazzini R, Rizzo D, Stingeni L, Zichichi L Abstract The metabolic changes associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) affect a variety of organs and systems, including the skin. Skin lesions are frequently observed in patients with DM, resulting from a complex interaction among biochemical, vascular, immune, and metabolic changes. Cutaneous manifestations may develop at any time in the course of DM. They can be the first sign of the disease, possibly helping in diagnosis, or represent a ...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract As reproductive health experts and advocates for women's health who work in conjunction with other obstetric and pediatric health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals. Maternity care policies and practices that support breastfeeding are improving nationally; however, more work is needed to ensure all women receive optimal breastfeeding support during prenatal care, during their maternity stay, and after the birth occurs. Enabling women to breastfeed is a public health priority because, on a population level, inte...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract As reproductive health experts and advocates for women's health who work in conjunction with other obstetric and pediatric health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals. Maternity care policies and practices that support breastfeeding are improving nationally; however, more work is needed to ensure all women receive optimal breastfeeding support during prenatal care, during their maternity stay, and after the birth occurs. Enabling women to breastfeed is a public health priority because, on a population level, inte...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: PMID: 30247350 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Top-line data from DECLARE-TIMI 58 hint that CV benefit of the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin for type 2 diabetes is driven by improvement in heart failure, but 60% of patients were primary prevention.Medscape Medical News
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CONCLUSIONS In a Chinese population with chronic HBV infection, DM increased the risk of HCC, as did cigarette smoking and high levels of HBV DNA. Screening patients with known risk factors for HCC might improve early detection rates and treatment to prevent tumor progression. PMID: 30245503 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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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