Acupuncture paired with herbal medicine for prediabetes: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
DiscussionThe aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture paired with herbal medicine for the treatment of patients with prediabetes.Trial registrationChinese clinical trials registerChiCTR-INR-16008891. Registered on 23 July 2016.
Stress plays a key role in the development of psychiatric disorders and has a negative impact on sleep integrity. In mice, chronic social defeat stress (CSDS) is an ethologically valid model of stress-related disorders but little is known about its effects...
Authors: Kaufman MB Abstract Secnidazole (Solosec) for the one-dose treatment of bacterial vaginosis; triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injection (Zilretta) for osteoarthritis knee pain; and insulin aspart injection (Fiasp), a rapidacting human insulin analogue for glycemic control in diabetes mellitus. PMID: 29234210 [PubMed]
Obesity and overweight can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. Yet, there are other ways to determine someone ’s chances of developing a cardiometabolic health condition. According to a recentstudy presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, the way fat is distributed throughout the body can indicate someone ’s cardiometabolic risk. Study lead Miriam A. Bredella, MD, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and her colleagues evaluated 200 overweight and obese people who were the mean age of 37 and had similar BMI. The...
Do you need 12 hours of sleep per day to function? Or is 2 hours per night enough for you? A new study investigates the genetics behind these differences.
We examined if PAR-4 is a glucose-responsive gene with remodelling-related functions in cardiac fibroblasts.
Authors: Papadakis E, Konstantinidou MK, Kanakis MA Abstract We herein present the unique case of a 68-year-old male diabetic patient who developed sterile necrosis of the sternum 1 month after myocardial revascularization with the use of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts. The sternum had been closed by the bilateral Robicsek wiring technique. The sternum was removed, and bilateral pectoralis major flaps were used to cover the defect. The patient had an uneventful recovery. PMID: 29234615 [PubMed]
Conclusion: We described a substantial prevalence of MetS in Thai obese children. Regardless of MetS status, two-thirds of the obese children had elevated hs-CRP level, indicating subtle ongoing inflammatory process. This chronic inflammation feasibly predisposes them to CVD in the future, even in children without MetS. PMID: 29234359 [PubMed]
A better understanding of the biology of osteocalcin could have important implications for the field of bone endocrinology.Endocrine Practice
What benefits might this novel amniotic allograft offer in the treatment of lower extremity wounds?Wounds
Exercise and a healthful diet during pregnancy may help to lower the risk of heart problems in newborns, one expert advises.