Long-term safety of long-acting octreotide in patients with diabetic retinopathy: results of pooled data from 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 studies
ConclusionsThe results from these long-term placebo-controlled studies confirm the established safety profile of long-acting OCT, in particular low risk of cardiac, hepatic and renal toxicity in a high-risk population.
This report, based on a survey of 9,000 people with diabetes, describes a lack of awareness and understanding which leads to stigma, and people not getting the support they really need. The report describes steps that can be taken to build a better future for people with diabetes
The observed reduction of mortality risk from abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension has never been seen before in the population screening literature and can be linked primarily to initiation of pharmacological therapy. Health policy makers should consider implementing combined screening whether no screening or isolated abdominal aortic aneurysm screening is currently offered.
Post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH) is a well recognised, but poorly understood, phenomenon after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) that is associated with post-operative intracranial haemorrhage, hyperperfusion syndrome, and cardiac complications. The aim of the current study was to identify pre-operative clinical, imaging, and physiological parameters associated with PEH.
I would like to comment on an interesting article published in your esteemed journal titled “Predictive value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in diabetic wound healing” by Vatankhah et al.1 The study has been well-planned, and I appreciate the effort put in by the authors. However I am concerned regarding the authors' conclusion and would like to express the same through your presti gious journal.
We appreciate the comments on our article “Predictive value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in diabetic wound healing.”1 There is an increasing body of evidence for predictability of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for outcomes in different diseases, including cancers and cardiovascular diseases.2,3 We appreciate the attention to our findings, and address the raised concerns as follows.
It is intuitive that postdischarge surgical complications are associated with increased patient dissatisfaction, and are directly associated with an increase in medical expenditures. It is also easy to make the connection that many post-hospital discharge surgical complications, including surgical site infections (SSIs), could be influenced or exacerbated by patient comorbidities. The authors of a recent study reported that female gender, obesity, diabetes, smoking, hypertension, coronary artery disease, critical limb ischemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dyspnea, and neurologic disease were significant predicto...
A 21-year-old woman with a history of congenital middle aortic syndrome presented with recurrent, refractory hypertension (141/94 mm Hg) and bilateral lower extremity claudication. At 3 years old, the patient had undergone a thoracoabdominal bypass graft with an 8-mm Dacron (DuPont, Wilmington, Del) conduit. A volume-rendered computed tomography study with contrast demonstrated the 8-mm thoracoabdominal bypass graft was pat ent, without evidence of stenosis of the bypass graft or of any visceral vessels (A/Cover).
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These latest statistics indicate that the incidence rate of end-stage renal disease among persons with diagnosed diabetes has continued to decline.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report