Endocrinological aspects of HIV infection
ConclusionsClinicians need to have a high index of suspicion for endocrine abnormalities in people with HIV as they can be potentially life threatening if untreated. Endocrine evaluation should be pursued as in the general population, with focus on prevention, early detection and treatment to improve quality of life and longevity.
Authors: Giraudo SQ, Rivera-Gonzalez N, Berg A, Hartzell D, Grossman BM Abstract Childhood obesity is a pressing public health issue, especially in the Hispanic community. Two pilot studies were performed; Study 1 was performed to assess the effect of a nutrition education intervention on the nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Hispanic children in an after-school program. Nutrition educational lessons were administered 1 h per week. Evaluation was conducted as a baseline Pre-test, a Post-test (following the last session) and a 4-month follow-up. Children showed a significant decrease in the co...
Reporting preliminary results of another potential'male pill', researchers are optimistic that a contraceptive for men will be commercially available within a decade.Medscape Medical News
This study examined the discursive power relations that shape how general practitioners (GPs) understand and talk about obesity using a novel methodology to elicit responses from GPs about raising the topic of weight. Twenty GPs from the South West of England reflected upon novel trigger films simulating doctor-patient interactions, in which a doctor either acknowledged or ignored their patient's body weight. Underpinned by a discourse analytic approach, our findings suggest that GPs both reproduce and resist moral discourse surrounding body weight. They construct obesity as an individual behavioural problem whilst simulta...
(MedPage Today) -- Endocrine Society issued new diabetes clinical practice guidelines for older adults
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with congenital IGHD who do not receive early and regular replacement treatment are prone to lag in achieving normal height and suffer from educational and vocational handicaps. PMID: 30905105 [PubMed - in process]
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OBJECTIVE: To assess work ability and productivity in patients with diabetic foot. METHODS: This investigation was a cross-sectional controlled study. A total of 117 individuals were selected from March to June 2014 and allocated to group A (patients without diabetes, n=43), group B (diabetes patients without foot ulcers, n=43), or group C (patients with diabetic foot, n=31). Two validated instruments, the Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ) and the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire General Health v2.0 (WPAI-GH), were used to assess work ability and productivity. RESULTS: The groups were homogeneous ...
A behavioral modification program may help improve menstrual regularity among overweight women with PCOS.Clinical Endocrinology
Conditions: Overweight; Obesity Interventions: Dietary Supplement: High dose IQP-LU-104 (5120mg); Dietary Supplement: Low dose IQP-LU-104 (2560mg); Dietary Supplement: Placebo Sponsor: InQpharm Group Recruiting
Condition: Diabetic Neuropathy Peripheral Interventions: Device: High tone power therapy; Other: Selected Physical Therapy Program Sponsor: October 6 University Recruiting