Volumetric bone mineral density of the spine predicts mortality in African-American men with type 2 diabetes
ConclusionsLower vBMD was associated with increased all-cause mortality in African-American men with T2D, independent of other risk factors for mortality including subclinical atherosclerosis.
Conclusion: the study showed a high number of psychiatric consultations performed by the Mobile Emergency Care Service, evidencing its importance as one of the components of the Psychosocial Care Network. However, the fate of the users is still the psychiatric hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: . Excess weight, abdominal obesity, and high cholesterol were the most prevalent risk factors in women. The metabolic syndrome component with the highest prevalence in community kitchen users in a district of Lima is abdominal obesity. PMID: 29924275 [PubMed - in process]
The Eversense is implanted under the skin in a short office procedure and worn for up to 90 days.FDA Approvals
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, hope is: “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen,” “a feeling of trust,” “want something to happen or be the case.” When used to describe the sense of desire for recovery regarding mental health, it carries with it, the belief that some positive outcome can ensue, that things can improve and that symptoms can abate. When a person succumbs to the illness, often it is because he or she has relinquished the possibility of healing. This month the suicides of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain had many quest...
The Afinion HbA1c Dx assay, for use with the Afinion AS100 Analyzer, is the first rapid point-of-care test cleared to diagnose diabetes and assess a patient's risk of developing the disease.FDA Approvals
Authors: Dayanand P, Sandhyavenu H, Dayanand S, Martinez J, Rangaswami J Abstract Vascular calcification is known to be a strong risk factor for cardiovascular adverse events and mortality. Atherosclerosis, diabetes, aging, abnormal bone mineral homeostasis and high uremic milieu such as chronic kidney disease are major factors that contribute to the progression of vascular calcification. Several mechanisms such as the osteoblastic transition of vascular smooth muscle cells in response to oxidative stress have shed light on the active nature of vascular calcification, which was once thought to be a passive process....
We thank Parker et al1 for their interest in our study. The authors point out that subjects in our study had a high mortality in the control group as well as a higher survival in the experimental group1 than the reported literature.2 The systematic review by Parker et al provided details on mortality in alcoholic h epatitis. However, it did not present the median Maddrey’s discriminant function scores in the included studies.2 For instance, in one study, pentoxifylline therapy was associated with short term mortality rate of 25% in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis.
We read with interest the report by Singh et al1 of their randomized, open-label trial of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF), alone or in combination with N-acetylcysteine, in the treatment of acute severe alcoholic hepatitis.
Companion Medical launched today Insights by InPen, a diabetes management system that aggregates and analyzes data from Companion’s connected insulin injection pen. The company’s Insights by InPen system provides users with their average glucose, average total daily insulin dose, dose calculator usage, missed doses and more, according to Companion Medical. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Companion Medical launches data management system for smart insulin pen appeared first on MassDevice.
Could a vaccine for type-1 diabetes be on the horizon? In a new study, a small group of people with type 1 diabetes who were given a vaccine showed improvement in their blood sugar levels to nearly normal levels—and the changes lasted for five to eight years. The study, published Thursday in the journal npj Vaccines by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, looked at nine people with type 1 diabetes who were given a vaccine to prevent tuberculosis, called bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). They had two injections, four weeks apart. Levels of their hemoglobin a1c (HbA1c), which measures a person’s bl...