Metformin may help treatment of lung fibrosis

The diabetes drug could help reverse established lung fibrosis, a condition that currently lacks effective treatment options, according to a study inNature Medicine.Science Daily
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Dr Steven Kahn describes the ongoing RISE studies and urges aggressive treatment of youth despite disappointing results of the pediatric medication study.Endocrine Society
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Why are there still so many hurdles between obese patients with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from this life-saving treatment?Medscape
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AbstractTo analyze the efficacy of Green Light photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in elderly high-risk benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients with glands over 80  ml. From December 2013 to February 2016, we allocated 84 elderly (age 71–97) high-risk patients who underwent preoperative transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) examination with glands over 80 ml and divided them into two groups to receive 120 W (n = 40) and 180 W (n = 44) PVP. All the patients have been observed at least one intraoperative comorbidity: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, NYHA II, or ...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Michas G, Karvelas G, Trikas A Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a significant and ever-growing problem in Europe, accounting for nearly 45% of all deaths and leading to significant morbidity. Greece is one of the European Union member states that top the list of deaths due to ischemic heart disease and stroke, a fact that is mainly attributed to unfavorable changes in modifiable risk factors. The aim of this review is to examine the latest evidence on the most important CVD risk factors. According to studies conducted during the last two decades, the prevalence of arterial hypertension, hypercholes...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research
Severely obese patients who had weight-loss surgery were 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over five years, versus those on standard diabetes care, according to a new study.
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Vasoproliferative retinopathy secondary to Waldenström's disease. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2018 Oct 11;: Authors: Espinosa-Barberi G, Galván González FJ, Miranda Fernández S, Viera Peláez D, Medina Rivero F, Marrero Saavedra D Abstract A 66 year-old patient, monitored for diabetic retinopathy refractory to multiple treatment methods despite a good metabolic control, referred to progressive weight loss. For this reason, a systemic study was performed, detecting anaemia, elevation of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and hyperproteinaemia due to elevated serum levels of m...
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle swaps. You could lower your chances of diabetes symptoms, or even reverse your high blood sugar condition, by making these changes to your daily routine.
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This study aims to explore the relationship of mtDNA C5178A and G10398A variations with T2D in Bangladeshi population. A total of 249 unrelated Bangladeshi populations (127 T2D and 122 healthy controls) were enrolled in this study. Specific DNA sequences within mitochondria were amplified by PCR followed by digestion at the polymorphic sites using AluI and DdeI restriction enzymes. Analyses revealed that 66.93% T2D and 59.02% healthy individuals carried the major allele ‘G’ at 10398 position of the mtGenome; while the minor allele ‘A’ was present in 33.07% T2D and 40.98% healthy individuals. G10398A...
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
In moderately obese adults with prediabetes or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, both gastric banding and metformin improved insulin sensitivity within a year. But longer-term, gastric banding should triumph.Medscape Medical News
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ConclusionsThe transition to adulthood is a vulnerable period for many African Americans. Given the commonalities of substance use and obesity in their rewarding/stress-relieving properties, similar prevention efforts may help stem the rise of both in these youth.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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