Health Insurer Plans To Optimize Drug Treatment Using Data Analytics
New Jersey’s largest health insurer has partnered with a biopharma vendor to optimize drug treatment using medical and pharmacy claims data. Horizon Healthcare Services will work with vendor Aetion to support case management strategies and develop value-based agreements with pharmas targeting specific patient populations. Aetion is in the business of providing payers and biopharma companies […]
The objective was to identify the macro- and microangiopathy variables predictive of amputation of the lower extremities (LE) in DT2 patients among.
Patients presenting type 2 diabetes appear paradoxically protected from the appearance and the evolution of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Immune cells take an active part in the weakening of the aortic wall of AAAs, with an important role of the macrophages. Their pro or anti-inflammatory phenotype is partly determined by the cellular metabolism. We hypothesized that diabetes could influence the metabolic phenotype of the macrophages, and thus explain the protective role of diabetes in AAAs.
This study was a cross ‑sectional study. The number of 376 diabetic patients referred to the Diabetes ResearchCenter in Yazd entered the study. The data collection tool was a summary of Diabetes Self CareActivity questionnaire (SDSCA), which was collected through interviews with patients. Dataanalysis was performed using SPSS software V 16 and kruskalwallis and independent sample t tests.Results: The results showed that of 376 patients, 218 (%58) were women and 158 (%42) were male.The mean age of the participants in the study was 54.5 ± 10.9 years old and the mean durationof the disease was 9.53 ± 8.39 year...
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Gyu Sik Choi, Hye Sook Min, Jin Joo Cha, Ji Eun Lee, Jung Yeon Ghee, Ji Ae Yoo, Ki Tae Kim, Young Sun Kang, Sang Youb Han, Yun Soo Bae, Sae Rom Lee, Jung Yeon Yoo, Sung Hwan Moon, Soo Jin Lee, Dae Ryong Cha
Conclusions: ABL is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. Its therapeutic effects are sustained with subsequent ALN therapy. PMID: 32969719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The activPAL™ device showed high to very high test-retest reliability in measuring all tested activity categories in people with T2D. PMID: 32971519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study explored the diagnostic and therapeutic significance of vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) and miR-155-5p for diabetic nephropathy and the correlation with urinary microalbumin. A total of 145 patients with type 2 diabetes who attended the Hwamei hospital were selected as research objects and assigned to diabetic nephropathy group (DN group) and diabetes group according to whether they suffered from diabetic nephropathy (DN). The expression levels of urine VDBP and serum miR-155-5p in the two groups were detected, and the correlation between urinary microalbumin (mAlb), serum cystatin C (Cys C) and 24-h urinary pr...
Publication date: October 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issues 2–4Author(s): J.B. Beaume, C. Reynès, M. Bowen, L. Chatel, F. Latil-Plat, H. Ennaifer, L. Rocher, Y. Knapp, A. Vinet
Publication date: October 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issues 2–4Author(s): N. Fourny, L. Guilbert, C. Lan, A. Jouenne, M. Bernard, M. Desrois
Metformin has been shown to have both neuroprotective and neurodegenerative effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of metformin in combination with insulin on cardiovascular autonomic neu...