Kenya: Over 10 Million Kenyans at Risk of Going Blind Due to Spike in Lifestyle Diseases

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Over 10 million Kenyans risk going blind with the rise of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes.
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Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Chen-Ti Wang, Che-Wei Chang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Hing-Chung Lam, Shu-Ju Ku, Kuo-Bin Tseng, Yu-Hsi KaoSodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors have become the best choice of second-line oral antidiabetic drugs for patients with heart or chronic kidney disease. However, it is not clear how safe this treatment is for elderly patients, especially Asians, who are known to be more insulin deficient than Caucasian individuals with a similar insulin resistance. Here, we report a case concerning an elderly patient wi...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Contributors : Jiajia Liu ; Dandan Li ; Yi Zhao ; Yuhong Wu ; Jing WangSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Mus musculusObjective: To study the effect of astragalus polysaccharide combined with metformin on mRNA expression profile of type 2 diabetic mice, and to explore the molecular mechanism of astragalus polysaccharide combined with metformin in the treatment of type 2 aging diabetes.Methods: Natural aging mice were induced by high-sugar and high-fat diet combined with streptozotocin to prepare aging diabetes model. The experimental mice were divided into aging control group, aging diabetes model group,...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Mus musculus Source Type: research
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the diabetes drug metformin had unsafe levels of a cancer-causing chemical and will recommend recalls as appropriate, the agency said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Date: Friday, 12 13, 2019; Speaker: Mihail Zilbermint, M.D., Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Suburban Hospital; 10 CRC; FAES 1&2
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
Women who had bariatric surgery between their first and second pregnancies had better pregnancy and birth outcomes, a study found.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news
Infants born prematurely were at increased risk of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in ensuing decades.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diabetes Premature Babies Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common pregnancy complication. Its etiology remains incompletely understood. Studies in recent years suggest that fetal sex may affect maternal metabolic milieu during pregnancy. We sought to assess whether there is fetal sex dimorphism in the risk factors of GDM. In a prospective pregnancy cohort in Shanghai, China, we studied 2,435 singleton pregnant women without pre-existing diabetes. GDM was diagnosed according to the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG)' criteria. Log-binomial models were applied to obtain the adjusted relative risk (aRR). ...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
DiscussionThis overview will assess current evidence from systematic reviews for the association between cadmium exposure and risk of T2DM and other metabolic morbidities. This overview may be helpful for policy-makers and healthcare teams aiming to mitigate T2DM risk in populations at risk of cadmium exposure.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42019125956
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
DiscussionThis review will be the first to report and summarise the risk for and incidence of PPC in adult patients with MetS undergoing surgery across a range of surgical specialities. The results have the potential to inform the development of evidenced-based interventions to improve the management of PPC in the surgical patient with MetS. Findings from this systematic review and meta-analysis will inform a subsequent Delphi study on priorities and responses to PPC in patients with MetS. We will also disseminate our results through publication in scientific peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations and promotion t...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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