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Orencia Aids Beta Cell Function (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Immune modulation with abatacept (Orencia) helped slow the decline of beta cell function in patients with recent-onset type 1 diabetes even after the treatment stopped, researchers reported.
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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Conclusion: People with HIV were more likely to have a poor mental HRQOL than patients with other chronic conditions. Addressing mental health should be an integral part of outpatient HIV care.
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Epidemiology and Social Source Type: research
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
The federal government gets a bad rap: it is constantly described as bloated and clunky, its workers as inefficient and ineffectual. Yet by and large, the men and women who make up the federal workforce rise above the criticism, put one foot in front of the other and do their job. Rarely is the work they do acknowledged, much less praised. But for the past 16 years, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have sought to change that by honoring federal employees who have an outsize impact on the country and the world. Below, the 2017 Sammie winners, chosen by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Servic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Government Source Type: news
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Source: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
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Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Conclusions Meta-analysis showed no association between T2DM prevalence and HIV infection or antiretroviral therapy; however, these results are limited by the high heterogeneity of the included studies and moderate-to-high risk of bias, as well as, the small number of studies included. There is a need for well-designed prospective longitudinal studies with larger population sizes to better assess incidence and prevalence of T2DM in African patients with HIV. Furthermore, screening for T2DM using gold standard methods in this population is necessary. Trial registration number PROSPERO42016038689.
Source: BMJ Open - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Open access, Epidemiology, Public health, HIV AIDS, Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: The study highlights unique features of spending persistence within Medicaid/CHIP and provides methodological contributions to the broader persistence literature.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion Our study uncovered areas of defects in knowledge among PCP regarding DR. This needs to be addressed in future seminars and workshops with an emphasis on the proper ophthalmological screening and management of diabetic patients.
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Regenerative Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Regen Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The study highlights unique features of spending persistence within Medicaid/CHIP and provides methodological contributions to the broader persistence literature. PMID: 27662591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in HIV Medicine - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Med Care Source Type: research
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