Mass General, Brigham And Women ’ s Make Best U.S. Hospitals List
BOSTON (CBS) – Two Boston hospitals have been ranked among the best in the nation in a new survey released Tuesday. Massachusetts General Hospital was sixth and Brigham and Women’s Hospital came in at number 12 in U.S. News and World Report’s honor roll of the top 20 hospitals in the United States. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota was number one. “Hospitals received points if they were nationally ranked in the 16 specialties – the more specialties and the higher their rank, the more points they got,” U.S. News said on its website. Read: 2020-21 Honor Roll Rankings When hospitals were ranked by specialties, Mass General was number two for Diabetes and Endocrinology. McLean Hospital in Belmont was ranked second in Psychiatry and MGH was third. Spaulding was number two in the country for Rehabilitation. To see the full list of specialty rankings, click here. Last month, U.S. News ranked Boston Children’s Hospital as the best pediatric hospital in the country for the seventh year in a row.
Authors: Henry RK Abstract Glucose dysregulation (GD), a feature of growth hormone excess, in the setting of acromegaly is well known by clinicians. However, less well known is that GD may be a feature of growth hormone deficiency. The fact that either ends of the spectrum of growth hormone (excess or deficiency) can be associated with diabetes mellitus is unique and clinicians should especially recognize that impaired glucose tolerance and even diabetes mellitus may develop in individuals predisposed to having growth hormone deficiency. PMID: 32780951 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Blumenfeld O, Hampe CS, Shulman L, Chen R, Laron Z Abstract Recent epidemiological surveys performed in Australia, USA and Israel demonstrate that Rotavirus vaccination correlates with an attenuated prevalence and/or incidence of early childhood diabetes (T1D). Other studies failed to confirm the above. PMID: 32780950 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: There were significant differences with respect to clinical characteristics and comorbidity prevalence according to metformin use among Korean type 2 diabetes patients. Long-term follow-up of these patients is necessary to observe how this difference will affect clinical outcomes for these patients. PMID: 32774367 [PubMed]
Authors: Plunk EC, Richards SM Abstract The epigenome of an individual can be altered by endogenous hormones, environment, age, diet, and exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), and the effects of these modifications can be seen across generations. Epigenetic modifications to the genome can alter the phenotype of the individual without altering the DNA sequence itself. Epigenetic modifications include DNA methylation, histone modification, and aberrant microRNA (miRNA) expression; they begin during germ cell development and embryogenesis and continue until death. Hormone modulation occurs during the agei...
Authors: Antinozzi C, Sgrò P, Di Luigi L Abstract Among metabolic diseases, carbohydrate metabolism disorders are the most widespread. The most common glucose pathological conditions are acquired and may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, stroke, and kidney insufficiency. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have long been used as an effective therapeutic option for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Different studies have demonstrated that PDE5i, by sensitizing insulin target tissues to insulin, play an important role in controlling the action of insulin and gluco...
Conclusion: Our cumulative results suggested that hyperoside inhibits the proliferation of SV40-MES13 cells through the suppression of the ERK/CREB/miRNA-34a signaling pathway, which provides new insight to the current investigation on therapeutic strategies for diabetic nephropathy. PMID: 32774360 [PubMed]
Authors: Klisic A, Kavaric N, Vujcic S, Mihajlovic M, Zeljkovic A, Ivanisevic J, Spasojevic-Kalimanovska V, Ninic A, Kotur-Stevuljevic J, Vekic J Abstract OBJECTIVE: Determination of lipoprotein size and subclasses distribution can provide more significant information on cardiovascular disease risk than measurement of traditional lipid parameters alone. Accordingly, we aimed to examine their potential relationship with the novel biomarker of endothelial dysfunction, such as endocan in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), since there are no studies concerning this issue. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This case-...
CONCLUSIONS: Serum and exosomal hsa_circ_0000907 and hsa_circ_0057362, especially hsa_circ_0000907, have novel diagnostic capabilities in the early diagnosis of DFU. PMID: 32767340 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study assessing Pfn1 in type 1 MI patients in relation to the chosen parameters. Pfn1 may be a biochemical tool to objectify information on OPT in MI patients. We found an association between Pfn1 and post-PCI TIMI flow, antiplatelet drug administration and diabetes mellitus. PMID: 32767339 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Ishii N, Sakai K, Mochizuki H, Shiomi K PMID: 32759594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]