Debate Continues on Combination Therapy for Hypothyroidism Debate Continues on Combination Therapy for Hypothyroidism
Clinicians shouldn ' t dismiss patients who complain about residual symptoms despite TSH normalization with levothyroxine, say thyroid experts who have rekindled a long-running debate at the AACE meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Investigational Liver Drug Also Effective in Patients With Hypothyroidism
(MedPage Today) -- SAN DIEGO -- Treatment with resmetirom effectively reduced liver fat among patients with hypothyroidism and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a phase III trial. In an open-label part of the MAESTRO-NAFLD... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 15, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hospital Outcomes Worse With Suboptimal Treatment of Hypothyroidism
Patients with clinical hypothyroidism and a high prehospitalization TSH level had longer length of stay, increased risk for readmission (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 28, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Hospital Outcomes Worse With Suboptimal Treatment of Hypothyroidism
THURSDAY, April 28, 2022 -- Suboptimal treatment of hypothyroidism is associated with worse hospital outcomes, according to a study published online April 26 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Matthew D. Ettelson, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood obesity increases risk of Type 1 diabetes
Being overweight in childhood increases the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life, according to the findings of a new study that analysed genetic data on over 400,000 individuals. The study, co-led by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and published today in Nature Communications, also provides evidence that being overweight over many years from childhood influences the risk of other diseases including asthma, eczema and hypothyroidism. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 28, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, ALSPAC, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Childhood obesity increases risk of type 1 diabetes
Being overweight in childhood increases the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life, according to the findings of a new study that analysed genetic data on over 400,000 individuals. The study, co-led by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and published today in Nature Communications, also provides evidence that being overweight over many years from childhood influences the risk of other diseases including asthma, eczema and hypothyroidism. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 28, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, ALSPAC, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Undertreated Hypothyroidism May Worsen Hospital Outcomes Undertreated Hypothyroidism May Worsen Hospital Outcomes
Large database study finds association between suboptimal hypothyroidism treatment and longer hospital stay, higher readmission rate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 27, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Undertreated Hypothyroidism Linked to Worse Hospital Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Undertreatment for hypothyroidism was associated with worse hospital outcomes, according to a retrospective cohort study. Patients with an elevated thyrotropin (TSH) level prior to hospital admission had a length of stay that... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - April 27, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Normalized Hypothyroidism Linked With Improved Kidney Function Normalized Hypothyroidism Linked With Improved Kidney Function
Among patients with hypothyroidism but normal kidney function, proteinuria and serum creatinine levels were decreased, and eGFR was increased after levothyroxine-produced euthyroidism in a small study.First Look (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 18, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Assisted Living
Mrs. M is a 92-year-old woman residing in an assisted living community. Her medical history includes hypertension, gout, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, hypothyroidism, and melanoma with invasion into the parotid gland; she has had removal of a lesion and a parotidectomy with nerve involvement impacting the 7th cranial nerve. Her medications include oral levothyroxine, 100 μg daily; oral vitamin D, 1,000 units daily; oral probenecid 500/colchicine, 0.5 mg daily; oral lisinopril, 5 mg daily; oral furosemide, 20 mg daily; oral duloxetine, 60 mg for depression; oral carvedilol, 6.25 mg twice a day; oral aspirin, 81 mg d...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Team Case Studies Source Type: news

The Truth About Common Digestive Health Fears
Everyone experiences digestive problems now and then, and they’re nobody’s idea of a good time. In a survey of nearly 72,000 adults in the U.S., 61% reported having had at least one gastrointestinal (GI) symptom over the previous week, and within that group, 58% said they’d had two or more GI symptoms over the past week, according to a study in a 2018 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Because symptoms like constipation, heartburn, and abdominal pain are generally vague and often don’t have an obvious cause, those suffering tend to fear the worst. “People get very concerned abo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What We Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome
Most of your internal organs are comfortably well protected from the outside world. But the gastrointestinal tract—or more precisely, the inside of the gastrointestinal tract—comes in contact with items from the outside world every day. The foods you eat enter the body via the mouth, travel to the stomach, where they’re partially digested, and move on to the intestines, where the real work of extracting the nutrients and energy we need to live and thrive takes place. The system usually works quite well, but for some folks, it can spring leaks—just as any well-used plumbing system might. These tiny l...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The Mysteries and Underdiagnosis of SIBO
In 2017, shortly after she turned 32, Phoebe Lapine had just spent the previous three years overhauling her health to make up for her ailing thyroid, the result of unchecked Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. She was following a gluten-free diet, drinking kombucha and taking prebiotics, and finally feeling her best when she noticed peculiar gut symptoms starting to rear their head: burping during meals, stomach discomfort, and a bloated belly that simply would not deflate. She turned to a functional doctor who quickly gave her a diagnosis: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a gut condition not uncommon for hypothyro...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meaghan Beatley Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Rectal Prolapse?
Discussion Rectal prolapse is defined as a herniation of the rectum through the anal verge. In children it is also usually mucosal prolapse and not full thickness. Partial or mucosal prolapse usually is seen as radial folds occurring 1 – 2.5 cm from the anal verge. Full thickness will protrude more than 5 cm. It affects genders equally and occurs most commonly in children under age 4. This is due to vertical course and low position of the anus, looser supporting tissues and less muscular support. These children are more likely to have prolapse but are less likely to have it recur. After age 4 the rectum takes the adu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 28, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Analysis Demonstrates Rapid, Deep Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Response in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer (mCSPC)
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new real-world evidence data showing the initiation of ERLEADA® (apalutamide) results in high rates of rapid and deep prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response among patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). In a separate post-hoc analysis of the registrational Phase 3 SPARTAN and TITAN studies, rapid and deep PSA responses with ERLEADA® were associated with improvement in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) related to quality of life, physical wellbeing, pain, and fatigue intensity. The...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news