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European Medicines Agency Backs Biosimilar Insulin Lispro European Medicines Agency Backs Biosimilar Insulin Lispro
The positive opinion is for a biosimilar of bolus insulin for use at mealtimes and in insulin pumps.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dopamine Agonists for Pituitary Tumors: To Treat or Not? Dopamine Agonists for Pituitary Tumors: To Treat or Not?
A novel use of medical therapy soon after surgery for nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas was up for debate, with strong arguments for and against changing the standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gene Classifier'Great Rule-Out Test' for Thyroid-Nodule Surgery Gene Classifier'Great Rule-Out Test' for Thyroid-Nodule Surgery
One of the longest follow-up studies to date shows the Afirma test prevented a third of unnecessary thyroid-nodule surgeries and can be used to rule out cancer. But an outside commentator says situation is nuanced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Oxytocin and the Biology of Love: Too Much of a Good Thing? Oxytocin and the Biology of Love: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Can exogenous use of the'love hormone'be disruptive? It's possible, says biologist and oxytocin researcher Dr Sue Carter.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

New ACP Guidelines on the Treatment of Osteoporosis New ACP Guidelines on the Treatment of Osteoporosis
The American College of Physicians issues first new guidelines for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women in almost 10 years. But not everyone agrees with all of their recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Implementing Carb Counting in Primary Care: Helping Patients Master the Basics Implementing Carb Counting in Primary Care: Helping Patients Master the Basics
Dr Shubrook and CDE Karen Bailey discuss challenges and patient-centric solutions to implementation of carb counting.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Diabetes Remission Score Validated Bariatric Surgery Diabetes Remission Score Validated
A new study externally validates the DiaRem, a simple scoring system using just four clinical variables for predicting which patients will experience diabetes remission following bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Could an Antibody Test Serve for Simple Diagnosis of PCOS? Could an Antibody Test Serve for Simple Diagnosis of PCOS?
"Groundbreaking" research represents a paradigm shift in demonstrating autoimmune etiology of polycystic ovary syndrome and could potentially lead to a cure, an investigator says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New AACE Lipid Guidelines Establish'Extreme' CVD Risk Category New AACE Lipid Guidelines Establish'Extreme' CVD Risk Category
Reverting back to LDL targets, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology advise less than 55 mg/dL for those at extremely high risk for CV events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Year of Weight Watchers Best for Weight Loss, Costs, Disease Risk Year of Weight Watchers Best for Weight Loss, Costs, Disease Risk
A trial finds that 1 year of Weight Watchers results in more weight loss than 3 months of Weight Watchers or self-help and may be more cost effective, potentially reducing disease risk in the long term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

PCOS Is a Lifelong Disorder:'Be Vigilant'PCOS Is a Lifelong Disorder:'Be Vigilant '
Dr Ricardo Azziz provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of PCOS. The key, he says, is to remember that this disorder is chronic.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Severe Mental Illness is'No Barrier to Bariatric Surgery'Severe Mental Illness is'No Barrier to Bariatric Surgery '
Bariatric surgery can achieve almost identical weight loss in patients with and without severe mental illness, underlining the principle that the procedure should be considered in all appropriate patients, say US scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Exercise Weakens Effect of FTO Obesity Gene, Study Confirms Exercise Weakens Effect of FTO Obesity Gene, Study Confirms
Genomewide meta-analysis replicates the finding that exercise may weaken the BMI-increasing effect of the FTO obesity gene by about 33%; the study also unearths 11 new genes associated with obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Same Weight Loss With Alternate-Day Fasting vs Cutting Calories Same Weight Loss With Alternate-Day Fasting vs Cutting Calories
"Alternate-day fasting may be less sustainable in the long term, compared with daily calorie restriction for most obese individuals," although a small subset may prefer this, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly: OK to Watch and Wait? Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly: OK to Watch and Wait?
When is it OK to'pull the trigger'? Dr Anne Cappola provides guidance on treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

New ADA Chief Scientific and Medical Officer Has Many Missions New ADA Chief Scientific and Medical Officer Has Many Missions
Dr William T. Cefalu brings research, clinical, administrative, and editorial skills to the job.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Teens Most Susceptible to Endocrine Disruption From Chemicals Teens Most Susceptible to Endocrine Disruption From Chemicals
Teens are a vulnerable subpopulation when it comes to thyroid disruption from environmental chemicals, which can affect cognitive function, bone strength and metabolism, growth rates, and academic performance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Driving Innovation' Is the Theme as AACE Meets in Austin'Driving Innovation' Is the Theme as AACE Meets in Austin
Diabetes and thyroid management technology, personalized medicine, new lipid guidelines, and endocrinology of aging are among AACE's 2017 meeting highlights.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis-Drug Holidays for Low-Risk Patients: EMAS Concurs Osteoporosis-Drug Holidays for Low-Risk Patients: EMAS Concurs
A new EMAS position paper on the appropriate use of a drug holiday following treatment for osteoporosis in patients at low risk for fracture concurs with that of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Helping Diabetes Patients Overcome Financial Barriers Helping Diabetes Patients Overcome Financial Barriers
Diabetes care is expensive. Learn how to help your patients be adherent and maintain a healthy lifestyle.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Glycemic Variability Did Not Predict Complications in DCCT Glycemic Variability Did Not Predict Complications in DCCT
Estimating missing glucose values and examining within-day variability did not improve prediction of risk of microvascular complications beyond that from HbA1c levels in these type 1 diabetes patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Glycemic Control Drives Cardiac-Event-Free Survival in Diabetes Glycemic Control Drives Cardiac-Event-Free Survival in Diabetes
If therapy guidelines are followed, those with type 2 diabetes who succeed with early glucose control"have a good prognosis," says the senior author of this population-based observational study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Will the March for Science Mean for Medicine? What Will the March for Science Mean for Medicine?
Participating physicians list support for evidence-based medicine, funding for the National Institutes of Health, and public health vigilance among the issues at stake.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Controversies in Thyrotoxicosis Treatment Controversies in Thyrotoxicosis Treatment
Dr Kristien Boelaert offers a case-based review of new guidelines from the American Thyroid Association on treating hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

#ILookLikeASurgeon Gets New Boost From New Yorker Cover #ILookLikeASurgeon Gets New Boost From New Yorker Cover
A cover drawing of women in the OR inspired thousands of women around the world to represent themselves on Twitter as proud surgeons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Targeted Retinopathy Screening Proposed in Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Retinopathy Screening Proposed in Type 1 Diabetes
Long-term data from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and its follow-up suggest retina exam frequency can be individualized based on initial degree of retinopathy and HbA1c.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CDC Recognizes First Fully Mobile Diabetes Prevention Program CDC Recognizes First Fully Mobile Diabetes Prevention Program
In January 2018, any eligible person in the United States with prediabetes and a smartphone will be able to complete an effective lifestyle-intervention program and be reimbursed by Medicare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Ranibizumab for All Forms of Diabetic Retinopathy FDA OKs Ranibizumab for All Forms of Diabetic Retinopathy
The VEFG inhibitor had been approved just for diabetic retinopathy accompanied by diabetic macular edema, in addition to other eye disorders.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Assess Patients With Diabetes for Sleep Quality Assess Patients With Diabetes for Sleep Quality
Poor sleep may have profound effects on people with diabetes, as well as risk for diabetes.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Survey Says: Endocrinologists Deserve Better Pay Survey Says: Endocrinologists Deserve Better Pay
In the latest Medscape Physician Compensation Report, endocrinology still ranks near the bottom among medical specialties, and endocrinologists are among the most likely to say they deserve more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Endocrinologists Want Better Pay, Survey Finds Endocrinologists Want Better Pay, Survey Finds
In the latest Medscape Physician Compensation Report, endocrinology still ranks near the bottom among medical specialties, and endocrinologists are among the most likely to say they deserve more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Support Science: Endocrine Society Welcomes Marchers Support Science: Endocrine Society Welcomes Marchers
Society President Dr Lynette Nieman explains why the organization is supporting the upcoming March for Science.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Transgender Patients'Are Like Everyone Else'Transgender Patients'Are Like Everyone Else '
Dr Rachel Levine discusses what clinicians should know about gender identity issues--something she, a transgender woman, knows about firsthand.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Diabetes: CVD Deaths Drop, but More Kids Being Diagnosed Diabetes: CVD Deaths Drop, but More Kids Being Diagnosed
Two new studies reveal that over the past few years, cardiovascular deaths among people with both diabetes types are dropping but remain high; meanwhile more youth are being diagnosed with both types.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Screen for Endocrine Hypertension, Endocrine Society Says Screen for Endocrine Hypertension, Endocrine Society Says
The Endocrine Society has issued a new statement on endocrine hypertension, providing guidance on screening for at least 15 hormonal disorders that present with hypertension.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Intensive Glucose Control Lowers Microvascular Risks Intensive Glucose Control Lowers Microvascular Risks
Patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo intensive glucose lowering have a reduced risk of developing microvascular kidney and eye complications, a pooled analysis of four trials suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Early Use of Triple Drug Cocktail Improves Ovulation in PCOS Early Use of Triple Drug Cocktail Improves Ovulation in PCOS
A treatment regimen combining two insulin sensitizers with an antiandrogenic agent may improve ovulation rates and metabolic parameters in girls with polycystic ovary syndrome before they were sexually active.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gone in a Flash: New Drug Class Targets Menopause Symptom Gone in a Flash: New Drug Class Targets Menopause Symptom
In phase 2 studies, two investigational agents that block signaling of the neurokinin B receptor in the hypothalamus dramatically cut menopausal hot-flash frequency and severity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

No Benefit of Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly No Benefit of Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly
Large randomized clinical trial finds patients aged 65 and older with subclinical hypothyroidism treated with levothyroxine didn't feel any better than those treated with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Prednisolone May Raise Cholesterol in Adrenal Insufficiency Prednisolone May Raise Cholesterol in Adrenal Insufficiency
The findings point to hydrocortisone as first-line treatment, but it is exceptionally expensive compared with prednisolone, at least in some countries, so studying lower doses of prednisolone may be worthwhile.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Transgender in the US: A Doctor's Story Transgender in the US: A Doctor's Story
"Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. But it's almost impossible to hate anyone whose story you know," transgender physician Rachel Levine tells the Endo Society meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Longer-Acting Growth Hormones Promising for Adult GH Deficiency Longer-Acting Growth Hormones Promising for Adult GH Deficiency
Growth hormone derivative somapacitan and recombinant human growth hormone somavaratan both produce data suggesting weekly or even biweekly dosing is safe and effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Common Pesticides Speed Up Puberty in Boys Common Pesticides Speed Up Puberty in Boys
The first evidence that exposure to insecticides accelerates puberty in boys is backed up by mice experiments showing that one pyrethroid pesticide in particular has a direct effect on testicular cells.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Factors Associated With Dissatisfaction in Women With PCOS Factors Associated With Dissatisfaction in Women With PCOS
A survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome provides insight into the experiences and satisfaction of those diagnosed with the disorder.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Endocrine Society Issues Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Guideline Endocrine Society Issues Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Guideline
First, providers must rule out other causes for interrupted menstrual cycles. Referral to a nutritionist is an important part of care. Some patients may need a brain MRI scan or hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

First Launch for Fiasp:'Ultrafast' Mealtime Insulin Aspart First Launch for Fiasp:'Ultrafast' Mealtime Insulin Aspart
Canada is the first market in the world for a new ultrafast-acting form of insulin aspart, known as Fiasp, said to give diabetes patients more flexibility when it comes to mealtime insulin dosing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Cuts Wait Time for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Telemedicine Cuts Wait Time for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
A primary-care-based telemedicine program has cut waiting time and improved screening rates for diabetic retinopathy in a large public-safety-net health system in LA County.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Virtual' Management Improves In-Hospital Glucose Control'Virtual' Management Improves In-Hospital Glucose Control
Specially designed electronic-health-record features that allow for remote insulin dosing improve glycemic control among patients with diabetes hospitalized for any reason.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Many Youths Not Adequately Screened for Diabetic Retinopathy Many Youths Not Adequately Screened for Diabetic Retinopathy
Many youths with diabetes did not receive timely eye examinations to screen for diabetic retinopathy, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Enormous Diversity' of Topics Await ENDO 2017 Attendees'Enormous Diversity' of Topics Await ENDO 2017 Attendees
"Amazing breadth" includes"spectacular" plenaries, cutting-edge research on new treatments for many endocrine conditions, joint sessions with endocrine surgeons, and an epic diabetes drug debate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news