Estrogen-based hormone therapy may not be associated with reduced loss of lean body mass compared with no hormone therapy in postmenopausal women, find researchers writing in JAMA Network Open last month.
A 60-year-old woman undergoing hemodialysis for chronic kidney disease visited her physician with concerns about a painful smooth plaque on her leg that developed over the last few weeks. What's your diagnosis?
A lot has changed over the course of 10 years in solo practice, writes Melissa Young, M.D., in this month's Endocrine Feedback column. Dr. Young describes a decade of changes for the solo endocrinology practitioner.
Metformin as monotherapy is the preferred treatment for children and teens with type 2 diabetes, but a new study published in the Aug. 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that adding liraglutide to the treatment can more effectively control glycemic levels.
A single course of treatment with teplizumab significantly slowed the progression of type 1 diabetes in high-risk individuals who had not yet deveoped the condition, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Stimulating the sphenopalatine ganglion—a collection of nerve cells closely associated with the trigeminal nerve most responsible for headaches—could be a safe intervention for patients with acute ischemic stroke who aren’t eligible for thrombolytic therapy, researchers report in The Lancet.
Awareness of the prevalence of hypertension has increased substantially over the past 40 years in high-income countries, as has treatment and control of the condition. But, the level of control falls short of rates seen in dedicated hypertension programs, and it’s stagnating, according to research published last month in The Lancet.
Stimulating the sphenopalatine ganglion—a collection of nerve cells closely associated with the trigeminal nerve most responsible for headaches—could be a safe intervention for patients with acute ischemic stroke who aren’t eligible for thrombolytic therapy, according to an article published in The Lancet last month.
The parents of a 7-month-old girl brought their daughter to the ED after noticing that her skin was peeling all over her body. She also had diarrhea. What's your diagnosis?
Obesity was classified as a disease by the American Medical Association in 2013, but in the United Kingdom, experts are still grappling with whether they should follow suit. In this slideshow, we highlight positions on the issue.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies assessing the association between plant-based dietary patterns and the risk of type 2 diabetes among adults, provides the strongest evidence to date that eating a plant-based diet does indeed lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
One of the great things about medicine is that you interact with all kinds of people every day. Male, female, young, old, people of different ethnic backgrounds and economic status. These interactions can be moving, challenging or funny, but some can be frustrating. Here are examples of some of my patient encounters which serve as reminders of how essential patient education is in clinical practice.
Patients who are at high-risk of developing type 1 diabetes may be able to delay the progression of the condition with teplizumab treatment, a new study shows.
The omega-3 fatty acid icosapent ethyl lowered the risk of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, coronary revascularization or unstable angina by as much as 25 percent in a group of patients enrolled in a five-year clinical trial, according to researchers reporting in the Jan. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Death from acute stroke has dropped by as much as 55 percent, shows a population study published in BMJ.