Patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery may sometimes have to return for revision, which helps improve outcomes associated with obesity, such as diabetes and hypertension, according to a meta-analysis.
Higher levels of plasma vitamin C, total and individual carotenoid biomarkers, and their composite biomarker score appear to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to the results of a prospective case-cohort study in eight European countries.
The efficacy and cardiovascular (CV) safety of the SGLT2* inhibitor empagliflozin vs DPP-4** inhibitors and GLP-1*** receptor agonists in real-world patients were demonstrated in two interim analyses of the EMPRISE+ study presented at ADA 2020.
Remission of albuminuria may be an added benefit of undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), obesity, and early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), results of the MOMS* trial showed.
Greater consumption of total whole grains and commonly eaten whole grain foods, such as cereal, oatmeal, dark bread, brown rice, added bran, and wheat germ, substantially reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to the results of three prospective cohort studies. On the other hand, eating one or more servings of popcorn a day is associated with an elevated risk of T2D.
Treatment with statins among individuals with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), or hypertension who are also positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) must not be stopped unless there are specific contraindications, according to a study.
Dapagliflozin reduced the incidence of new-onset type 2 diabetes (T2D) in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to a prespecified exploratory analysis of the DAPA-HF* trial.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.