Semaglutide appeared to render better reductions in HbA1c and weight compared with dulaglutide in individuals whose type 2 diabetes (T2D) was inadequately controlled on metformin, according to findings of the SUSTAIN 7* trial.
In relatively healthy individuals, higher visceral adiposity index (VAI) values are good predictors of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), particularly in males, a recent Taiwan study has shown.
Using simple noninvasive scores, a high prevalence of hepatic steatosis and advanced fibrosis has been detected in a large cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), reports a recent study.
Fixed-dose combinations of ezetimibe/rosuvastatin afford greater improvements in lipid profiles in adult patients with hypercholesterolaemia compared with rosuvastatin monotherapy, and this effect is achieved without increasing the incidence of overall adverse events, according to the results of the phase III I-ROSETTE* study from Korea.
Lobectomy is a safe and reliable initial treatment option for low-risk patients with a small papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and nonsuspicious contralateral thyroid nodules, suggests a recent study. In addition, surgery and radioiodine treatment is effective in patients who require completion thyroidectomy.
The risk of heart failure admission to hospital appears to be lower with canagliflozin in direct comparisons with three different classes of nongliflozin diabetes alternatives including DPP-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i), GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) or sulfonylureas, as used in routine care, a recent study suggests. Moreover, the risk of myocardial infarction or stroke is comparable between canagliflozin and nongliflozin antidiabetic drugs.
University of Malaya (UM) is appointed as the Capacity Enhancement Hub in Health-Related Fields in Malaysia for Africa, Southeast Asia and developing countries by Merck Foundation, a philanthropic organization established in 2017. The appointment was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between various stakeholders.
Abnormal lung function and histological features have been found in diabetics, and there is enough evidence showing that the lungs are another target organ of diabetes, says a specialist at the 9th Diabetes Complications Conference and Grand Rounds organized by the National Diabetes Institute (NADI).
Global hypomethylation of Alu appears to increasingly influence distant metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), poorly (P)DTC and anaplastic (A)TC, according to a recent study. This suggests that the epigenetic entity may be involved in thyroid cancer progression and dedifferentiation.