Maintaining a good control of blood glucose level may slow down the decline of cognitive function in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) after a lacunar stroke, suggests a post hoc analysis of the SPS3* trial presented at the ENDO 2020 Virtual Meeting.
This is the first issue in a series of five
articles celebrating the fifth anniversary of EMPA-REG OUTCOME’s trial data
release. This issue brings insight to the trial’s background, study design and
In children with type 1 diabetes, small doses of subcutaneous glucagon appear to be safe and effective in preventing hypoglycaemic episodes in cases of nausea, vomit or food refusal, a study has shown.
Bariatric surgery lowers the risk of death in the long term compared with medical treatment alone when performed at age >43 years, but not at a younger age, in which the procedure may even increase mortality, as reported in a study. Nevertheless, weight-loss surgery confers benefits for morbidity across all age groups.
Use of pioglitazone is associated with a reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and is recommended in patients with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), particularly those with a history of established cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggests a study.
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who are overweight or obese but have high cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF)* may have a reduced risk of heart failure (HF), according to a study presented at EPI Lifestyle 2020.
In patients with Graves’ disease (GD), the block-replace antithyroid drug (ATD) regimen leads to a lower relapse rate than the titration regimen, according to a study. Factors such as younger age, larger goiter size or thyroid volume, and the higher free triiodothyronine or free thyroxine levels in the diagnosing phase are tied to a higher risk of relapse.
A recent study reports a mean growth rate of proximal aorta of about 0.1 mm/year in hypertensive patients with known aortic dilatation. In addition, those with increased rather than normal aortic z score have slower dilatation over time.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA), whether symptomatic or radiographic, contributes to an increased risk of all-cause mortality, with the risk increase from symptomatic knee OA partially attributed to its effect on disability and quality of life (QoL).