By reducing hepatic enzyme levels and improving markers of hepatic steatosis or fibrosis, bariatric surgery may help reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study from Portugal presented at ENDO 2020.
There is a high incidence of psychiatric comorbidities among gender nonconforming teenagers, with about two-thirds and one-third experiencing depression and anxiety, respectively, according to a study presented at ENDO 2020.
Adding liraglutide to first-line lifestyle therapy led to a significantly reduced BMI standard-deviation score (BMI SDS*) among obese adolescents who failed to respond to lifestyle therapy alone, according to a study presented at ENDO 2020.
The investigational, oral formulation of octreotide appeared to be effective and safe as maintenance treatment for adults with acromegaly, according to the results of the phase III OPTIMAL* study presented at ENDO 2020.
Use of thyroid replacement therapy in older people with isolated elevations in TSH* was associated with a significantly increased risk of death than those who were left untreated, according to the BLSA** study presented at ENDO 2020 — which raises the possibility of overtreatment in these older adults.
The human monoclonal anti-IGF-1R* antibody teprotumumab was effective in reducing proptosis or eye bulging in patients with the rare thyroid eye disease (TED) regardless of age, gender, and/or smoking status, according to pooled data presented at ENDO 2020.
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.
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.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Use of thyroid hormone therapy does not seem to protect older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism against mortality, but it appears to confer survival benefits to those aged <65 years, results of a study have shown.