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2012-03-30 07:42:16

New study challenges assumption that thyroidectomy is a low-risk operation for older patients Elderly patients who undergo thyroid surgery are at a much higher risk than their younger counterparts for serious cardiac, pulmonary and infectious complications, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The study findings challenge long-held beliefs that thyroidectomy carries the same risk level of...

2012-03-30 07:40:51

New study shows fortified 'doogh' improves inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes Daily intake of vitamin D-fortified doogh (Persian yogurt drink) improved inflammatory markers in type 2 diabetics and extra calcium conferred additional anti-inflammatory benefits, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). Inflammation is known to have a central role in the development of type 2...

2012-03-30 07:39:13

New study shows birth weight may identify future metabolic risk in girls Heavier female babies are more likely to develop diabetes and related metabolic risks when they grow up compared with their male counterparts, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). The incidence of early onset type 2 diabetes has been rising in stride with the epidemic of childhood obesity. Previous studies have shown...

2012-03-30 07:37:06

New study emphasizes importance of reducing human exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)–such as BPA–can show tangible effects on health endpoints at high dosage levels, yet those effects do not predict how EDCs will affect the endocrine system at low doses, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Endocrine Reviews. Study authors say current definitions of low-dosage as used by the U.S....

2012-03-06 10:20:09

New study underscores need for effective strategy for preventing and treating vitamin D deficiency The majority of institutionalized elderly female patients are vitamin D deficient and there is an inverse association of vitamin D deficiency and mortality, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). Recommendations for dietary vitamin D intake in the elderly are higher than any other age group...

2012-03-06 10:18:27

New study shows high insulin resistance is correlated with rapid decline in renal function Elderly people with the metabolic syndrome–defined as having multiple risk factors associated with developing diabetes and heart disease–had an increased risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). An individual is diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome when...

2012-02-03 11:47:25

New study shows aggressive screening for osteoporosis may be important for heart failure patients Heart failure is associated with a 30 percent increase in major fractures and also identifies a high-risk population that may benefit from increased screening and treatment for osteoporosis, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Osteoporosis and heart failure are common, chronic and costly...

2012-02-03 11:44:54

New study finds exercise in low oxygen environment may result in improved insulin sensitivity Intermittent exercise with and without low oxygen concentrations (or hypoxia) can improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics, however exercise while under hypoxic conditions provides greater improvements in glycemic control than intermittent exercise alone, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism...

2012-01-05 12:31:45

The Endocrine Society releases new clinical practice guideline on the management of hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients in a non-critical care setting Hyperglycemia, or having high glucose levels in the blood, is a common, serious and costly health care problem in hospitalized patients. Today, The Endocrine Society released a clinical practice guideline (CPG) providing recommendations for practical and safe glycemic targets and describing protocols and system improvements required to...

2012-01-05 12:17:50

New study reveals possible opportunities to repurpose drugs for thyroid cancer treatment Drugs already approved for clinical use across a variety of therapeutic categories can be screened to identify effective agents for thyroid cancer according to a recent study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). These findings could rapidly be implemented into a clinical trial to test how effective the treatment would be. The...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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