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Helicobacter Pylori and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: More GI Upset with Metformin
Helicobacter Pylori and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: More GI Upset with Metformin
China’s type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) epidemic continues to be a pervasive, costly health care issue, with proportions surpassed only by epidemic here in the US. The majority of T2DM treatment guidelines recommend metformin as the first-line anti-hyperglycemic agent for diabetes management due to its relative safety, tolerability, and cost-effectiveness.
Chronic Itch: Gastrointestinal Peptides as Possible Contributors
Chronic itch (itch last 6 weeks or longer) is a clinical challenge, and is associated with a number of dermatologic, systemic, neuropathic, and psychogenic causes. Transmission of the itch sensation is similar to that of pain, but distinct in several ways. Scientists have found itch-specific neuronal pathways that when activated, cause considerable discomfort for patients. Current available treatments, however, are still more trial-and-error than evidence-based.
Agent Orange Exposure Increases Likelihood of Endocrine Complications
Agent Orange exposure several decades earlier may increase morbidity from various diseases, some of which have rarely been explored in previous epidemiologic studies.
Peptic Ulcer Medications Linked to Kidney Disease
Although they are revolutionary for the treatment of various gastric acid-related disorders, proton pump inhibitors may be linked to interstitial nephritis, according to research published in Kidney International.

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