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Study: “Obesity Paradox” in Cardiovascular Disease Does Not Exist
The “obesity paradox” suggests that patients with excess weight are associated with better survival among individuals with cardiovascular disease —a mysterious and confounding phenomenon that has been demonstrated in many clinical studies.
The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) Guidance 2015 recently published its evidence-based international consensus guidance. This guideline addresses 5 specific areas of concern in diabetes.
Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) occurs in rare patients and its clinical presentation is considerably different than that seen in the usual hyperthyroid patient. Patients with this inherited condition produce inordinate levels of thyroid hormone because their negative feedback loop at the pituitary gland is metaphorically snipped. Concurrently, they have normal levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone.
Recurrent major depressive disorder episodes are linked to lower bone density in men, according to findings published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions.
An article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging outlined a large hospital's successful quality improvement interventions over 5 years to reduce medication errors in their large population of diabetic patients.
The FDA today approved two new diabetes drugs. The agency gave the nod to insulin degludec injection (Tresiba/Novo Nordisk) and insulin degludec/insulin aspart (Ryzodeg/Novo Nordisk)

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