Tag: "diabetic" at medical news
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...utcomes like blood pressure and glucose control in diabetic
patients. They believe the research could be used in two ways. Christensen and colleagues are studying whether doctors could be trained to recognize a patient's style and adapt their own style to match it. Another idea: assess doctors' and patients...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...line, more than one-half of the population will be diabetic
after 10 years. With all the adverse health effects of diabetes, this is a hugely important issue for middle-aged African-Americans. Although we did not have the opportunity to conduct similar research in other cities with large numbers of urban Af...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...susceptible to the development of hypertension and diabetic
induced kidney disease and perhaps new therapies f...on of end stage kidney disease in hypertensive and diabetic
patients that account for almost one-third of the adult population....
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...ding cause of ESRD. In particular, rising rates of diabetic
ESRD among younger African-American adults suggest "a looming public health crisis," according to the new report. An apparent increase in kidney disease caused by atherosclerosis (narrowing or "hardening" of the arteries) among older adults is anothe...
Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
...ssor Paul Thornalley, have shown conclusively that diabetic
patients are thiamine deficient in blood plasma. T...e the mystery of what was happening to thiamine in diabetic
patients and connect it more closely to vascular complications in diabetic
patients. In a paper en...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
..., such as reducing the co-payments for insulin and diabetic
testing supplies to encourage medication adherence and monitoring. Another co-author, Ronald H. Small, M.B.A., vice president for quality outcomes, noted that the collaboration between physicians and the hospital worked well to ensure not only that...
Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'
...ned uncertain, pharmacological studies of mice and diabetic
monkeys had previously shown promise for FGF21 therapy as a means to lower blood sugar and lipids and stave off weight gain. Mammals survive periods of nutrient deprivation by shifting from carbohydrates to so-called ketone bodies as a primary fuel...
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...high-quality diabetes care finds this study of 927 diabetic
patients in 50 primary care practices. Furthermore, EMR usage was associated with poor adherence to the diabetes quality of care measures. Patient care in the 37 practices not using an EMR was more likely to meet guidelines for process, treatment a...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...inal vascular and degenerative diseases, including diabetic
retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, gla...ion (ARMD), patients with diabetes who suffer from diabetic
retinopathy (DR), and infants born with a condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The p...
Complications of type 2 diabetes in young people -- a ticking bomb
...cy loss rate of 38%. Acute complications such as diabetic
ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state, and malignant hypothermia like syndrome, have all been found in studies to be more prevalent in adolescents with type 2 diabetes.One study reports the deaths of seven young black African-American males...
Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?
...wn that erectile dysfunction (ED), particularly in diabetic
men, is often characterized by increased oxidative stress and decreased endothelial function. Johns Hopkins researchers investigated whether daily long-term sildenafil treatment can provide vasculoprotective effects in these patients in a multi-cente...
Sleep apnea may increase risk of diabetes
...reatment of sleep apnea can improve an individuals diabetic
parameters and consequently the negative health effects of diabetes. says researcher Nader Botros, M.D., of Yale University. Dr. Botros said that although it is not known exactly what the link is between sleep apnea and diabetes, it is thought that ...
Long-term anti-clotting therapy sweetens stenting outcomes in diabetic patients
...MAY 17, 2007 WASHINGTON, DC)A study showing that diabetic
patients who are treated with long-term anti-clott...pped open with a drug-eluting or bare metal stent, diabetic
patients were more likely to enjoy continued good health if treatment with the anti-clotting drug cl...
UW study tests topical honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers
...omized, double-blind controlled trial of honey for diabetic
ulcers. Eddy first successfully used honey therapy... somewhere in the world undergoes amputation for a diabetic
foot ulcer. In 2001, treating diabetic
ulcers and amputations in U.S. patients cost $10.9 billion. ...
OCT1 required for therapeutic effects of diabetes drug Metformin
...ng to a variety of cellular responses important in diabetic
therapy. A set of mouse and human studies led by Kathleen Giacomini from the University of California, San Francisco and reported in the May 1st issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, show that mice lacking organic cation transporter 1 (OC...
JCI table of contents: May 1, 2007
...ng to a variety of cellular responses important in diabetic
therapy. A set of mouse and human studies led by...at wound sites in diabetes. The authors examined diabetic
mice and found that increased oxygen levels (hyperoxia) enhanced the mobilization of EPCs from the b...
Trans-Atlantic Healing Collaborative gets underway at DFCon 07
...The collaborative will focus on issues relating to diabetic
foot and wound healing research and care. "We ho...n conjunction with DFCon 07 ( www.dfcon.com ), the diabetic
foot global conference held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Dr. Armstrong is co-c...
Nanoparticles can track cells deep within living organisms
...blood vessel growth to improve the blood supply to diabetic
patients' limbs or to repair blood vessels after a heart attack or bypass surgery. Tracking nanoparticle-labeled cells used in such treatments by MRI imaging would allow physicians to monitor the treatment's success or failure. The nanoparticles ...
Dialysis patients with metabolic syndrome show increased risk for heart disease
...oung. The study also showed that white, female and diabetic
dialysis patients showed the highest incidence of metabolic syndrome. Dr. Young sees potential to use metabolic syndrome as a medical diagnostic tool. Checking new dialysis patients for these criteria may assist us in identifying the patients most...
MRI identifies 'hidden' fat that puts adolescents at risk for disease
...overweight but non-diabetic individuals, 10 Type-2 diabetic
and overweight patients, and 11 normal weight, non-diabetic adolescents. The single-slice and multi-slice MRI measurements were compared and tested for correlations with anthropometric and DEXA measurements. "Single- and multi-slice MRI measureme...
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