Tag: "glucose" at medical news
Controlling blood sugar in hospitalized patients saves lives
...protocols based on a patient's condition and blood glucose
level. For example, blood glucose
levels in critically ill patients will be kept as close to 110 mg/dl as possible, most likely with i...
Significant improvement noted in diabetes management using chronic care model
...ators of diabetes control, including average blood glucose
measures, levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and non...roups. Hemoglobin A1c, a measure of average blood glucose
levels over three months that is a key assessment of overall diabetes control, declined by 7.9 perce...
Higher self-awareness of memory complaints predict brain function decline
... measure brain activity by revealing the amount of glucose
metabolized by the brain as fuel. Researchers then measured how complaints were related to decline in brain activity over two years. The study found that for all participants, greater complaints of frequent forgetting were associated with a global ...
Takeda submits new drug application for extended-release type 2 diabetes medication, ACTOplus met
...in, which acts primarily by reducing the amount of glucose
produced by the liver. These medications work in ...p patients with type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose
levels. The NDA submission represents yet another milestone for Takeda, following the FDA approval...
Dangerous glucose-hungry cervical tumors can be detected using PET scans
...ts. PET scans monitor the amount of a radioactive glucose
tracer absorbed by cells, so the brightness of the image reveals how much glucose
a tumor takes up. The results of the research team's analysis indicate that PET scans can be used to...
Mayo Clinic researchers say bariatric surgery may reduce risk of heart disease
... systolic and diastolic blood pressure and fasting glucose
levels, despite a reduction in medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, Dr. Batsis says. Applying the finding about change in risk factors, the authors calculated the 10-year risk for death or cardiovascular events using r...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, March 2006
...ANT SAVINGS FOR HOSPITALS Intensive management of glucose
levels in hospitalized critically ill patients can lead to decreased utilization of hospital resources and substantial cost savings. Researchers from Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, analyzed the economic impact of an intensive glycemic management pr...
Endocrinologist-directed intervention aimed at primary care physicians improves diabetes care
...d to each physicians record of action when patient glucose
levels were high, and featured regular feedback on...ed the physicians use of therapy, and led to lower glucose
levels in their patients. Glucose levels are closely linked to the likelihood of developing diabetes...
Diabetics who control blood sugar today are more likely to have healthy feet and nerves tomorrow
...udy shows that the positive effects of tight blood glucose
control can be seen more than a decade later. At t... the U-M Neuropathy Center. "It suggests that good glucose
control clearly protects patients over the long term." The new study marks the first time that tight...
Effect of diabetes on heart may differ by ethnicity, study finds
... compared people with diabetes or impaired fasting glucose
(which means their blood sugar levels were too high) with those who had normal blood sugar levels. The investigators particularly looked at the muscle mass of the left ventricle, the part of the heart that pumps the blood through the aorta and out i...
How nice, brown rice: Study shows rice bran lowers blood pressure in rats
...host of other biochemical markers that track blood glucose
(implicated in diabetes), lipid profile, kidney function and the harmful effects of free radicals. For example, high levels of a marker called 8-OHdG indicate biological stress and genetic damage due to oxygen-based free radicals. The researchers fou...
Community-wide health program slows creep toward heart disease
...o monitored changes in total cholesterol and blood glucose
concentration, but the differences between the two communities were not significant overall. Schuit, a public health scientist with the Netherlands' National Institute of Public Health, was project director for the study. Most of the trial interventi...
Predicting cardiovascular problems in liver transplant patients
...L-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose
after fasting. They then used this data to calculate three established cardiovascular risk scores: the Framingham risk score (FRS), the German Prospective Cardiovascular Mnster Study (PROCAM), and the European Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation Proj...
Porcine islets offer promise for human diabetic patients
...tic rhesus macaque monkeys, restoring the monkeys' glucose
control and resulting in sustained insulin indepen...nonhuman primates in this study exhibited improved glucose
control and sustained insulin independence using a simpler, less toxic CD28/CD154 costimulation bloc...
Marijuana compound may help stop diabetic retinopathy
...ults and affects nearly 16 million Americans. High glucose
levels resulting from unmanaged diabetes set in motion a cascade ultimately causing the oxygen-deprived retina to grow more blood vessels. Ironically, the leaky surplus of vessels can ultimately destroy vision. Dr. Liou, who recently received a $300,...
U of M reaches milestone in diabetes research using pig islets
...f successful, transplanted islets will sense blood glucose
levels on a minute-to-minute basis and release the...propriate amount of insulin to achieve tight blood glucose
control. Insulin injections are no longer needed in recipients of successful transplants. Transplant...
Medication shows modest benefit in reducing weight, improving HDL, triglyceride levels
...sk factors, which include abnormal cholesterol and glucose
(blood sugar) levels and excess weight around the waist, according to background information in the article. Long-term weight management remains a challenge for patients and clinicians. F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Cent...
UCLA researches heart disease-glucose connection
...tistical analysis examining the connection between glucose
(blood sugar) levels and death in patients with ca...al vascular disease. Currently, doctors consider a glucose
level of 100 or less to be normal, 101126 to be impaired and above 126 to be diabetic. "Our findings...
Brain scans may predict cognitive decline in normal people
...ognitive decline. The researchers found that lower glucose
metabolism - as determined by the PET scans - was ...pecifically, the PET scans detected areas of lower glucose
metabolism in the parietal and temporal lobes of the brain, the same regions shown in many other stu...
Risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke not significantly decreased with low-fat diet
...gh-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose
and insulin did not significantly differ in the intervention vs. comparison groups. The researchers found that the diet had no significant effects on incidence of CHD, stroke, CVD, or heart attack. Trends toward greater reductions in CHD risk were ob...
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