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7 hrs ago | The Daily Lobo

Grant helps launch new ECHO program

With the help of a $6.4 million grant received from Helmsley Charitable Trust, UNM's Project ECHO has begun the first phase of its Endo ECHO program to fight against diabetes in New Mexico. "We are excited to get started and grateful that the Helmsley Charitable Trust saw the potential for the ECHO model to expand capacity to deliver the best care possible for patients with complex diabetes and other endocrinologic disorders," Bouchonville said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CBS Local

Group Needs Help To Create Clinic For Girls With Turner Syndrome

There are approximately 80,000 females in the United States with a disease many probably never heard of - Turner syndrome. It's a rare genetic disorder that can lead to serious health problems.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

AEI

Are patients the best judge of physician quality?

In Friday's Wall Street Journal , private practice endocrinologist Mark Sklar offers a concise summary of how many doctors feel about the changes impacting their profession. I've actually encouraged Vinod Khosla to consider offering a redline response, as Sklar captures so crisply what might be called the view of establishment medicine.

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Related Topix: Medicine

The Robesonian

Endocrinologist joins staff of Southeastern Medical Specialists

Okorodudu, a native of Houston, earned a medical degree in 2008 and completed an internal medicine residency in 2011, both from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed a fellowship in endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition as well as a master's degree in Health Science and Clinical Research, both at Duke University Medical Center in Durham in 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Nutrition, Durham, NC

Medical News

Gut hormone-drug combination therapy more effective at improving type 2 diabetes

Combined treatment with a drug that mimics the action of a gut hormone and basal insulin is more effective at improving blood sugar control than other anti-diabetic treatments, with similar rates of hypoglycaemia and greater weight loss, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet shows. "Achieving normal blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes is compromised by the adverse side effects plaguing currently available treatments.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Low Blood Sugar

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

New Promise for In-Vitro Fertilization

A single IVF cycle has about a 32% chance of resulting in a live birth, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To improve the odds, doctors often implant multiple embryos in the uterus during a single IVF cycle, leading to a high rate of twins and triplets.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Genetics, Rutgers University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CiteULike

Clinical review: Current state and future perspectives in the...

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism , Vol. 97, No. 10. , pp. 3426-3437, doi:10.1210/jc.2012-1981 The differential diagnosis of diabetes insipidus is often challenging but essential, because treatment may vary substantially.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes Insipidus, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CiteULike

Radioiodine in the Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America , Vol. 36, No. 3. , pp. 807-822, doi:10.1016/j.ecl.2007.04.006 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Related Topix: Thyroid Cancer, Health, Medicine

The Two River Times

Barnabas Health Group Welcomes Kargutkar

Barnabas Health Medical Group recently announced the addition of Smita N. Kargutkar, M.D., a board-certified endocrinologist, to its network of multispecialty physicians. Kargutkar is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and is available to see patients at offices in Long Branch, Tinton Falls and Middletown.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Tinton Falls, NJ

HON

Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds

Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests. The drug belongs to a new class of injectable medications called "glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists" , which mimic the behavior of a gut hormone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, GlucaGen Diagnostic Kit, Glucagon (generic), Low Blood Sugar, Chapel Hill, NC

PhysOrg Weblog

Combining gut hormone with insulin proves more effective at...

Combined treatment with a drug that mimics the action of a gut hormone and basal insulin is more effective at improving blood sugar control than other anti-diabetic treatments, with similar rates of hypoglycaemia and greater weight loss, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet shows. "Achieving normal blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes is compromised by the adverse side effects plaguing currently available treatments.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Low Blood Sugar, Health, Diabetes, GlucaGen Diagnostic Kit, Glucagon (generic)

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Doctoring in the Age of ObamaCare

It has been four years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, so I thought it may be useful to provide the perspective of a physician providing daily medical care. I am an endocrinologist in Washington, D.C., and have been in solo private practice for 17 years after seven years at an academic institution.

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Medical News Today

Hormones and illness behavior

Nicoletta Sonino and associates, in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , point to the importance of including illness behavior in the evaluation of patients with hormone disorders. Several endocrine disorders require prolonged or lifelong medications to prevent life-threatening consequences.

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CiteULike

Therapy of Endocrine Disease: Treatment of malignant pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma

European Journal of Endocrinology , Vol. 171, No. 3. , pp. R111-R122, doi:10.1530/eje-14-0113 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Related Topix: Pheochromocytoma, Medicine, Health

EurekAlert!

Diverse gut bacteria associated with favorable ratio of estrogen metabolites

Washington, DC-Postmenopausal women with diverse gut bacteria exhibit a more favorable ratio of estrogen metabolites, which is associated with reduced risk for breast cancer, compared to women with less microbial variation, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism . Since the 1970s, it has been known that in addition to supporting digestion, the intestinal bacteria that make up the gut microbiome influence how women's bodies process estrogen, the primary female sex hormone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Bethesda, MD, Frederick, MD

Wed Sep 10, 2014

EurekAlert!

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: 1 in 4 people with diabetes...

Diabetes has become a major public health crisis in China, with an annual projected cost of 360 billion RMB by 2030, but a new collaborative approach to care that uses registries and community support could help improve diabetes care, according to a new three-part Series about diabetes in China published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology . China has the largest number of people with diabetes of any country in the world, and the disease has reached epidemic proportions in the adult population [Paper 1].

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Diabetes Mine

Patient Voices Winner Greg Nickleski: from Engineering to Aspiring Endo

We continue to feature the excellent group of fellow PWDs chosen as winners of the 2014 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest - who will all be attending our Innovation Summit at Stanford University on scholarship this November. Today, we're exited to introduce Greg Nickleski, a 30-something type 1 who hails from the southwest suburbs of Chicago but is g etting ready to move to Miami, FL.

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Related Topix: Stanford University, Medicine, Diabetes, Health

Medical News

Study shows importance of adding illness behavior in evaluation of patients with hormone disorders

Nicoletta Sonino and associates, in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , point to the importance of including illness behavior in the evaluation of patients with hormone disorders. Several endocrine disorders require prolonged or lifelong medications to prevent life-threatening consequences.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Aeterna Zentaris: A Risk Worth Taking

NDA for Macrilen, a diagnostic for adult growth hormone deficiency, is currently awaiting decision, with a PDUFA date of November 5, 2014. The annual market opportunity is approx $200m.

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Related Topix: Biotech, AEterna Zentaris, Oncology, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Cancer, Health

Mon Sep 08, 2014

CiteULike

Insulin begets insulin

European Journal of Endocrinology , Vol. 141, No. 2. , pp. 95-97, doi:10.1530/eje.0.1410095 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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