Category Archives: Endocrinology

Recommendations focus on managing thyroid disease in pregnancy

Treating thyroid disease during pregnancy can benefit the mother, fetus, and the intellectual development of the child, according to the introduction to the newest guidelines from the American Thyroid Association Task Force on Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum. Of particular concern is detecting and treating subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), in… 

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New mechanisms of hypertension in pregnancy help determine patients at risk

A new review sheds some light on some of the potential metabolic and endocrine causes of preeclampsia, which is one of the most common conditions complicating pregnancy. Preeclampsia, which is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, can cause strokes, kidney and liver damage, and death. “Endothelial… 

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Not all oral type 2 diabetes medications are created equally; advice for starting monotherapy

While all of the oral medications approved to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) effectively lower blood glucose, each medication’s effects on other clinical events vary. The costs of these drugs also vary. A recent study of 254,973 T2DM patients who were newly initiated on oral hypoglycemic monotherapy examined prescribing… 

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