January 2009

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PITUITARY, GONAD, AND ADRENAL CONDITIONS

  • Low Testosterone Concentrations in Men With Type 2 Diabetes

    Testosterone replacement therapy may ameliorate features of hypogonadism such as upper abdominal obesity, the loss of skeletal muscle, and other aspects of the metabolic syndrome like insulin resistance, inflammation, and increased cardiovascular risk.

    By Paresh Dandona, BSc, MB BS, DPhil, FRCP; Sandeep Dhindsa, MD; Anil Chandel, MD; AND Shehzad Topiwala, MD

  • Diagnosing, Managing Cushing's Disease: A Multidisciplinary Overview

    Cushing's syndrome is characterized not only by excess cortisol production but also by a loss in the diurnal rhythm of cortisol secretion

    By Daniel M. Prevedello, MD; Sue M. Challinor, MD; Nestor D. Tomycz, MD; Paul Gardner, MD; Ricardo L. Carrau, MD; Carl H. Snyderman, MD; and Amin B. Kassam, MD

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Recommendations for Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation in Diabetes Drugs: FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that manufacturers developing new drugs and biologics for type 2 diabetes provide evidence that the therapy will not increase the risk of such cardiovascular events as a my... more >

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FDA Approves Fenofibric Acid in Combination With Statins for Cholesterol Management

The FDA has approved fenofibric acid (TriLipix, Abbott) delayed-release capsules for use along with diet to help lower triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholest... more >

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Associations Revise Glycemic Recommendations for Some

Some individuals with diabetes may require less stringent glycemic control than previously recommended, but most should stick with the target goal of <7% long advised for reducing the risk of diabetes-related complications, acc... more >

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Low-Glycemic Diet Beats High-Fiber Diet for Glycemic Control

Individuals with type 2 diabetes who adhered to a diet high in low-glycemic-index foods such as nuts, beans, and lentils had greater improvement in glycemic control and risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) than individual... more >

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