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Pregnancy-Associated Diabetes Mellitus and Stillbirths by Race and Ethnicity among Hospitalized Pregnant Women in the United States

In this article, the authors examined national preexisting diabetes mellitus and gestational diabetes mellitus prevalence trends by race/ethnicity and the association between these conditions and fetal death.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism4 Women’s & Children’s Health5 Diabetes Mellitus2

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CME Article: Pregnancy-Associated Diabetes Mellitus and Stillbirths by Race and Ethnicity among Hospitalized Pregnant Women in the United States

Objectives: Racial disparities in preexisting diabetes mellitus (PDM) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) remain largely unexplored. We examined national PDM and GDM prevalence trends by race/ethnicity and the association between these conditions and fetal death. Methods: This was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 69,539,875 pregnancy-related hospitalizations from 2002 to 2017...

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism10 Pregnancy20

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Musculoskeletal Manifestations/Complications of Diabetes

It has been estimated that over 38 million Americans have diabetes mellitus. The cardiovascular, neurologic, and renal effects of diabetes are well-recognized; however, surprisingly little information on the musculoskeletal manifestations of this disease has been disseminated.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism4 Rheumatology and Orthopedics4

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CME Article: Vessel Sealant Devices in Thyroidectomies: An ACS-NSQIP Study

Objectives: Thyroidectomies involve meticulous dissection of a highly vascularized organ and complications may develop, such as hematoma, hypocalcemia, and even hypoparathyroidism. Because some of these complications may be fatal, we sought to identify the differences in postthyroidectomy outcomes when the use of a vessel sealant device (VSD) such, as LigaSure...

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism10

Abstract | April 6, 2022

Anchoring on Ketoacidosis in the presence of the Unforeseen Thyroid Storm

Both thyroid storm and DKA are critical sequelae of typically benign underlying conditions when there is medical compliance and appropriate follow-up with healthcare providers. However, these conditions often involve precipitating events that spark the onset of both a thyroid storm and DKA.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism12

Abstract | April 6, 2022

A Rare Case of Diabetic Myonecrosis

Diabetic myonecrosis is a rare complication of diabetes among the more commonly recognized microvascular complications of nephropathy, neuropathy, and retinopathy.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism12

Abstract | April 5, 2022

Hypoglycemia and Glucagon Utilization in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Hypoglycemia is one of the most severe and life threatening complications of insulin therapy for patients with diabetes. The risk of severe hypoglycemia is higher in children with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) when compared to the general diabetes patients.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism12

Abstract | April 5, 2022

Nutritional Management for Obese ESRD Patients Planning to Undergo Bariatric Surgery Prior to Kidney Transplantation

Patients with obesity and ESRD may undergo bariatric surgery to decrease complication rates during kidney transplantation (KT). Nutritional management for these patients may be complex; however, literature lacks specific guidelines to address these issues.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism12 Surgery & Surgical Specialties35

Abstract | April 4, 2022

A Case of Extreme Insulin Resistance in the Setting of COVID-19

Obesity and insulin resistance have been shown to be lethal comorbid conditions in COVID-19 patients. One major association being studied is insulin resistance and ACE-2 expression.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism12

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Propensity Score Matching to Determine the Impact of Metformin on All-Cause Mortality in Older Veterans with Diabetes Mellitus

Objectives: To determine whether metformin is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in older adults with diabetes mellitus as compared with insulin or sulfonylureas, and to evaluate whether the metformin cumulative exposure followed a dose-response relation. Methods: Retrospective cohort study with propensity score matching inveterans 65 years old and older with...

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism10

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