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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...

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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...

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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...

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CME Article: Risk of Silent Myocardial Infarction in Prediabetic Patients: A Case-Control Study in a Veteran Population

Objectives: In the management of cardiovascular disease, it is important to identify patients at risk early on, to provide interventions to prevent the disease and its complications. The goal of our study was to investigate the association between glucose levels and silent myocardial infarction (SMI) among patients, who consisted of...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease16 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism10

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Incidence of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer in Florida by Histology, 2001–2015: Analysis of Trends

Objectives: Because the population in Florida is 25.6% Hispanic, it is possible to evaluate the influence of race and ethnicity within clinically relevant subgroups of women with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), including histology and tumor grade. This study explores racial/ethnic disparities in the incidence of EOC in Florida by histology...

Posted in: Ovarian Disorders And Female Reproductive Health2 Ovarian Disorders2

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CME Article: Association of Hypertension and Hyperthyroidism in a Subspecialty Clinic and a National Database

Objective: Hypertension can cause significant morbidity and reduced life expectancy. Most patients with hypertension have primary hypertension; however, 10% to 15% have secondary hypertension. Endocrine disorders as a secondary cause occur in approximately 10% of patients with secondary hypertension, and thyroid disorders account for approximately 1% of all patients with...

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism10 Hypertension3

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Are Salt Tablets Effective in the Treatment of Euvolemic Hyponatremia?

Objectives: There is limited evidence for the use of salt tablets in the treatment of hyponatremia. This retrospective study evaluated the effectiveness of salt tablet administration in euvolemic hyponatremia.Methods: This was a single-center, retrospective cohort study. Information on patients’ demographics, clinical characteristics, and laboratory data were collected for retrospective review....

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism10

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When to Worry about Cancer: Concurrent Carcinoma and Recurrence in Borderline Ovarian Tumors

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to identify and assess the factors associated with concurrent carcinoma and recurrence in women with epithelial borderline ovarian tumors.Methods: The cancer and pathology databases at a tertiary care academic cancer center were queried for all borderline ovarian tumors from 2005 to 2015. Cases...

Posted in: Medical Oncology19 Ovarian Disorders And Female Reproductive Health2 Gynecologic Cancer5 Ovarian Disorders2

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Outcomes in an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic in Rural Primary Care

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary diabetes team model of care in assisting patients to achieve improved glucose control in a primary care rural setting.Methods: A family medicine clinic at a rural university medical center developed an interdisciplinary diabetes team clinic composed...

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism10 Diabetes Mellitus2

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Children’s Age, Family Conflict, and Children’s HbA1c: Are Girls and Boys Different?

Objective: This study examined the relation between children’s sex, age, family conflict, and children’s glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). Methods: Parents of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus were recruited from the diabetes clinic of a midwestern children’s hospital. The survey included demographics and the Diabetes Family Conflict Scale (DFCS). The...

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