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Doctor Ignorance About Nutrition Not Defensible

2019 08 Jul

In a commentary published in JAMA Internal Medicine 01 July 2019, Neal Barnard, M.D., emphasised the importance for physicians today to be more familiar with nutrition knowledge. Dr. Barnard, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine president, explained how some of the main health concerns – diabetes, obesity, heart disease and some cancers... Read more

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New-onset Diabetes After Acute and Critical Illness

2017 09 May

The degree of in-hospital hyperglycaemia in acute and critically ill patients increases susceptibility to new-onset diabetes after hospitalisation, according to a systematic review published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.   "We found a stepwise increase in the prevalence of new-onset diabetes, with 28 percent of patients with severe hyperglycaemia developing... Read more

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Global Study: 65% of AKI Cases Are Community Acquired

2015 16 Mar

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has presented the findings of a new global study on acute kidney injury (AKI), seen by experts as a key step forward in their efforts to eliminate preventable deaths from the condition by 2025 ('0by25 Initiative'), at its annual meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa. AKI is a worldwide problem, killing... Read more

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Greater Polytrauma Complications Risk in Diabetics

2014 21 Jul

Patients with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing complications including mortality after polytrauma compared to those that do not have previous comorbidities, according to findings published in BMC Medicine. While there is no internationally standardised definition, polytrauma refers to a condition where a person has been subjected to multiple... Read more

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Diabetic Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Intensive Insulin Therapy

2014 17 May

Diabetic patients who received intensified insulin treatment following a heart attack survived for two years longer than patients treated with standard therapy to lower glucose, in a study conducted by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.  Diabetes commonly occurs with cardiovascular complications. Heart attack and stroke... Read more

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New Study: Short-term Blood Sugar Control Protects the Kidney but not the Heart in Diabetes Patients

2013 06 Sep

An international study has shown that short-term blood sugar control in patients with diabetes has a limited effect on their risk of cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease and stroke. Conventional belief has been that high blood sugar is a major factor in cardiovascular disease. However, this latest research adds to a growing body of... Read more