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Executive Health Management

Advancing the Understanding and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

2020 09 Mar

Prof. Daniel Drucker is a clinician-scientist who develops treatments for diabetes, obesity, and intestinal disorders. A pioneer in diabetes treatment, Prof. Drucker’s work has provided important insights leading to the development of new drugs for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Currently, his laboratory at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum focuses... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA 2019: MRI Reveals Brain Damage in Obese Teens

2019 25 Nov

An imaging study reveals obesity amongst young people may be due to brain changes that affect important regions responsible for control of appetite and emotions. There is a pattern of brain damage which, according to researchers, has to do with some inflammatory markers like leptin, a hormone made by fat cells that helps regulate energy levels... Read more

ICU Management

Obesity and Nutrition in Critical Illness

2019 26 Sep

The role of nutrition in obese critically ill patients and an overview of the clinical guidelines for nutrition provision in this patient population. Introduction   The World Health Organization defines obesity as an excess of abdominal fat that poses an increased risk to health. Characterised by a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m2, obesity... Read more

ICU Management

Energy Balance in Obese, Mechanically Ventilated Patients in ICU

2019 10 Sep

Clinical evidence shows that overfeeding critically ill patients is associated with poor outcomes. Obesity is a major challenge in ICU patients because of the comorbidities and anomalies associated with it. Determining an appropriate dose of enteral nutrition is difficult in this patient population and the risk of overfeeding quite high.  An... Read more

Cardiology Management

#ESCCongress: PURE Findings Show CV Events Are Explained by Risk Factors

2019 04 Sep

Late breaking results from the 21-country PURE study were presented at the ESC Congress 2019 this week. The findings are published in The Lancet .  Nearly seven in ten cases of cardiovascular disease can be explained by risk factors such as high blood pressure, low education, smoking, dyslipidaemia, poor diet, abdominal obesity, strength and... Read more

Executive Health Management

Sex & Gender Impacts in Cardiovascular Disease: A “Typical” Presentation of Cardiovascular Disease?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Differences in sex and gender may account for gaps in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, but at the same time, it also gives the opportunity for personalised sex and gender-specific medicine.   Typical presentations in medicine are defined in ways that health care professionals can draw on past experiences and education... Read more

Executive Health Management

Top Target Treatments infographic

2019 22 May

Top target treatments and application of personalised medicine in healthcare Read more

ICU Management

Study: obesity improves short-term survival in sepsis

2019 16 Apr

In a large cohort study of 55,038 adults hospitalised with sepsis, short-term mortality (death or hospice) was lower in overweight and obese patients compared with those with normal body mass indices (both unadjusted and adjusted analyses). These findings highlight the need for well-conducted prospective clinical trials that assess obesity’s impact... Read more

Cardiology Management

Strength training may lower diabetes risk in obesity

2019 20 Mar

New findings reported in the Journal of Endocrinology suggest that strength training may be a fast and effective way to reduce the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.     The findings are from a study that examined the effects of strength-based exercise on liver fat accumulation, blood glucose regulation and markers... Read more