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1 Liraglutide promotes natriuresis but does not increase circulating levels of atrial natriuretic peptide in hypertensive subjects with type 2 diabetes Diabetes Care, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Low serum adiponectin levels are associated with reduced insulin sensitivity and lipid disturbances in short children born small for gestational age Clinical Endocrinology, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Risk of cardiovascular disease: The effects of diabetes and anti-diabetic drugs — A nested case–control study International Journal of Cardiology, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Relationship between sleep duration and cause-specific mortality in diabetic men and women based on self-reports Sleep and Biological Rhythms, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Type 2 diabetes and incidence of cardiovascular diseases: a cohort study in 1·9 million people The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Duration of participation in continuous quality improvement: a key factor explaining improved delivery of Type 2 diabetes services Full Text BMC Health Services Research, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Preliminary whole-exome sequencing reveals mutations that imply common tumorigenicity pathways in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 patients Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Increased expression of M-CSF and IL-13 in vitreous of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy: Implications for M2 macrophage-involving fibrovascular membrane formation British Journal of Ophthalmology, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Retinol-binding protein 4 as a novel risk factor for cardiovascular disease in patients with coronary artery disease and hyperinsulinemia The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, November 25, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

10 Costing of diabetes mellitus type II in Cambodia Full Text Health Economics Review, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

11 The effects of acupuncture after thyroid surgery: A randomized, controlled trial Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

12 A novel, ultrarapid parathyroid hormone assay to distinguish parathyroid from nonparathyroid tissue Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Streamlining variability in hospital charges for standard thyroidectomy: Developing a strategy to decrease waste Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Surgeon volume and adequacy of thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Fibromyalgia symptoms and medication requirements respond to parathyroidectomy Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Parathyroid carcinoma in more than 1,000 patients: A population-level analysis Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

17 The importance of sonographic landmarks by transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography in post-thyroidectomy vocal cord assessment Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

18 The utility of lymph node mapping sonogram and thyroglobulin surveillance in post thyroidectomy papillary thyroid cancer patients Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Preoperative laryngoscopy in thyroid surgery: Do patients subjective voice complaints matter Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Expression of the embryonic morphogen in differentiated thyroid carcinomas: Immunohistochemistry assay in tissue microarray and The Cancer Genome Atlas data analysis Surgery, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

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Vildegliptin superior to glimepiride when added to metformin

As reported in Metabolism, addition of vildegliptin (50 mg bid) to metformin in T2DM patients inadequately controlled on metformin alone was superior to the addition of glimepiride (2 mg tid) to metformin. Patients on the vildegliptin + metformin regimen lost more weight, had an improved lipid profile, had increased insulin sensitivity, and decreased post-prandial lipemia and insulinemia compared to patients on the glimepiride + metformin regimen.

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of GDM

As reported in Acta Diabetologica, the OR for developing gestational diabetes mellitus was 1.48 for each 1 SD decrease in the 25OHD level. A decrease in 25OHD was also shown to be associated with increased insulin resistance in the second trimester.

Decreased survival in diabetic patients with pancreatic cancer

As reported in the British Journal of Cancer, patients with diabetes (n=62) are at increased risk of death from pancreatic cancer overall (HR=1.52) and within 3 years of diagnosis (HR=1.45).


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