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#1
Zuhayer Ahmed, Indrajit Prasad, Hafizur Rahman, Jalil Ansari, Khaled Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Though insulin has no upper limit in dosage, we do not encounter very high dose requirements too often. The reported case is the first in Bangladesh to require more than 1000 international units (IU) of subcutaneous insulin per day. CASE PRESENTATION: A 44-year old male diabetic patient from Bangladesh presented with unusually uncontrolled diabetes mellitus due to extreme insulin resistance. Despite dramatic increase in insulin step by step up to 1110 IU of concomitant short and intermediate acting insulin per day by subcutaneous route, his blood glucose remained over 12 mmol/L persistently, in all the fasting, pre-prandial, postprandial and random samples...
June 2016: Rom J Diabetes Nutr Metab Dis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905912/effect-of-sitagliptin-on-blood-glucose-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-who-are-treatment-naive-or-poorly-responsive-to-existing-antidiabetic-drugs-the-jamp-study
#2
Hiroshi Sakura, Naotake Hashimoto, Kazuo Sasamoto, Hiroshi Ohashi, Sumiko Hasumi, Noriko Ujihara, Tadasu Kasahara, Osamu Tomonaga, Hideo Nunome, Masashi Honda, Yasuhiko Iwamoto
BACKGROUND: To investigate the ameliorating effect of sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, on blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who were previously untreated with or who have a poor responsive to existing antidiabetic drugs. METHODS: Sitagliptin (50 mg/day) was added on to the pre-existing therapy for type 2 diabetes and changes in the glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level after 3 months of treatment were compared with the baseline and performed exploratory analysis...
December 1, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882107/effects-of-sitagliptin-as-initial-therapy-in-newly-diagnosed-elderly-type-2-diabetics-a-randomized-controlled-study
#3
Xiaoyan Xiao, Xiaopei Cui, Jianbo Zhang, Zhenxia Han, Yu Xiao, Nan Chen, Baoying Li, Mei Cheng, Haiqing Gao, Kuanxiao Tang
The objective of this study was to investigate the characteristics of blood glycemic excursion, incretins and pancreatic hormone secretion in elderly people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and to study the effects of sitagliptin on glycemic excursion in these subjects. A total of 129 newly diagnosed T2DM patients were enrolled in the study from March 2012 to August 2013. Clinical data, serum incretin, pancreatic hormone and continuous glucose monitoring data were collected. Among these subjects, elderly patients (NEDM) randomly received metformin combined with sitagliptin phosphate or glimepiride for 24 weeks...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866224/the-beneficial-effects-of-empagliflozin-an-sglt2-inhibitor-on-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-mice-fed-a-western-diet
#4
Ji Hye Han, Tae Jung Oh, Ghayoung Lee, Hyo Jin Maeng, Dong Hwa Lee, Kyoung Min Kim, Sung Hee Choi, Hak Chul Jang, Hye Seung Lee, Kyong Soo Park, Young-Bum Kim, Soo Lim
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: A recent large clinical study has shown that empagliflozin has a lower rate of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality when compared with placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes. We investigated the effect of empagliflozin (compared with glimepiride) on the progression of atherosclerosis, and its possible mechanisms of action. METHODS: Forty-eight 5-week-old male ApoE (-/-) mice were fed a western diet for 20 weeks and divided into four groups: control (saline, 154 mmol/l NaCl), glimepiride 0...
November 19, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832452/clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-antihyperglycemic-medications-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#5
REVIEW
Fatemeh Akhlaghi, Kelly L Matson, Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour, Meghan Kelly, Asieh Karimani
The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among children and adolescents has been rising. This condition is associated with obesity, and it's prevalence is higher among minority or female youth. Lifestyle modification including diet and exercise is only successful in a small proportion of patients; therefore, pharmacotherapy approaches are needed to treat T2DM among youth. Currently, in the USA, only metformin and insulin are approved for the treatment of T2DM in children. However, several antihyperglycemic agents including exenatide, glimepiride, glyburide, liraglutide, pioglitazone, and rosiglitazone are also used off-label in this population...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829515/primary-degradation-of-antidiabetic-drugs
#6
Marta Markiewicz, Christian Jungnickel, Stefan Stolte, Anna Białk-Bielińska, Jolanta Kumirska, Wojciech Mrozik
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease affecting a large portion of the world population and is treated by orally administered drugs. Since these drugs are often taken in high doses and are excreted unchanged or partially metabolised many of them are nowadays detected in surface waters or wastewater treatment plants effluents. Unmetabolised antidiabetics or some of their transformation products retain their pharmacological activity, therefore their presence in the environment is highly undesired. One of the main routes of elimination from wastewaters or surface waters is biodegradation...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823868/effects-of-glimepiride-versus-saxagliptin-on-%C3%AE-cell-function-and-hypoglycemia-a-post-hoc-analysis-in-older-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-inadequately-controlled-with-metformin
#7
Shira Perl, William Cook, Cheryl Wei, Peter Ohman, Boaz Hirshberg
PURPOSE: The management of hyperglycemia is challenging in older patients with type 2 diabetes owing to excess fragility and risk for adverse outcomes should hypoglycemia episodes occur. We evaluated baseline β-cell function as a potential risk factor for the development of hypoglycemia when saxagliptin or glimepiride was added in patients aged ≥65 years whose type 2 diabetes was poorly controlled on stable metformin monotherapy. METHODS: A post hoc analysis of data from the GENERATION (Efficacy and Tolerability of Saxagliptin Compared with Glimepiride in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized, Controlled Study) trial, which enrolled 720 patients aged ≥65 years, was conducted...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817216/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-dapagliflozin-versus-glimepiride-as-monotherapy-in-chinese-population-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#8
Hui Shao, Suodi Zhai, Dajin Zou, Mohammed Umer Mir, Nadine K Zawadzki, Qian Shi, Shuqian Liu, Lizheng Shi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term cost-effectiveness of dapagliflozin (a novel sodium-glucose co-transporter -2 inhibitor) versus glimepiride (a widely used sulfonylurea), when applied as monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in China. METHODS: Literature screening, meta-analysis and indirect comparison were used to evaluate the efficacy and safety between dapagliflozin and glimepiride. Direct medication costs and medical expenditure on treating diabetes related comorbidities were calculated based on published and local source and reported in 2015 Chinese Renminbi (RMB)...
November 5, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809246/urinary-metabolomic-profiling-in-zucker-diabetic-fatty-rats-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-treated-with-glimepiride-metformin-and-their-combination
#9
Yu Dong, Yi-Tao Chen, Yuan-Xiao Yang, Dan Shou, Chang-Yu Li
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a high incidence metabolic disease. Glimepiride, metformin, and their combination are the most commonly used therapeutics for T2DM in the clinic, but little is known about the metabolic responses of these therapies. In this study, ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC/ESI-QTOF-MS)-based metabolomics was applied to detect changes in the urinary metabolomic profile of Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats in response to these treatments...
October 31, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749986/insulin-secretagogues-for-prevention-or-delay-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-its-associated-complications-in-persons-at-increased-risk-for-the-development-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#10
REVIEW
Bianca Hemmingsen, David Peick Sonne, Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Bernd Richter
BACKGROUND: The projected rise in the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) could develop into a substantial health problem worldwide. Whether insulin secretagogues (sulphonylureas and meglitinide analogues) are able to prevent or delay T2DM and its associated complications in people at risk for the development of T2DM is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of insulin secretagogues on the prevention or delay of T2DM and its associated complications in people with impaired glucose tolerance, impaired fasting blood glucose, moderately elevated glycosylated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) or any combination of these...
October 17, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725191/i4-a-synthetic-anti-diabetes-agent-attenuates-atherosclerosis-through-its-lipid-lowering-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-apoptosis-properties
#11
Lingman Ma, Lifen Qian, Qidi Ying, Yan Zhang, Changlin Zhou, Guanzhong Wu
Here, we investigated whether I4, which was initially developed as a hypoglycemic agent, possesses anti-atherosclerotic activity and attempted to elucidate the probable mechanism of action underlying this activity. ApoE(-/-) mice were fed a Western diet and simultaneously administered I4, glimepiride, or pioglitazone once daily for 12 weeks, and the atherosclerotic vascular lesions, lipid content, and expression levels of LOX-1, ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and Bax/Bcl-2 in mouse aortas were assessed. RAW264.7 macrophage-derived foam cells were obtained via ox-LDL stimulation to investigate the lipid-lowering, anti-atherosclerotic inflammation and anti-apoptotic effect of I4...
October 8, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711199/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-effects-of-sitagliptin-and-glimepiride-on-endothelial-function-and-metabolic-parameters-sapporo-athero-incretin-study-1-sais1
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Hiroshi Nomoto, Hideaki Miyoshi, Tomoo Furumoto, Koji Oba, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Atsushi Inoue, Tatsuya Atsumi, Naoki Manda, Yoshio Kurihara, Shin Aoki
OBJECTIVES: The DPP-4 inhibitors are incretin-related drugs that improve hyperglycemia in a glucose-dependent manner and have been reported to exert favorable effects on atherosclerosis. However, it has not been fully elucidated whether DPP-4 inhibitors are able to improve endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes. Therefore, we investigated the efficacy of sitagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor, on endothelial function and glycemic metabolism compared with that of the sulfonylurea glimepiride...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705028/type-2-diabetes-and-metabolic-syndrome-adipokine-levels-and-effect-of-drugs
#13
Rabia Farooq, Shajrul Amin, M Hayat Bhat, Rawoof Malik, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Sabhiya Majid
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a consequence of complex interactions among multiple genetic variants and environmental risk factors. This complex disorder is also characterized by changes in various adipokines. In this study, our objective was to estimate the levels of adiponectin, leptin, and resistin (ALR) in T2DM patients, besides studying the effect of various drugs on their levels. Study participants included 400 diabetic and 300 normal patients from the Department of Endocrinology and Department of Biochemistry, Govt Medical College Srinagar...
October 5, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640062/insulin-monotherapy-compared-with-the-addition-of-oral-glucose-lowering-agents-to-insulin-for-people-with-type-2-diabetes-already-on-insulin-therapy-and-inadequate-glycaemic-control
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REVIEW
Rimke C Vos, Mariëlle Jp van Avendonk, Hanneke Jansen, Alexander N Goudswaard, Maureen van den Donk, Kees Gorter, Anneloes Kerssen, Guy Ehm Rutten
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether people with type 2 diabetes mellitus on insulin monotherapy who do not achieve adequate glycaemic control should continue insulin as monotherapy or can benefit from adding oral glucose-lowering agents to the insulin therapy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of insulin monotherapy compared with the addition of oral glucose-lowering agents to insulin monotherapy for people with type 2 diabetes already on insulin therapy and inadequate glycaemic control...
September 18, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600862/efficacy-and-safety-of-canagliflozin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-living-in-hot-climates
#15
Mathew John, Sonia Cerdas, Rafael Violante, Chaicharn Deerochanawong, Mohamed Hassanein, April Slee, William Canovatchel, Gill Hamilton
AIMS: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have increased risk of adverse events (AEs; e.g. dehydration, hypoglycaemia) in hot weather. This analysis assessed the efficacy and safety of canagliflozin, a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, in patients with T2DM who live in hot climates. METHODS: This post hoc analysis evaluated patients with T2DM using pooled data from four 26-week, placebo-controlled studies (N=2,313) and data from a 104-week, active-controlled study (add-on to metformin vs glimepiride; N=1,450)...
September 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600499/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-liraglutide-added-to-metformin-in-patients-with-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#16
Jianqiu Gu, Xin Meng, Yan Guo, Lei Wang, Hongzhi Zheng, Yixuan Liu, Bingshu Wu, Difei Wang
Liraglutide, a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor agonist, has showed favorable effects in the glycaemic control and weight reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy and safety of liraglutide added to metformin with other treatments in patients with T2DM. A systematic literature search on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and the Cochrane library databases were performed. Eligible studies were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of patients with T2DM who received the combination treatment of liraglutide and metformin...
September 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599639/evaluation-of-the-relaxant-effect-of-levetiracetam-on-isolated-rat-duodenum
#17
Hesham A Salem, Muhammad Y Al-Shorbagy
Levetiracetam (LEV) is an approved drug for the treatment of some epileptic disorders. With few and controversial reports addressing its possible pharmacodynamic interactions, the current study aimed at studying the effect of LEV on isolated rat duodenal strips to enlighten its possible intestinal adverse effects using the isolated smooth muscle strips of rat duodenum. LEV showed a dose-dependent inhibition in KCl (80 mm)-induced contractions in normal Tyrode's solution. Moreover, preincubation with LEV (3 mm) in K(+) -rich/Ca(2+) -free medium led to a significant decrease in the maximum contractions (Emax ) coupled to a right shift of the cumulative CaCl2 concentration curves implying a possible Ca(2+) channel blocking potential...
September 7, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592478/evaluation-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-gluconovax-tablet-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#18
Zubair Ali, Muhammad Daniyal, Ismailov S I, Khan Usmanghani, Safila Naveed
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a chronic metabolic disease regarded as insulin resistance and progressive failure of β cells. Beta cells secretagogues are useful to reach satisfactory glycemic control. Glimepiride is a second-generation sulfonylurea excites pancreatic beta cells to discharge insulin. Glimepiride may be safer to use in patients with cardiovascular disease due to lack of destructive effects on ischemic preconditioning. It is effective in dropping fasting plasma glucose (FPG), postprandial glucose and glycated hemoglobin levels and is a useful and cost-effective option treatment for the management of T2D...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579151/nigella-sativa-relieves-the-altered-insulin-receptor-signaling-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-fed-with-a-high-fat-diet
#19
Mahmoud Balbaa, Marwa El-Zeftawy, Doaa Ghareeb, Nabil Taha, Abdel Wahab Mandour
The black cumin (Nigella sativa) "NS" or the black seeds have many pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antihypertensive, and antidiabetic properties. In this work, streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats fed with a high-fat diet were treated daily with NS oil (NSO) in order to study the effect on the blood glucose, lipid profile, oxidative stress parameters, and the gene expression of some insulin receptor-induced signaling molecules. This treatment was combined also with some drugs (metformin and glimepiride) and the insulin receptor inhibitor I-OMe-AG538...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575011/vildagliptin-reduces-plasma-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-compared-with-glimepiride
#20
Kyeong Seon Park, SooHeon Kwak, Young Min Cho, Kyong Soo Park, Hak C Jang, Seong Yeon Kim, Hye Seung Jung
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors might have pleiotropic protective effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD), in contrast to sulfonylureas. Therefore, we compared various CVD risk factors between vildagliptin and glimepiride. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a randomized, prospective and crossover trial. A total of 16 patients with type 2 diabetes whose glycated hemoglobin was >7% were randomized to add vildagliptin or glimepiride. After 12-week treatment, each drug was replaced with the other for another 12 weeks...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
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