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B L Frehner, I M Reichler, S Keller, S Goericke-Pesch, O Balogh
Bitches with dystocia most often present with clinical signs of uterine inertia (UI). The aetiology of myometrial dysfunction in most of these cases is still not elucidated. We compared blood ionized calcium (iCa) and glucose concentrations in bitches diagnosed with primary UI (PUI, n = 14), secondary UI (SUI, n = 6) or obstructive dystocia (OD, n = 6), and we described their haematology profiles. Bitches diagnosed with UI had a patent birth canal and delivered no puppies yet (PUI) or only part of the whole litter (SUI)...
March 14, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Mohammed Qadori, Elmira Flem, Terese Bekkevold, Henrik Døllner, Ann Marit Gilje, Astrid Rojahn, Ketil Størdal
AIM: Using routine blood sampling in a gastroenteritis diagnostic work-up is debatable. This study examined the relationship between the severity of acute gastroenteritis and blood test abnormalities. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled children under five years referred for outpatient or inpatient management for gastroenteritis from February 2014 to April 2016. The four study hospitals cared for 30% of Norwegian children. The severity of gastroenteritis was assessed using Vesikari scores...
March 13, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
Nuria Alcubierre, Esmeralda Castelblanco, Montserrat Martínez-Alonso, Minerva Granado-Casas, Aureli Esquerda, Alicia Traveset, Dolores Martinez-Gonzalez, Josep Franch-Nadal, Didac Mauricio
BACKGROUND: In this cross-sectional study, we assessed the possible association of vitamin D deficiency with self-reported treatment satisfaction and health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We performed a sub-analysis of a previous study and included a total of 292 type 2 diabetic patients. We evaluated treatment satisfaction and health-related quality of life through specific tools: the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire and the Audit of Diabetes-Dependent Quality of Life...
March 12, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Ana Margarida Monteiro, Olinda Marques, Sofia Martins, Ana Antunes
The authors report a case of a 15-year-old girl with hypopituitarism due to pituitary stalk interruption syndrome diagnosed in the neonatal period. The patient was admitted to the emergency room with impaired consciousness and hypoglycaemia. The day before, she increased her water intake to about 1.5 L to perform a pelvic ultrasound. In the following hours, she developed vomiting and food refusal. Blood analysis revealed hypoglycaemia, hyponatraemia, decreased serum osmolality and normal urinary density. Hyponatraemia and adrenal crisis were managed with a gradual but slow resolution of consciousness and electrolytic balance...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Rachel T McGrath, Sarah J Glastras, Emma S Scott, Samantha L Hocking, Gregory R Fulcher
Metformin is increasingly being used a therapeutic option for the management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The aim of this study was to compare the maternal characteristics and perinatal outcomes of women with GDM treated with metformin (with or without supplemental insulin) with those receiving other management approaches. A retrospective, case-control study was carried out and 83 women taking metformin were matched 1:1 with women receiving insulin or diet and lifestyle modification alone. Women managed with diet and lifestyle modification had a significantly lower fasting plasma glucose ( p < 0...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
S Fredheim, P Foli Andersen, G Laerkholm, J Svensson, C B Juhl, B Olsen, K Pilgaard, J Johannesen
AIM: We investigated children's counter regulatory hormone profiles during a hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemic clamp procedure at day and night. METHODS: In 2013 we assessed the counter regulatory response to hypoglycaemia in eight outpatients with type 1 diabetes, recruited from the Herlev Hospital, Denmark, at a mean age of 9.6 ±2.3 years. Hyperinsulinaemic 80 mU/m2 /min clamps were performed with a stepwise reduction in plasma glucose from euglycaemia (7-9 mmol/L) to hypoglycaemia (<3...
March 8, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
Peter J Watkinson, Vicki S Barber, J Duncan Young
BACKGROUND: Observational and interventional studies in patients with both acute medical conditions and long-standing diabetes have shown that improved blood glucose control confers a survival advantage or reduces complication rates. Policies of "tight" glycaemic control were rapidly adopted by many general intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide in the mid 00's, even though the results of the studies were not generalizable to mixed medical/surgical ICUs with different intravenous feeding policies...
March 8, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
Eleonora Malerba, Michela Mazzarino, Francesca Del Baldo, Sara Corradini, Gaia Carotenuto, Massimo Giunti, Federico Fracassi
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of lispro insulin for the treatment of feline diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Times to resolution of hyperglycaemia, ketosis and acidosis were compared between cats treated with continuous rate infusion (CRI) of lispro insulin and cats treated with CRI of regular insulin. Methods Client-owned cats with naturally occurring DKA, newly diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) or already receiving treatment for DM, were included. Diagnosis of DKA involved the presence of at least two clinical signs consistent with DKA (eg, polyuria/polydipsia, anorexia, severe lethargy, vomiting and dehydration), blood glucose (BG) concentration >13...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Antonio Rodriguez-Poncelas, Joan Barrot-de la-Puente, Gabriel Coll de Tuero, Carles López-Arpí, Bogdan Vlacho, Flora Lopéz-Simarro, Xavier Mundet Tudurí, Josep Franch-Nadal
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess glycaemic control and prescribing practices of antihyperglycaemic treatment in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 aged 75 years or older. METHODS: We analysed data from health electronic records from 4,581 persons attended at primary healthcare centres of the Institut Català de la Salut (ICS), in the Girona Sud area of Catalonia, Spain, during 2013 and 2016. Variables such as age, gender, body mass index (BMI), diabetes duration, age at diabetes diagnosis, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), creatinine, glomerular filtrate rate and the albumin/creatinine ratio in urine were collected...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Ágnes Molnár, Attila Patócs, István Likó, Gábor Nyírő, Károly Rácz, Miklós Tóth, Beatrix Sármán
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid resistance is a rare, sporadic or familial condition caused by mutation of the gene encoding the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Clinically it is characterized by symptoms developed due to local, tissue-specific, or generalized partial insensitivity to glucocorticoids. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old woman was evaluated because of infertility at the Endocrine Unit of the 2nd Department of Medicine, Semmelweis University. During her laboratory investigations, elevated serum and salivary cortisol were observed which failed to be suppressed after administration of 1 mg dexamethasone...
March 6, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
Ahmed Iqbal, Peter Novodvorsky, Simon R Heller
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic autoimmune condition that requires life-long administration of insulin. Optimal management of T1DM entails a good knowledge and understanding of this condition both by the physician and the patient. Recent introduction of novel insulin preparations, technological advances in insulin delivery and glucose monitoring, such as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and continuous glucose monitoring and improved understanding of the detrimental effects of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia offer new opportunities and perspectives in T1DM management...
February 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
Kamlesh Khunti, Sudesna Chatterjee, Hertzel C Gerstein, Sophia Zoungas, Melanie J Davies
Sulphonylureas have been commercially available since the 1950s, but their use continues to be associated with controversy. Although adverse cardiovascular outcomes in some observational studies have raised concerns about sulphonylureas, findings from relatively recent, robust, and high-quality systematic reviews have indicated no increased risk of all-cause mortality associated with sulphonylureas compared with other active treatments. Results from large, multicentre, randomised controlled trials such as the UK Prospective Diabetes Study and ADVANCE have confirmed the microvascular benefits of sulphonylureas, a reduction in the incidence or worsening of nephropathy and retinopathy, and no increase in all-cause mortality, although whether these benefits were due to sulphonylurea therapy and not an overall glucose-lowering effect could not be confirmed...
February 28, 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Hui Yi Ng, Alexia Pape
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March 5, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
Franco Cosmi, Li Shen, Michela Magnoli, William T Abraham, Inder S Anand, John G Cleland, Jay N Cohn, Deborah Cosmi, Giorgia De Berardis, Kenneth Dickstein, Maria Grazia Franzosi, Lars Gullestad, Pardeep S Jhund, John Kjekshus, Lars Køber, Vito Lepore, Giuseppe Lucisano, Aldo P Maggioni, Serge Masson, John J V McMurray, Antonio Nicolucci, Vito Petrarolo, Fabio Robusto, Lidia Staszewsky, Luigi Tavazzi, Roberto Teli, Gianni Tognoni, John Wikstrand, Roberto Latini
AIMS: Up to one-third of patients with diabetes mellitus and heart failure (HF) are treated with insulin. As insulin causes sodium retention and hypoglycaemia, its use might be associated with worse outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined two datasets: 24 012 patients with HF from four large randomized trials and an administrative database of 4 million individuals, 103 857 of whom with HF. In the former, survival was examined using Cox proportional hazards models adjusted for baseline variables and separately for propensity scores...
February 28, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
Bernhard Ludvik, Juan P Frías, Francisco J Tinahones, Julio Wainstein, Honghua Jiang, Kenneth E Robertson, Luis-Emilio García-Pérez, D Bradley Woodward, Zvonko Milicevic
BACKGROUND: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists and sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors improve glycaemic control and reduce bodyweight in patients with type 2 diabetes through different mechanisms. We assessed the safety and efficacy of the addition of the once-weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist dulaglutide to the ongoing treatment regimen in patients whose diabetes is inadequately controlled with SGLT2 inhibitors, with or without metformin. METHODS: AWARD-10 was a phase 3b, double-blind, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled, 24-week study done at 40 clinical sites in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, Spain, and the USA...
February 23, 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Anna C Tottman, Frank H Bloomfield, Barbara E Cormack, Jane E Harding, M Atif Mohd Slim, Abigail F Weston, Jane M Alsweiler
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether changes to early nutrition are associated with levels of glycaemia in very preterm infants. METHODS: A retrospective, observational study of infants <1,500 grams or <30 weeks' gestation admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care, National Women's Hospital, NZ, before (Old Protocol) and after (New Protocol) a change in nutritional protocol. Nutritional intakes were calculated and averaged by day for postnatal days 1-7 (Week 1) and 1-28 (Month 1)...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Byoung Hoon You, Young-Won Chin, Hojun Kim, Han Seok Choi, Young Hee Choi
The synergistic activity of Houttuynia cordata ethanol extract (HCT) and metformin combination in diabetic rats has been previously reported, but the fundamental causes remain unsolved. Organic cation transporters (OCTs) and multidrug and toxin extrusion proteins (MATEs) transport metformin to the liver and kidneys. Therefore, pharmacological activity and systemic exposure of metformin in HCT-metformin combination were determined from pharmacokinetic change and glucose-lowering activity using in vitro HEK-293 cells expressing human OCTs or human MATEs and in vivo rats...
February 26, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
M E Trautmann, J Vora
As Type 2 diabetes progresses, treatment is intensified with additional therapies in an effort to manage hyperglycaemia effectively and therefore avoid complications. When greater efficacy is required, options for injectable treatments include glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and insulin, which may be added on to oral glucose-lowering treatments. Among individuals receiving long-acting basal insulin as their first injectable treatment, ~40-60% are unable to achieve or maintain their target HbA1c goals...
February 25, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
Shin-Ichi Harashima, Nobuya Inagaki, Kazuoki Kondo, Nobuko Maruyama, Makiko Otsuka, Yutaka Kawaguchi, Yumi Watanabe
Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) are antihyperglycaemic agents with weight-lowering effects. The efficacy and safety of the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin as add-on therapy in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and inadequate glycaemic control with a GLP-1RA (≥12 weeks) were evaluated in this phase IV study. Patients received canagliflozin 100 mg once daily for 52 weeks. Efficacy endpoints included the change in glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), bodyweight, systolic blood pressure (SBP), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) from baseline to Week 52...
February 23, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Cristian Guja, Juan P Frías, Aniko Somogyi, Serge Jabbour, Hui Wang, Elise Hardy, Julio Rosenstock
AIMS: To compare the efficacy and safety of adding the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist exenatide once weekly (QW) 2 mg or placebo among patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled despite titrated insulin glargine (IG) ± metformin. METHODS: This multicentre, double-blind study randomized (1:1) patients with persistent hyperglycaemia after 8-week IG titration (glycated haemoglobin [HbA1c] 7.0-10.5% [53-91 mmol/mol]) to exenatide QW or placebo...
February 23, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
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