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Gordon W Bates, Richard S Legro
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) has been associated with numerous reproductive and metabolic abnormalities. Despite tremendous advances in the management of reproductive dysfunction, insight into the metabolic implications of PCOS is limited by the lack of uniform diagnostic criteria, the heterogeneity of the condition and the presence of confounders including obesity. Obesity clearly has a role in long term health and may best predict both reproductive and metabolic dysfunction as well as negatively affect the response to treatment in women with PCOS...
July 5, 2013: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Shawna VanDeKoppel, Hae Mi Choe, Burgunda V Sweet
BACKGROUND: Despite effective monotherapy for diabetes, approximately 50% of patients require additional medications after 3 years to achieve target glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) < 7%. Three new agents, each the first in its therapeutic class with a unique mechanism of action, have been approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: pramlintide in March 2005, exenatide in April 2005, and sitagliptin in October 2006. OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy and safety of 3 new agents for type 2 diabetes (exenatide and pramlintide by subcutaneous injection and sitagliptin by oral administration) and to define their place in therapy given their relatively high cost and unknown long-term safety and efficacy...
May 2008: Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy: JMCP
B E Wiholm, B Westerholm
For a continuous monitoring and evaluation of drug safety problems in Sweden, the Department of Drugs of the National Board of Health and Welfare has access to a number of computerised patient-, drug-, and disease-oriented registers. The usefulness and limitations of these registers are presented by examples. A recent increase in asthma deaths is presently being analysed by comparing information from death certificates and case records with drug sales and prescription data. A recent analysis of the cancer register showed no increased risk of malignant thyroid tumors after diagnostic or therapeutic doses of I 131...
1984: Acta Medica Scandinavica. Supplementum
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