Diabetes

Peer coaching model beneficial for patients with diabetes

(HealthDay)—Health coaching by peers is associated with a significant reduction in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels among patients treated in public health clinics, according to research published in the March/April issue ...

Health

New model predicts hospital readmission risk

Hospital readmissions are a costly problem for patients and for the United States health care system with studies showing nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge at ...

Diabetes

Barrier assessment improves care for elderly with diabetes

(HealthDay)—For older adults with diabetes, an active intervention involving assessment of barriers to self-care and development of strategies to cope with these barriers is superior to usual care, according to research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines global management of anemia in children on dialysis

Children on dialysis who have anemia and who require high doses of drugs to treat it have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society ...

Diabetes

Midway waist circumference better than iliac crest measure

(HealthDay)—Waist circumference measured midway (WC-mid) between the lowest ribs and the iliac crest better defines risks associated with central obesity than does waist circumference measured at the iliac crest (WC-IC), ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Peginesatide safe for anemia in patients undergoing dialysis

(HealthDay)—Peginesatide, a peptide-based erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, is safe and effective in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and anemia as long as they are undergoing dialysis, according to two studies ...

Diabetes

TPN-linked hyperglycemia ups death for non-critically ill

(HealthDay)—Non-critically ill hospitalized patients who develop hyperglycemia after total parenteral nutrition (TPN) are more than five times more likely to die in the hospital, according to research published online Dec. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Restrictive transfusion strategy safe for acute GI bleeding

(HealthDay)—For patients with severe acute gastrointestinal bleeding, a restrictive transfusion approach is safe and effective compared with a liberal approach, according to a study published in the Jan. 2 issue of the ...

Medical research

Different genes behind same adaptation to thin air

Highlanders in Tibet and Ethiopia share a biological adaptation that enables them to thrive in the low oxygen of high altitudes, but the ability to pass on the trait appears to be linked to different genes in the two groups, ...

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