Medical research

Discovery could help treatments for sickle cell disease

An interdisciplinary, international group of researchers has found new biophysical markers that could help improve the understanding of treatments for sickle cell disease, a step toward developing better methods for treating ...

Neuroscience

Anemia negatively affects recovery from traumatic brain injuries

Approximately half of patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries are anemic, according to recent studies, but anemia's effects on the recovery of these patients is not clear. Now, researchers from the University ...

Medical research

Drop-to-drop variation seen with fingerprick blood

(HealthDay)—There is drop-to-drop variation in blood component measures from fingerprick blood that is greater than variation in drops of venous blood, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of ...

Diabetes

Durable response with insulin pump therapy in T2DM

(HealthDay)—Insulin pump therapy is more effective than multiple daily injections (MDI) for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

Diabetes

Ranolazine added to glimepiride cuts HbA1c in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes on background glimepiride therapy, but not metformin, addition of ranolazine is associated with a significant reduction in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), according to research published ...

Diabetes

Trends in insulin use, glycemic control explored

(HealthDay)—Since 1988, the proportion of patients with diabetes currently on any insulin has remained stable, according to research published online Dec. 30 in Diabetes Care.

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