Diabetes

Routine blood tests could predict diabetes

Random plasma glucose tests could be used to predict which patients will develop diabetes, according to a study of Veterans Affairs treatment data. Researchers from several VA systems showed that levels of glucose found during ...

Diabetes

Leptin tied to sleep quality in obese patients with T2DM

(HealthDay)—Plasma leptin levels are independently associated with sleep quality in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, but not in those who are not obese, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in the Journal of ...

Cardiology

Measuring plasma PCSK9 may ID resistance to PCSK9 inhibitors

(HealthDay)—Plasma levels of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) may help assess apparent resistance to PCSK9 inhibitors, according to a research letter published online Nov. 28 in the Annals of Internal ...

Diabetes

Brain glucose responses diminish with diabetes, obesity

(HealthDay)—The rise of brain glucose levels is blunted during hyperglycemia in adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published online Oct. 19 in JCI Insight.

Diabetes

Tofogliflozin most effective with high baseline insulin

(HealthDay)—The sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor tofogliflozin is effective for reducing fasting plasma glucose and body weight, particularly in patients with a high insulin level at baseline, according to a study ...

Cardiology

Plasma catecholamines predict post-op A-fib after cardiac Sx

(HealthDay)—Assessment of plasma catecholamines on the morning of surgery can predict the likelihood of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) for patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery, according to a study published ...

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