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High Glucose Before Surgery Raises Risk of Dangerous Complications
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
Patients who have high blood sugar before undergoing surgery run an increased risk of developing blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and even pulmonary embolism after surgery.

Preoperative Hyperglycemia Imperils Orthopedic Surgery Outcome
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Study finds a sixfold higher threat of pulmonary embolism after hip or knee replacements.

Dental Infection Linked to Diabetes During Pregnancy
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Nearly one out of two women with gestational diabetes also have periodontal disease.

New Joint Guidelines for CVD and Diabetes from 2 European Associations
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) often appear as the two sides of a coin: on one side, diabetes has been rated as an equivalent of coronary heart disease, and conversely, many patients with established coronary heart disease (65-70 %) suffer from diabetes or its pre-states.



Many Patients wth Diabetes and Heart Disease Quit Medicine Too Early
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Two new studies show that nonadherence to medication is common among recent MI patients and in those with diabetes, resulting in higher mortality.


Leading US Hospitals Serving Fast Food Sends Mixed Message
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
It is deplorable for a doctor to lecture a patient on taking more careful precautions against heart disease, while there is McDonald's in the hospital's lobby serving a fried-food lunch."

Two Strokes and You’re Done
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Having a stroke is bad enough. But having another one after surviving the first one is especially bad, more than doubling a person’s risk of dying in the next two years, a new study finds.

Blacks Have Poorer Control of Diabetes Than Whites
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
A new review of the data from 56,000 patients shows that blacks with diabetes tend to have worse control of the disease than whites.

Just Moderate Adiposity at Age 18 Is Associated with Twice the Risk of Premature Death
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
During 12 years of follow-up, the risk ratio was 1.66 for a BMI of 25.0 to 29.9.

High Blood Glucose Boosts Short-Term Mortality in Heart Failure Patients
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
An elevated blood glucose level on hospital admission is associated with increased 30 and 60-day mortality in nondiabetic patients with heart failure.

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