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Creatinine Increase in Elderly Means Increased Renal Disease, Mortality
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Even small increases in serum creatinine levels during hospitalization raise the risk of end stage renal disease and mortality of elderly patients over the long term in a 10-year study of 87,094 patients according to a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study.

Inhaled Insulin Associated with Excess of Lung Cancer Cases
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008
The FDA has warned that more cases of lung cancers have been reported in patients treated with the inhaled insulin Exubera than in controls in clinical trials. So with this new information it looks like the end of research on inhaled insulins.

Diabetic Ulcer Gel Regranex Linked to Increased Cancer Deaths
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008
Safety review of becaplermin gel (Regranex, Johnson & Johnson) is being conducted after study results suggested an increased risk for cancer-related mortality, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned healthcare professionals last week.

Risk Score Predicts Death In Type 2 Patients
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
A risk score using commonly measured clinical and biochemical variables may help predict mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

ADVANCE: Intensive Glucose-Lowering Not Associated With Increased Mortality
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Data from the ADVANCE Study, involving 11,140 high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes, provides no evidence of an increased risk of death among those patients receiving aggressive treatment to lower blood glucose.

FDA Warns Not to Eat Cantaloupe from Honduran Grower
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2008
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers who have recently bought cantaloupes to check with the place of purchase to determine if the fruit came from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a growing and packing company in Honduras. If so, consumers should throw away the cantaloupes.

Diabetes Type Affects Joint Replacement Outcomes
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
People with type 1 diabetes who undergo total hip or knee replacement generally fare worse than people with type 2 diabetes, who in turn do worse than non-diabetic patients, according to study findings.

Insulin Restriction in Women With Type 1 Diabetes May Increase Mortality
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Insulin restriction in women with type 1 diabetes was associated with increased morbidity and mortality, according to the results of a new study.

Deaths Higher for Strokes Treated at Night, on Weekends
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Two new studies again suggest that stroke mortality is higher in patients who are admitted to the hospital during nights and on weekends.

Low-Dose Aspirin Lowers Risk for All-Cause Mortality in Women
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Use of low-dose aspirin is linked to lower risk for all-cause mortality in women, especially older women and those with cardiac risk factors, according to the results of a study.

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