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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Endocrinology. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Bitot?s Spots
31/12/69 - A 4-year-old boy was brought by his father to the ophthalmology clinic with a 1-year history of enlarging white deposits in both eyes and decreased night vision. On examination, the conjunctivae of both the right eye (Panel A) and the left eye (Panel B) appeared dry and wrinkled, with foamy,…

Koilonychia in Iron-Deficiency Anemia
31/12/69 - A 54-year-old woman presented to the primary care clinic with fatigue and a 7-year history of intermittent hemorrhoidal bleeding. On examination, she appeared pale and had spoon-shaped nails (koilonychia) on the second and third fingers (Panel A) and the thumb (Panel B) of both hands. The…

Lorcaserin ? Elixir or Liability?
31/12/69 - More than 1.9 billion adults worldwide (39%) are overweight; of these adults, more than 650 million (13%) are obese, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States alone, recent studies suggest that more than 40% of adults are obese. A nonpharmacologic approach consisting of…

Cardiovascular Safety of Lorcaserin in Overweight or Obese Patients
31/12/69 - The prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled during the past 40 years worldwide. As of 2016, 13% of adults globally were obese, with rates as high as 40% in several countries, including the United States. (Obesity is defined as a body-mass index [BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square…

Effects of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Persons with Diabetes Mellitus
31/12/69 - It is well established that aspirin use is beneficial for patients with cardiovascular disease, but it is less clear that there is overall benefit in persons who have not yet had a cardiovascular event. Patients with diabetes mellitus have a risk of vascular events that is two to three times as…

Effects of n?3 Fatty Acid Supplements in Diabetes Mellitus
31/12/69 - Observational studies in different populations have suggested that fish consumption once or twice a week is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. In 2002, a systematic review concluded that eating the equivalent of 40 to 60 g of fish daily (providing about 0.2 to 1.0 g of n?3 fatty…

Heavier but Healthier ? Diabetes and Smoking Cessation
31/12/69 - Two opposing trends provide a point and counterpoint for the health of the public. The good news is that the prevalence of smoking among adults in the United States has dropped to a provisional modern low of 13.9% (although this figure means that there are still 37 million smokers), reflecting a…

Risk Factors, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
31/12/69 - Type 2 diabetes is a complex disease that leads to continuous medical care with comprehensive, multifactorial strategies for reducing cardiovascular risk. Patients with type 2 diabetes have risks of death and cardiovascular events that are 2 to 4 times as great as the risks in the general…

Smoking Cessation, Weight Change, Type 2 Diabetes, and Mortality
31/12/69 - Smoking cessation reduces the risk of major chronic diseases and extends life expectancy, but considerable weight gain may occur in quitters after cessation. Such weight gain is probably due to increased appetite and reduced energy expenditure and may discourage quitting attempts and potentially…

Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery for Glycemic Control in Noncritical Care
31/12/69 - The burden of diabetes is increasing worldwide, as is the proportion of patients with diabetes in hospitals. More than one quarter of hospitalized patients in the United States and other developed countries have diabetes. In such patients, the achievement of recommended glycemic targets is…

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