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Screening for GDM after bariatric surgery

Posted by Guest Author on 9 February, 2017

Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: screening for gestational diabetes

Adam Safwaan, Ammori Basil, Soran HandreanSyed Akheel A. Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: screening for gestational diabetes

Safer alternatives are needed to traditional oral glucose tolerance test

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The Language of Diabetes

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 6 March, 2014

Following on from a fascinating workshop by Prof Speight at DUK Conference this year, the following link is a really interesting read.

Please consider these suggestions the  next time you see anyone with diabetes – quite literally food for thought!

Position statement: A new language for diabetes

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Familial hypercholesterolaemia

Posted by Akheel Syed on 10 June, 2012

Are you in need of a quick refresher on FH? Then this review article in the BMJ is for you. It is, however, not without inaccuracies and you could do worse than look up NICE Clinical Guideline 71 for a more thorough reading of the subject.

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NICE guidance: How to manage hyperglycaemia in ACS

Posted by Akheel Syed on 6 November, 2011

NICE have issued guidelines on hyperglycaemia in acute coronary syndromes. A summary has been published in BMJ 2011;343:bmj.d6646

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Diagnosis and treatment of hyperprolactinemia

Posted by Akheel Syed on 19 April, 2011

Shlomo Melmed, Felipe F. Casanueva, Andrew R. Hoffman, David L. Kleinberg, Victor M. Montori, Janet A. Schlechte and John A. H. Wass. Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperprolactinemia: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, Vol. 96 (2): 273-288

Using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) system to describe both the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence, the task force provide 20 recommendations or suggestions over six categories, including diagnosis and causes of hyperprolactinemia; management of drug-induced hyperprolactinemia and of prolactinomas; resistant and/or malignant tumors; and management of prolactinoma during pregnancyNature Reviews Endocrinology 7, 247

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Do we need to routinely monitor BMD in patients on bisphosphonate therapy?

Posted by Yared Demssie on 28 June, 2009

Is it helpful to routinely monitor bone mineral density in patients who are being activley treated with bisphosphonates? If so, do we need to check both hip and spine BMD or would either of the two be suficient on its own? The National Osteoporosis guideline has no recommendations on this yet but this study provides useful evidence to guide future practice.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/338/jun23_2/b2266

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Acromegaly Management

Posted by Angela Paisley on 7 May, 2009

http://jcem.endojournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/94/5/1509

Here are the latest guidelines for the management of acromegaly following the Consensus Group meeting in November 2007. Goals of treatment are discussed with the roles of surgery, medical therapy and radiotherapy and biochemical monitoring. Suggestions are also given for ongoing clinical management/surveillance of these patients.

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