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Retrospective effectiveness study positive for Saxenda in weight reduction.- Novo Nordisk.

People treated with Saxenda (liraglutide 3 mg) for weight management lost an average of 8.1 kg after six months in...

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FDA accepts filing of Zynquista for type 1 diabetes.- Sanofi.

The FDA has accepted Sanofi's regulatory filing for oral Zynquista (sotagliflozin), to be used in addition to insulin therapy to...

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Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome shares symptoms such as hypertension, glucose intolerance and obesity with other common conditions – how can you confidently diagnose this rare disorder?

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Communicating Metastatic Breast Cancer Learning Zone

Communicating Metastatic Breast Cancer Learning Zone

This learning zone offers a short overview of the challenges faced by both healthcare professionals and patient when communicating end-stage or metastatic cancer.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Guidelines

Guidelines on Male Hypogonadism

Androgens play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of male reproductive and sexual functions. Low levels of circulating androgens can cause disturbances in male sexual development, resulting in congenital abnormalities...

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The Hospital Management of Hypoglycaemia in Adults with Diabetes Mellitus

These guidelines, produced by the Joint British Diabetes Societies - Inpatient Care Group (JBDS-IP), are intended for use by clinicians and service commissioners to advise the treatment and hospital management of hypoglycaemia...

Added 4 years ago

Fertility problems: assessment and treatment

This guideline covers diagnosing and treating fertility problems. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve the way fertility problems are investigated and managed.

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Journal articles

The emerging role of IL-1 inhibition in patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

Objective: We reviewed the role of IL-1β during RA and T2D, the efficacy of IL-1 blocking agents in controlling both diseases and, possible, decreasing the concomitant enhanced atherosclerotic process.

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Understanding the Patient Experience with Carcinoid Syndrome: Exit Interviews from a Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study of Telotristat Ethyl.

Purpose: Telotristat ethyl, an oral tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor, is intended to treat carcinoid syndrome by reducing serotonin production. Telotristat ethyl was evaluated in TELESTAR...

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Telotristat ethyl: a novel agent for the therapy of carcinoid syndrome diarrhea.

Carcinoid syndrome (CS), characterized by diarrhea and flushing, is present in 20% of patients with neuroendocrine tumors at diagnosis and becomes more frequent with progression.

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Clinical trials

A Three-part Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Secukinumab Treatment in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Subtypes of Psoriatic and Enthesitis-related Arthritis

This is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, event-driven randomized withdrawal study to investigate the efficacy and safety of secukinumab treatment in the Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)...

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Post-Marketing Surveillance of Adalimumab in Korean Hidradenitis Suppurativa Subjects (HS rPMS)

The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety profile of Adalimumab for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) participants in normal medical practice.

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Blog Posts

Lauren McCracken

Transforming Lives Through Technology: Diabetes

Posted 10 months ago

Right now, with a swipe or tap, I can tell you how many calories I’ve consumed, how far I’ve walked and how well I slept last night. However, digital health technology and its analytics have mixed reviews from the general public, some become obsessed wanting to know every macronutrient that goes into their body and others see it as just another gimmick. But what about those with chronic conditions like diabetes?

Robin Hewings

Diabetes Patients Must Be Better Educated About Their Condition

Posted 2 years ago

Not everyone is convinced that education courses help people look after their diabetes. And the GP I was chatting to a couple of months ago was one of them. He wasn’t sure they worked. People didn’t seem that interested and he wasn’t really sure what people would learn anyway.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

Step by step: how to diagnose and manage type 1 diabetes in adults in primary care

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Clinical pointers: Blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes

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Clinical pointers: recognising and managing acute complications of diabetes in adults

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