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Expert Q&A Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

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Despite Rise in Obesity, Diabetes Incidence Steady

Despite Rise in Obesity, Diabetes Incidence Steady

Risk of new-onset diabetes higher in the 1990s and 2000s than in the 1970s.

FDA Approves Device to Treat Obesity

FDA Approves Device to Treat Obesity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first weight loss treatment device, the Maestro Rechargeable System by EnteroMedics of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Diabetes Patients

Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Diabetes Patients

Increased risk for diabetes patients with obesity duration of four years or longer

Diabetes Overtreatment in Seniors May Pose Harm

Diabetes Overtreatment in Seniors May Pose Harm

About 55% of older patients who achieved HbA1C levels of less than 7% were treated with insulin or sulfonylureas, medications that may cause hypoglycemia.

PTSD Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Onset

PTSD Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Onset

Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection between PTSD and type 2 diabetes seen in women.

Bariatric Surgery May Prolong Survival in Severely Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery May Prolong Survival in Severely Obese Patients

The results apply to older men and women, even with other health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension.

Sulfonylurea Increases Testosterone in Diabetic Men

Sulfonylurea Increases Testosterone in Diabetic Men

Researchers observed increases in total testosterone levels, testosterone secretion index values in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.

Metformin Underused in Diabetes Due to Kidney Concerns

Metformin Underused in Diabetes Due to Kidney Concerns

The contraindication to metformin use in patients with renal insufficiency may be impeding care to thousands of diabetes patients in the U.S.

Gluten-Free Diet for Type 1 Diabetes Still Questionable

Gluten-Free Diet for Type 1 Diabetes Still Questionable

Correlation between celiac disease, type 1 diabetes noted; role of gluten-free diet unclear

Metformin Appears Safe for Some with Kidney Impairment

Metformin Appears Safe for Some with Kidney Impairment

Review shows lactate concentrations not substantially up in type 2 diabetes patients with mild, moderate CKD.

Poor Diabetes Control Linked to Unmet Material Needs

Poor Diabetes Control Linked to Unmet Material Needs

As the number of unmet needs increased so did the odds of poor diabetes control and elevated resource use.

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association's 2015 standards include new recommendations for statin treatment based on individual risk profile.

Waist-to-Height Ratio May Be a Better CKD Predictor

Waist-to-Height Ratio May Be a Better CKD Predictor

Waist-to-Height Ratio is potentially a stronger risk factor for chronic kidney disease than waist circumference in overweight diabetics.

FDA Approves Saxenda for Weight Management

FDA Approves Saxenda for Weight Management

Saxenda is approved for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity.