High triglyceride levels may increase a person’s risk of vascular dementia twofold, according to a four-year French study of 7,087 community-dwelling subjects aged 65 years and older.
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC, has received a Complete Response letter regarding its New Drug Application for ceftobiprole medocaril to treat complicated skin and skin structure infections, including diabetic foot infections.
A British pilot study found that high-dose thiamine therapy reduced urinary albumin excretion (UAE) in patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria, according to a report in Diabetologia (2008; published online ahead of print).
ROME—Aliskiren, an oral direct renin inhibitor, lowers BP more effectively than hydrochlorothiazide as monotherapy or with add-on amlodipine in obese patients with hypertension, according to results reported here at the 44th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
Diabetic nephropathy and CVD prior to renal transplantation are the most important predictors of post-transplant cardiovascular events, researchers in The Netherlands conclude.