Metformin Tied to Acidosis Risk at eGFR

Metformin use is associated with an increased risk of acidosis at estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <30mL/min/1.73 m², research in JAMA Internal Medicine finds. Researchers quantified the correlation between metformin use and hospitalization with acidosis among 75,413 patients with diabetes. The results were replicated in 67,578 new metformin users and 14,439 new sulfonylurea users from 2010 to 2015. "Our results support cautious use of metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes," the authors write.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 BREAKING NEWS
CDC: Nearly One-Third of Injury Deaths Occur at Home

Just under one-third of deaths from all causes of injury occur in the person’s home, according to a QuickStats report published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In 2016, the total number of deaths by all injury types was 231,991. “More than half of the deaths attributable to poisoning (52%) occurred in the home,” the authors write. “Approximately 44% of deaths from firearms and suffocation occurred in the home.”

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 BREAKING NEWS
Attending Surgeon Influences Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer

The attending surgeon is associated with variation in the receipt of genetic testing after breast cancer diagnosis, according to research in JAMA Surgery. The researchers found that 34.5% of patients had an elevated risk of mutation carriage and 27.0% underwent genetic testing. There was a more than two-fold increase in the odds of a patient receiving genetic testing if she saw a surgeon with an approach one standard deviation above that of a surgeon with the mean test rate.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 BREAKING NEWS
Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

There is moderately high interest in genetic testing for melanoma risk among the general population, research JAMA Dermatology suggests. Researchers randomized patients to either usual-care condition or an MC1R test offer and found that 232 of the 499 participants randomized to MC1R testing logged on to the website, and of these, 88% (204 participants) requested testing and 82% (167 participants) returned the test kit.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 BREAKING NEWS
Programs Can Lower Diabetes Distress in Adults With T1DM

Both education/behavioral and emotion-focused approaches can effectively reduce diabetes distress (DD) among patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and elevated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), according to a study published in Diabetes Care. “Reductions in DD are only modestly associated with reductions in HbA1c,” the authors write. “These findings point to the importance of tailoring interventions to address affective, knowledge, and cognitive skills when intervening to reduce DD and improve glycemic control.”

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 BREAKING NEWS
Most Women Who Freeze Eggs Motivated by Lack of Partner

Most women undergoing elective egg freezing (EEF) are without partners, reflecting different life circumstances, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, in Barcelona, Spain. “Most of the women had already pursued and completed their educational and career goals, but by their late 30s had been unable to find a lasting reproductive relationship with a stable partner,” author Marcia Inhorn, Ph.D., said. “This is why they turned to egg freezing.”

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 BREAKING NEWS