New guidelines to diagnose, manage rare endocrine disorders

International guidelines have been published for the first time to help doctors around the globe diagnose and manage patients with a very rare set of endocrine diseases known as pseudohypoparathyroidism and its related disorders, including Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO). It’s the realization of a long-term goal for physician-scientist Dr. Emily Germain-Lee of the UConn School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s […]

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Study reveals long-term effectiveness of therapy for common cause of kidney failure

New research provides support for the long-term efficacy of a drug used to treat in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a common cause of kidney failure. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The hormone vasopressin promotes the progression of ADPKD, the fourth leading cause of […]

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Risk of cochlear disorders up with history of migraine

(HealthDay)—The risk of cochlear disorders, especially tinnitus, is increased among patients with a history of migraine, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Juen-Haur Hwang, M.D., Ph.D., from the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues used claims data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 to identify 1,056 patients with […]

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Hand-holding, stress ball don’t cut anxiety in skin CA removal

(HealthDay)—Hand-holding and squeezing a stress ball do not provide anxiety reduction among patients during excisional removal of non-melanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online July 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Arianna F. Yanes, from Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues conducted a randomized trial involving 135 adults who required excisional removal of non-melanoma skin cancer of the head or […]

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