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Recommendations have been developed for the management of diabetes in older adults; the clinical practice guideline was published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism to coincide with the annual meeting of The Endocrine Society

ENDO: Guidance Provided for Managing Diabetes in Seniors

Simplified med regimens, tailored glycemic targets recommended for those with cognitive impairment
For euthyroid women with thyroid peroxidase antibodies and a history of miscarriage or infertility

ENDO: Levothyroxine Does Not Up Fertility in Women With TPO Ab

Live-birth rate did not increase for euthyroid women with thyroid peroxidase antibodies before conception
Night work during pregnancy seems to confer an increased risk for miscarriage

Risk for Miscarriage Increased With Night Work During Pregnancy

Two or more night shifts during previous week tied to miscarriage risk after pregnancy week 8
Emergency department visits in Colorado attributable to inhaled cannabis are more frequent than those attributable to edible cannabis

ED Visits in Colorado More Frequent for Inhaled Versus Edible Cannabis

Visits for edible cannabis more likely to be for acute psychiatric symptoms, intoxication
After adjusting for the competing risk of death without dementia

Smoking Seems Not to Be Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

No increased risk for dementia observed when adjusting for risk of death without dementia
A new chronic kidney disease measure of quality of life and a single-score summary for the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-36 are both reliable for assessing patient-reported outcomes and quality of life

New Approach Performs Well for Measuring CKD Quality of Life

Novel composite score is also reliable single-score summary of Kidney Disease Quality of Life-36
For patients with lung adenocarcinoma

Radiomic Features May Predict Response to Chemo in NSCLC

Peritumoral, intratumoral radiomic features on baseline CT scans may predict chemo response
Individuals with lower-complexity adult congenital heart disease have a higher burden of adverse cardiovascular events than the general population

Mild Congenital Heart Defects Tied to CVD Events

Lower-complexity ACHD associated with increased CVD risk regardless of conventional risk factors
Team leaders who wear a blindfold during pediatric resuscitation simulation-based training show improved leadership skills compared with standard training teams

Blindfolding Leader Improves Pediatric Resuscitation Training

After five simulations, improvement in leadership skills was twice as high in blindfold group as in control group
Statins reduce the rate of vascular events regardless of patient age

Statins Cut Risk for Major Vascular Events in Older Patients

Effects seen even among patients older than 75 years, though with less direct evidence of benefit