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American College of Physicians, April 11-13

The American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April...
In pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Metformin May Cut Risk for Prematurity, Miscarriage in PCOS

But no significant differences seen in gestational DM risk between metformin users, nonusers
Gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with incident diabetes in offspring throughout childhood and adolescence

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Incident Diabetes in Offspring

Risk for developing pediatric diabetes increased in offspring from birth through age 22 years
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy on added sugar labeling could be a cost-effective way of improving health

Added Sugar Labeling Could Reduce CVD, Diabetes Cases

Labeling would result in gain in quality-adjusted life-years and health care and societal cost savings
Standardizing demographic data can improve the accuracy of patient matching

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
Canagliflozin is associated with a reduced risk for renal and cardiovascular events for patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease

Canagliflozin Seems Effective for Patients With T2DM, Kidney Disease

Reductions seen in risk for kidney failure, cardiovascular disease with canagliflozin versus placebo
Colchicine is safe and effective at improving obesity-associated inflammatory measures among adults with obesity and metabolic syndrome without diabetes

Colchicine May Improve Obesity-Induced Inflammation

Pilot study did not show better insulin sensitivity but showed trend toward metabolic improvements
For physician mothers in procedural specialties

Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers’ Satisfaction

Being responsible for at least five tasks linked to desire to change career for moms in procedural specialties
People with obesity are not only commonly stigmatized

People With Obesity Are Blatantly Dehumanized

Dehumanization predictive of support for policies that discriminate against people with obesity
Complication rates are low following surgery for pediatric thyroid disease at a high-volume center

Complication Rates Low for High-Volume Pediatric Thyroid Surgery

Low complication rates for surgical management of pediatric thyroid disease at high-volume center