7 Bites Of News And Commentary From The Endocrinology World

7 Bites Of News And Commentary From The Endocrinology World

A quick list of facts about what’s happening in Endocrinology’s neck-of-the-woods. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that healthcare providers are watching carefully for new cases of diabetes when a November study found that 15% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients developed diabetes. A modified-release hydrocortisone therapy helped to improve morning and early afternoon biochemical control for adults with…

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PET Scans Help Decisions In ER And Breast Cancer

PET Scans Help Decisions In ER + Breast Cancer

A study has found 100% accuracy for subsequent outcomes with hormonal therapy A small prospective study showed that PET imaging of the progesterone receptor (PgR) response to an estradiol challenge the usual predicted breast cancer response to hormonal therapy. PET with a progestin-analog tracer showed increased PgR levels, indicative of functional estrogen receptors (ERs), in…

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Telemedicine In ICU Saves Lives— Tele-Intensivist Care Linked To 18% Lower Mortality Over A Decade

Telemedicine In ICU Saves Lives— Tele-Intensivist Care Linked To 18% Lower Mortality Over A Decade

A study recently found that in facilities where 24/7 intensivist care was not available, outcomes for patients were better when care was delivered by “tele-intensivists” compared to traditional care models. Within the Cleveland Clinic Health System, patients treated by ICU telemedicine at one of their hospitals were found 18% less likely to die and were…

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