SGLT2 Inhibitors and Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials: 4 Questions
September 02, 2020

Refresh your memory on findings from the EMPA-REG OUTCOME, CANVAS, CREDENCE, and DECLARE-TIMI cardiovascular outcomes trials on SGLT2 inhibitors.

Metabolic Effects Comparable with Roux-en-Y vs Diet in Type 2 Diabetes
August 26, 2020

In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, metabolic improvements were similar after weight loss induced by surgery or a low-calorie diet.

Why Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Remains the Gold Standard in Bariatric Surgery
June 25, 2020

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass remains the gold standard of bariatric surgery. Obesity and nutrition expert Caroline Apovian, MD, explains why and how it differs from the 3 other types of weight loss surgery.

Physician CKD Awareness in T2D Patients Linked to CKD Severity
June 17, 2020

Physicians’ CKD awareness in T2D is linked with CKD severity, suggests a new study presented this week at the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Virtual Scientific Sessions.

Endocrine Is In: A Top 3 Primary Care Diagnostic Group
June 03, 2015

Diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypothyroidism-these endocrine disorders and others are major reasons why patients come to you. Find out what you know, and don’t know, here.

Hairy Brownish Patch
February 03, 2015

This asymptomatic, hyperpigmented lesion was first noted 5 years earlier on the left upper back of a 16-year-old boy. A nevus? Cafe au lait spot?

Acromegaly: A Pop Quiz
October 30, 2014

Acromegaly was diagnosed in a 36-year-old woman who presented with loss of vision in the right eye that had initially involved the peripheral field. Which statement about acromegaly is NOT true?

Asymptomatic Neck Mass
October 23, 2014

Thyroglossal duct cyst; HCV-HIV coinfection; slurred speech and trouble swallowing and chewing . . . see how well you do on the quiz questions this week.

Multiple Nonpainful Lesions: Your Dx?
October 17, 2014

A 62-year-old man had multiple, randomly distributed, flesh-colored nodules on his trunk, arms, and face. The lesions measured 0.5 to 1.0 cm and appeared slightly pedunculated. Tissue biopsy showed Schwann cells. Your diagnosis?

Firm, Nontender Mass on the Neck: Your Dx?
October 16, 2014

For several years, an asymptomatic, firm, nontender mass had been growing on the neck of a 54-year-old-man, slightly left of midline at the level of the hyoid bone. Thyroid function tests were normal. What does it indicate?