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Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Lower Extremity Amputation Risk in Diabetic Patients

Recent studies have elucidated the vascular protective effects of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. However, to date, no large-scale studies have been carried out to determine the impact of DPP-4 inhibitors on the occurrence of peripheral arterial disease, and lower extremity amputation risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods We conducted a retrospective registry […]

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Periodontal Pocket Depth, Hyperglycemia, and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

No large epidemiological study has been conducted to investigate the interaction and joint effects of periodontal pocket depth and hyperglycemia on progression of chronic kidney disease in patients with periodontal diseases. Methods Periodontal pocket depth was utilized for the grading severity of periodontal disease in 2831 patients from January 2002 to June 2013. Progression of […]

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Association Between Gout and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

  We investigated the association between gout and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods Population-based representative insurance (outpatient and inpatient) claims data of 29,765 patients with gout and 59,530 controls without gout (1:2 case:control ratio) between 1998 and 2010 in Taiwan were identified. The association between gout and type 2 diabetes was evaluated […]

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Severe Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis in a Patient with Diabetic Ketoacidosis

A 43-year-old uninsured man with a history of heavy alcohol abuse was admitted to the hospital with 6 months of malaise, nausea, abdominal distension, and pain. More recently he was experiencing dizziness, weakness, excessive urinary volume, and a nonproductive cough. Approximately four months before presentation he had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, but was unable […]

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Metabolic Syndrome and Sexual Function in Postmenopausal Women (video)

Postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome report lower sexual activity, desire, and sexual satisfaction Understanding the effects of age and disease on sexual wellbeing is crucial as sexual health is increasingly associated with vitality. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play […]

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