Friday News Highlights from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 19th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress
BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are today's
highlights from the AACE Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress in
New Research Indicates a Massive Underdiagnosis of Obesity when
Using Body Mass Index (BMI)
A retrospective analysis of 1,234 Americans indicated a
substantial underdiagnosis of obesity when Body Mass Index (BMI)
was used compared to the Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)
scan. Click here to read the press release.
Endocrine Intervention in Surgical Patients with Diabetes Leads
to Shorter Hospital Stays, Reduced Costs
New research released today indicates that endocrine
intervention in surgical patients with diabetes and dysglycemia
(abnormal blood sugar) accounted for shorter hospital stays and a
decrease in the expense of treating these patients. Click here to
read the press release.
New Data Questions Whether Diabetes Is Really "Cured" by Gastric
A new case study cautioned against promoting gastric bypass
surgery as a "cure" for diabetes at the AACE 19th Annual Meeting
& Clinical Congress in Boston today. The study cited that
normal hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) and fasting blood glucose (FBG) were
insufficient criteria for such a determination. Click here to read
the press release.
American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and Lilly Diabetes
Create Free Checklist to Help Diabetes Patients Prepare Before
Disasters can strike at a moment's notice, often with little or
no warning. Diabetes patients are much more susceptible to illness
in these types of situations. Early preparation is essential. That
is why the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and Lilly
Diabetes have created the "Power of Prevention: Diabetes Disaster
Plan." Click here to read the press release.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists to Focus on
POEMs in Clinical Practice Guideline Development
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
today released the Protocol for Standardized Production of Clinical
Practice Guidelines - 2010 Update. This protocol is designed to
ensure that all subsequent clinical practice guidelines meet not
only Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) standards, but also incorporate
subjective factors that can improve patient outcomes. This protocol
is an update of the first AACE guidelines for guidelines, published
in 2004. In total, AACE has published 17 Clinical Practice
Guidelines, nine of those have been published since 2004.
Guidelines currently under development, which will adhere to the
new protocol, will address hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, and
acromegaly. Click here to read the press release.
Additional data issued at the AACE 19th Annual Meeting and
New Data Demonstrate Welchol® (colesevelam HCl)
Significantly Improved Lipid and Glycemic Measures in Patients with
High LDL Cholesterol and Prediabetes: Click here to read the press
Follow-up Safety Data Show AFREZZA(TM) Comparable to Standard
Antidiabetic Therapy in Lung Function Tests: Click here to read the
Study Shows AFREZZA(TM) Controls Blood Sugar Levels in Type 1
Diabetes, Results in Weight Loss, Less Hypoglycemia Than Usual
Care: Click here to read the press release.
About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,000
members in the United States and 91 other countries. AACE members
are physicians who specialize in endocrinology, diabetes, and
metabolism. For more information about AACE, visit our Web site at
www.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theaace
or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theaace.
Source: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
CONTACT: Greg Willis of the American Association of
Endocrinologists, +1-330-221-8023, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.aace.com/
Posted: April 2010