A retrospective cohort study used electronic health record data from one health care system to assess postoperative mortality and readmission rates in adults who had major surgery.
Age, sex, body mass index, peripheral sensory neuropathy, and estimated glomerular filtration rate were the included variables.
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The updates were based on findings from the industry-funded CREDENCE (Canagliflozin and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes and Nephropathy) trial.
Patients were more likely to choose more intensive care after an annual consultation if they had a high level of education, if they were concerned about illness, if they had set goals for their care, and if they had comorbid conditions.
The findings may reassure prescribers of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors that the drug class does not significantly increase the risk of adverse pancreatic outcomes compared with other second-line therapies, study authors said.
The studied risk factors were HbA1c level, LDL cholesterol level, presence of albuminuria, smoking status, and blood pressure.
A study conducted in Australia found that general practitioners with specialization in diabetes care and subspecialist-led clinics reduced HbA1c levels by similar amounts in patients with complex type 2 diabetes.
The findings underscore the urgency of early diagnosis of diabetes and the consequences of failing to achieve near-normal glycemia soon after patients are diagnosed, according to the study authors.
A study of African-American, Hispanic, and Caucasian patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes found that the most significant predictors of fracture risk varied by race and ethnicity.