Best Pediatric Endocrinology Hospitals; Standards of Diabetes Care Updated

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia topped U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 list for best hospitals for pediatric diabetes & endocrinology. The number two and three spots went to Boston Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, respectively.

The Endocrine Society applauded the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates for green-lighting a policy to oppose the criminalization of evidence-based gender-affirming care for transgender youth.

In other news, the society also praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

The American Diabetes Association updated its 2021 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to include new data on the type 1 diabetes treatment teplizumab, SGLT2 inhibitors, and effects of medications for patients with chronic kidney disease.

More than 37% of people with diabetes who underwent a lower extremity amputation had a re-amputation within 5 years, according to a meta-analysis of 22 studies. (BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care)

The investigational, oral small-molecule thyroid receptor beta agonist VK0214 for the treatment of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy was both safe and well tolerated in a phase I trial, Viking Therapeutics announced.

Despite decreases in brain volume during menopause, women’s brains may be able to offset this with bolstered blood flow and greater ATP production. (Scientific Reports)

Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy who subsequently developed type 2 diabetes saw a near 22-fold higher risk for also developing chronic kidney disease compared with women with uncomplicated pregnancies. (Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation)

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    Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and dermatology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company for nearly five years.

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