‘Hard,’ ‘soft’ and ‘surrogate’ endpoints in diabetes

April 7, 2013

Source: Jnl of Epidemiology and Community Health; 67 (4); p.295-7

Follow this link to view the full text (NHS Athens needed)

Date of publication: April 2013

Publication Type: Editorial, Journal article

In a nutshell: Recent evidence indicates a shift from from the empasis on HbA1c reduction on the early markers of diabetic microvascular disease (soft endpoints). It also conisders the limited trial data supporting the impact of HbA1c reduction on the ‘hard endpoints’of vision loss and renal failure.

Length of publication: 3 pages, pdf

Some Important Notes: You will need your NHS Athens to access the full text of thhis article. Please follow this link to contact your local NHS Library should you need assistance

Acknowledgements: Cinahl

Advertisements

Preventing type 2 diabetes – risk identification and interventions for individuals at high risk

September 10, 2012

Source: NICE

Follow this link to view the full text

Date of publication:  July 2012

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: This guidance is for everyone who is involved identifying people at high risk of type 2 diabetes and in preventing or delaying its onset.

Length of publication: 1 web page 

Source: Internurse


Hospitals make nearly four thousand medication errors in one week for inpatients with diabetes

June 7, 2012

Source: The Information Centre

Follow this link to view the full text

Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: News

In a nutshell: A report published by the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA), found that nearly 1 in 3 inpatients with diabetes are affected by medication errors each week, which can result in dangerously high blood glucose levels. Despite this statistic, the audit reports a slight improvement on the previous year.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) report

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks


Selenium supplements may increase risk

April 7, 2012

Title: Selenium supplements may increase type 2 diabetes risk

Source: NursingTimes.net

Follow this link to view the full text

Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Research published in the Lancet journal suggests that the supplement may be harmful to people who have enough selenium in their diets. In some populations, including people with diabetes type 2, selenium could increase risk of illness.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to view the Lancet article with your NHS Athens. If you have any problems follow this link to contact your local NHS Library.


Statins and Diabetes

August 8, 2011

Source: NursingTimes.net

Follow this link to view the full text

Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The Daily Mail reported that people taking intensive courses of statins, the cholesterol-lowering medicines, are 12% more likely to develop diabetes type 2. This Nursing times article reviews these claims in light of the original meta-analysis findings.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link  to view the abstract of original study “Risk of Incident Diabetes With Intensive-Dose Compared With Moderate-Dose Statin Therapy” (2011) JAMA 22nd June

If you cannot access this article with your NHS Athens, please contact your local NHS Library using this link.