More than Meets the Eye: Artificial Intelligence and X-Ray

sept 2020 cover Due to the “fractured” process of treating osteoporosis, Australian researchers and software developers teamed up to create a tool that uses artificial intelligence to read X-rays. The new program —XRAIT — has significantly improved fracture detection and could change the future of osteoporosis treatment.  Christopher White, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, an endocrinologist at Prince of Wales...

Positive Topline Results Announced in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial

A clinical trial investigating a possible novel treatment of early-onset type 1 diabetes last month met the primary endpoint assessing the safety and tolerability of a new class of microbe-based therapeutic agents. Precigen ActoBio is evaluating this therapy — AG019 ActoBiotics — as a monotherapy and in combination with teplizumab. AG019 is formulated as an...

Bone Health Experts Issue Osteoporosis Treatment Guidance During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic became more serious, the Endocrine Society joined a coalition of bone health organizations that united to issue new osteoporosis treatment guidelines. Aside from addressing the challenges social distancing has placed on treating these patients, the coalition has also focused on the administration of osteoporosis medications including denosumab, teriparatide, abaloparatide, romosozumab, and...

CEU 2020 Preview: Acromegaly Update

Patients with acromegaly provide a unique challenge to endocrine clinicians. Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, discusses the latest breakthroughs in treating these patients which includes newly approved pharmaceuticals in his session, “Update on Acromegaly: Treatment Based on the New Guidelines.” This year, the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU) will take place online as the COVID-19...

Patients Could Be Exposed to EDCs in Medications, Medical Supplies

Health care providers may unintentionally expose patients to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by prescribing certain medications and using medical supplies, according to a perspective published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Exposure to EDCs, chemicals that disrupt the body’s natural hormones, is most often associated with industrial pollution, contaminated food and water, or personal and home care products. Less appreciated is the fact that some medications and medical...

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