Navigation Links
Study Finds Discontinuation of Rosiglitazone Left Many Diabetes Patients Without Good Glycemic Control
Date:4/14/2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When concerns were raised about the safety of the diabetes medication, rosiglitazone, in May 2007, many patients and their doctors made the decision to discontinue use of the drug. A study published today in Endocrine Practice by Dr. Etta Fanning from the University of Texas Health Science Center along with her colleagues reported that many patients who discontinued use of rosiglitazone received less therapy and higher blood glucose levels as a result.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOGO-b)

A meta-analysis published in 2007 showed an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and myocardial infarction for patients using rosiglitazone. After that data was published, the FDA placed a black box warning on both thiazolidinediones (TZD) on the market, rosiglitazone and pioglitazone.

The study published in Endocrine Practice today entitled Clinical Practice Impact of Rosiglitazone Discontinuation on Glycemic Control shows that 89% of patients in the study group were using combination therapy before discontinuing use of rosiglitazone. After discontinuation, only 33% of patients were on a combination therapy. Another 13% of the group were not prescribed any diabetes medication at all.

The glycemic control of the group was also impacted after discontinuing rosiglitazone. In patients who received combination therapy, and who had laboratory values in both pre- and post-discontinuation periods, significant increases were observed in both fasting blood glucose and A1c.

In an accompanying Editorial, cardiologists Drs. Stuart Zarich and Dr. Richard Nesto, from Yale Medical School and Lahey Clinic, respectively, emphasized that patients who discontinue TZD's are at risk for higher fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels, as reported by Fanning et al, which might further their cardiovascular risk. Furthermore, they point out that 5 large prospective studies have not found that rosiglitazone has any more cardiovascular risk than placebo or other hypoglycemic drugs and that a recent meta-analysis has also shown that TZD's do not increase cardiovascular mortality.

Resources

Link to April EP issue: http://aace.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=issue&issn=1530-891X&volume=15&issue=3

Link to Commentary:

http://media.aace.com/images/84/Fanning weissman.pdf

Link to Editorial:

http://media.aace.com/images/84/April Ep Editorial.pdf

About Endocrine Practice

Endocrine Practice, a peer-reviewed journal published seven times a year, is the official journal of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). The primary mission of Endocrine Practice is to enhance the health care of patients with endocrine diseases through continuing education of practicing endocrinologists. More information about the journal can be found at www.endocrinepractice.org.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,200 members in the United States and 92 other countries. Founded in 1991, AACE is dedicated to the optimal care of patients with endocrine problems. AACE clinical endocrinologists advanced, specialized training enable them to be experts in the care of endocrine disease such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth hormone deficiency, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. For further information about AACE, visit www.aace.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Study reports success in treating a rare retinal disorder
2. Low Blood Sugar Events Increase Dementia Risk in Elderly Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
3. Avoiding No Mans Land: New Deloitte Study on Follow-on Biologics Investigates Proposed Legislation and Possible Unintended Consequences
4. Impotence Drugs Dont Harm Vision: Study
5. Three Medical Centers Awarded Funds to Study Generation of Cardiac Muscle Cells
6. National Physicians Study: Nearly One Third Would Choose Different Career Today
7. Ex-White House Drug Czar McCaffrey, U.S. Congress Drug Caucus Chair Cummings, CRC Health CEO Karlin Join Hopkins Researchers at News Conference April 17 on Breakthrough Study: Internet Video Drug Treatment as Effective as Traditional Counseling
8. Study of neighborhoods points to modifiable factors, not race, in cancer disparities
9. New alternative to biopsy detects subtle changes in cancer cells, Stanford study shows
10. Study Challenges Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD
11. Study assesses new surgical procedure for regenerating cartilage in damaged knee joints
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: a boisterous story about a ... God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles” is the ... writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Patti ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The physicians of KSF Orthopaedic Center ... Houston Area. The new location is located at 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., Suite ... This newest location will provide patients living in the north Houston area (The Woodlands, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... PAINWeekEnd (PWE) Oklahoma City, on April 22 ... be an educational and exciting program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners ... , Oklahoma is in a healthcare crisis. The state ranks 46th in America ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... 82% of adults are unaware of the dangers that infectious bacteria play ... the minimum two times a day that dentists recommend. The ramifications of improper oral upkeep ... school and adults missing 164 million hours of work each year due to dental issues. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... SmartBen NOW, an innovative mobile app and centralized benefits dashboard solving one of ... information securely from multiple locations. For the first time, employees can access up-to-date ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... and PUNE, India , March 24, 2017 ... Bone Stimulators Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," the spine bone ... reach $724 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.6% during the ... ... Allied Market Research Logo ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... Pain Management in the U.S.: Consumer ... pain, emphasizing consumer survey analysis, including trends over time. The ... have selected illnesses/conditions strongly associated with physical pain and pain ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary  ... According to new data ... research, the legal cannabis market is projected to continue to ... signals from the current presidential administration. The report created by ... drivers of growth in this industry are the passage and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: