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    Incorporating Sex as a Biological Variable into Basic and Clinical Research Studies

    Mar 18, 2022 by American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology Podcasts
    Despite the establishment of NIH guidelines for inclusion of women in clinical studies, as well as clear expectations for rigor and reproducibility in reporting sex as a biological variable in NIH grant submissions, women and females are still understudied populations in human and animal research. Enter this important primer on incorporating sex as a biological variable into basic and clinical research.
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    Impacting Care through the Ludeman Center Network

    Oct 27, 2021 by Amy Huebschmann, MD Devin Lynn
    At times, opportunities for the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research to have an impact on health occur rapidly, such as when when there are shifts in healthcare delivery policies and procedures. That was the case in December 2020, amid a COVID-19 pandemic surge, when UCHealth received a mandate to start using a new laboratory assay to measure the early signs of a heart attack in patients – the ‘troponin’ laboratory test. The relevance to the Ludeman Center is that this new laboratory assay for the troponin test is one of the first tests to recommend different normative values for men and women.
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    Sharing Heart Health Information with the Community

    Oct 14, 2021 by Devin Lynn
    On October 5, Jennifer Mieres, MD, senior vice president of Northwell Health’s Center for Equity of Care and expert in nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease in women, shared heart smart tips to improving health at the 2021 Annual Community Event.
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    Long-Term Complications Common With Youth-Onset T2DM

    Jul 29, 2021 by HealthDay News
    Petter Bjornstad, M.D., from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and colleagues transitioned participants with onset of type 2 diabetes in youth enrolled in a multicenter clinical trial to metformin with or without insulin and enrolled them in an observational follow-up study in two phases. Diabetic kidney disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and nerve disease assessments were performed annually and retinal disease was assessed twice.
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