Interesting studies-03/07/11

A recent Italian study indicates a strange combination of melatonin,  magnesium and zinc resulted in significant sleep outcomes in the elderly.  This study was conducted in an institutional setting. Its small  population size, foreign country study site, and weird combination makes this report a bit suspect.  I can’t tell but this  likely is a particular product likely being sold over the counter in the  health food market.
In other news…
A recent NIH study confirms that  intense sugar control in the hospital is not helpful and may in fact  increase low sugar episodes.  Combine this information with the  increased cost, time and personel distraction that such protocols cause  and patients at Lee Memorial Hospital System should question having sliding scale insulin  protocols followed when they are admitted for acute illness and happen  to have type 2 diabetes.

About thedoctorsreport

Dr. Kordonowy is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in private practice since 1993. His group practice is in Fort Myers, Florida. His website is: www.drkordonowy.com. He earned his degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas and completed his residency as Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Hospital System. As Chief Resident, Dr. Kordonowy was recognized as the Outstanding Resident by the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In December 2005, Dr. Kordonowy became Board Certified in the new field of Clinical Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Lipidology is the specialty of diagnosis and management of cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism disorders. Cardiovascular disease risk assessment is also part of this specialty. He now serves as president of the Independent Physicians Association of Lee County. He is active in the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Society , the Florida Lipid Foundation, National Lipid Association and the American Medical Association.
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