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Saxagliptin: A Selective DPP-4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
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PMID:  22879789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is high and growing rapidly. Suboptimal glycemic control provides opportunities for new treatment options to improve the morbidity and mortality of this progressive disease. Saxagliptin, a selective DPP-4 inhibitor, increases endogenous incretin levels and incretin acitivty. In controlled clinical trials saxagliptin reduces both fasting and postprandial glucose and works in monotherapy and in combination with metformin, TZDs and sulfonylureas. Saxagliptin has a very favourable side effect profile and may have other beneficial non-glycemic effects. The authors review the current available evidence for the safety, efficacy and saxagliptin's place in therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus. As understanding of the incretin hormones (GLP-1, GIP) expand we may see additional important non-glycemic effects that may affect the chronic management of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Jay Shubrook; Randall Colucci; Aili Guo; Frank Schwartz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine insights. Endocrinology and diabetes     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1179-5514     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med Insights Endocrinol Diabetes     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-10     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101578235     Medline TA:  Clin Med Insights Endocrinol Diabetes     Country:  New Zealand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-12     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Family Medicine,OU-COM, 349 Grosvenor Hall, Athens OH 45701, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM), Athens OH 45701.
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