Research & Publications

Translational research has always been the linchpin of Lifedoc’s clinical framework, further enabling us to provide healthcare that is quality-oriented and data-driven. Over the last 15 years, research has remained an integral part of our efforts to maximize the applicability of health data. With active participation in industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated research, we aim to to inform emerging treatments and continually refine our clinical model for the ultimate benefit of the patient. This focus allows us to continually develop data to support our evidence-based approach, ensuring that our patients receive the most effective healthcare and clinical interventions. Ultimately, this allows us to fulfill our mission of establishing Lifedoc as a reference model for researchers and practitioners studying the development and prevention of cardiometabolic conditions.

Take a look at our past and ongoing trials, research partnerships as well as some of our published/presented studies below.

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Research Partnerships

Novo Nordisk

Industry-sponsored Clinical Trials

Ongoing Trials

– Boehringer-Ingleheim – Safety and Efficacy of SGLT-2 and DPP-4 in Type 2 Diabetes, Children 10 – 17 years of age.

Past Trials

– Janssen – Safety and Efficacy of SGLT-2  in Type 2 Diabetes, Adults – Recognized as Highest Recruiting/Retaining Site in the US

– Novo Nordisk – Safety and Efficacy of Liraglutide in Overweight and Obesity, Children and Adolescents 10-17 years of age – Recruited First and Second Patient Globally

–  Novo Nordisk – Safety and Efficacy of Liraglutide and Metformin in Type 2 Diabetes, Children and Adolescents 10-17 years of age – Recognized as Highest Recruiting Site in the US

Notable Publications

Published: Global Heart
Authors: Juan P González-Rivas 1 , Jeffrey I Mechanick 2 , Eunice Ugel 3 , María Inés Marulanda 4 , Maritza Duran 5 , Ramfis Nieto-Martínez 6
Cardiovascular health status of the Venezuelan population has not been evaluated. The American Heart Association recommends the Cardiovascular Health Score (CHS) to assess cardiovascular health.
Published: The New England Journal of Medicine
Authors: William V Tamborlane, Margarita Barrientos-Pérez, Udi Fainberg, Helle Frimer-Larsen, Mona Hafez, Paula M Hale, Muhammad Y Jalaludin, Margarita Kovarenko, Ingrid Libman, Jane L Lynch, Paturi Rao, Naim Shehadeh, Serap Turan, Daniel Weghuber, Timothy Barrett, Ellipse Trial Investigators
Metformin is the regulatory-approved treatment of choice for most youth with type 2 diabetes early in the disease. However, early loss of glycemic control has been observed with metformin monotherapy. Whether liraglutide added to metformin (with or without basal insulin treatment) is safe and effective in youth with type 2 diabetes is unknown.
Published: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Authors: Stephanie Behringer-Massera 1 , Terysia Browne 2 , Geny George 3 , Sally Duran 3 , Andrea Cherrington 4 , M Diane McKee 2 5 , GRADE Research Group
Recruitment of participants into research studies, especially individuals from minority groups, is challenging; lack of diversity may lead to biased findings.
Published: The New England Journal of Medicine
Authors: Vlado Perkovic 1 , Meg J Jardine 1 , Bruce Neal 1 , Severine Bompoint 1 , Hiddo J L Heerspink 1 , David M Charytan 1 , Robert Edwards 1 , Rajiv Agarwal 1 , George Bakris 1 , Scott Bull 1 , Christopher P Cannon 1 , George Capuano 1 , Pei-Ling Chu 1 , Dick de Zeeuw 1 , Tom Greene 1 , Adeera Levin 1 , Carol Pollock 1 , David C Wheeler 1 , Yshai Yavin 1 , Hong Zhang 1 , Bernard Zinman 1 , Gary Meininger 1 , Barry M Brenner 1 , Kenneth W Mahaffey 1 , CREDENCE Trial Investigators
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide, but few effective long-term treatments are available. In cardiovascular trials of inhibitors of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2), exploratory results have suggested that such drugs may improve renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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