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: Nature
Authors: NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)
Body-mass index (BMI) has increased steadily in most countries in parallel with a rise in the proportion of the population who live in cities1,2. This has led to a widely reported view that urbanization is one of the most important drivers of the global rise in obesity3-6
Published: International Journal of Epidemiology
Authors: NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)
Change in the prevalence of raised blood pressure could be due to both shifts in the entire distribution of blood pressure (representing the combined effects of public health interventions and secular trends) and changes in its high-blood-pressure tail (representing successful clinical interventions to control blood pressure in the hypertensive population).
Published: Primary Care Diabetes
Authors: Ramfis Nieto-Martínez 1 , Jeffrey I Mechanick 2 , Imperia Brajkovich 3 , Eunice Ugel 4 , Alejandro Risques 5 , Hermes Florez 6 , Juan Pablo González-Rivas 7
The prevalence of diabetes in multiple regions of Venezuela is unknown. To determine the prevalence of diabetes in five populations from three regions of Venezuela.
Published: Endocrine Practice
Authors: Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Juan P González-Rivas, Eunice Ugel, Imperia Brajkovich, Alejandro Risquez, W Timothy Garvey, Jeffrey I Mechanick
To determine the prevalence of obesity according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology (AACE/ACE) framework based on a complications-centric model with further application of the Cardiometabolic Disease Staging (CMDS) system in a Venezuelan population.

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