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  1. Research article

    Androsterone glucuronide to dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate ratio is discriminatory for obese Caucasian women with polycystic ovary syndrome

    Androsterone glucuronide (ADTG) concentrations have been suggested as a marker of the effects of androgens at the target tissue level. As the mechanism for hyperandrogenemia in obese and nonobese polycystic ov...

    Li-Wei Cho, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Eric S Kilpatrick, Brian G Keevil, Adrian G Miller, Anne M Coady, Lina Ahmed and Stephen L Atkin

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:26

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Pulse wave velocity and cardiac autonomic function in type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Increased carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been associated with incident cardiovascular disease, independently of traditional risk factors. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction is a common complication o...

    Stamatina Chorepsima, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioannis Moyssakis, Athanasios Protogerou, Alexandros Kokkinos, Petros P. Sfikakis and Nikolaos Tentolouris

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:27

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Does left ventricular hypertrophy affect cognition and brain structural integrity in type 2 diabetes? Study design and rationale of the Diabetes and Dementia (D2) study

    Cognitive impairment is common in type 2 diabetes mellitus, and there is a strong association between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, we do not know which type 2 diabetes patients will dement...

    Sheila K. Patel, Carolina Restrepo, Emilio Werden, Leonid Churilov, Elif I. Ekinci, Piyush M. Srivastava, Jay Ramchand, Bryan Wai, Brian Chambers, Christopher J. O’Callaghan, David Darby, Vladimir Hachinski, Toby Cumming, Geoff Donnan, Louise M. Burrell and Amy Brodtmann

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:24

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Assessment of platelets morphological changes and serum butyrylcholinesterase activity in children with diabetic ketoacidosis: a case control study

    Many studies indicated that mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) may be valuable in the diagnosis and management of clinical disorders; also, serum butyrylcholinesterase activity (B...

    Suzan Omar Mousa, Samira Zein Sayed, Mahmoud Mohammed Moussa and Ahmed Hamdy Hassan

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:23

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  5. Study protocol

    The effectiveness of a value-based EMOtion-cognition-Focused educatIonal programme to reduce diabetes-related distress in Malay adults with Type 2 diabetes (VEMOFIT): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients experience many psychosocial problems related to their diabetes. These often lead to emotional disorders such as distress, stress, anxiety and depression, resulting in ...

    Boon-How Chew, Rimke C. Vos, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Nurainul Hana Shamsuddin, Aaron Fernandez, Firdaus Mukhtar, Mastura Ismail, Azainorsuzila Mohd Ahad, Narayanan N. Sundram, Siti Zubaidah Mohd Ali and Guy E. H. M. Rutten

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:22

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  6. Research article

    The incidence of diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy in a population-based cohort study of people age 50 years and over in Nakuru, Kenya

    The epidemic rise of diabetes carries major negative public health and economic consequences particularly for low and middle-income countries. The highest predicted percentage growth in diabetes is in the sub-...

    Andrew Bastawrous, Wanjiku Mathenge, Kevin Wing, Madeleine Bastawrous, Hillary Rono, Helen A. Weiss, David Macleod, Allen Foster, Tunde Peto, Peter Blows, Matthew Burton and Hannah Kuper

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:19

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Impaired lung function is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease independently of metabolic syndrome features in middle-aged and elderly Chinese

    Associations between lung function and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have been reported. However, evidence from large-scale populations about the relationship is scarce. The objective of the study ...

    Li Qin, Weiwei Zhang, Zhen Yang, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Shuai Lu, Yin Xing, Ning Lin, Hongmei Zhang, Guang Ning, Jiangao Fan and Qing Su

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:18

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  8. Case report

    Two novel LHX3 mutations in patients with combined pituitary hormone deficiency including cervical rigidity and sensorineural hearing loss

    Congenital combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) is a rare heterogeneous group of conditions. CPHD-type 3 (CPHD3; MIM# 221750) is caused by recessive mutations in LHX3, a LIM-homeodomain transcription fact...

    Khushnooda Ramzan, Bassam Bin-Abbas, Lolwa Al-Jomaa, Rabab Allam, Mohammed Al-Owain and Faiqa Imtiaz

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:17

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Prevalence and determinants of erectile dysfunction among diabetic patients attending in hospitals of central and northwestern zone of Tigray, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    The prevalence of erectile dysfunction among diabetic men varies between 35–90%. Although erectile dysfunction is widespread among men with diabetes, the condition often remains undiagnosed and demands appropr...

    Awole Seid, Hadgu Gerensea, Shambel Tarko, Yosef Zenebe and Rahel Mezemir

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:16

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  10. Research article

    The association between biochemical control and cardiovascular risk factors in acromegaly

    The study aim was to estimate the proportion of acromegaly patients with various comorbidities and to determine if biochemical control was associated with reduced proportion of cardiovascular risk factors.

    John D. Carmichael, Michael S. Broder, Dasha Cherepanov, Eunice Chang, Adam Mamelak, Qayyim Said, Maureen P. Neary and Vivien Bonert

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:15

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  11. Case report

    Extended clinical features associated with novel Glis3 mutation: a case report

    Mutations in the GLI-similar 3 (GLIS3) gene encoding the transcription factor GLIS3 are a rare cause of neonatal diabetes and congenital hypothyroidism with 12 reported patients to date. Additional features, p...

    K. A. Alghamdi, A. B. Alsaedi, A. Aljasser, A. Altawil and Naglaa M. Kamal

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:14

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Urinary iodine in early pregnancy is associated with subclinical hypothyroidism in Tianjin, China: an observational study

    Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is associated with adverse obstetric outcomes and neurodevelopment disorders. Both iodine deficiency and excess are associated with SH; however, few data regarding iodine nutrit...

    Kunling Wang, Jie Zhang, Fengao Li, Wanqi Zhang, Hao Wang, Li Ding, Yaxin Liu, Laixiang Lin, Shuang Zhang and Mei Zhu

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:10

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  13. Case report

    Corticomedullary mixed tumour resembling a small adrenal gland-involvement of cancer stem cells: case report

    Adrenal corticomedullary mixed tumours are very rare. Its mechanism is rarely reported. Here we report the first case of a corticomedullary mixed tumour resembling a “small adrenal gland” with distinct arrange...

    Lian Duan, Fang Fang, Wanlei Fu, Zhenqiang Fang, Hui Wang, Shicang Yu, Zili Tang, Zhenqi Liu and Hongting Zheng

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:9

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  14. Research article

    High-sensitive C-reactive protein and risk of incident type 2 diabetes: a case–control study nested within the Singapore Chinese Health Study

    The liver-derived C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive and systemic biomarker of inflammation, and has been associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in populations other than Chinese. Th...

    An Pan, Yeli Wang, Jian-Min Yuan and Woon-Puay Koh

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:8

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Quality of sleep and risk for obstructive sleep apnoea in ambulant individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus at a tertiary referral hospital in Kenya: a cross-sectional, comparative study

    Sleep disorders are common and associated with multiple metabolic and psychological derangements. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is among the most common sleep disorders and an inter-relationship between OSA, ...

    Sairabanu Mohammed Rashid Sokwalla, Mark David Joshi, Erastus Olonde Amayo, Kirtida Acharya, Jared Ongechi Mecha and Kenneth Kipyegon Mutai

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:7

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  16. Study protocol

    Study protocol; Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism - a randomised placebo controlled Trial (TRUST)

    Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a common condition in elderly people, defined as elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal circulating free thyroxine (fT4). Evidence is lacking about the...

    David J. Stott, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Patricia M. Kearney, Nicolas Rodondi, Rudi G. J. Westendorp, Simon Mooijaart, Sharon Kean, Terence J. Quinn, Naveed Sattar, Kirsty Hendry, Robert Du Puy, Wendy P. J. Den Elzen, Rosalinde K. E. Poortvliet, Jan W. A. Smit, J. Wouter Jukema, Olaf M. Dekkers…

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:6

    Published on: 3 February 2017

  17. Research article

    Short-term effectiveness of low dose liraglutide in combination with metformin versus high dose liraglutide alone in treatment of obese PCOS: randomized trial

    Liraglutide 3 mg was recently approved as an anti-obesity drug. Metformin is weight neutral, yet it could enhance the therapeutic index of GLP-1 agonist. We compared weight-lowering potential of liraglutide 1....

    Mojca Jensterle, Nika Aleksandra Kravos, Katja Goričar and Andrej Janez

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:5

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  18. Study protocol

    Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose in Non-Insulin Treated Type 2 Diabetes (The SMBG Study): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    The benefit of Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) in people with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes remains unclear with inconsistent evidence from randomised controlled trials fuelling the continued deb...

    Sharon Parsons, Stephen Luzio, Stephen Bain, John Harvey, Jillian McKenna, Atir Khan, Sam Rice, Alan Watkins and David R. Owens

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:4

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  19. Research article

    Prevalence of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome: the utility of easily reproducible screening methods

    Despite the recognition of the importance of diagnosing dysglycaemia in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) there remains a lack of consensus on the best screening modality. Our primary aims were to de...

    Muhammad A. Karamat, Umar Y. Raja, Susan E. Manley, Alan Jones, Wasim Hanif and Abd A. Tahrani

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:3

    Published on: 23 January 2017

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