Epidemiology of Endocrine Disorders

Section edited by Stavros Liatis

This section concerns all aspects of the epidemiology of endocrine disorders including but not limited to: cohort studies, genetic association studies, and prevalence studies.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Research article

    Obesity and diabetes mellitus association in rural community of Katana, South Kivu, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Bukavu Observ Cohort Study Results

    Factual data exploring the relationship between obesity and diabetes mellitus prevalence from rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa remain scattered and are unreliable. To address this scarceness, this work report...

    Philippe Bianga Katchunga, Justin Cikomola, Christian Tshongo, Arsene Baleke, David Kaishusha, Patrick Mirindi, Théodore Tamburhe, Yves Kluyskens, Antoine Sadiki, Socrate Bwanamudogo, Zacharie Kashongwe and Marc Twagirumukiza

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:60

    Published on: 11 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Arterial stiffness in hypertensive and type 2 diabetes patients in Ghana: comparison of the cardio-ankle vascular index and central aortic techniques

    Diabetes and hypertension increase arterial stiffness and cardiovascular events in all societies studied so far; sub-Saharan African studies are sparse. We investigated factors affecting arterial function in G...

    Kwame Yeboah, Daniel A. Antwi, Ben Gyan, Virginia Govoni, Charlotte E. Mills, J. Kennedy Cruickshank and Albert G. B. Amoah

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:53

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  9. Research article

    Prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance and other types of dysglycaemia among young twins and singletons in Guinea-Bissau

    Twins may be at increased risk of dysglycaemic disorders due to adverse fetal conditions. Data from Africa regarding this association is limited. We studied impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and other types of ...

    Ditte Egegaard Hennild, Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen, Luis Carlos Joaquím, Kaare Christensen, Morten Sodemann, Henning Beck-Nielsen and Dorte Møller Jensen

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:46

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  10. Research article

    Association of blood glucose level and hypertension in Elderly Chinese Subjects: a community based study

    There is a scarcity of epidemiological researches examining the relationship between blood pressure (BP) and glucose level among older adults. The objective of the current study was to investigate the associat...

    Qun Yan, Dongmei Sun, Xu Li, Guoliang Chen, Qinghu Zheng, Lun Li, Chenhong Gu and Bo Feng

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:40

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  11. Research article

    Diabetes related knowledge, self-care behaviours and adherence to medications among diabetic patients in Southwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional survey

    The provision of health education involving self-care and good adherence to medications has been acknowledged to be a cost effective strategy for improving quality of life of diabetes patients. We assessed lev...

    Tefera Kassahun, Hailay Gesesew, Lillian Mwanri and Tesfahun Eshetie

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:28

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  12. Research article

    Metabolic syndrome and osteoporotic fracture: a population-based study in China

    Associations between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and osteoporotic fracture have been reported. However, the epidemiological studies are not conclusive. The objective of the study was to determine whether metabol...

    Li Qin, Zhen Yang, Weiwei Zhang, Hongxia Gu, Xiaoyong Li, Lingfei Zhu, Shuai Lu, Yin Xing, Hongmei Zhang, Yixin Niu, Guang Ning and Qing Su

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:27

    Published on: 27 May 2016

  13. Research article

    Understanding adherence-related beliefs about medicine amongst patients of South Asian origin with diabetes and cardiovascular disease patients: a qualitative synthesis

    Prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular (CVD) disease amongst UK South Asians is higher than in the general population. Non-adherence to medicines may lead to poor clinical outcomes for South Asian patients ...

    Kanta Kumar, Sheila Greenfield, Karim Raza, Paramjit Gill and Rebecca Stack

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:24

    Published on: 26 May 2016

  14. Research article

    Cost effectiveness and value of information analyses of islet cell transplantation in the management of ‘unstable’ type 1 diabetes mellitus

    Islet cell transplantation is a method to stabilize type 1 diabetes patients with hypoglycemia unawareness and unstable blood glucose levels by reducing insulin dependency and protecting against severe hypogly...

    Klemens Wallner, A. M. James Shapiro, Peter A. Senior and Christopher McCabe

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:17

    Published on: 9 April 2016

  15. Research article

    A null mutation in ANGPTL8 does not associate with either plasma glucose or type 2 diabetes in humans

    Experiments in mice initially suggested a role for the protein angiopoietin-like 8 (ANGPTL8) in glucose homeostasis. However, subsequent experiments in model systems have challenged this proposed role. We soug...

    Katharine R. Clapham, Audrey Y. Chu, Jennifer Wessel, Pradeep Natarajan, Jason Flannick, Manuel A. Rivas, Samantha Sartori, Roxana Mehran, Usman Baber, Valentin Fuster, Robert A. Scott, Daniel J. Rader, Michael Boehnke, Mark I. McCarthy, David M. Altshuler, Sekar Kathiresan…

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:7

    Published on: 28 January 2016

  16. Research article

    High prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a mestizo group of adult patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT)

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and metabolic syndrome (MS) have been independently related to cardiovascular morbidities, however this association is still controversial. Mexican population has a high prev...

    Victoria Mendoza-Zubieta, Gloria A Gonzalez-Villaseñor, Guadalupe Vargas-Ortega, Baldomero Gonzalez, Claudia Ramirez-Renteria, Moises Mercado, Mario A Molina-Ayala and Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:16

    Published on: 3 April 2015

  17. Study protocol

    The second wave of the Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening (CATS II) study: the cognitive assessment protocol

    Children whose mothers had low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy have been reported to have decreased cognitive function. The reported research is part of the follow-on study of the Controlled Antenatal ...

    Charlotte Hales, Sue Channon, Peter N Taylor, Mohd S Draman, Ilaria Muller, John Lazarus, Ruth Paradice, Aled Rees, Dionne Shillabeer, John W Gregory, Colin M Dayan and Marian Ludgate

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:95

    Published on: 12 December 2014

  18. Research article

    Insufficient early detection of peripheral neurovasculopathy and associated factors in rural diabetes residents of Taiwan: a cross-sectional study

    Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PN) and peripheral vasculopathy (PV) are major causes of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. The early detection of PN/PV with appropriate health counseling is the best strat...

    Chia-Mou Lee, Chang-Cheng Chang, Mei-Yu Pan, Chyong-Fang Chang and Mei-Yen Chen

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:89

    Published on: 24 November 2014

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