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Reducing inequalities in the management of Endocrine Disorders

A Retrospective Article Collection

Reducing inequities in the treatment of endocrine disordersAs part of Springer Nature, BMC Endocrine Disorders aims to promote the publication of articles supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe that SDG10: Reduced Inequalities, as applied to science, is very relevant to the field of Endocrine Disorders. We also believe that health inequities can be reduced with the implementation of the right policies worldwide to protect disadvantaged populations and individuals and that the scientific and medical communities can help inform and shape such policies. 

To this effect we invited Prof George Chroussos and Dr Alexios-Fotios Mentis as Guest Editors to curate a retrospective collection of articles published in BMC Endocrine Disorders related to the topic of: Reducing inequalities in the management of Endocrine Disorders

Guest Editor profiles:

Prof George P. Chroussos

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Prof. George P. Chrousos, M.D., Sc.D., is an academic pediatrician, endocrinologist, neuroscientist, and one of the most highly cited pediatricians or endocrinologists in the world. His seminal work on stress and its disorders has opened many new avenues of research in several different fields of both Medicine and the Psychological and Social Sciences. He served initially at leading positions at the NIH (Bethesda, Md, US) and then as Professor (now Emeritus) and Chairman of Pediatrics at the University of Athens Medical School. He currently directs the University Research Institute on Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine at the same institution, and, in parallel, holds the UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care.

Dr. Alexios-Fotios A. Mentis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

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Dr. Alexios-Fotios A. Mentis is a physician, public health scientist, and genomics specialist, as well as an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 60 papers in several fields and many in high-impact journals, including BMC Medicine, Science, Nature Medicine, and Molecular Psychiatry. He has also served as Technical Expert for the World Health Organization. His research interests have focused on the intersection between precision medicine and the social and environmental determinants of health. He has been an Onassis Foundation Scholar and has received several awards for his work. He served as researcher at the University Research Institute on Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine in Athens, Greece until early 2022. 


BMC Endocrine Disorders’ collection of articles on “Reducing inequalities in the Management of Endocrine Disorders”

Mentis, AF.A., Chrousos, G.P. BMC Endocr Disord 22, 96 (2022).


A phenomenological study on barriers of adherence to medical advice among type 2 diabetic patients

Davoodi, M., Dindamal, B., Dargahi, H. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 22, 18 (2022).

Implications of remote monitoring Technology in Optimizing Traditional Self-Monitoring of blood glucose in adults with T2DM in primary care.

Montero, A.R., Toro-Tobon, D., Gann, K. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 21, 222 (2021).

Implementation of a multi-level community-clinical linkage intervention to improve glycemic control among south Asian patients with uncontrolled diabetes: study protocol of the DREAM initiative.

Lim, S., Wyatt, L.C., Mammen, S. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 21, 233 (2021).

Comparison of prevalence of diabetes complications in Brazilian and Mexican adults: a cross-sectional study

Martins, R.B., Ordaz-Briseño, S.A., Flores-Hernández, S. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 21, 48 (2021).

Obesity management in polycystic ovary syndrome: disparity in knowledge between obstetrician-gynecologists and reproductive endocrinologists in China

Ma, R., Zou, Y., Wang, W. et al. 

BMC Endocr Disord 21, 182 (2021).

The relationship between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and glycosylated hemoglobin in diabetic patients aged 20 or above: a cross-sectional study.

Huang, R., Yan, L. & Lei, Y. 

BMC Endocr Disord 21, 198 (2021). 

Sociodemographic and lifestyle-related risk factors for identifying vulnerable groups for type 2 diabetes: a narrative review with emphasis on data from Europe

Kyrou, I., Tsigos, C., Mavrogianni, C. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 20, 134 (2020).

Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of diabetes mellitus in rural Rwanda: time to contextualize the interventions? A cross-sectional study

Bavuma, C.M., Musafiri, S., Rutayisire, PC. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 20, 180 (2020).

Sociodemographic factors associated with HbA1c variability in type 2 diabetes: a prospective exploratory cohort study

Mellergård, E., Johnsson, P. & Eek, F.

BMC Endocr Disord 20, 102 (2020).

Influence of social determinants, diabetes knowledge, health behaviors, and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: an analysis from real-world evidence

Silva-Tinoco, R., Cuatecontzi-Xochitiotzi, T., De la Torre-Saldaña, V. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 20, 130 (2020).

Inequalities and factors associated with adherence to diabetes self-care practices amongst patients at two public hospitals in Gauteng, South Africa

Mutyambizi, C., Pavlova, M., Hongoro, C. et al. 

BMC Endocr Disord 20, 15 (2020).

Understanding the impact of five major determinants of health (genetics, biology, behavior, psychology, society/environment) on type 2 diabetes in U.S. Hispanic/Latino families: Mil Familias - a cohort study

Morales, J., Glantz, N., Larez, A. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 20, 4 (2020).

Low uptake of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy in people with type 1 diabetes in Ireland: a retrospective cross-sectional study

Gajewska, K.A., Bennett, K., Biesma, R. et al. 

BMC Endocr Disord 20, 92 (2020).

Association between lifestyle and thyroid dysfunction: a cross-sectional epidemiologic study in the She ethnic minority group of Fujian Province in China

Huang, Y., Cai, L., Zheng, Y. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 19, 83 (2019).

Diet quality trends among adults with diabetes by socioeconomic status in the U.S.: 1999-2014

Orr, C.J., Keyserling, T.C., Ammerman, A.S. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 19, 54 (2019).
Quality improvement strategies at primary care level to reduce inequalities in diabetes care: an equity-oriented systematic review

Terens, N., Vecchi, S., Bargagli, A.M. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 18, 31 (2018).

Socioeconomic status and time in glucose target range in people with type 2 diabetes: a baseline analysis of the GP-OSMOTIC study

Tan, M.L., Manski-Nankervis, JA., Thuraisingam, S. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 18, 47 (2018).

Relationship between social determinants of health and processes and outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes: validation of a conceptual framework

Walker, R.J., Gebregziabher, M., Martin-Harris, B. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 14, 82 (2014).

Characteristics and effectiveness of diabetes self-management educational programs targeted to racial/ethnic minority groups: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression

Ricci-Cabello, I., Ruiz-Pérez, I., Rojas-García, A. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 14, 60 (2014).

Need and disparities in primary care management of patients with diabetes

Buja, A., Gini, R., Visca, M. et al.

BMC Endocr Disord 14, 56 (2014).