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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. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency is pandemic while resources available to measure 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) are limited. The present study aimed to verify whether sun exposure measured by a structured questionnaire coul...

    Authors: Fernanda Barros Bittar, Charlles H. M. Castro and Vera Lúcia Szejnfeld

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:44

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    Diabetic foot is one of the most significant and devastating complication of diabetes. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) and the associated risk factors a...

    Authors: S. P. Vibha, Muralidhar M. Kulkarni, A. B. Kirthinath Ballala, Asha Kamath and G. Arun Maiya

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:43

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    Obesity and diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, are independently associated with post-ischemic stroke outcomes (e.g., functional disability and all-cause mortality). Although obesity and diabetes are also associated...

    Authors: Colleen Bauza, Sharon D. Yeatts, Keith Borg, Gayenell Magwood, Renee’ H. Martin, Anbesaw Selassie and Marvella E. Ford

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:40

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    Screening for risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is an important public health issue. Previous studies report that fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and triglyceride (TG)-related indices, such as lipid accumul...

    Authors: Joung-Won Lee, Nam-Kyoo Lim and Hyun-Young Park

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:33

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    Thyroid hormones are known to have direct and indirect effects on metabolism. Individuals with metabolic syndrome, a disease that is growing in incidence at a rapid rate, are at higher risk for cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Jieun Jang, Youngsook Kim, Jaeyong Shin, Sang Ah Lee, Young Choi and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:29

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    Recent epidemiological studies have suggested inverse associations between vitamin D status and metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The aim of this study was to examine whether a higher serum ...

    Authors: Danting Li, Haoche Wei, Hongmei Xue, Jieyi Zhang, Mengxue Chen, Yunhui Gong and Guo Cheng

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:25

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    The aim of this study was to quantify the association of Val109Asp polymorphism of intelectin 1 (ITLN1) gene with the abdominal obesity (AO) in Kyrgyz population.

    Authors: Jainagul Isakova, Elnura Talaibekova, Denis Vinnikov, Nazira Aldasheva, Erkin Mirrakhimov and Almaz Aldashev

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:15

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    Many studies have reported associations between estrogen receptor (ER) gene polymorphisms and postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) risk and bone mineral density (BMD), but the results are controversial. The aim ...

    Authors: Heping Zhu, Jiannong Jiang, Qiang Wang, Jun Zong, Liang Zhang, Tieliang Ma, Youjia Xu and Leiyan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:11

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    Although current beta cell replacement therapy is effective in stabilizing glycemic control in highly selected patients with refractory type 1 diabetes, many hurdles are inherent to this and other donor-based ...

    Authors: Klemens Wallner, Rene G. Pedroza, Isaac Awotwe, James M. Piret, Peter A. Senior, A. M. James Shapiro and Christopher McCabe

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:6

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    The association between thyroid nodules and adiposity remains controversial. We performed a cross-sectional, community-based study to examine whether thyroid nodules are associated with overweight and obesity,...

    Authors: Bin Song, Zhihua Zuo, Juan Tan, Jianjin Guo, Weiping Teng, Yibing Lu and Chao Liu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:3

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    We investigated how four aspects of socio-demography influence the effectiveness of an intervention with structured personal diabetes care on long-term outcomes.

    Authors: Andreas Heltberg, Volkert Siersma, John Sahl Andersen, Christina Ellervik, Henrik Brønnum-Hansen, Jakob Kragstrup and Niels de Fine Olivarius

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:75

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    The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a combination of unfavourable health factors which includes abdominal obesity, dyslipidaemia, elevated blood pressure and impaired fasting glucose. Earlier studies have reporte...

    Authors: Bruce H. R. Wolffenbuttel, Hanneke J. C. M. Wouters, Sandra N. Slagter, Robert P. van Waateringe, Anneke C. Muller Kobold, Jana V. van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Thera P. Links and Melanie M. van der Klauw

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:65

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    Adrenal crisis (AC) occurs in various clinical conditions but previous epidemiological studies in AC are limited to chronic adrenal insufficiency (AI) and sepsis. The aim of this study was to investigate chara...

    Authors: Masahiro Iwasaku, Maki Shinzawa, Shiro Tanaka, Kimihiko Kimachi and Koji Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:58

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    The increasing prevalence of diabetes is leading to a rise of eye diseases, augmenting the risk of sight-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate prevalence, awareness and practices reg...

    Authors: Lazaros Konstantinidis, Tania Carron, Eva de Ancos, Léonie Chinet, Isabelle Hagon-Traub, Emilie Zuercher and Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:56

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    Acromegaly is a rare, slowly progressive disorder resulting from excessive growth hormone (GH) production by a pituitary somatotroph tumor. The objective of this study was to examine acromegaly treatment outco...

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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:49

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    Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) are the most common type of neuroendocrine tumors, accounting for more than half of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). We performed a retrospective stud...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Ping Zhao, Xiaodan Shi, Ahong Zhao, Lianfeng Zhang and Lin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:39

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    Used the EuroQoL-5 dimension (EQ-5D) to evaluate the health status of 5310 residents who live in East China, and compared the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with 311 patients with type 2 diabetes as we...

    Authors: You Lu, Ningjian Wang, Yi Chen, Xiaomin Nie, Qin Li, Bing Han, Yingchao Chen, Fangzhen Xia, Zhen Cang, Meng Lu, Ying Meng and Yingli Lu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:38

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    Persistent diabetes-related distress (DRD) is experienced by patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Knowing factors associated with persistent DRD will aid clinicians in prioritising interventions efforts.

    Authors: Maudrene L. Tan, Chuen S. Tan, Konstadina Griva, Yung S. Lee, Jeannette Lee, E. S. Tai, Eric Y. Khoo and Hwee-Lin Wee

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:36

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    Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may develop color vision impairment. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and factors associated with impaired color vision in patients with T2DM but witho...

    Authors: N. C. Tan, W. F. Yip, S. Kallakuri, U. Sankari and Y. L. E. Koh

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:29

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