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BMC Endocrine Disorders

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

    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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  2. Content type: Research article

    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    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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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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-...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:19

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:18

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:16

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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.

    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 17:15

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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, ...

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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:7

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:6

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:60

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:53

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:46

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:40

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Tefera Kassahun, Hailay Gesesew, Lillian Mwanri and Tesfahun Eshetie

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:28

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