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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. Iodine deficiency affects nearly 1.9 billion people worldwide, but it can be prevented by salt iodization. This cross-sectional survey assessed current iodine status, iodized salt coverage and risk factors for...

    Authors: Barbara Matthys, Mohbegim Davlatmamadova, Gulzira Karimova, Vreni Jean-Richard, Michael B Zimmermann and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:50

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  2. Insulin resistance has been associated with metabolic and hemodynamic alterations and higher cardio metabolic risk. There is great variability in the threshold homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistanc...

    Authors: Pilar Gayoso-Diz, Alfonso Otero-González, María Xosé Rodriguez-Alvarez, Francisco Gude, Fernando García, Angel De Francisco and Arturo González Quintela

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:47

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  3. Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been applied to identify type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in the U.S. and European countries. It has not been used in China mainly due to lack of a standardized approach to measure H...

    Authors: Miao Mo, Weijian Zhong, Genming Zhao, Ye Ruan, Hua Zhang, Liang Shi, Dajiang Lu, Qundi Yang, Yanyun Li, Qingwu Jiang, Rui Li and Wang-Hong Xu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:44

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  4. Traditional lipid indices have been associated with type 2 diabetes, but it remains uncertain which lipid index is the best discriminator for diabetes. In this study, we aimed to assess lipoproteins, tradition...

    Authors: Zhi-Hong Jian, Chia-Chi Lung, Pei-Chieh Ko, Yi-Hua Sun, Jing-Yang Huang, Chien-Chang Ho, Chia-Yo Ho, Yi-Chen Chiang, Chien-Jen Chen and Yung-Po Liaw

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:42

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  5. A considerable interest has been drawn to potential protective effects of bilirubin against oxidative stress-related diseases. Smoking is known to be associated with lower concentrations of serum bilirubin, bu...

    Authors: Maya Tanaka, Sanjeev Budhathoki, Akie Hirata, Makiko Morita, Suminori Kono, Masahiro Adachi, Hisaya Kawate, Keizo Ohnaka and Ryoichi Takayanagi

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:39

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  6. To examine the effects of physical activity on the development and progression of microvascular complications in patients with type 1 diabetes.

    Authors: Caroline BT Makura, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Alan J Girling, Ponnusamy Saravanan and Parth Narendran

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:37

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  7. Our aim was to assess the associations between vitamin D (vitD) status, metabolic profile and polymorphisms in genes involved in the transport (Group-Component: GC) and the hydroxylation (NAD synthetase 1: NADSYN...

    Authors: Lydia Foucan, Fritz-Line Vélayoudom-Céphise, Laurent Larifla, Christophe Armand, Jacqueline Deloumeaux, Cedric Fagour, Jean Plumasseau, Marie-Line Portlis, Longjian Liu, Fabrice Bonnet and Jacques Ducros

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:36

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  8. Sub-clinical hypothyroid dysfunction, a relatively understudied disorder in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has significant clinical implications if not properly monitored. Also from KSA, more than 50% of t...

    Authors: Naji J Aljohani, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Omar S Al-Attas, Majed S Alokail, Khalid M Alkhrafy, Abdulaziz Al-Othman, Sobhy Yakout, Abdulaziz F Alkabba, Ahmed S Al-Ghamdi, Mussa Almalki, Badurudeen Mahmood Buhary and Shaun Sabico

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:31

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  9. To examine the association of anthropometry indices with gout and to compare the performance of indices to predict gout in Taiwanese men.

    Authors: Wen-Yu Lin, Chia-Chi Lung, Ting-Sung Liu, Zhi-Hong Jian, Pei-Chieh Ko, Jing-Yang Huang, Chien-Chang Ho, Shih-Chang Chen, Yi-Chen Chiang and Yung-Po Liaw

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:30

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  10. Infection is the most common precipitating factor and cause of death in patients with hyperglycemic crises. Treating infection-precipitated hyperglycemic crises includes using empiric antibiotics early; correc...

    Authors: Chien-Cheng Huang, Willy Chou, Hung-Jung Lin, Shih-Chung Chen, Shu-Chun Kuo, Wei-Lung Chen, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Hsien-Yi Wang and How-Ran Guo

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:23

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  11. Down syndrome (DS) has been described as one of the main contributors for low bone mineral density (BMD). Physical activity (PA) is a key factor in skeletal health and thus, PA levels might be associated to th...

    Authors: Ángel Matute-Llorente, Alejandro González-Agüero, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez and José Antonio Casajús

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:22

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