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  1. Research article

    Communication with young people in paediatric and adult endocrine consultations: an intervention development and feasibility study

    Communication is complex in endocrine care, particularly during transition from paediatric to adult services. The aims of this study were to examine the feasibility of interventions to support young people to ...

    J. Downing, H. Gleeson, P.E. Clayton, J.R.E. Davis, P. Dimitri, J. Wales, B. Young and P. Callery

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:33

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Quality measure and weight loss assessment in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with canagliflozin or dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors

    Achieving control of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), blood pressure (BP), and body weight (BW) remains a challenge for most patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In clinical trials, canagliflozin (CANA),...

    Carol H. Wysham, Patrick Lefebvre, Dominic Pilon, Mike Ingham, Marie-Hélène Lafeuille, Bruno Emond, Rhiannon Kamstra, Wing Chow, Michael Pfeifer and Mei Sheng Duh

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:32

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Trends in sex differences in the receipt of quality of care indicators among adults with diabetes: United States 2002-2011

    Evidence suggests disparities in quality of care (QoC) indicators based on sex exist in adults diagnosed with diabetes; however, this research is limited. Therefore, the objective of this research study was to...

    Joni S. Williams, Kinfe G. Bishu, Alessandra St. Germain and Leonard E. Egede

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:31

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Patterns, control and complications of diabetes from a hospital based registry established in a low income country

    Diabetes registry enables practitioners to measure the characteristics and patterns of diabetes across their patient population. They also provide insight into practice patterns which can be very effective in ...

    Jaweed Akhter, Asma Ahmed, Minaz Mawani, Laila Lakhani, Ayaz Kalsekar, Shehla Tabassum and Najmul Islam

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:30

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Factors associated with impaired color vision without retinopathy amongst people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study

    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...

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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:29

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Association of calf circumference with insulin resistance and non-alcohol fatty liver disease: the REACTION study

    The feature of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is pathological excessive liver lipid accumulation of subjects who without history of alcohol abuse. Calf circumference is a proxy for lower-body fat and...

    Weiwei Zhang, Zhen Yang, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Lingfei Zhu, Shuai Lu, Hongmei Zhang, Jiangao Fan, Guang Ning, Li Qin and Qing Su

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:28

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Pulse wave velocity and cardiac autonomic function in type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Increased carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been associated with incident cardiovascular disease, independently of traditional risk factors. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction is a common complication o...

    Stamatina Chorepsima, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioannis Moyssakis, Athanasios Protogerou, Alexandros Kokkinos, Petros P. Sfikakis and Nikolaos Tentolouris

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:27

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Androsterone glucuronide to dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate ratio is discriminatory for obese Caucasian women with polycystic ovary syndrome

    Androsterone glucuronide (ADTG) concentrations have been suggested as a marker of the effects of androgens at the target tissue level. As the mechanism for hyperandrogenemia in obese and nonobese polycystic ov...

    Li-Wei Cho, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Eric S Kilpatrick, Brian G Keevil, Adrian G Miller, Anne M Coady, Lina Ahmed and Stephen L Atkin

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:26

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Does left ventricular hypertrophy affect cognition and brain structural integrity in type 2 diabetes? Study design and rationale of the Diabetes and Dementia (D2) study

    Cognitive impairment is common in type 2 diabetes mellitus, and there is a strong association between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, we do not know which type 2 diabetes patients will dement...

    Sheila K. Patel, Carolina Restrepo, Emilio Werden, Leonid Churilov, Elif I. Ekinci, Piyush M. Srivastava, Jay Ramchand, Bryan Wai, Brian Chambers, Christopher J. O’Callaghan, David Darby, Vladimir Hachinski, Toby Cumming, Geoff Donnan, Louise M. Burrell and Amy Brodtmann

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:24

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  10. Study protocol

    The effectiveness of a value-based EMOtion-cognition-Focused educatIonal programme to reduce diabetes-related distress in Malay adults with Type 2 diabetes (VEMOFIT): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients experience many psychosocial problems related to their diabetes. These often lead to emotional disorders such as distress, stress, anxiety and depression, resulting in ...

    Boon-How Chew, Rimke C. Vos, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Nurainul Hana Shamsuddin, Aaron Fernandez, Firdaus Mukhtar, Mastura Ismail, Azainorsuzila Mohd Ahad, Narayanan N. Sundram, Siti Zubaidah Mohd Ali and Guy E. H. M. Rutten

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:22

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Assessment of platelets morphological changes and serum butyrylcholinesterase activity in children with diabetic ketoacidosis: a case control study

    Many studies indicated that mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) may be valuable in the diagnosis and management of clinical disorders; also, serum butyrylcholinesterase activity (B...

    Suzan Omar Mousa, Samira Zein Sayed, Mahmoud Mohammed Moussa and Ahmed Hamdy Hassan

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:23

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Case report

    Two novel LHX3 mutations in patients with combined pituitary hormone deficiency including cervical rigidity and sensorineural hearing loss

    Congenital combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) is a rare heterogeneous group of conditions. CPHD-type 3 (CPHD3; MIM# 221750) is caused by recessive mutations in LHX3, a LIM-homeodomain transcription fact...

    Khushnooda Ramzan, Bassam Bin-Abbas, Lolwa Al-Jomaa, Rabab Allam, Mohammed Al-Owain and Faiqa Imtiaz

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:17

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Case report

    Extended clinical features associated with novel Glis3 mutation: a case report

    Mutations in the GLI-similar 3 (GLIS3) gene encoding the transcription factor GLIS3 are a rare cause of neonatal diabetes and congenital hypothyroidism with 12 reported patients to date. Additional features, p...

    K. A. Alghamdi, A. B. Alsaedi, A. Aljasser, A. Altawil and Naglaa M. Kamal

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:14

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Urinary iodine in early pregnancy is associated with subclinical hypothyroidism in Tianjin, China: an observational study

    Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is associated with adverse obstetric outcomes and neurodevelopment disorders. Both iodine deficiency and excess are associated with SH; however, few data regarding iodine nutrit...

    Kunling Wang, Jie Zhang, Fengao Li, Wanqi Zhang, Hao Wang, Li Ding, Yaxin Liu, Laixiang Lin, Shuang Zhang and Mei Zhu

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:10

    Published on: 17 February 2017

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