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  1. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and factors associated with it, nowadays, are increasing in alarming rates among different occupational groups. Of these occupational groups are Police officers that, often,...

    Authors: Tariku Tesfaye, Bilal Shikur, Tariku Shimels and Naod Firdu
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:68
  2. We aimed to describe the safety and efficacy of insulin glargine in Chinese paediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin was the reference therapy.

    Authors: Min Liu, Zhiguang Zhou, Jinhua Yan, Pin Li, Wenhui Song, Junfen Fu, Xiaobo Chen, Weigang Zhao, Li Xi, Xiaoping Luo, Liang Sha, Xueyuan Deng and Chunxiu Gong
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:67
  3. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). A recent animal study showed that hepatocyte-specific receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B (RANK) knockout ...

    Authors: Ayumu Takeno, Masahiro Yamamoto, Masakazu Notsu and Toshitsugu Sugimoto
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:66
  4. Guidelines for frequency of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) screening remain unclear, with proposed screening intervals typically based on expert opinion. This study aims to demonstrate that HbA1c screening inte...

    Authors: Sachiko Ohde, Emily McFadden, Gautam A. Deshpande, Hiroshi Yokomichi, Osamu Takahashi, Tsuguya Fukui, Rafael Perera and Zentaro Yamagata
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:65
  5. Identifying patients with diabetes at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is essential to prevent/slow the progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). CKD and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN)...

    Authors: Quratul A. Altaf, Hamed Sadiqi, Milan K. Piya and Abd A. Tahrani
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:64
  6. Cases of severe hypoglycaemia were reported in HIV/AIDS patients receiving high dose of the sulfonylurea co-trimoxazole for opportunistic infections. Whether co-trimoxazole at prophylactic dose would induce si...

    Authors: Bernold Kenteu, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Martine Claude Etoa, Marcel Azabji-Kenfack, Mesmin Dehayem and Eugene Sobngwi
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:62
  7. Initial classification of diabetes of young may require revision to improve diagnostic accuracy of different forms of diabetes.

    Authors: Rasa Verkauskiene, Evalda Danyte, Rimante Dobrovolskiene, Ingrida Stankute, Diana Simoniene, Dovile Razanskaite-Virbickiene, Audrone Seibokaite, Brone Urbonaite, Nijole Jurgeviciene, Astra Vitkauskiene, Valerie Schwitzgebel and Dalia Marciulionyte
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:61
  8. 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
  9. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is widely applied to ameliorate morbid obesity, including diabetes in people with type 2 diabetes. The latter vanish a few days after surgery for many, but not in all patients ...

    Authors: Mogens Fenger, Dorte Lindqvist Hansen, Dorte Worm, Lisbeth Hvolris, Viggo B. Kristiansen, Elin Rebecka Carlsson and Sten Madsbad
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:59
  10. The 46,XY female is characterised by a male karyotype and female phenotype arising due to any interruption in the sexual development pathways in utero. The cause is usually genetic and various genes are implicate...

    Authors: Sunita M. C. De Sousa, Karin S. Kassahn, Liam C. McIntyre, Chan-Eng Chong, Hamish S. Scott and David J. Torpy
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:58
  11. Subclinical hypothyroidism, commonly caused by Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT), is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. This disorder is defined as merely having elevated serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TS...

    Authors: Yu Li, Dong-Ning Chen, Jing Cui, Zhong Xin, Guang-Ran Yang, Ming-Jia Niu and Jin-Kui Yang
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:57
  12. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a lifestyle intervention in obesity on the soluble form of the activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (sALCAM) and its association with metabolic para...

    Authors: Alba Sulaj, Johanna Zemva, Ulrike Zech, Annika Woehning, Maik Brune, Gottfried Rudofsky, Peter P. Nawroth, Thomas Fleming and Rüdiger von Bauer
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:56
  13. Acarbose slows down the intestinal absorption of carbohydrates, but its effects on the secretion of incretins are still poorly known. This study aimed to examine the effects of single-dose acarbose on the secr...

    Authors: Zhong Chen, Xiaoying Fu, Jian Kuang, Ju Chen, Hongmei Chen, Jianhao Pei and Huazhang Yang
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:55
  14. We determined the proportion of the effects of body mass index (BMI) or its categories on cardiometabolic outcomes mediated through systolic blood pressure (SBP), total cholesterol and fasting glucose.

    Authors: Günay Can, Altan Onat, Eray Yurtseven, Yusuf Karadeniz, Tuğba Akbaş-Şimşek, Ayşem Kaya and Hüsniye Yüksel
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:54
  15. 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
  16. To evaluate the neonatal and obstetric outcomes of pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Screening and treatment – diet-only versus additional insulin therapy – were based on the 2010...

    Authors: Sarah H. Koning, Klaas Hoogenberg, Kirsten A. Scheuneman, Mick G. Baas, Fleurisca J. Korteweg, Krystyna M. Sollie, Bertine J. Schering, Aren J. van Loon, Bruce H.R. Wolffenbuttel, Paul P. van den Berg and Helen L. Lutgers
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:52
  17. Current international guidelines advocate achieving at least a 30 % reduction in maximum plantar pressure to reduce the risk of foot ulcers in people with diabetes. However, whether plantar pressures differ in...

    Authors: Malindu E. Fernando, Robert G. Crowther, Peter A. Lazzarini, Kunwarjit S. Sangla, Scott Wearing, Petra Buttner and Jonathan Golledge
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:51
  18. Early identification of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes at high risk for development of complications is important, as early intervention may prevent further deterioration. Here we investigate th...

    Authors: Josine C. van der Heyden, Erwin Birnie, Dick Mul, Sarah Bovenberg, Henk J. Veeze and Henk-Jan Aanstoot
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:49
  19. The term “adrenal fatigue” (“AF”) has been used by some doctors, healthcare providers, and the general media to describe an alleged condition caused by chronic exposure to stressful situations. Despite this, “...

    Authors: Flavio A. Cadegiani and Claudio E. Kater
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:48

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:63

  20. 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
  21. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the tool of choice for evaluating thyroid nodules with the majority classified as benign following initial assessment. However, concern remains about false negative resu...

    Authors: Nigel Glynn, Mark J. Hannon, Sarah Lewis, Patrick Hillery, Mohammed Al-Mousa, Arnold D. K. Hill, Frank Keeling, Martina Morrin, Christopher J. Thompson, Diarmuid Smith, Derval Royston, Mary Leader and Amar Agha
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:45
  22. Evidence on the role of irisin in insulin resistance is limited and controversial, and pathways between them remain unknown. We aimed to examine the independent effects of circulating irisin and different adip...

    Authors: Xiulin Shi, Mingzhu Lin, Changqin Liu, Fangsen Xiao, Yongwen Liu, Peiying Huang, Xin Zeng, Bing Yan, Suhuan Liu, Xiaoying Li, Shuyu Yang, Xuejun Li and Zhibin Li
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:44
  23. As the field of Primary Aldosteronism (PA) becomes ever expanded, diagnosis of PA is increasingly diagnosed by endocrinologists. With increased PA screening, many of the cases are now found in patients with co...

    Authors: A. Tahir, K. McLaughlin and G. Kline
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:43
  24. Screening for undiagnosed diabetes is not widely undertaken due to the high costs and invasiveness of blood sampling. Simple non-invasive tools to identify high risk individuals can facilitate screening. The m...

    Authors: P. Katulanda, N. R. Hill, I. Stratton, R. Sheriff, S. D. N. De Silva and D. R. Matthews
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:42
  25. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who participate in diabetes management programs have been shown to have better glycemic control and slower disease progression, although program participation rema...

    Authors: Janice M. S. Lopez, Bozena J. Katic, Marcy Fitz-Randolph, Richard A. Jackson, Wing Chow and C. Daniel Mullins
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:41
  26. 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
  27. It is essential to anticipate and limit the social, economic and sanitary cost of type 2 diabetes (T2D), which is in constant progression worldwide.

    Authors: Sylvie Erpeldinger, Michaela B. Rehman, Christophe Berkhout, Christophe Pigache, Yves Zerbib, Francis Regnault, Emilie Guérin, Irène Supper, Catherine Cornu, Behrouz Kassaï, François Gueyffier and Rémy Boussageon
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:39
  28. Diabetic foot ulceration is receiving more attention because of its high amputation and mortality rate. It is essential to establish the frequency of amputations in people with diabetes after any change to the...

    Authors: Chuan Wang, Lifang Mai, Chuan Yang, Dan Liu, Kan Sun, Weidong Song, Baoming Luo, Yan Li, Mingtong Xu, Shaoling Zhang, Fangping Li, Meng Ren and Li Yan
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:38
  29. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to steroid 11β-hydroxylase deficiency (11β-OHD) is a rare form of CAH associated with low renin hypertension, hypokalemia, hyperandrogenemia and ambiguous genitalia in ...

    Authors: Pattaranatcha Charnwichai, Patra Yeetong, Kanya Suphapeetiporn, Vichit Supornsilchai, Taninee Sahakitrungruang and Vorasuk Shotelersuk
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:37
  30. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy, safety, costs, and cost-effectiveness of biphasic insulin aspart 30 (BIAsp 30) with NPH plus regular human insulin (NPH/Reg) in patients with type 2 diabetes ...

    Authors: Amir Farshchi, Rokhsareh Aghili, Maryam Oskuee, Marjan Rashed, Sina Noshad, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh, Maryam Kia and Alireza Esteghamati
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:35
  31. Oxytocin (OT) emerges as a drug for the treatment of diabetes and obesity. The entire OT system is synthesized in the rat and human heart. The direct myocardial infusion with OT into an ischemic or failing hea...

    Authors: Marek Jankowski, Tom L. Broderick and Jolanta Gutkowska
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:34
  32. Pancreatic β-cell dysfunction resulting from inflammation has been recognized to contribute to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Netrin-1 is a new indicator of subclinical inflammation and it has a role in β-ce...

    Authors: Chenxiao Liu, Xianjin Ke, Ying Wang, Xiu Feng, Qi Li, Ying Zhang, Jian Zhu and Qian Li
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:33
  33. To describe common type 2 diabetes treatment intensification regimens, patients’ characteristics and changes in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and body mass index (BMI).

    Authors: Christianne L. Roumie, Robert A. Greevy, Carlos G. Grijalva, Adriana M. Hung, Xulei Liu and Marie R. Griffin
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:32
  34. Patients with myocardial infarction (MI) have a high mortality. Therefore, new risk markers and predictors of an adverse outcome for MI are required. The role of hyperglycemia in the development of cardiovascu...

    Authors: Victoria Karetnikova, Olga Gruzdeva, Evgenya Uchasova, Anastasia Osokina and Olga Barbarash
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:31
  35. Advance in medicine has led to an increase in life expectancy of elderly diabetic patients especially on the growing population called the “oldest old”, those in their mid-80s upwards. The aim of this study is...

    Authors: Thewjitcharoen Yotsapon, Krittiyawong Sirinate, Wanothayaroj Ekgaluck, Vongterapak Somboon, Anuntakulnatee Tawee, Kittipoom Worawit, Nakasatien Soontaree and Himathongkam Thep
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:30
  36. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is a rapidly growing problem in Tanzania. Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes have previously been found to have poor glycaemic control and high prevalence of complications. ...

    Authors: Mariam Noorani, Kaushik Ramaiya and Karim Manji
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:29
  37. 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
  38. Associations between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and osteoporotic fracture have been reported. However, the epidemiological studies are not conclusive. The objective of the study was to determine whether metabol...

    Authors: Li Qin, Zhen Yang, Weiwei Zhang, Hongxia Gu, Xiaoyong Li, Lingfei Zhu, Shuai Lu, Yin Xing, Hongmei Zhang, Yixin Niu, Guang Ning and Qing Su
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:27
  39. Effective prevention of type 2 diabetes (T2D) requires early identification of high-risk individuals who might benefit from intervention. We sought to determine whether low serum testosterone, a novel risk fac...

    Authors: Evan Atlantis, Paul Fahey, Sean Martin, Peter O’Loughlin, Anne W. Taylor, Robert J. Adams, Zumin Shi and Gary Wittert
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:26
  40. Diabetic retinopathy (DRP) is a common microvascular complication seen in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The effects of T1DM and concomitant (proliferative) DRP on retinal blood flow are curren...

    Authors: Hoang-Ton Nguyen, Eelco van Duinkerken, Frank D. Verbraak, Bettine C. P. Polak, Peter J. Ringens, Michaela Diamant and Annette C. Moll
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:25
  41. Prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular (CVD) disease amongst UK South Asians is higher than in the general population. Non-adherence to medicines may lead to poor clinical outcomes for South Asian patients ...

    Authors: Kanta Kumar, Sheila Greenfield, Karim Raza, Paramjit Gill and Rebecca Stack
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:24
  42. In order to accurately interpret neonatal thyroid function tests (TFTs), it is necessary to have population specific reference intervals (RIs) as there is significant variation across different populations pos...

    Authors: Geoffrey Omuse, Ali Kassim, Francis Kiigu, Syeda Ra’ana Hussain and Mary Limbe
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:23

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:21

  43. Tolvaptan is the only vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist licensed by the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of hyponatraemia (HN) secondary to the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion...

    Authors: Clare Jamookeeah, Paul Robinson, Karl O’Reilly, Johan Lundberg, Martin Gisby, Michael Ländin, Jakob Skov and David Trueman
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:22
  44. Safe and effective insulin therapy for diabetes mellitus requires initial dose titration and regular adjustments based on blood glucose (BG) monitoring. Our objective was to explore the use of BG measurement i...

    Authors: Kaisa Miikkulainen, Antonio Caruso, Oliver Mast, Rongrong Zhang and Oleg Borisenko
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:21
  45. Type B insulin resistance is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies against the insulin receptor. Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection may play a causative role in the au...

    Authors: Guo-Qing Yang, Yi-Jun Li, Jing-Tao Dou, Bao-An Wang, Ju-Ming Lu and Yi-Ming Mu
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:20
  46. Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) originate from the enterochromaffin cells in the ileum and jejunum. The knowledge about genetic and epigenetic abnormalities is limited. Low mRNA expression lev...

    Authors: Katarina Edfeldt, Per Hellman, Gunnar Westin and Peter Stalberg
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:19

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