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  1. Evidence suggests that endocannabinoid system activation through the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) is associated with enhanced liver injury, and CB1 antagonism may be beneficial. The aim of this study was to de...

    Authors: Alison J. Dawson, Eric S. Kilpatrick, Anne-Marie Coady, Abeer M. M. Elshewehy, Youssra Dakroury, Lina Ahmed, Stephen L. Atkin and Thozhukat Sathyapalan
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:41
  2. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Individuals with a family history of T2D are at an increased risk of developing the disease. The aim of this study was to assess me...

    Authors: Josefin Henninger, Araz Rawshani, Ann Hammarstedt and Björn Eliasson
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:40
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clustering of interrelated risk factors which doubles the risk of cardio-vascular disease (CVD) in 5–10 years and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes 5 fold. The identifica...

    Authors: Geoffrey Omuse, Daniel Maina, Mariza Hoffman, Jane Mwangi, Caroline Wambua, Elizabeth Kagotho, Angela Amayo, Peter Ojwang, Zulfiqarali Premji, Kiyoshi Ichihara and Rajiv Erasmus
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:37

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:43

  6. 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
  7. Spontaneous haemorrhage into a parathyroid adenoma is a rare and potentially life-threatening presentation.

    Authors: Aoife Garrahy, David Hogan, James Paul O’Neill and Amar Agha
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:35

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:42

  8. 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 ...

    Authors: J. Downing, H. Gleeson, P.E. Clayton, J.R.E. Davis, P. Dimitri, J. Wales, B. Young and P. Callery
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:33
  9. 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),...

    Authors: Carol H. Wysham, Patrick Lefebvre, Dominic Pilon, Mike Ingham, Marie-Hélène Lafeuille, Bruno Emond, Rhiannon Kamstra, Wing Chow, Michael Pfeifer and Mei Sheng Duh
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:32
  10. 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...

    Authors: Joni S. Williams, Kinfe G. Bishu, Alessandra St. Germain and Leonard E. Egede
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:31
  11. 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 ...

    Authors: Jaweed Akhter, Asma Ahmed, Minaz Mawani, Laila Lakhani, Ayaz Kalsekar, Shehla Tabassum and Najmul Islam
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:30
  12. 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
  13. 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...

    Authors: Weiwei Zhang, Zhen Yang, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Lingfei Zhu, Shuai Lu, Hongmei Zhang, Jiangao Fan, Guang Ning, Li Qin and Qing Su
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:28
  14. 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...

    Authors: Stamatina Chorepsima, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioannis Moyssakis, Athanasios Protogerou, Alexandros Kokkinos, Petros P. Sfikakis and Nikolaos Tentolouris
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:27
  15. 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...

    Authors: Li-Wei Cho, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Eric S Kilpatrick, Brian G Keevil, Adrian G Miller, Anne M Coady, Lina Ahmed and Stephen L Atkin
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:26
  16. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:24
  17. 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...

    Authors: Suzan Omar Mousa, Samira Zein Sayed, Mahmoud Mohammed Moussa and Ahmed Hamdy Hassan
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:23
  18. 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 ...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:22
  19. Authors: Geoffrey Omuse, Ali Kassim, Francis Kiigu, Syeda Ra’ana Hussain and Mary Limbe
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:21

    The original article was published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:23

  20. Previous research has failed to examine more than one self-care behaviour in type 2 diabetes patients in Ghana. The purpose of this study is to investigate adult Ghanaian type 2 diabetes patients’ adherence to...

    Authors: Victor Mogre, Zakaria Osman Abanga, Flora Tzelepis, Natalie A. Johnson and Christine Paul
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:20
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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...

    Authors: Khushnooda Ramzan, Bassam Bin-Abbas, Lolwa Al-Jomaa, Rabab Allam, Mohammed Al-Owain and Faiqa Imtiaz
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:17
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered a critical hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Berberine (BBR) exerts anti-hyperglycemic and anti-dyslipidemic effects and can also ameliorate NA...

    Authors: Li Zhao, Zhen Cang, Honglin Sun, Xiaomin Nie, Ningjian Wang and Yingli Lu
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:13
  27. Vitamin D (D) supplements are indispensable for its world-wide deficiency. Controversy continues on ergocalciferol (D2) and cholecalciferol (D3) relative potency as well as on dosing-schedule and sex role in r...

    Authors: Muhammad M. Hammami and Ahmed Yusuf
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:12
  28. MST-4 and TRAF-6 are involved in the regulation of inflammatory and immune responses. However, whether they participate in the pathogenesis of Graves’ disease (GD) has not yet been reported. Therefore, the pur...

    Authors: Ai Guo, Yan Tan, Chun Liu and Xiaoya Zheng
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:11
  29. 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...

    Authors: Kunling Wang, Jie Zhang, Fengao Li, Wanqi Zhang, Hao Wang, Li Ding, Yaxin Liu, Laixiang Lin, Shuang Zhang and Mei Zhu
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:10
  30. Adrenal corticomedullary mixed tumours are very rare. Its mechanism is rarely reported. Here we report the first case of a corticomedullary mixed tumour resembling a “small adrenal gland” with distinct arrange...

    Authors: Lian Duan, Fang Fang, Wanlei Fu, Zhenqiang Fang, Hui Wang, Shicang Yu, Zili Tang, Zhenqi Liu and Hongting Zheng
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:9
  31. The liver-derived C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive and systemic biomarker of inflammation, and has been associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in populations other than Chinese. Th...

    Authors: An Pan, Yeli Wang, Jian-Min Yuan and Woon-Puay Koh
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:8
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Liraglutide 3 mg was recently approved as an anti-obesity drug. Metformin is weight neutral, yet it could enhance the therapeutic index of GLP-1 agonist. We compared weight-lowering potential of liraglutide 1....

    Authors: Mojca Jensterle, Nika Aleksandra Kravos, Katja Goričar and Andrej Janez
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:5
  35. The benefit of Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) in people with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes remains unclear with inconsistent evidence from randomised controlled trials fuelling the continued deb...

    Authors: Sharon Parsons, Stephen Luzio, Stephen Bain, John Harvey, Jillian McKenna, Atir Khan, Sam Rice, Alan Watkins and David R. Owens
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:4
  36. Despite the recognition of the importance of diagnosing dysglycaemia in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) there remains a lack of consensus on the best screening modality. Our primary aims were to de...

    Authors: Muhammad A. Karamat, Umar Y. Raja, Susan E. Manley, Alan Jones, Wasim Hanif and Abd A. Tahrani
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:3
  37. The link between type 1 diabetes and thyroid autoimmunity is well described. The same cannot be said for type 2 diabetes where results have been mixed so far. We investigated the prevalence and determinants of...

    Authors: Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Eunice Oparebea Ansah, Ernest Yorke, Josephine Akpalu, Bernard C. Nkum and Benjamin Eghan
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:2
  38. Obese, type two diabetics are at an increased risk for fracturing their limb bones in comparison to the general population. Phytoestrogens like as the soy isoflavone genistein have been shown to protect agains...

    Authors: Britton Odle, Nathan Dennison, Layla Al-Nakkash, Tom L. Broderick and Jeffrey H. Plochocki
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:1
  39. To investigate the ameliorating effect of sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, on blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who were previously untreated with or who have a po...

    Authors: Hiroshi Sakura, Naotake Hashimoto, Kazuo Sasamoto, Hiroshi Ohashi, Sumiko Hasumi, Noriko Ujihara, Tadasu Kasahara, Osamu Tomonaga, Hideo Nunome, Masashi Honda and Yasuhiko Iwamoto
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:70
  40. To determine the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasonographic malignancy risk features (UMRFs) in follicular lesions (FL) in a population with low risk of malignancy in FL and to compare it with a similar analysis ...

    Authors: Dorota Słowińska-Klencka, Martyna Wojtaszek-Nowicka, Stanisław Sporny, Ewa Woźniak-Oseła, Bożena Popowicz and Mariusz Klencki
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:69
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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