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  1. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and metabolic syndrome (MS) have been independently related to cardiovascular morbidities, however this association is still controversial. Mexican population has a high prev...

    Authors: Victoria Mendoza-Zubieta, Gloria A Gonzalez-Villaseñor, Guadalupe Vargas-Ortega, Baldomero Gonzalez, Claudia Ramirez-Renteria, Moises Mercado, Mario A Molina-Ayala and Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:16
  2. Low-dose combined oral contraceptives (COCs) can interfere with bone mass acquisition during adolescence. This study aimed to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mineral content (BMC) in female adoles...

    Authors: Talita Poli Biason, Tamara Beres Lederer Goldberg, Cilmery Suemi Kurokawa, Maria Regina Moretto, Altamir Santos Teixeira and Hélio Rubens de Carvalho Nunes
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:15
  3. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with obesity and increased cardiovascular (CV) risk markers. In this study our aim was to assess the effects of six months treatment with liraglutide 1.8 mg od on...

    Authors: Hassan Kahal, Ahmed Aburima, Tamas Ungvari, Alan S Rigby, Anne M Coady, Rebecca V Vince, Ramzi A Ajjan, Eric S Kilpatrick, Khalid M Naseem and Stephen L Atkin
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:14
  4. The concept is now emerging that higher thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and lower thyroid hormone levels within the euthyroid range may adversely affect atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investig...

    Authors: Yun Zhang, Ping Lu, Ling Zhang and Xinhua Xiao
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:12
  5. Insulin resistance triggered by excess fat is a key pathogenic factor that promotes type 2 diabetes. Understanding molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance may lead to the identification of a novel therapeut...

    Authors: Andreas AK Tandelilin, Tetsuaki Hirase, Athanasius W Hudoyo, Jidong Cheng, Keiko Toyama, Hiroko Morisaki and Takayuki Morisaki
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:11

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  6. Anasarca in patients with lymphoma is a rare symptom. We report a patient with DLBCL associated with pituitary gland infiltration that was diagnosed based on significant anasarca.

    Authors: Ayako Kumabe, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Yoshioki Nishimura, Masaki Aikawa, Masaki Mori and Masami Matsumura
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:10
  7. Insulin resistance (IR) plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). The mechanism of IR may be associated with inflammation, whereas the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a ne...

    Authors: Meiqin Lou, Peng Luo, Ru Tang, Yixian Peng, Siyuan Yu, Wanjing Huang and Lei He
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:9
  8. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is an important microvascular complication of diabetes with a high concordance rate in patients with diabetes. Inflammation is supposed to participate in the development of DR. This s...

    Authors: Danfeng Peng, Jie Wang, Rong Zhang, Shanshan Tang, Feng Jiang, Miao Chen, Jing Yan, Xue Sun, Tao Wang, Shiyun Wang, Yuqian Bao, Cheng Hu and Weiping Jia
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:8
  9. Evidence suggests that activation of κ-opioid receptor (KOR) by U50,488H exhibits potential cardiovascular protective properties. However, the effects of U50,488H on vascular dysfunction in diabetes mellitus (...

    Authors: Xuan Zhou, Dongjuan Wang, Yuyang Zhang, Jinxia Zhang, Dingcheng Xiang and Haichang Wang
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:7
  10. The prevailing view that advocates long-term hormonal follow-up of adrenal incidentalomas is currently under debate. The purpose of the present study was to examine all adrenal incidentalomas presented during ...

    Authors: Hannah Yeomans, Jan Calissendorff, Cristina Volpe, Henrik Falhammar and Buster Mannheimer
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:6
  11. Vitamin D deficiency reportedly is associated with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We aim to examine whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) has clinically significant influence on hemoglobin glycation (HbA1c) and insulin...

    Authors: Jayesh J Sheth, Ankna Shah, Frenny J Sheth, Sunil Trivedi, Mamta Lele, Navneet Shah, Premal Thakor and Rama Vaidya
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:5
  12. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is often found on routine blood tests, at a relatively asymptomatic stage. However many studies suggest different systemic effects related to PHPT, which could be enhanced by...

    Authors: Chiara Sabbadin, Gabriella Donà, Luciana Bordin, Maurizio Iacobone, Valentina Camozzi, Caterina Mian and Decio Armanini
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:4
  13. In the treatment of childhood type 1 diabetes, being aware of the parents’ fear of hypoglycemia is important, since the parents’ fear may influence the management of treatment and the children’s blood glucose ...

    Authors: Anne Haugstvedt, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Morten Aarflot, Berit Rokne and Marit Graue
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:2
  14. The study of endogenous insulin secretion may provide relevant insight into the comparison of the natural history of adult onset latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA) with types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim ...

    Authors: Marta Hernandez, Angels Mollo, Josep Ramon Marsal, Aureli Esquerda, Ismael Capel, Manel Puig-Domingo, Paolo Pozzilli, Alberto de Leiva and Didac Mauricio
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:1
  15. Galactorrhoea is a common clinical problem in endocrinology. Visual and auditory cues from the newborn are known to stimulate prolactin secretion in lactating women. However, hyperprolactinaemia and galactorrh...

    Authors: Harsha Dissanayake, Sisil Keerthisena, Chinthana Dematapitiya and Prasad Katulanda
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:98
  16. Insulin resistance is one of the hallmark manifestations of obesity and Type II diabetes and reversal of this pathogenic abnormality is an attractive target for new therapies for Type II diabetes. A recent rep...

    Authors: Jidong Cheng, Hiroko Morisaki, Keiko Toyama, Naomi Sugimoto, Takuya Shintani, Andreas Tandelilin, Tetsuaki Hirase, Edward W Holmes and Takayuki Morisaki
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:96
  17. Children whose mothers had low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy have been reported to have decreased cognitive function. The reported research is part of the follow-on study of the Controlled Antenatal ...

    Authors: Charlotte Hales, Sue Channon, Peter N Taylor, Mohd S Draman, Ilaria Muller, John Lazarus, Ruth Paradice, Aled Rees, Dionne Shillabeer, John W Gregory, Colin M Dayan and Marian Ludgate
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:95
  18. A published clinical prediction score indicated that a unilateral adrenal adenoma and either hypokalemia or an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 100 ml/min/1.73 m2 was 100% specific for unilateral primar...

    Authors: Erik S Venos, Benny So, Valerian C Dias, Adrian Harvey, Janice L Pasieka and Gregory A Kline
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:94
  19. The combined effect of the metabolic syndrome (MS) risk factors on bone health has led to controversial results and it is still not clear whether this effect is protective or detrimental. The study aimed to ex...

    Authors: Abdellah El Maghraoui, Asmaa Rezqi, Salwa El Mrahi, Siham Sadni, Imad Ghozlani and Aziza Mounach
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:93
  20. In primary health care systems where member’s turnover is relatively low, the question, whether investment in quality of care improvement can make a business case, or is cost effective, has not been fully answ...

    Authors: Rachel Wilf-Miron, Arkadi Bolotin, Nesia Gordon, Avi Porath and Ronit Peled
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:92
  21. Glucocorticoid replacement is essential in patients with primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, but many patients remain on higher than recommended dose regimens. There is no uniformly accepted method to...

    Authors: Caroline Jung, Santo Greco, Hanh HT Nguyen, Jui T Ho, John G Lewis, David J Torpy and Warrick J Inder
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:91
  22. Alterations in postprandial metabolism have been described in familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCH); however, their underlying mechanisms are not well characterized. We aimed to identify factors related to th...

    Authors: Paloma Almeda-Valdes, Daniel Cuevas-Ramos, Roopa Mehta, Liliana Muñoz-Hernandez, Ivette Cruz-Bautista, Oscar Perez-Mendez, Maria Teresa Tusie-Luna, Francisco J Gomez-Perez, Päivi Pajukanta, Niina Matikainen, Marja-Riitta Taskinen and Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:90
  23. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PN) and peripheral vasculopathy (PV) are major causes of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. The early detection of PN/PV with appropriate health counseling is the best strat...

    Authors: Chia-Mou Lee, Chang-Cheng Chang, Mei-Yu Pan, Chyong-Fang Chang and Mei-Yen Chen
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:89
  24. Non-palpable thyroid nodules can be difficult to access by conventional ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, particularly when they are intrathoracic. Many of these patients are subject to multiple follow...

    Authors: Roberto F Casal, Mimi N Phan, Keerthana Keshava, Jose M Garcia, Horiana Grosu, D Ray Lazarus, Juan Iribarren and Daniel G Rosen
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:88
  25. Unspecific symptoms often proceed a serious chronic disease condition long before the onset of the disease. The role of an unspecific premonitory symptom (UPMS) pattern as premonitory signs of subsequent type ...

    Authors: Jens Baumert, Christa Meisinger, Karoline Lukaschek, Rebecca Thwing Emeny, Ina-Maria Rückert, Johannes Kruse and Karl-Heinz Ladwig
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:87
  26. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine-metabolic disorder that affects approximately 6-10% of women of child-bearing age. Although preliminary studies suggest that certain pollutants may act as endoc...

    Authors: Sara J Vagi, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Andreas Sjödin, Antonia M Calafat, Daniel Dumesic, Leonardo Gonzalez, Kayoko Kato, Manori J Silva, Xiaoyun Ye and Ricardo Azziz
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:86
  27. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy encountered in diabetes. The short-term improvement after carpal tunnel release has previously been demonstrated not to differ between pati...

    Authors: Niels OB Thomsen, Jonas Björk and Ragnhild I Cederlund
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:85
  28. The involvement of the testis by metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma has never been described before. We describe the first case of metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma affecting testis and inguinal lymph...

    Authors: Marialuisa Appetecchia, Agnese Barnabei, Vincenzo Pompeo, Steno Sentinelli, Roberto Baldelli, Salvatore Maria Corsello and Francesco Torino
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:84
  29. Diabetes has previously been linked to mental health problems in adolescents, but more recent studies have yielded mixed findings. The aim of the current study was to compare symptoms of mental health problems...

    Authors: Børge Sivertsen, Keith J Petrie, Ane Wilhelmsen-Langeland and Mari Hysing
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:83
  30. The aim of this study was to empirically validate a conceptual framework and elucidate the pathways linking social determinants of health to outcomes in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Rebekah J Walker, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Bonnie Martin-Harris and Leonard E Egede
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:82
  31. Familial Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and Familial benign Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia (FHH) are the most common causes of hereditary hypercalcemia. FHH has been demonstrated to be caused by inactivating mutations...

    Authors: Eugenio Mastromatteo, Olga Lamacchia, Michela Rosaria Campo, Antonella Conserva, Filomena Baorda, Luigia Cinque, Vito Guarnieri, Alfredo Scillitani and Mauro Cignarelli
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:81
  32. A number of studies of adults have shown that pituitary deficiencies can develop in a considerable proportion of subjects during the acute phase of meningitis or years after the infection has disappeared. The ...

    Authors: Claudia Giavoli, Claudia Tagliabue, Eriselda Profka, Laura Senatore, Silvia Bergamaschi, Giulia Rodari, Anna Spada, Paolo Beck-Peccoz and Susanna Esposito
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:80
  33. Physiological functioning of the testes is important for cardiac health besides for virilisation, physical strength, behavior and reproduction; moreover, hypogonadism has been demonstrated as a significant ris...

    Authors: Elena Passeri, Marco Bonomi, Francesco Dangelo, Luca Persani and Sabrina Corbetta
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:78
  34. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clustering of metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. The study aimed to estimate the prevalence of MetS, its components, and their associations a...

    Authors: Tran Quang Binh, Pham Tran Phuong, Bui Thi Nhung and Do Dinh Tung
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:77
  35. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition estimated to affect 5.61% of Chinese women of reproductive age, but little is known about the prevalence and predictors in Chinese PCOS patients. This stu...

    Authors: Rong Li, Geng Yu, Dongzi Yang, Shangwei Li, Shulan Lu, Xiaoke Wu, Zhaolian Wei, Xueru Song, Xiuxia Wang, Shuxin Fu and Jie Qiao
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:76
  36. Disturbances of the circadian rhythm of cortisol secretion are associated with depression, coronary calcification, and higher all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

    Authors: Eva O Melin, Maria Thunander, Mona Landin-Olsson, Magnus Hillman and Hans O Thulesius
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:75
  37. We aimed to examine the prevalence of and modifiable factors associated with elevated C-reactive Protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, in men and women with newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (DM) in ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Svensson, Anil Mor, Jørgen Rungby, Klara Berencsi, Jens Steen Nielsen, Jacob V Stidsen, Søren Friborg, Ivan Brandslund, Jens Sandahl Christiansen, Henning Beck-Nielsen, Henrik Toft Sørensen and Reimar W Thomsen
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:74
  38. The initial treatment strategy for patients with type 2 diabetes includes lifestyle change recommendations. When patients are not successful in controlling their blood glucose levels through healthier lifestyl...

    Authors: Andrew Maguire, Beth D Mitchell and Javier Cid Ruzafa
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:73
  39. Although multivitamin products are widely used as dietary supplements to maintain health or as special medical food in certain diseases, the effects of these products were not investigated in diabetes mellitus...

    Authors: Márta Sárközy, Veronika Fekete, Gergő Szűcs, Szilvia Török, Csilla Szűcs, Judit Bárkányi, Zoltán V Varga, Imre Földesi, Csaba Csonka, Csaba Kónya, Tamás Csont and Péter Ferdinandy
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:72
  40. Glucocorticoids are pleiotropic hormones, which are involved in almost every cellular, molecular and physiologic network of the organism, and regulate a broad spectrum of physiologic functions essential for li...

    Authors: Nicolas C Nicolaides, Evangelia Charmandari, George P Chrousos and Tomoshige Kino
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:71
  41. We report the case of a patient who had a non-functional metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (pNET), which changed in functionality during the course of the disease. This case demonstrates the effectiv...

    Authors: Surya Panicker Rajeev, Steffan McDougall, Monica Terlizzo, Daniel Palmer, Christina Daousi and Daniel J Cuthbertson
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:70
  42. Congenital hypothyroidism is often secondary to thyroid dysgenesis, including thyroid agenesis, hypoplasia, ectopic thyroid tissue or cysts. Loss of function mutations in TSHR, PAX8, NKX2.1, NKX2.5 and FOXE1 g...

    Authors: Monica Vincenzi, Marta Camilot, Eleonora Ferrarini, Francesca Teofoli, Giacomo Venturi, Rossella Gaudino, Paolo Cavarzere, Giuseppina De Marco, Patrizia Agretti, Antonio Dimida, Massimo Tonacchera, Attilio Boner and Franco Antoniazzi
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:69
  43. Multi-morbidity, or the presence of multiple chronic diseases, is a major problem in clinical care and is associated with worse outcomes. Additionally, the presence of mental health conditions, such as depress...

    Authors: Cheryl P Lynch, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Yumin Zhao, Kelly J Hunt and Leonard E Egede
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:68
  44. Increasing prevalence of pre-diabetes is an emerging public health problem. Decrease in sweet taste sensitivity which can lead to an increase in sugar intake might be a factor driving them to overt diabetes. T...

    Authors: Sudharshani Wasalathanthri, Priyadarshika Hettiarachchi and Shamini Prathapan
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:67
  45. Suboptimal vitamin D status is highly prevalent in Northern communities, particularly in those patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and chronic renal disease. Emerging literature suggests that adher...

    Authors: Diana R Mager, Stephanie T Jackson, Michelle R Hoffmann, Kailash Jindal and Peter A Senior
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:66
  46. We aimed to evaluate the predictive utility of common fasting insulin sensitivity indices, and non-laboratory surrogates [BMI, waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)] in sub-Saharan Africans...

    Authors: Eugene Sobngwi, Andre-Pascal Kengne, Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Simeon Choukem, Joelle Sobngwi-Tambekou, Eric V Balti, Mark S Pearce, Valentin Siaha, Aissa S Mamdjokam, Valery Effoe, Eric Lontchi-Yimagou, Oliver T Donfack, Barbara Atogho-Tiedeu, Philippe Boudou, Jean-Francois Gautier and Jean-Claude Mbanya
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:65

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