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  1. Case report

    Prepubertal onset of slipped capital femoral epiphysis associated with hypothyroidism: a case report and literature review

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a common hip disorder characterized by displacement of the capital femoral epiphysis from the metaphysic through the femoral epiphyseal plate. SCFE usually occurs du...

    Saori Kadowaki, Tomohiro Hori, Hideki Matsumoto, Kaori Kanda, Michio Ozeki, Yu Shirakami, Norio Kawamoto, Hidenori Ohnishi and Toshiyuki Fukao

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:59

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  2. Research article

    Clinical characteristics of adrenal crisis in adult population with and without predisposing chronic adrenal insufficiency: a retrospective cohort study

    Adrenal crisis (AC) occurs in various clinical conditions but previous epidemiological studies in AC are limited to chronic adrenal insufficiency (AI) and sepsis. The aim of this study was to investigate chara...

    Masahiro Iwasaku, Maki Shinzawa, Shiro Tanaka, Kimihiko Kimachi and Koji Kawakami

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:58

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  3. Research article

    Awareness and practices regarding eye diseases among patients with diabetes: a cross sectional analysis of the CoDiab-VD cohort

    The increasing prevalence of diabetes is leading to a rise of eye diseases, augmenting the risk of sight-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate prevalence, awareness and practices reg...

    Lazaros Konstantinidis, Tania Carron, Eva de Ancos, Léonie Chinet, Isabelle Hagon-Traub, Emilie Zuercher and Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:56

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Prolonged preoperative treatment of acromegaly with Somatostatin analogs may improve surgical outcome in patients with invasive pituitary macroadenoma (Knosp grades 1–3): a retrospective cohort study conducted at a single center

    This study aimed to investigate preoperative somatostatin analogs (SSAs) treatment on the surgical outcome in patients with acromegaly.

    Lian Duan, Huijuan Zhu, Bing Xing and Feng Gu

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:55

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  5. Case report

    Multihormonal pituitary adenoma concomitant with Pit-1 and Tpit lineage cells causing acromegaly associated with subclinical Cushing’s disease: a case report

    A functional pituitary adenoma can produce multiple anterior-pituitary hormones, such as growth hormone (GH) -producing adenomas (GHoma) with prolactin or thyrotropin stimulating hormone production in the same...

    Tomoko Takiguchi, Hisashi Koide, Hidekazu Nagano, Akitoshi Nakayama, Masanori Fujimoto, Ai Tamura, Eri Komai, Akina Shiga, Takashi Kono, Seiichiro Higuchi, Ikki Sakuma, Naoko Hashimoto, Sawako Suzuki, Yui Miyabayashi, Norio Ishiwatari, Kentaro Horiguchi…

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:54

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  6. Research article

    Insulin treatment corrects hepcidin but not YKL-40 levels in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus matched by body mass index, waist-to-height ratio, C-reactive protein and Creatinine

    It has been shown that hepcidin and YKL-40 levels change in persons with insulin resistance in different circumstances. However, variations of the levels of these parameters through the stages of prediabetes a...

    Driton Vela, Jovica Leshoski, Zana Vela, Muharrem Jakupaj, Mitko Mladenov and Ramadan B. Sopi

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:53

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  7. Study protocol

    Participation of adults with disorders/differences of sex development (DSD) in the clinical study dsd-LIFE: design, methodology, recruitment, data quality and study population

    dsd-LIFE is a comprehensive cross-sectional clinical outcome study of individuals with disorders/differences of sex development (DSD). This study focuses on various rare genetic conditions characterized by imp...

    Robert Röhle, Katharina Gehrmann, Maria Szarras-Czapnik, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Catherine Pienkowski, Claire Bouvattier, Peggy Cohen-Kettenis, Anna Nordenström, Ute Thyen and Birgit Köhler

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:52

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Variations in diabetes remission rates after bariatric surgery in Spanish adults according to the use of different diagnostic criteria for diabetes

    There are multiple criteria to define remission of type 2 diabetes (DM2) after bariatric surgery but there is not a specific one widely accepted. Our objectives were to compare diagnostic criteria for DM2 remi...

    María R. Alhambra-Expósito, María J. Molina-Puerta, María I. Prior-Sánchez, Gregorio Manzano-García, Alfonso Calañas-Continente and María A. Gálvez-Moreno

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:51

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Long-term treatment outcomes of acromegaly patients presenting biochemically-uncontrolled at a tertiary pituitary center

    Acromegaly is a rare, slowly progressive disorder resulting from excessive growth hormone (GH) production by a pituitary somatotroph tumor. The objective of this study was to examine acromegaly treatment outco...

    John D. Carmichael, Michael S. Broder, Dasha Cherepanov, Eunice Chang, Adam Mamelak, Qayyim Said, Maureen P. Neary and Vivien Bonert

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:49

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Renal injury is accelerated by global hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha deficiency in a mouse model of STZ-induced diabetes

    Hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) activates protective pathways to counteract hypoxia and prevent tissue damage in conjunction with renal injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate a role of HIF-1 in diabe...

    Romana Bohuslavova, Radka Cerychova, Katerina Nepomucka and Gabriela Pavlinkova

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:48

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  11. Study protocol

    A comparative effectiveness study of two culturally competent models of diabetes self-management programming for Latinos from low-income households

    Diabetes risk is extremely high for Latinos from low-income households. Health guidelines recommend that individuals learn strategies to self-manage their diabetes, but getting people to adopt required lifesty...

    Janet Page-Reeves, Lidia Regino, Cristina Murray-Krezan, Molly Bleecker, Erik Erhardt, Mark Burge, Elaine Bearer and Shiraz Mishra

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:46

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  12. Case report

    Case report: rare skeletal manifestations in a child with primary hyperparathyroidism

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is uncommon among children with an incidence of 1:300,000. This diagnosis is often missed in children in contrast to adults where it is detected at a pre symptomatic stage du...

    Maulee Hiromi Arambewela, Kamani Danushka Liyanarachchi, Noel P. Somasundaram, Aruna S. Pallewatte and Gamini L. Punchihewa

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:45

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Elevated C-reactive protein, interleukin 6, tumor necrosis factor alpha and glycemic load associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus in rural Thais: a cross-sectional study

    The elevated levels of inflammatory markers, including C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin 6 (IL6) are supposed to be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)....

    Chanchira Phosat, Pornpimol Panprathip, Noppanath Chumpathat, Pattaneeya Prangthip, Narisara Chantratita, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Somchai Puduang and Karunee Kwanbunjan

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:44

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Endocannabinoid receptor blockade reduces alanine aminotransferase in polycystic ovary syndrome independent of weight loss

    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...

    Alison J. Dawson, Eric S. Kilpatrick, Anne-Marie Coady, Abeer M. M. Elshewehy, Youssra Dakroury, Lina Ahmed, Stephen L. Atkin and Thozhukat Sathyapalan

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:41

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Clinicopathological features and prognosis of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms in a Chinese population: a large, retrospective single-centre study

    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...

    Meng Zhang, Ping Zhao, Xiaodan Shi, Ahong Zhao, Lianfeng Zhang and Lin Zhou

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:39

    Published on: 13 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Health-related quality of life in type-2 diabetes patients: a cross-sectional study in East China

    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...

    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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:38

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  17. Research article

    Metabolic syndrome and its predictors in an urban population in Kenya: A cross sectional study

    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...

    Geoffrey Omuse, Daniel Maina, Mariza Hoffman, Jane Mwangi, Caroline Wambua, Elizabeth Kagotho, Angela Amayo, Peter Ojwang, Zulfiqarali Premji, Kiyoshi Ichihara and Rajiv Erasmus

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:37

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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

  18. Research article

    Factors associated with diabetes-related distress over time among patients with T2DM in a tertiary hospital in Singapore

    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.

    Maudrene L. Tan, Chuen S. Tan, Konstadina Griva, Yung S. Lee, Jeannette Lee, E. S. Tai, Eric Y. Khoo and Hwee-Lin Wee

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:36

    Published on: 23 June 2017

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