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  1. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are common problems in diabetes. One of the most important factors affecting the quality of diabetes care is knowledge and practice. The current study aimed at determining the knowl...

    Authors: Aydin Pourkazemi, Atefeh Ghanbari, Monireh Khojamli, Heydarali Balo, Hossein Hemmati, Zakiyeh Jafaryparvar and Behrang Motamed

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:40

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Pituitary adenomas as multifactorial intracranial neoplasms impose a massive burden of morbidity on patients and characterizing the molecular mechanism underlying their pathogenesis has received considerable a...

    Authors: Nasrin Akbari, Mohammad Ghorbani, Vahid Salimi, Alimohammad Alimohammadi, Mohammad E. Khamseh, Hamideh Akbari, Mitra Nourbakhsh, Alireza Sheikhi, S. Fahimeh Taghavi and Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:39

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  3. The voltage-gated potassium channel Kv7.1 encoded by KCNQ1 is located in both cardiac myocytes and insulin producing beta cells. Loss-of-function mutations in KCNQ1 causes long QT syndrome along with glucose-stim...

    Authors: Jinyi Zhang, Christian R. Juhl, Louise Hylten-Cavallius, Morten Salling-Olsen, Allan Linneberg, Jens Juul Holst, Torben Hansen, Jørgen K. Kanters and Signe S. Torekov

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:38

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Feel4Diabetes was a school and community based intervention aiming to promote healthy lifestyle and tackle obesity for the prevention of type 2 diabetes among families in 6 European countries. We conducted thi...

    Authors: Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Eeva Virtanen, Michael Georgoulis, Greet Cardon, Fernando Civeira, Violeta Iotova, Ernest Karuranga, Winne Ko, Stavros Liatis, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Yannis Manios, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Anna Nanasi, Imre Rurik, Tsvetalina Tankova…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):140

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  5. Assessment of diet and physical activity and their determinants still remains a demanding task, especially when the objective is to evaluate the efficacy of lifestyle interventions. In the context of the Feel4...

    Authors: Costas A. Anastasiou, Evaggelia Fappa, Konstantina Zachari, Christina Mavrogianni, Vicky Van Stappen, Jemina Kivelä, Eeva Virtanen, Esther M. González-Gil, Paloma Flores-Barrantes, Anna Nánási, Csilla Semánová, Roumyana Dimova, Natalya Usheva, Violeta Iotova, Greet Cardon, Yannis Manios…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):135

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  6. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) comprises the vast majority of all diabetes cases in adults, with alarmingly increasing prevalence over the past few decades worldwide. A particularly heavy healthcare burden of...

    Authors: Ioannis Kyrou, Constantine Tsigos, Christina Mavrogianni, Greet Cardon, Vicky Van Stappen, Julie Latomme, Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Kaloyan Tsochev, Anna Nanasi, Csilla Semanova, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Itziar Lamiquiz-Moneo, George Dafoulas, Patrick Timpel, Peter E. H. Schwarz…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):134

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  7. Feel4Diabetes was a large-scale, multicenter lifestyle intervention aiming to prevent type 2 diabetes among families from vulnerable population groups in six European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Gre...

    Authors: Odysseas Androutsos, Costas Anastasiou, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Christina Mavrogianni, Greet Cardon, Vicky Van Stappen, Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Luis A. Moreno, Violeta Iotova, Kaloyan Tsochev, Nevena Chakarova, Tímea Ungvári, Zoltán Jancso, Konstantinos Makrilakis and Yannis Manios

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):27

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  8. The clinical and economic burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus on society is rising. Effective and efficient preventive measures may stop the increasing prevalence, given that type 2 diabetes mellitus is mainly ...

    Authors: Ruben Willems, Lore Pil, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Esther M. Gonzalez-Gil, Pilar De Miguel-Etayo, Anna Nánási, Csilla Semánová, Vicky Van Stappen, Greet Cardon, Kaloyan Tsochev, Violeta Iotova, Nevena Chakarova, Konstantinos Makrilakis, George Dafoulas…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):14

    Content type: Methodology

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  9. Feel4Diabetes (standing for: Families across Europe following a hEalthy Lifestyle for Diabetes prevention, http://​feel4diabetes-study.​eu/​) is a school and community based intervention program, aiming to prevent t...

    Authors: Stavros Liatis

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):13

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  10. The implementation of population screening and early prevention strategies targeting individuals at high-risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) seems to be a public health priority. The current work aimed to describe ...

    Authors: Yannis Manios, Christina Mavrogianni, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Greet Cardon, Jaana Lindström, Violeta Iotova, Tsvetalina Tankova, Fernando Civeira, Jemina Kivelä, Zoltán Jancsó, Samyah Shadid, Kaloyan Tsochev, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Sándorné Radó, George Dafoulas, Konstantinos Makrilakis…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 1):12

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  11. Various guidelines recommend that all adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) should be offered an evidence based, structured education programme (SEP) to optimize self-management care. China has a 13,000 ...

    Authors: Yuting Xie, Fang Liu, Fansu Huang, Chunna Lan, Jia Guo, Jing He, Lezhi Li, Xia Li and Zhiguang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:37

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  12. There is evidence of statin benefit among patients with diabetes regardless of cholesterol levels or prior cardiovascular disease history. Despite the evidence, there is under-prescription of statins in clinic...

    Authors: Julius Chacha Mwita, Brian Godman and Tonya M. Esterhuizen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:36

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is still unsolved issue. The aim of this study was to investigate hypoglycemia in T2DM in participants treated with oral antihyperglycemic agents using different...

    Authors: Maja Baretić and Valeria Bralić Lang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:35

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The current work examined experiences of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) among older adults with a diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) over time compared to those without a diagnoses DM.

    Authors: Seyed Morteza Shamshirgaran, Christine Stephens, Fiona Alpass and Nayyereh Aminisani

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:32

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Growing evidence suggests that leptin is critical for glycemic control. Impaired leptin signaling may also contribute to low adiponectin expression in obese individuals. We assessed the association of leptin a...

    Authors: Aurelian Bidulescu, Paul C. Dinh Jr, Shabir Sarwary, Emily Forsyth, Maya C. Luetke, David B. King, Jiankang Liu, Sharon K. Davis and Adolfo Correa

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:31

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In contrast to insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), the indication for Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is still ambiguous and w...

    Authors: Hans-Michael Hau, Nora Jahn, Maximilian Brunotte, Andri Arnosson Lederer, Elisabeth Sucher, Franz Maximilian Rasche, Daniel Seehofer and Robert Sucher

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:30

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The metabolic syndrome (MetS) has shown strong associations with the hypertriglyceridemic waist (HW) phenotype. The best anthropometric indicator of MetS remains controversial. Furthermore, no studies have inv...

    Authors: Bum Ju Lee and Jong Yeol Kim

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The number of patients with obesity continues to increase in our society. At the same time, digitalization defines our everyday life. Therefore, the question arises whether to use digital media for effective t...

    Authors: Alexandra Ziegeldorf, Petra Wagner and Hagen Wulff

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:28

    Content type: Research article

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  19. After publication of this article [1], it was brought to our attention that there is an error in the Table 5, which “Cases” should be revised to “HU” in Table 5. The original publication has been corrected.

    Authors: Takako Shirasawa, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Satsue Nagahama, Akihiro Watanabe, Reika Yoshida and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:26

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:2

  20. Whether lower dose cabergoline therapy for hyperprolactinemia increases risk of valvular dysfunction remains controversial. We examined valvular abnormalities among asymptomatic adults with hyperprolactinemia ...

    Authors: Amer Budayr, Thida C. Tan, Joan C. Lo, Jonathan G. Zaroff, Grace H. Tabada, Jingrong Yang and Alan S. Go

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Adrenal insufficiency (AI) in hospitalized patients is a fatal condition if left undiagnosed. Most patients may require an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test to facilitate AI diagnosis. We aim...

    Authors: Worapaka Manosroi, Natapong Kosachunhanan and Pichitchai Atthakomol

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  22. There is still a lack of knowledge on long-term effects of surgical and non-surgical weight-lowering treatments. BASUN is a prospective study with 10 years of follow-up that will observe the effects and conseq...

    Authors: Gudrún Höskuldsdóttir, Karin Mossberg, Ville Wallenius, Angelos Al Nimer, Wiveka Björkvall, Sören Lundberg, Carl-Johan Behre, Malin Werling, Björn Eliasson and Lars Fändriks

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Adrenal hypoplasia congenita (AHC) is an X-linked disorder that affects the adrenal cortex and hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis (HPG), leading to primary adrenocortical insufficiency (PAI) and hypogonadotro...

    Authors: Michelle Cerutti C. Vargas, Felipe Scipião Moura, Cecília P. Elias, Sara R. Carvalho, Nelson Rassi, Ilda S. Kunii, Magnus R. Dias-da-Silva and Flavia Amanda Costa-Barbosa

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:21

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Currently, bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity and its metabolic complications; however, 15–35% of the patients that undergo bariatric surgery do not reach their goal for weigh...

    Authors: Diego Cadena-Obando, Claudia Ramírez-Rentería, Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Alejandra Albarrán-Sanchez, Ernesto Sosa-Eroza, Mario Molina-Ayala and Etual Espinosa-Cárdenas

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:20

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common reason of anovulatory infertility. Environmental factor is one of the main causes of PCOS, but its contribution to ovulatory dysfunction in PCOS remains unkn...

    Authors: Bingqian Zhang, Wei Zhou, Yuhua Shi, Jun Zhang, Linlin Cui and Zi-Jiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Apart from PRKAR1A mutations in a subset of cyclical Cushing’s syndrome due to primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, the molecular basis of cyclical Cushing’s syndrome has not been investigated. We sp...

    Authors: Sunita M. C. De Sousa, Jim Manavis, Jinghua Feng, Paul Wang, Andreas W. Schreiber, Hamish S. Scott and David J. Torpy

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:18

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Pituitary adenomas (PA) have an increased potential for relapse in one to 5 years after resection. In this study, we investigated the genetic differences in genomic DNA of primary and rapidly recurrent tumours...

    Authors: Raitis Peculis, Inga Balcere, Ilze Radovica-Spalvina, Ilze Konrade, Olivija Caune, Kaspars Megnis, Vita Rovite, Janis Stukens, Jurijs Nazarovs, Austra Breiksa, Aigars Kiecis, Ivars Silamikelis, Valdis Pirags and Janis Klovins

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:17

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Strict glycaemic control early in the treatment process has been shown to reduce the occurrence of micro- and macro- vascular complications of diabetes in the long-term. Thus, treatment guidelines advise early...

    Authors: Kyriakos Souliotis, Anastasios Koutsovasilis, Georgia Vatheia, Christina Golna, Sofia Nikolaidi, Erifili Hatziagelaki, Kalliopi Kotsa, Theocharis Koufakis, Andreas Melidonis, Athanasia Papazafiropoulou, Nikolaos Tentolouris, Evangelia Siami and Alexios Sotiropoulos

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Self- management is vital to the control of diabetes. This study aims to assess the diabetes self-care behaviours of patients attending two tertiary hospitals in Gauteng, South Africa. The study also seeks to ...

    Authors: Chipo Mutyambizi, Milena Pavlova, Charles Hongoro and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:15

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The risk of colon or breast cancer in metabolically healthy obese (MHO) were lower than that in metabolically abnormal obese (MAO). We hypothesized that the risk of incident gastric cancer in MHO is lower than...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Masahide Hamaguchi, Akihiro Obora, Takao Kojima and Michiaki Fukui

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:11

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Medically-tailored meal programs that provide home-delivered medically-appropriate food are an emerging intervention when type 2 diabetes co-occurs with food insecurity (limited or uncertain access to nutritio...

    Authors: Seth A. Berkowitz, Naysha N. Shahid, Jean Terranova, Barbara Steiner, Melanie P. Ruazol, Roshni Singh, Linda M. Delahanty and Deborah J. Wexler

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:10

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  32. Primary aldosteronism (PA) plus subclinical Cushing’s syndrome (SCS), PASCS, has occasionally been reported. We aimed to clinically characterize patients with PASCS who are poorly profiled.

    Authors: Shigemitsu Yasuda, Yusuke Hikima, Yusuke Kabeya, Shinichiro Iida, Yoichi Oikawa, Masashi Isshiki, Ikuo Inoue, Akira Shimada and Mitsuhiko Noda

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:9

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  33. Although there are numerous studies on the global prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRFs) in military personnel, the pooled prevalence of CMRFs in this population remains unclear. We aimed to system...

    Authors: Fereshteh Baygi, Kimmo Herttua, Olaf Chresten Jensen, Shirin Djalalinia, Armita Mahdavi Ghorabi, Hamid Asayesh and Mostafa Qorbani

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:8

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Highly walkable neighbourhoods may increase transport-related and leisure-time physical activity and thus decrease the risk for obesity and obesity-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes (T2D).

    Authors: Nadja Kartschmit, Robynne Sutcliffe, Mark Patrick Sheldon, Susanne Moebus, Karin Halina Greiser, Saskia Hartwig, Detlef Thürkow, Ulrike Stentzel, Neeltje van den Berg, Kathrin Wolf, Werner Maier, Annette Peters, Salman Ahmed, Corinna Köhnke, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Andreas Wienke…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:7

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  35. Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) may be asymptomatic, and some may present with normocalcemic PHPT (NPHPT). Patients with vitamin D deficiency may also be asymptomatic, with normal calcium and ...

    Authors: Yanhong Guo, Qin Wang, Chunyan Lu, Pianpian Fan, Jing Li, Ximing Luo and Decai Chen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:5

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  36. In the United States (U.S.), the prevalence of both diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) is nearly twice as high among Mexican-origin Hispanic/Latino adults compared to non-Hispanic Whites. Rates of...

    Authors: Jessikah Morales, Namino Glantz, Arianna Larez, Wendy Bevier, Mary Conneely, Ludi Fan, Beverly Reed, Carlos Alatorre, Rosirene Paczkowski, Tamim Ahmed, Andrew Mackenzie, Ian Duncan and David Kerr

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Several studies have shown that normal weight with central obesity (NWCO) is associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes. However, the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Takako Shirasawa, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Satsue Nagahama, Akihiro Watanabe, Reika Yoshida and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:26

  38. Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) is a main component of the lectin pathway of the complement system. Lower MBL levels are associated with, among other conditions, hypothyroidism and adverse pregnancy outcomes. In t...

    Authors: Malgorzata Karbownik-Lewinska, Jan Stepniak, Magdalena Marcinkowska, Adrian Krygier and Andrzej Lewinski

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:1

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  39. Irisin is a myokine that leads to increased energy expenditure by stimulating the browning of white adipose tissue. We aimed to investigate the association of serum irisin levels with metabolic parameters in m...

    Authors: Lizhi Tang, Yuzhen Tong, Fang Zhang, Guilin Chen, Yun Cong Zhang, John Jobin and Nanwei Tong

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:147

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The relationship between renal function and bone mineral density (BMD) is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of renal function with BMD and osteoporosis risk in healthy post...

    Authors: Shuang Li, Junkun Zhan, Yanjiao Wang, Yi Wang, Jieyu He, Wu Huang, Zhifeng Sheng and Youshuo Liu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:146

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age, characterized by hyperandrogenism, oligomenorrhea, polycystic ovary morphology, and insulin resistance. Vitamin ...

    Authors: Do Kyeong Song, Hyejin Lee, Young Sun Hong and Yeon-Ah Sung

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:145

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The use of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy is becoming a standard of care for several cancers. Monoclonal antibodies targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death prot...

    Authors: Marco Zezza, Christophe Kosinski, Carine Mekoguem, Laura Marino, Haithem Chtioui, Nelly Pitteloud and Faiza Lamine

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:144

    Content type: Case report

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