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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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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  28. 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

  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Diabetes mellitus causes multiple medical, psychological and sexual problems in both men and women. Sexual dysfunction is one of those problems that lead to a strong social and psychological problem which adve...

    Authors: Adane Asefa, Tadesse Nigussie, Andualem Henok and Yitagesu Mamo

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:141

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Diabetes self-management education can be helpful for patients with type 2 diabetes in managing their condition. We aimed to study the effects of the group-based PRoactive Interdisciplinary Self-MAnagement (PR...

    Authors: Esther du Pon, Nanne Kleefstra, Frits Cleveringa, Ad van Dooren, Eibert R. Heerdink and Sandra van Dulmen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:139

    Content type: Research article

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  36. To evaluate the impact of treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH; Omnitrope®) on the risk of diabetes mellitus in adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), using data from the ongoing PATRO A...

    Authors: Paolo Beck-Peccoz, Charlotte Höybye, Robert D. Murray, Suat Simsek, Markus Zabransky, Hichem Zouater and Günter Stalla

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:138

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Body posture may be disordered by vestibular dysfunction, neurological disorders, problems with the distribution of muscle tone, brain injuries, and other dysfunctions. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) can lead...

    Authors: Magdalena Kobylińska, Roksana Malak, Katarzyna Majewska, Andrzej Kędzia and Włodzimierz Samborski

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:137

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Abdominal obesity and presence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) significantly increase the risk of developing diseases such as Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with escalating emergence of MetS and T2DM constit...

    Authors: Doris Pierce, Lea Merone, Chris Lewis, Tony Rahman, John Croese, Alex Loukas, Malcolm McDonald, Paul Giacomin and Robyn McDermott

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:136

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. The burden of non-communicable diseases is growing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries. Research suggests that health interventions that aim to improve patient self-management and empower patients to c...

    Authors: Nina Abrahams, Lucy Gilson, Naomi S. Levitt and Joel A. Dave

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:133

    Content type: Research article

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  40. This analysis evaluates the cost-effectiveness of insulin degludec (degludec) versus biosimilar insulin glargine U100 (glargine U100) in patients with type 1 (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Bulga...

    Authors: Monika Russel-Szymczyk, Vasil Valov, Alexandra Savova and Manoela Manova

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:132

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Finding the relationship between the major dietary patterns and cardiometabolic phenotypes could be used for planning prevention programs based on the cultural and dietary habits to prevent transient from a me...

    Authors: Leila Nikniaz, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi and Zeinab Nikniaz

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:131

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Abscess in the thyroid gland is a rare but severe infectious disease. The condition can have anatomic or iatrogenic underlying causes. If untreated it could be fatal. Pathogens vary considerably. Treatment is ...

    Authors: Henrik Falhammar, Göran Wallin and Jan Calissendorff

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:130

    Content type: Case report

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