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  1. Subclinical diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) occurs frequently in asymptomatic subjects with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The direct association between the immune system and DCM with effective biomarkers has...

    Authors: Xiaoli Huang, Zihan Qin, Min Xu, Feifei Zhang, Xiaohong Jiang, Fei Hua and Lichan Tao

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:99

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  2. With the obesity epidemic reaching crisis levels, there has been attention around those who may be resilient to the effects of obesity, termed metabolically healthy obesity (MHO), who initially present without...

    Authors: A. Vusirikala, T. Thomas, N. Bhala, A. A. Tahrani, G. N. Thomas and K. Nirantharakumar

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:96

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  3. A family history of diabetes and family members’ experiences with diabetes may influence individuals’ beliefs and expectations about their own diabetes. No qualitative studies have explored the relationship be...

    Authors: Amy T. Cunningham, Alexzandra T. Gentsch, Amanda M. B. Doty, Geoffrey Mills, Marianna LaNoue, Brendan G. Carr, Judd E. Hollander and Kristin L. Rising

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:95

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  4. Caloric restriction is an effective way to treat Type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, chronic and severe restriction of food intake is difficult to sustain and is known to promote slower metabolism. Intermittent an...

    Authors: Elske L. van den Burg, Marjolein P. Schoonakker, Petra G. van Peet, M. Elske. van den Akker-van Marle, Ko Willems van Dijk, Valter D. Longo, Hildo J. Lamb, Mattijs E. Numans and Hanno Pijl

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:94

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Takotsubo syndrome is an uncommon, acute, and reversible cardiomyopathy that occurs primarily in postmenopausal females. The clinical presentation of the syndrome resembles acute coronary syndrome, but coronar...

    Authors: Min Chen, Tong Zhao, Guoping Chen and Shenjiang Hu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:93

    Content type: Case report

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  6. The uptake of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy in those with type 1 diabetes varies internationally and is mainly determined by the national healthcare reimbursement systems. The aim of ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Anna Gajewska, Kathleen Bennett, Regien Biesma and Seamus Sreenan

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:92

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  7. One of most important concerns of postmenopausal women is obesity. The relationships between menstruation status and obesity phenotypes are unclear. This study aimed to assess the associations between menstrua...

    Authors: Xueyu Chen, Hui Xi, Long Ji, Weihua Liu, Fengxue Shi, Yanru Chen, Xiaohui Wang, Wenran Zhang, Xinxia Sui, Xiaojun Wang, Haitao Zhang, Huamin Liu and Dong Li

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:91

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  8. It is clinically emergent to further understand the pathological mechanism to advance therapeutic strategy for endocrine tumors. A high amount of secretory protein with tumorigenic triggers are thought to indu...

    Authors: Shuhei Morita, Ken Takeshima, Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Yasushi Furukawa, Shohei Kishimoto, Tomoya Tsuji, Shinsuke Uraki, Hiroyuki Mishima, Akira Kinoshita, Yuichi Takahashi, Hidefumi Inaba, Hiroshi Iwakura, Hiroto Furuta, Masahiro Nishi, Asako Doi, Shin-ichi Murata…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:90

    Content type: Case report

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  9. After years of decline, the rate of amputations was reported to increase by 50% in the U.S. population between 2009 and 2015. Few studies have examined the most recent trends in hospitalized diabetic foot ulce...

    Authors: Yotsapon Thewjitcharoen, Jeeraphan Sripatpong, Sirinate Krittiyawong, Sriurai Porramatikul, Taweesak Srikummoon, Somkiet Mahaudomporn, Siriwan Butadej, Soontaree Nakasatien and Thep Himathongkam

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:89

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  10. This study aimed to measure the effect of diabetes education using the novel method of “diabetes conversation map (DCM)” as compared to routine counselling (RC) on diabetes management self-efficacy (DMSE) amon...

    Authors: Rubina Qasim, Sarfaraz Masih, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Hakim shah, Abdul Manan, Yousaf Shah, Muhammad Yaqoob, Abida Razzaq, Ajmal Khan and Atiya Rahman Khan Rohilla

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:88

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  11. The presence of insulin resistance (IR) and metabolic syndrome (MS) in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) has been called “double diabetes”. This entity increases the risk for development of micro and macrova...

    Authors: Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Raúl Ibarra-Salce, Joshua Rodríguez-Malacara and Mario Antonio Molina-Ayala

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:87

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  12. A well-known metabolic side effect from treatment with glucocorticoids is glucocorticoid-induced diabetes mellitus (GIDM). Guidelines on the management of GIDM in hospitalized patients (in the non-critical car...

    Authors: Carina Kirstine Klarskov, Helga Holm Schultz, Frederik Persson, Tomas Møller Christensen, Thomas Peter Almdal, Ole Snorgaard, Katrine Bagge Hansen, Ulrik Pedersen-Bjergaard and Peter Lommer Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:86

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  13. Worldwide, the prevalence of insulin resistance ranges from 15.5 to 46.5%, among adults. Lebanon reported one of the highest rates reaching 44.6%. The literature suggests an association between dairy product c...

    Authors: Myriam Fahed, Maya G. Abou Jaoudeh, Samar Merhi, Jocelyne Matar Bou Mosleh, Rachelle Ghadieh, Sibelle Al Hayek and Jessy E. El Hayek Fares

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:85

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  14. Autoimmune hypophysitis is a rare disease characterized by the infiltration of lymphocytic cells into the pituitary gland. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and 18F-2-fluorodeoxy sorbitol (FDS) positron emission tomog...

    Authors: Ziren Kong, Yu Wang, Wenbin Ma and Xin Cheng

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:84

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Thyroid hormone has been shown to be involved in carcinogenesis via its effects on cell proliferation pathways. The objective of this study is to determine the association between subclinical hypothyroidism (S...

    Authors: Juan Gómez-Izquierdo, Kristian B. Filion, Jean-Franҫois Boivin, Laurent Azoulay, Michael Pollak and Oriana Hoi Yun Yu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:83

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  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

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

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:82

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:1

  17. Obesity and diabetes are related conditions, the prevalence of which has increased globally in recent years. These conditions have been linked to hypertension and vitamin D deficiency though the nature of the ...

    Authors: Ibrahim Al-Sumaih, Brian Johnston, Michael Donnelly and Ciaran O’Neill

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:81

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  18. Acute compartment syndrome is a rare complication of severe hypothyroidism. If the symptoms are not recognized promptly and treatment initiated immediately, there is a high risk of permanent damage. Only few o...

    Authors: Nicole M. van Veelen, Stefan Fischli, Frank J.P. Beeres, Timo Eisenhut, Reto Babst, Christoph Henzen and Björn-Christian Link

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:80

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Uric acid (UA) is the end product of purine metabolism, which is thought to be related to many human diseases, such as nephrolithiasis, gout, cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic s...

    Authors: Yingchao Chen, Jing Cheng, Yi Chen, Ningjian Wang, Fangzhen Xia, Chi Chen, Bing Han and Yingli Lu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:79

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  20. The mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) is a proxy for subcutaneous fat in the upper body and is a reliable screening measure for identifying individuals with abnormal regional fat distribution. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Jie Shi, Zhen Yang, Yixin Niu, Weiwei Zhang, Xiaoyong Li, Hongmei Zhang, Ning Lin, Hongxia Gu, Jie Wen, Guang Ning, Li Qin and Qing Su

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:78

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  21. Radioiodine (RAI) treatment for hyperthyroidism is a very common modality, chosen by physicians worldwide. The outcome of the therapy, however, is not always predictable. While rendering a patient hypo- or eut...

    Authors: Albert Stachura, Tomasz Gryn, Bernadetta Kałuża, Tadeusz Budlewski and Edward Franek

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:77

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  22. Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy is an important treatment option for Graves’ disease (GD), the main side effect of RAI treatment is hypothyroidism, and the factors resulting in hypothyroidism are still contro...

    Authors: Rui-Ting Hu, De-Shan Liu and Bin Li

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:76

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  23. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multisystem disease that affects the liver and a variety of extra-hepatic organ systems. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between hepatic steatosis...

    Authors: Lijun Hu, Xiaoliang Shao, Chun Qiu, Xiaonan Shao, Xiaosong Wang, Rong Niu and Yuetao Wang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:75

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  24. DAX1 mutations are related to the X-linked form of adrenal hypoplasia congenita (AHC) in infancy and to hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) in puberty. We report a male patient affected by X-linked AHC who present...

    Authors: Boo Kyeong Seo, Seul Ah. Jeong, Jae Young Cho, Ji Sook Park, Ji-Hyun Seo, Eun Sil Park, Jae-Young Lim, Hyang-Ok Woo and Hee-Shang Youn

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:73

    Content type: Case report

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  25. We quantified, among diabetic adults, the frequency, costs, and factors associated with visits to the emergency department (EDs) and subsequent hospitalizations for acute hypoglycaemic and hyperglycaemic events.

    Authors: Anita Andreano, Marco Bosio and Antonio Giampiero Russo

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:72

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  26. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age. This study aimed to compare the effects of lifestyle interventions on anthropometric, clinical, and biochemi...

    Authors: Somayeh Abdolahian, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Mina Amiri, Delaram Ghodsi, Razieh Bidhendi Yarandi, Mahdi Jafari, Hamid Alavi Majd and Fatemeh Nahidi

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:71

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  27. P-selectin, encoded by SELP, has been implicated as an important molecule in the development of arterial stiffness, consequently leading to vascular complications in T2DM. SELP polymorphisms and increased levels ...

    Authors: Raminderjit Kaur, Jatinder Singh, Rohit Kapoor and Manpreet Kaur

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:70

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  28. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the main public health problems worldwide. Although some relations between dietary intakes and MetS have been found, few studies have focused on association between dietary ...

    Authors: Mahdi Vajdi, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Leila Nikniaz

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:69

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  29. Surgical resection of prolactinomas resistant to dopamine agonists is frequently incomplete due to fibrotic changes of the tumour under pharmacological therapy. In order to identify a subgroup of patients who ...

    Authors: Elle Vermeulen, Jean D’Haens, Tadeusz Stadnik, David Unuane, Kurt Barbe, Vera Van Velthoven and Sven Gläsker

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:68

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  30. Insulin resistance (IR) is a common characteristic of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It has been reported that circulating Fetuin-A levels were associated with IR and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2...

    Authors: Sha Liu, Wenjing Hu, Yirui He, Ling Li, Hua Liu, Lin Gao, Gangyi Yang and Xin Liao

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:67

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  31. The aim of this study was to estimate the levels of circulating carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 1 (CEACAM1) in subjects with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and investigate the rela...

    Authors: Yiming Wu, Zhen Yang, Lingfei Zhu, Qing Su and Li Qin

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:66

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  32. Vitamin D measurement is a composite of vitamin D2 (25(OH)D2) and D3 (25(OH)D3) levels, and its deficiency is associated with the development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and diabetic complications; vitamin D defici...

    Authors: Lina H. M. Ahmed, Alexandra E. Butler, Soha R. Dargham, Aishah Latif, Amal Robay, Omar M. Chidiac, Amin Jayyousi, Jassim Al Suwaidi, Ronald G. Crystal, Stephen L. Atkin and Charbel Abi Khalil

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:65

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  33. Hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is mainly caused by germline mutations in the RET proto-oncogene, which accounts for 20–30% of all MTC according to foreign studies. However, no English literatures...

    Authors: Qin Huang, Aihua Hu and Mingsheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:64

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Prediabetes is associated with a high risk of colon cancer, and abdominal obesity, which can result in the secretion of several obesity-related adipocytokines, is an independent influencing factor for colonic ...

    Authors: Lili Deng, Xiaotong Zhao, Mingwei Chen, Hua Ji, Qunhui Zhang, Ruofei Chen and Yalei Wang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:63

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  35. Pregnancy-induced Cushing’s syndrome (CS) with an adrenocortical adenoma overexpressing luteinizing hormone (LH)/human choriogonadotropin (hCG) receptors (LHCGR) has been rarely reported in the literatures. Th...

    Authors: Shaohua Li, Chen Yang, Jing Fan, Yao Yao, Xiaomei Lv, Ying Guo and Shaoling Zhang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:62

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Cardiac damage triggered by severe hypocalcemia is well known. However, the role of chronic hypoparathyroidism (HP) and pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) in cardiac health is still unclear. We investigated the ef...

    Authors: Yabing Wang, Kun He, Ou Wang, Xue Lin, Sixing Chen, Yan Jiang, Mei Li, Weibo Xia and Xiaoping Xing

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:61

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  37. Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome that secretes incompletely processed high molecular weight insulin growth factor 2 (big-IGF2), which results in stimulation of the in...

    Authors: Haruka Yamasaki, Ayako Itawaki, Miwa Morita, Hitomi Miyake, Masahiro Yamamoto, Hiroki Sonoyama, Sayuri Tanaka, Masakazu Notsu, Mika Yamauchi, Yusuke Fujii, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Izumi Fukuda, Shunji Ishihara and Keizo Kanasaki

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:60

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex multifactorial disorder, affecting millions of women worldwide. The role of genetic polymorphisms of the KISS1 gene on the development of PCOS is still obscure. This ...

    Authors: Maha H. Daghestani, Mazin H. Daghestani, Mamoon Daghistani, Khushboo Ambreen, Fadwa S. Albalawi, Lina M. AlNeghery and Arjumand S. Warsy

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:59

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  39. Glucocorticoid (GC)-induced hyperglycemia is characterized by elevated postprandial blood glucose, which commonly requires multiple insulin injections. We investigated whether a long-acting glucagon-like pepti...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Uchinuma, Masashi Ichijo, Noriyuki Harima and Kyoichiro Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:58

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  40. Although there are many interventions targeting childhood obesity prevention, only few have demonstrated positive results. The current review aimed to gather and evaluate available school-based intervention st...

    Authors: Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Odysseas Androutsos, Eva Karaglani, Greet Cardon, Nele Huys, Katja Wikström, Jemina Kivelä, Winne Ko, Ernest Karuranga, Kaloyan Tsochev, Violeta Iotova, Roumyana Dimova, Pilar De Miguel-Etayo, Esther M. González-Gil, Hajnalka Tamás, Zoltán JANCSÓ…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 2):52

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  41. The aim of this paper is to present the development of the Feel4Diabetes Healthy Diet Score and to evaluate its clinical validity.

    Authors: Eeva Virtanen, Jemina Kivelä, Katja Wikström, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Pilar De Miguel-Etayo, Nele Huys, Katalin Vraukó-Tóth, Luis A. Moreno, Natalya Usheva, Nevena Chakarova, Sándorné A. Rado, Violeta Iotova, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Greet Cardon, Stavros Liatis, Yannis Manios…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20(Suppl 2):46

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  42. Lanreotide autogel is a somatostatin analog (SSA) approved for the treatment of acromegaly in 73 countries worldwide; however, it is not yet approved in China. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficac...

    Authors: Zhenmei An, Ting Lei, Lian Duan, Pei Hu, Zhongping Gou, Lihui Zhang, Lucie Durand-Gasselin, Nan Wang, Yan Wang and Feng Gu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:57

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  43. Satisfactory tools to preclude low-risk patients from intensive diagnostic testing for primary aldosteronism (PA) are lacking. Therefore, we aimed to develop a decision tool to determine which patients with di...

    Authors: Monique E. A. M. van Kleef, Frank L. J. Visseren, Jan Westerink, Michiel L. Bots, Peter J. Blankestijn, Yolanda van der Graaf and Wilko Spiering

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:56

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  44. In 2007, Omnitrope® was the first biosimilar recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) to be approved in Sweden for treatment in adults and children. Over 10 years’ safety and effectiveness data for biosimilar r...

    Authors: Elena Lundberg, Berit Kriström, Hichem Zouater, Anna Deleskog and Charlotte Höybye

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:55

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  45. Endocrine disorders in patients after heart transplantation (HT) remain understudied. We aimed to assess endocrine profiles and management of HT recipients in the early post- transplant period.

    Authors: Matej Rakusa, Bojan Vrtovec, Gregor Poglajen, Andrej Janez and Mojca Jensterle

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:54

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  46. Primary hyperparathyroidism is a rare condition of disease which can seldomly present as giant retrotrhyroideal cysts, complicating the localization of the adenoma to resect.

    Authors: Christoph Werner, Amelie Lupp, Gabriele Mtuka-Pardon, Christof Kloos, Gunter Wolf, René Aschenbach, Anika Biermann, Martin Freesmeyer and Philipp Seifert

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:53

    Content type: Case report

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  47. The prevalence of childhood-onset growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) is estimated to be approximately 1 in 5000 or more, with the cause unknown in most cases (idiopathic isolated GHD). However, additional di...

    Authors: Nami Kojima, Nobuyuki Koriyama, Akinori Tokito, Kazuma Ogiso, Koshi Kusumoto, Satoshi Kubo and Yoshihiko Nishio

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:50

    Content type: Case report

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