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  1. Emerging epidemiological evidence suggest an association between metabolic syndrome and fractures. However, whether metabolic syndrome is an independent risk or protective factor of fractures remains controver...

    Authors: Kan Sun, Jianmin Liu, Nan Lu, Hanxiao Sun and Guang Ning
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:13
  2. Steroid cell tumors of ovary account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors and these tumours may present at any age in association with interesting presentations related to hormonal activities. The subtype,...

    Authors: Menghua Yuan, Mingcai Qiu and Mei Zhu
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:12
  3. Diabetic cardiomyopathy is associated with a number of functional and structural pathological changes such as left ventricular dysfunction, cardiac remodeling, and apoptosis. The primary cause of diabetic card...

    Authors: Romana Bohuslavova, Frantisek Kolar, David Sedmera, Lada Skvorova, Frantisek Papousek, Jan Neckar and Gabriela Pavlinkova
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:11
  4. Thyroid dysfunction is a common complication of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and its therapy. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a multifactorial, stress related cardiomyopathy, rarely reported in association with th...

    Authors: Carmen Sorina Martin, Luminita Nicoleta Ionescu, Carmen Gabriela Barbu, Anca Elena Sirbu, Ioana Maria Lambrescu, Ioana Smarandita Lacau, Doina Ruxandra Dimulescu and Simona Vasilica Fica
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:10
  5. Not all obese subjects have an adverse metabolic profile predisposing them to developing type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. The BioSHaRE-EU Healthy Obese Project aims to gain insights into the conseque...

    Authors: Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Marja-Liisa Nuotio, Sandra N Slagter, Dany Doiron, Krista Fischer, Luisa Foco, Amadou Gaye, Martin Gögele, Margit Heier, Tero Hiekkalinna, Anni Joensuu, Christopher Newby, Chao Pang, Eemil Partinen, Eva Reischl, Christine Schwienbacher…
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:9
  6. The rate of bone turnover is closely related to osteoporosis risk. We investigated the correlation between bone turnover markers and BMD at various skeletal sites in healthy native Chinese women, and to study ...

    Authors: Xi-Yu Wu, Hong-Li Li, Hui Xie, Xiang-Hang Luo, Yi-Qun Peng, Ling-Qing Yuan, Zhi-Feng Sheng, Ru-Chun Dai, Xian-Ping Wu and Er-Yuan Liao
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:8
  7. Adipose tissue (AT) contributes to metabolic dysfunction through imbalanced production of adipokines, including cytokines. Visceral AT in particular is associated with metabolic disorders, indicating a specifi...

    Authors: Henrik Svensson, Birgitta Odén, Staffan Edén and Malin Lönn
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:7
  8. Thyroid metastases are clinically rare, and usually occur in patients with a history of prior malignancy and when there are metastases elsewhere. Metastases of pancreatic carcinoma to the thyroid are extremely...

    Authors: Alessandro P Delitala, Gianpaolo Vidili, Alessandra Manca, Upinder Dial, Giuseppe Delitala and Giuseppe Fanciulli
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:6
  9. A diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis is readily considered when patients present with a particular set of typical clinical characteristics. Subacute thyroiditis sometimes presents as a solitary cold nodule; how...

    Authors: Lian-Xi Li, Xing Wu, Bing Hu, Hui-Zhen Zhang and Han-Kui Lu
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:4
  10. Trisomy 9p is an uncommon anomaly characterised by mental retardation, head and facial abnormalities, congenital heart defects, kidney abnormalities, and skeletal malformations. Affected children may also show...

    Authors: Stefano Stagi, Elisabetta Lapi, Salvatore Seminara, Silvia Guarducci, Marilena Pantaleo, Sabrina Giglio, Francesco Chiarelli and Maurizio de Martino
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:3
  11. Several studies have shown the association of solute carrier family 30 (zinc transporter) member 8 (SLC30A8) rs13266634 with type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the association of alternative variants and haplotyp...

    Authors: Sameer D Salem, Riyadh Saif-Ali, Ikram S Ismail, Zaid Al-Hamodi and Sekaran Muniandy
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:2
  12. Studies have shown that group Therapeutic Patient Education (TPE) may empower patients with type 2 diabetes to better manage their disease. The mechanism of these interventions is not fully understood. A reduc...

    Authors: Liora Valinsky, Moshe Mishali, Ronit Endevelt, Rachel Preiss, Keren Dopelt and Anthony D Heymann
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:61
  13. Existing inconclusive data on the relationship between vitamin D status and human glucose homeostasis suggests that other factors, such as adiposity, might influence this relationship. The present study aimed ...

    Authors: Hataikarn Nimitphong, La-or Chailurkit, Suwannee Chanprasertyothin, Piyamitr Sritara and Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:60
  14. One possible barrier to effective diabetes self-management is hypoglycaemia associated with diabetes medication. The current study was conducted to characterize hypoglycaemic events among UK patients with type...

    Authors: Beth D Mitchell, Jeffrey Vietri, Anthony Zagar, Bradley Curtis and Matthew Reaney
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:59
  15. The discovery of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, with a novel mechanism independent of insulin secretion or sensitization, bring about a new therapeutic approach to the management of type 2...

    Authors: Asres Berhan and Alex Barker
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:58
  16. Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is effective but needs a special local setting and is costly. Therefore, in a randomized-controlled trial we tested the hypothesis that the autonomous ...

    Authors: Kerstin Kempf and Stephan Martin
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:57
  17. The complex process of development of the pituitary gland is regulated by a number of signalling molecules and transcription factors. Mutations in these factors have been identified in rare cases of congenital...

    Authors: Jana Breitfeld, Susanne Martens, Jürgen Klammt, Marina Schlicke, Roland Pfäffle, Kerstin Krause, Kerstin Weidle, Dorit Schleinitz, Michael Stumvoll, Dagmar Führer, Peter Kovacs and Anke Tönjes
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:56
  18. Around 10 per cent of catecholamine-secreting tumours can be found outside the adrenal medulla (paraganglioma). We report a case of a functional sporadic paraganglioma that was localized lateral to the prostat...

    Authors: Jesper Kers, Zaheeb A Choudhry, Ton A Roeleveld and Alexander PJ Houdijk
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:55
  19. Allograft inflammatory factor 1 (AIF-1) is a putative obesity gene. Our aim was to examine the expression of AIF-1 in human white adipose tissue (WAT) in relation to obesity and metabolic phenotypes in women.

    Authors: Silvia Lorente-Cebrián, Pauline Decaunes, Elisabeth Dungner, Anne Bouloumié, Peter Arner and Ingrid Dahlman
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:54
  20. Self-management is recognized as the cornerstone of overall diabetes management. Web-based self-management programs have the potential of supporting type 2 diabetes patients with managing their diabetes and re...

    Authors: Michael van Vugt, Maartje de Wit, Steven H Hendriks, Yvonne Roelofsen, Henk JG Bilo and Frank J Snoek
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:53
  21. Testing for 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] has increased dramatically in recent years. The present report compares overall utilization and results for 25(OH)D orders at two academic medical centers - one in New...

    Authors: Jonathan R Genzen, Jennifer T Gosselin, Thomas C Wilson, Emilian Racila and Matthew D Krasowski
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:52
  22. Over the last few years, awareness and detection rates of hypopituitarism following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) has steadily increased. Moreover, recent studies have found th...

    Authors: Steffen Kristian Fleck, Henri Wallaschofski, Christian Rosenstengel, Marc Matthes, Thomas Kohlmann, Matthias Nauck, Henry Werner Siegfried Schroeder and Christin Spielhagen
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:51
  23. Iodine deficiency affects nearly 1.9 billion people worldwide, but it can be prevented by salt iodization. This cross-sectional survey assessed current iodine status, iodized salt coverage and risk factors for...

    Authors: Barbara Matthys, Mohbegim Davlatmamadova, Gulzira Karimova, Vreni Jean-Richard, Michael B Zimmermann and Kaspar Wyss
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:50
  24. Immigrants from South Asia to Western countries have a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We explored pathogenic factors that might contribute to the high risk of T2DM in Pakistani immigrants ...

    Authors: Cecilie Wium, Erlend T Aasheim, Thor Ueland, Annika E Michelsen, Per M Thorsby, Ingegerd F Larsen, Peter A Torjesen, Pål Aukrust and Kåre I Birkeland
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:49
  25. Familial papillary thyroid cancer (fPTC) is recognized as a distinct entity only recently and no fPTC predisposing genes have been identified. Several potential regions and susceptibility loci for sporadic PTC...

    Authors: Shunyao Liao, Wenzhong Song, Yunqiang Liu, Shaoping Deng, Yaming Liang, Zhenlin Tang, Jiyuan Huang, Dandan Dong and Gang Xu
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:48
  26. Insulin resistance has been associated with metabolic and hemodynamic alterations and higher cardio metabolic risk. There is great variability in the threshold homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistanc...

    Authors: Pilar Gayoso-Diz, Alfonso Otero-González, María Xosé Rodriguez-Alvarez, Francisco Gude, Fernando García, Angel De Francisco and Arturo González Quintela
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:47
  27. To examine the views and current practice of SMBG among Black Caribbean and South Asian individuals with non-insulin treated Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Authors: Enza Gucciardi, Mariella Fortugno, Andrea Senchuk, Heather Beanlands, Elizabeth McCay and Elizabeth E Peel
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:46
  28. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma sometimes involves the endocrine organs, but involvement of both the pituitary and adrenal glands is extremely rare. Involvement of these structures can lead to hypopituitarism an...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Nakashima, Motoaki Shiratsuchi, Ichiro Abe, Yayoi Matsuda, Noriyuki Miyata, Hirofumi Ohno, Motohiko Ikeda, Takamitsu Matsushima, Masatoshi Nomura and Ryoichi Takayanagi
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:45
  29. Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been applied to identify type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in the U.S. and European countries. It has not been used in China mainly due to lack of a standardized approach to measure H...

    Authors: Miao Mo, Weijian Zhong, Genming Zhao, Ye Ruan, Hua Zhang, Liang Shi, Dajiang Lu, Qundi Yang, Yanyun Li, Qingwu Jiang, Rui Li and Wang-Hong Xu
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:44
  30. Traditional lipid indices have been associated with type 2 diabetes, but it remains uncertain which lipid index is the best discriminator for diabetes. In this study, we aimed to assess lipoproteins, tradition...

    Authors: Zhi-Hong Jian, Chia-Chi Lung, Pei-Chieh Ko, Yi-Hua Sun, Jing-Yang Huang, Chien-Chang Ho, Chia-Yo Ho, Yi-Chen Chiang, Chien-Jen Chen and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:42
  31. The detection of microvascular damage in type 1 diabetes is difficult and traditional investigations do not detect changes until they are well established. The purpose of this study was to investigate the comb...

    Authors: Sarah P M Hosking, Rani Bhatia, Patricia A Crock, Ian Wright, Marline L Squance and Glenn Reeves
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:41
  32. Animal studies have shown that zinc intake has protective effects against type 2 diabetes, but few studies have been conducted to examine this relationship in humans. The aim of this study is to investigate if...

    Authors: Khanrin Phungamla Vashum, Mark McEvoy, Zumin Shi, Abul Hasnat Milton, Md Rafiqul Islam, David Sibbritt, Amanda Patterson, Julie Byles, Deborah Loxton and John Attia
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:40
  33. A considerable interest has been drawn to potential protective effects of bilirubin against oxidative stress-related diseases. Smoking is known to be associated with lower concentrations of serum bilirubin, bu...

    Authors: Maya Tanaka, Sanjeev Budhathoki, Akie Hirata, Makiko Morita, Suminori Kono, Masahiro Adachi, Hisaya Kawate, Keizo Ohnaka and Ryoichi Takayanagi
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:39
  34. Obesity is associated with insulin resistance, development of diabetes, and coronary heart disease. There is limited information on the contribution of previous obesity on the risk of coronary heart disease. W...

    Authors: Ritsuko Yamamoto-Honda, Hideki Ehara, Hiroji Kitazato, Yoshihiko Takahashi, Shoji Kawazu, Yasuo Akanuma and Mitsuhiko Noda
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:38
  35. To examine the effects of physical activity on the development and progression of microvascular complications in patients with type 1 diabetes.

    Authors: Caroline BT Makura, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Alan J Girling, Ponnusamy Saravanan and Parth Narendran
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:37
  36. Our aim was to assess the associations between vitamin D (vitD) status, metabolic profile and polymorphisms in genes involved in the transport (Group-Component: GC) and the hydroxylation (NAD synthetase 1: NADSYN...

    Authors: Lydia Foucan, Fritz-Line Vélayoudom-Céphise, Laurent Larifla, Christophe Armand, Jacqueline Deloumeaux, Cedric Fagour, Jean Plumasseau, Marie-Line Portlis, Longjian Liu, Fabrice Bonnet and Jacques Ducros
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:36
  37. Ghrelin and peptide YY (PYY) are appetite regulating hormones secreted from the gastrointestinal tract (gut). Aside from their known effect on energy homeostasis, accumulating data indicates that these gut hor...

    Authors: Peyvand Amini, Farrell Cahill, Danny Wadden, Yunqi Ji, Pardis Pedram, Sangeetha Vidyasankar, Yanqing Yi, Wayne Gulliver, Gary Paterno, Hongwei Zhang, Alecia Rideout and Guang Sun
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:35
  38. Alterations in the naive T cell subpopulations have been demonstrated in patients with T cell mediated autoimmune disorders, reminiscent of immunological changes found in the elderly during immunosenescence, i...

    Authors: Martina Prelog, Jörn Schönlaub, Reinhard Würzner, Christian Koppelstaetter, Giovanni Almanzar, Andrea Brunner, Martin Gasser, Rupert Prommegger, Gabriele Häusler, Klaus Kapelari and Wolfgang Högler
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:34
  39. Insufficient vitamin D status and increased renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activity have been associated with renal-vascular disease and nephropathy in diabetes. Accumulating evidence indicates that vitamin D ...

    Authors: Jenifer M Brown, Kristina Secinaro, Jonathan S Williams and Anand Vaidya
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:33
  40. The interaction of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and its receptor (RAGE) has played an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetes and its complications. A soluble form of RAGE (sRAGE) has been rep...

    Authors: Tarek MK Motawi, Mohamed A Abou-Seif, Ahmed MA Bader and Mohamed O Mahmoud
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:32
  41. Sub-clinical hypothyroid dysfunction, a relatively understudied disorder in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has significant clinical implications if not properly monitored. Also from KSA, more than 50% of t...

    Authors: Naji J Aljohani, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Omar S Al-Attas, Majed S Alokail, Khalid M Alkhrafy, Abdulaziz Al-Othman, Sobhy Yakout, Abdulaziz F Alkabba, Ahmed S Al-Ghamdi, Mussa Almalki, Badurudeen Mahmood Buhary and Shaun Sabico
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:31
  42. To examine the association of anthropometry indices with gout and to compare the performance of indices to predict gout in Taiwanese men.

    Authors: Wen-Yu Lin, Chia-Chi Lung, Ting-Sung Liu, Zhi-Hong Jian, Pei-Chieh Ko, Jing-Yang Huang, Chien-Chang Ho, Shih-Chang Chen, Yi-Chen Chiang and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:30
  43. Sorafenib can be considered as the effective option of treatment in patients with metastatic radioiodine refractory differentiated thyroid cancers. The cutaneous manifestations of Sorafenib include rash, desqu...

    Authors: Syed Zubair Hussain, Ali Asghar, Mubasher Ikram and Najmul Islam
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:29
  44. Being an intermediate stage in the development of diabetes, pre-diabetics were estimated as high as 14% to 63% in China and one to three quarters of them will develop into diabetes within 10 years. It is well ...

    Authors: Rui Feng, Kaichun Li, Jing Cheng, Shaoyu Xie, Jing Chai, Pingfu Wei and Debin Wang
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:28
  45. Hypothyroidism, commonly induced in preparation for radioiodine treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer, is a text-book cause for hyponatremia. Nausea, stress, and increased fluid intake associated with the...

    Authors: Muhammad M Hammami, Fahad Almogbel, Sumaya Hammami, Jaber Faifi, Awad Alqahtani and Walid Hashem
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:27
  46. The abnormality of interleukin-21 (IL-21)-IL-21-receptor (IL-21R) system has been found in many autoimmune diseases including autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs). In this study, we investigated whether polymor...

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Wan Xia Xiao, Yuan Feng Zhu, Fatuma Said Muhali, Ling Xiao, Wen Juan Jiang, Xiao Hong Shi, Lian Hua Zhou and Jin An Zhang
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:26
  47. Diabetes distress is a general term that refers to the emotional burdens, anxieties, frustrations, stressors and worries that stem from managing a severe, complex condition like Type 1 diabetes. To date there ...

    Authors: Myles Balfe, Frank Doyle, Diarmuid Smith, Seamus Sreenan, Ruairi Brugha, David Hevey and Ronan Conroy
    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2013 13:25

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