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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302169/two-novel-lhx3-mutations-in-patients-with-combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-including-cervical-rigidity-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Khushnooda Ramzan, Bassam Bin-Abbas, Lolwa Al-Jomaa, Rabab Allam, Mohammed Al-Owain, Faiqa Imtiaz
BACKGROUND: Congenital combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) is a rare heterogeneous group of conditions. CPHD-type 3 (CPHD3; MIM# 221750) is caused by recessive mutations in LHX3, a LIM-homeodomain transcription factor gene. The isoforms of LHX3 are critical for pituitary gland formation and specification of the anterior pituitary hormone-secreting cell types. They also play distinct roles in the development of neuroendocrine and auditory systems. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we summarize the clinical, endocrinological, radiological and molecular features of three patients from two unrelated families...
March 16, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298205/prevalence-and-determinants-of-erectile-dysfunction-among-diabetic-patients-attending-in-hospitals-of-central-and-northwestern-zone-of-tigray-northern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
Awole Seid, Hadgu Gerensea, Shambel Tarko, Yosef Zenebe, Rahel Mezemir
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of erectile dysfunction among diabetic men varies between 35-90%. Although erectile dysfunction is widespread among men with diabetes, the condition often remains undiagnosed and demands appropriate assessment and prompt treatment. Erectile dysfunction can affect all aspects of a patient's life including physical, emotional, social, sexual, and relationships. The main aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and determinants of erectile dysfunction among diabetic patients attending hospitals in the Central and Northwest zone of Tigray, Ethiopia...
March 15, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279153/the-association-between-biochemical-control-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-acromegaly
#3
John D Carmichael, Michael S Broder, Dasha Cherepanov, Eunice Chang, Adam Mamelak, Qayyim Said, Maureen P Neary, Vivien Bonert
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to estimate the proportion of acromegaly patients with various comorbidities and to determine if biochemical control was associated with reduced proportion of cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: Data were from a single-center acromegaly registry. Study patients were followed for ≥12 months after initial treatment. Study period was from first to last insulin-like growth factor-I and growth hormone tests. RESULTS: Of 121 patients, 55% were female...
March 9, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253873/extended-clinical-features-associated-with-novel-glis3-mutation-a-case-report
#4
K A Alghamdi, A B Alsaedi, A Aljasser, A Altawil, Naglaa M Kamal
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the GLI-similar 3 (GLIS3) gene encoding the transcription factor GLIS3 are a rare cause of neonatal diabetes and congenital hypothyroidism with 12 reported patients to date. Additional features, previously described, include congenital glaucoma, hepatic fibrosis, polycystic kidneys, developmental delay, facial dysmorphism, osteopenia, sensorineural deafness, choanal atresia, craniosynostosis and pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a new case for consanguineous parents with homozygous novel mutation in GLIS3 gene who presented with neonatal diabetes mellitus, severe resistant congenital hypothyroidism, cholestatic liver disease, bilateral congenital glaucoma and facial dysmorphism...
March 2, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241817/berberine-improves-glucogenesis-and-lipid-metabolism-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#5
Li Zhao, Zhen Cang, Honglin Sun, Xiaomin Nie, Ningjian Wang, Yingli Lu
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered a critical hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Berberine (BBR) exerts anti-hyperglycemic and anti-dyslipidemic effects and can also ameliorate NAFLD. Thus, BBR might exert its therapeutic effect on NAFLD by improving glucolipid metabolism. Here, we investigated the aspects and extent to which glucolipid metabolism were affected by BBR in rats with NAFLD. METHODS: Three groups of Sprague-Dawley rats were studied: a control group (n = 6) fed a normal chow diet and a NAFLD group (n = 6) and a NAFLD + BBR group (n = 6) fed a high-fat diet...
February 28, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231782/differential-effects-of-vitamin-d2-and-d3-supplements-on-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-level-are-dose-sex-and-time-dependent-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Muhammad M Hammami, Ahmed Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (D) supplements are indispensable for its world-wide deficiency. Controversy continues on ergocalciferol (D2) and cholecalciferol (D3) relative potency as well as on dosing-schedule and sex role in raising 25-hydroxy D (25(OH)D) level, the best indicator of D status. METHODS: We randomized 279 adults to daily D2, D3, D2/D3, or placebo; 2-weekly D2 or D3; or 4-weekly D2 or D3 (250,000 IU over/140 days). Randomization sequence, stratified by body-mass-index (BMI) and sex, was concealed from study coordinators and participants who were then blinded to capsules' content...
February 24, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219358/mst-4-and-traf-6-expression-in-the-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-patients-with-graves-disease-and-its-significance
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ai Guo, Yan Tan, Chun Liu, Xiaoya Zheng
BACKGROUND: MST-4 and TRAF-6 are involved in the regulation of inflammatory and immune responses. However, whether they participate in the pathogenesis of Graves' disease (GD) has not yet been reported. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of MST-4 and TRAF-6 in the peripheral blood of patients with GD to understand their role in the pathogenesis of GD. METHODS: Thirty newly diagnosed GD patients, 24 GD patients in remission (eGD) and 30 normal controls (NC) were recruited...
February 20, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212640/urinary-iodine-in-early-pregnancy-is-associated-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-in-tianjin-china-an-observational-study
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Kunling Wang, Jie Zhang, Fengao Li, Wanqi Zhang, Hao Wang, Li Ding, Yaxin Liu, Laixiang Lin, Shuang Zhang, Mei Zhu
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is associated with adverse obstetric outcomes and neurodevelopment disorders. Both iodine deficiency and excess are associated with SH; however, few data regarding iodine nutrition status of pregnant women with SH are available. This study aimed to clarify whether iodine deficiency or excess is associated with SH, especially, when test results for anti-thyroid autoantibodies are negative. METHODS: A total of 115 women with SH and 104 women with euthyroidism (EH) in early pregnancy in Tianjin, China were investigated, and their serum thyroid-stimulating hormone, free thyroxine, free triiodothyronine, anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb), anti-thyroid globulin antibody (TGAb), urinary iodine (UIC), and urinary creatinine (UCr) concentrations were measured...
February 17, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193212/corticomedullary-mixed-tumour-resembling-a-small-adrenal-gland-involvement-of-cancer-stem-cells-case-report
#9
Lian Duan, Fang Fang, Wanlei Fu, Zhenqiang Fang, Hui Wang, Shicang Yu, Zili Tang, Zhenqi Liu, Hongting Zheng
BACKGROUND: Adrenal corticomedullary mixed tumours are very rare. Its mechanism is rarely reported. Here we report the first case of a corticomedullary mixed tumour resembling a "small adrenal gland" with distinct arrangement of the cortical and medullary layers. We further hypothesize regarding the tumorigenic mechanism of this tumour. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year man had been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension for 3 years. His 24-h urine vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) levels were slightly elevated...
February 13, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178951/high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-and-risk-of-incident-type-2-diabetes-a-case-control-study-nested-within-the-singapore-chinese-health-study
#10
An Pan, Yeli Wang, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh
BACKGROUND: The liver-derived C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive and systemic biomarker of inflammation, and has been associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in populations other than Chinese. Therefore, we prospectively examined the relation between plasma levels of CRP and risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) among a Chinese population. METHODS: Plasma high-sensitive CRP (hs-CRP) concentrations were assayed among 571 T2D cases and 571 controls nested in the prospective cohort of the Singapore Chinese Health Study...
February 8, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166768/quality-of-sleep-and-risk-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-ambulant-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-at-a-tertiary-referral-hospital-in-kenya-a-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sairabanu Mohammed Rashid Sokwalla, Mark David Joshi, Erastus Olonde Amayo, Kirtida Acharya, Jared Ongechi Mecha, Kenneth Kipyegon Mutai
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are common and associated with multiple metabolic and psychological derangements. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is among the most common sleep disorders and an inter-relationship between OSA, insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and cardiovascular diseases has been established. Prevalence of sleep disorders in Kenyans, particularly in individuals with T2DM is unknown. We thus aimed to determine prevalence of poor quality of sleep (QOS) and high risk for OSA, among persons with T2DM and determine their associations with socio-demographic and anthropometric variables...
February 6, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158982/study-protocol-thyroid-hormone-replacement-for-untreated-older-adults-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-trust
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
David J Stott, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Patricia M Kearney, Nicolas Rodondi, Rudi G J Westendorp, Simon Mooijaart, Sharon Kean, Terence J Quinn, Naveed Sattar, Kirsty Hendry, Robert Du Puy, Wendy P J Den Elzen, Rosalinde K E Poortvliet, Jan W A Smit, J Wouter Jukema, Olaf M Dekkers, Manuel Blum, Tinh-Hai Collet, Vera McCarthy, Caroline Hurley, Stephen Byrne, John Browne, Torquil Watt, Douglas Bauer, Ian Ford
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a common condition in elderly people, defined as elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal circulating free thyroxine (fT4). Evidence is lacking about the effect of thyroid hormone treatment. We describe the protocol of a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of Levothyroxine treatment for SCH. METHODS: Participants are community-dwelling subjects aged ≥65 years with SCH, diagnosed by elevated TSH levels (≥4...
February 3, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143456/short-term-effectiveness-of-low-dose-liraglutide-in-combination-with-metformin-versus-high-dose-liraglutide-alone-in-treatment-of-obese-pcos-randomized-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mojca Jensterle, Nika Aleksandra Kravos, Katja Goričar, Andrej Janez
BACKGROUND: Liraglutide 3 mg was recently approved as an anti-obesity drug. Metformin is weight neutral, yet it could enhance the therapeutic index of GLP-1 agonist. We compared weight-lowering potential of liraglutide 1.2 mg in combination with metformin to liraglutide 3 mg monotherapy in obese PCOS. METHODS: Thirty obese women with PCOS (aged 33.1 ± 6.1 years, BMI 38.3 ± 5.4 kg/m(2)) were randomized to combination (COMBO) of metformin (MET) 1000 mg BID and liraglutide 1...
January 31, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143495/self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-in-non-insulin-treated-type-2-diabetes-the-smbg-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sharon Parsons, Stephen Luzio, Stephen Bain, John Harvey, Jillian McKenna, Atir Khan, Sam Rice, Alan Watkins, David R Owens
BACKGROUND: The benefit of Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) in people with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes remains unclear with inconsistent evidence from randomised controlled trials fuelling the continued debate. Lack of a consistent finding has been attributed to variations in study population and design, including the SMBG intervention. There is a growing consensus that structured SMBG, whereby the person with diabetes and health care provider are educated to detect patterns of glycaemic abnormality and take appropriate action according to the blood glucose profiles, can prove beneficial in terms of lowering HbA1c and improving overall well-being...
January 26, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143538/prevalence-of-undiagnosed-type-2-diabetes-in-patients-admitted-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-utility-of-easily-reproducible-screening-methods
#15
Muhammad A Karamat, Umar Y Raja, Susan E Manley, Alan Jones, Wasim Hanif, Abd A Tahrani
BACKGROUND: Despite the recognition of the importance of diagnosing dysglycaemia in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) there remains a lack of consensus on the best screening modality. Our primary aims were to determine the prevalence of undiagnosed dysglycaemia and to compare the OGTT and HbA1c criteria for diagnosis of T2DM in patients admitted to hospital with ACS at baseline and at 3-months. We also aimed to investigate the role of a screening algorithm and a predictor score to define glucose tolerance in this population...
January 23, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143459/frequency-and-determinants-of-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-ghanaian-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-case-control-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Eunice Oparebea Ansah, Ernest Yorke, Josephine Akpalu, Bernard C Nkum, Benjamin Eghan
BACKGROUND: The link between type 1 diabetes and thyroid autoimmunity is well described. The same cannot be said for type 2 diabetes where results have been mixed so far. We investigated the prevalence and determinants of thyroid autoimmunity among Ghanaian type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: This was a case-control study involving 302 type 2 diabetes patients and 310 non - diabetic controls aged 40-80 years. Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were obtained...
January 17, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183304/genistein-treatment-improves-fracture-resistance-in-obese-diabetic-mice
#17
Britton Odle, Nathan Dennison, Layla Al-Nakkash, Tom L Broderick, Jeffrey H Plochocki
BACKGROUND: Obese, type two diabetics are at an increased risk for fracturing their limb bones in comparison to the general population. Phytoestrogens like as the soy isoflavone genistein have been shown to protect against bone loss. In this study, we tested the effects of genistein treatment on femurs of ob/ob mice, a model for obesity and type two diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Twenty six-week-old female mice were divided into obese (ob/ob) control, obese genistein-treated, lean (ob/+) control, and lean genistein-treated groups (n = 5 each)...
January 9, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905912/effect-of-sitagliptin-on-blood-glucose-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-who-are-treatment-naive-or-poorly-responsive-to-existing-antidiabetic-drugs-the-jamp-study
#18
Hiroshi Sakura, Naotake Hashimoto, Kazuo Sasamoto, Hiroshi Ohashi, Sumiko Hasumi, Noriko Ujihara, Tadasu Kasahara, Osamu Tomonaga, Hideo Nunome, Masashi Honda, Yasuhiko Iwamoto
BACKGROUND: To investigate the ameliorating effect of sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, on blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who were previously untreated with or who have a poor responsive to existing antidiabetic drugs. METHODS: Sitagliptin (50 mg/day) was added on to the pre-existing therapy for type 2 diabetes and changes in the glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level after 3 months of treatment were compared with the baseline and performed exploratory analysis...
December 1, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903245/the-predictive-value-of-sonographic-images-of-follicular-lesions-a-comparison-with-nodules-unequivocal-in-fna-single-centre-prospective-study
#19
Dorota Słowińska-Klencka, Martyna Wojtaszek-Nowicka, Stanisław Sporny, Ewa Woźniak-Oseła, Bożena Popowicz, Mariusz Klencki
BACKGROUND: To determine the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasonographic malignancy risk features (UMRFs) in follicular lesions (FL) in a population with low risk of malignancy in FL and to compare it with a similar analysis in a group of patients with unequivocal cytology (UC): benign lesion (BL) or malignant neoplasm (MN). METHODS: Presence of UMRFs (hypoechogenicity, solid echostructure, taller-than-wide shape, pathological vascularization, irregular margins, microcalcifications and macrocalcifications) and their sets were assessed in 322 FL: 202 follicular lesions of undetermined significance (FLUS) and 120 suspicious for follicular neoplasm (SFN) and 300 nodules with UC: 200 BL and 100 MN, subsequently evaluated histopathologically...
December 1, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894278/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-impaired-fasting-glucose-level-among-members-of-federal-police-commission-residing-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
#20
Tariku Tesfaye, Bilal Shikur, Tariku Shimels, Naod Firdu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and factors associated with it, nowadays, are increasing in alarming rates among different occupational groups. Of these occupational groups are Police officers that, often, are exposed to unique life styles and stressful situations which may lead to diabetes mellitus and other cardiovascular diseases. Due to this reason, the present study was conducted to assess the prevalence and factors associated with diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose level among members of federal police commission residing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
November 28, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
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