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BMC Endocrine Disorders

Rainer U Pliquett, Arno Noll, Richard Ibe, Alexandra Katz, Charlotte Ackmann, Alexandra Schreiber, Matthias Girndt
BACKGROUND: Here, we report a case of central pontine demyelinization in a type-2 diabetes patient with hyperglycemia after a binge-eating attack in the absence of a relevant hyponatremia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old, male type-2 diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis stage Child-Pugh B was admitted due to dysmetria of his right arm, gait disturbance, dizziness, vertigo, and polyuria, polydipsia after a binge-eating attack of sweets (a whole fruit cake and 2 Liters of soft drinks)...
March 12, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Jia Liu, Dongmei Zheng, Qiang Li, Xulei Tang, Zuojie Luo, Zhongshang Yuan, Ling Gao, Jiajun Zhao
BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodules are highly prevalent, but a robust, feasible method for malignancy differentiation has not yet been well documented. This study aimed to establish a practical model for thyroid nodule discrimination. METHODS: Records for 2984 patients who underwent thyroidectomy were analyzed. Clinical, laboratory, and US variables were assessed retrospectively. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed and a mathematical model was established for malignancy prediction...
March 7, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Khalid Al-Rubeaan, Nahla Bawazeer, Yousuf Al Farsi, Amira M Youssef, Abdulrahman A Al-Yahya, Hamid AlQumaidi, Basim M Al-Malki, Khalid A Naji, Khalid Al-Shehri, Fahd I Al Rumaih
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March 5, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Jainagul Isakova, Elnura Talaibekova, Denis Vinnikov, Nazira Aldasheva, Erkin Mirrakhimov, Almaz Aldashev
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to quantify the association of Val109Asp polymorphism of intelectin 1 (ITLN1) gene with the abdominal obesity (AO) in Kyrgyz population. METHODS: Patients admitted to annual screening at a local outpatient facility were enrolled or this study. We genotyped 297 nonrelated adults of Kyrgyz ethnicity, of whom 127 were AO patients, including 46 men and 81 women with the mean age 53.2 ± 7.1 years, and 170 non-obese controls, including 61 men and 109 women with the mean age 52...
February 27, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Tao Tao, Peihong Wu, Yuying Wang, Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Impaired insulin activity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome might differ from that seen in type 2 diabetes mellitus without polycystic ovary syndrome. This study was designed to compare the effects of treatment with metformin, saxagliptin, and their combination in newly diagnosed women with type 2 diabetes mellitus and polycystic ovary syndrome in China. METHODS: A total of 75 newly diagnosed patients from Shanghai, China with type 2 diabetes mellitus and polycystic ovary syndrome were included in this randomized, parallel, open-label study...
February 27, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Yang Wang, Shuo Zhang, Yidan Zhang, Xingtong Liu, Hao Gu, Sisi Zhong, Yazhuo Huang, Sijie Fang, Jing Sun, Huifang Zhou, Xianqun Fan
BACKGROUND: Intravenous glucocorticoids (ivGC) have been recommended as a first-line treatment of moderate-to-severe and active thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). However, not all patients are responsive to ivGC. The identification of potential factors used to predict their efficacy and the selection of suitable patients have both been lacking. METHODS: It was a single center retrospective study. Potential factors related to the effects of ivGC were analyzed using logistic regression in 90 consecutive patients with moderate-to-severe and active TAO, who received 4...
February 20, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
J Lawton, M Blackburn, J Allen, F Campbell, D Elleri, L Leelarathna, D Rankin, M Tauschmann, H Thabit, R Hovorka
BACKGROUND: Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) enables users to view real-time interstitial glucose readings and provides information on the direction and rate of change of blood glucose levels. Users can also access historical data to inform treatment decisions. While the clinical and psychological benefits of CGM are well established, little is known about how individuals use CGM to inform diabetes self-management. We explored participants' experiences of using CGM in order to provide recommendations for supporting individuals to make optimal use of this technology...
February 20, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Heping Zhu, Jiannong Jiang, Qiang Wang, Jun Zong, Liang Zhang, Tieliang Ma, Youjia Xu, Leiyan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Many studies have reported associations between estrogen receptor (ER) gene polymorphisms and postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) risk and bone mineral density (BMD), but the results are controversial. The aim of the present meta-analysis is to verify the association between ERα and ERβ gene polymorphisms and osteoporosis susceptibility and BMD in postmenopausal women. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library and China WeiPu Library were searched...
February 20, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Peter H Kann, Simona Bergmann, Martin Bidlingmaier, Christina Dimopoulou, Birgitte T Pedersen, Günter K Stalla, Matthias M Weber, Stefanie Meckes-Ferber
BACKGROUND: The adverse effects of growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) in adults (AGHD) on metabolism and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) can be improved with GH substitution. This investigation aimed to design a score summarising the features of GHD and evaluate its ability to measure the effect of GH substitution in AGHD. METHODS: The Growth hormone deficiency and Efficacy of Treatment (GET) score (0-100 points) assessed (weighting): HRQoL (40%), disease-related days off work (10%), bone mineral density (20%), waist circumference (10%), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (10%) and body fat mass (10%)...
February 13, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Rıfat Emral, Tamer Tetiker, Ibrahim Sahin, Ramazan Sari, Ahmet Kaya, İlhan Yetkin, Sefika Uslu Cil, Neslihan Başcıl Tütüncü
BACKGROUND: Limited real-world data are currently available on hypoglycemia in diabetes patients. The International Operations Hypoglycemia Assessment Tool (IO HAT) study was designed to estimate hypoglycemia in insulin-treated type I (T1DM) and type II (T2DM) diabetes mellitus patients from 9 countries. The data from Turkey cohort are presented here. METHODS: A non-interventional study to determine the hypoglycemia incidence, retrospectively and prospectively, in Turkish T1DM and T2DM patients using a 2-part self-assessment questionnaire...
February 13, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Stela Carpini, Annelise Barreto Carvalho, Sofia Helena Valente de Lemos-Marini, Gil Guerra-Junior, Andréa Trevas Maciel-Guerra
BACKGROUND: Ultrasensitive assays to measure pre-pubertal gonadotropins levels could help identify patients with Turner syndrome (TS) in mid-childhood, but studies in this field are scarce. The aim of this study was to analyze gonadotropins levels in girls with TS throughout childhood. METHODS: Retrospective longitudinal study conducted with 15 girls with TS diagnosed with < 5 years whose FSH and LH measures were available since then. Hormones were evaluated in newborn/mini-puberty (< 0...
February 7, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Shuo Zhang, Yang Wang, Sisi Zhong, Xingtong Liu, Yazhuo Huang, Sijie Fang, Ai Zhuang, Yinwei Li, Jing Sun, Huifang Zhou, Xianqun Fan
BACKGROUND: Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a debilitating autoimmune orbital disease that is often a result of Graves' disease. Dysthyroid optic neuropathy (DON) is a rare but sight-threatening manifestation of TED with therapeutic challenges that can potentially lead to visual loss. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old man experienced active TED with extremely severe redness and swelling of the conjunctiva, loss of visual acuity and exacerbation of disfiguring proptosis...
February 6, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Klemens Wallner, Rene G Pedroza, Isaac Awotwe, James M Piret, Peter A Senior, A M James Shapiro, Christopher McCabe
BACKGROUND: Although current beta cell replacement therapy is effective in stabilizing glycemic control in highly selected patients with refractory type 1 diabetes, many hurdles are inherent to this and other donor-based transplantation methods. One solution could be moving to stem cell-derived transplant tissue. This study investigates a novel stem cell-derived graft and implant technology and explores the circumstances of its cost-effectiveness compared to intensive insulin therapy...
January 30, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Wimonrut Boonsatean, Anna Carlsson, Irena Dychawy Rosner, Margareta Östman
BACKGROUND: Increased knowledge concerning the differences in the illness perception and self-management among sexes is needed for planning proper support programs for patients with diabetes. The aim of this study was to investigate the illness perception and self-management among Thai women and Thai men with type 2 diabetes and to investigate the psychometric properties of the translated instruments used. METHODS: In a suburban province of Thailand, 220 women and men with type 2 diabetes participated in a cross-sectional descriptive study...
January 30, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Tatsuya Kondo, Miwa Nakamura, Sayaka Kitano, Junji Kawashima, Takeshi Matsumura, Takashi Ohba, Munekage Yamaguchi, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Eiichi Araki
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes insipidus (GDI) is a rare endocrine complication during pregnancy that is associated with vasopressinase overproduction from the placenta. Although increased vasopressinase is associated with placental volume, the regulation of placental growth in the later stage of pregnancy is not well known. CASE PRESENTATION: A 16-year-old pregnant woman was urgently transferred to our hospital because of threatened premature labor when the Kumamoto earthquakes hit the area where she lived...
January 30, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Bin Song, Zhihua Zuo, Juan Tan, Jianjin Guo, Weiping Teng, Yibing Lu, Chao Liu
BACKGROUND: The association between thyroid nodules and adiposity remains controversial. We performed a cross-sectional, community-based study to examine whether thyroid nodules are associated with overweight and obesity, as defined with body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. METHODS: The study included 1482 subjects (≥20 years of age; residing in Nanjing, China) receiving questionnaire interview, anthropometric measurements, laboratory tests and thyroid ultrasonography in 2009-2010...
January 27, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
A Ciresi, S Radellini, V Guarnotta, C Giordano
BACKGROUND: The approach to acromegalic patients with persistent acromegaly after surgery and inadequate response to first-generation somatostatin receptor ligands (SRLs) should be strictly tailored. Current options include new pituitary surgery and/or radiosurgery, or alternative medical treatment with SRLs high dose regimens, pegvisomant (PEG) as monotherapy, or combined therapy with the addition of PEG or cabergoline to SRLs. A new pharmacological approach includes pasireotide, a second-generation SRL approved for patients who do not adequately respond to surgery and/or for whom surgery is not an option...
January 24, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Selvihan Beysel, Ilknur Ozturk Unsal, Muhammed Kizilgul, Mustafa Caliskan, Bekir Ucan, Erman Cakal
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study investigated the effect of adding metformin to pharmacologic insulin dosing in type 1 diabetics on insulin therapy 1 year after treatment compared with patients on insulin therapy alone. METHODS: Twenty-nine adults with type 1 diabetes who had metformin added to their insulin therapy for 12 months were compared with 29 adults with type 1 diabetes who remained on insulin-alone therapy. RESULTS: Fifty-eight patients with C peptide negative-type 1 diabetics (26 females, mean age: 29...
January 16, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Maria do Rosário Pinto, Pedro Miguel Dinis Santos Parreira, Marta Lima Basto, Lisete Dos Santos Mendes Mónico
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most common metabolic disorders, with a high prevalence of patients with poor metabolic control. Worldwide, evidence highlights the importance of developing and implementing educational interventions that can reduce this burden. The main objective of this study was to analyse the impact of a lifestyle centred intervention on glycaemic control of poorly controlled type 2 diabetic patients, followed in a Community Care Centre. METHODS: A type 2 experimental design was conducted over 6 months, including 122 adults with HbA1c ≥ 7...
December 15, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Shiferaw Bekele Woyesa, Agete Tadewose Hirigo, Temesgen Bizuayehu Wube
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors such as diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Hyperuricemia is a condition in which the serum uric acid concentration is greater than 5.5 mg per deciliter for child and greater than 7.2 and 6.0 mg per deciliters for male and female adults respectively. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the magnitude of hyperuricemia and associated factors among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Hawassa Comprehensive Specialized Hospital (HCSH) from February 28 to May 30 /2017...
December 12, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
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