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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029029/obesity-and-hyperglycemia-in-korean-men-with-klinefelter-syndrome-the-korean-endocrine-society-registry
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Seung Jin Han, Kyung Soo Kim, Wonjin Kim, Jung Hee Kim, Yong Ho Lee, Ji Sun Nam, Ji A Seo, Bu Kyung Kim, Jihyun Lee, Jin Ook Chung, Min Hee Kim, Tae Seo Sohn, Han Seok Choi, Seong Bin Hong, Yoon Sok Chung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of obesity in Korean men with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) and the associated risk factors for obesity and hyperglycemia. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from medical records from 11 university hospitals in Korea between 1994 and 2014. Subjects aged ≥18 years with newly diagnosed KS were enrolled. The following parameters were recorded at baseline before treatment: chief complaint, height, weight, fasting glucose level, lipid panel, blood pressure, testosterone, luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, karyotyping patterns, and history of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029028/the-recovery-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-is-rapid-in-subclinical-cushing-syndrome
#2
Hee Kyung Kim, Jee Hee Yoon, Yun Ah Jeong, Ho Cheol Kang
BACKGROUND: In subclinical Cushing syndrome (SC), it is assumed that glucocorticoid production is insufficient to cause a clinically recognizable syndrome. Differences in hormonal levels or recovery time of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis after adrenalectomy between patients with overt Cushing syndrome (OC) and SC remain unknown. METHODS: Thirty-six patients (10 with OC and 26 with SC) with adrenal Cushing syndrome who underwent adrenalectomy from 2004 to 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029027/prevalent-rate-of-nonalbuminuric-renal-insufficiency-and-its-association-with-cardiovascular-disease-event-in-korean-type-2-diabetes
#3
Hye Won Lee, A Ra Jo, Dong Won Yi, Yang Ho Kang, Seok Man Son
BACKGROUND: Nonalbuminuric renal insufficiency is a unique category of diabetic kidney diseases. The objectives of the study were to evaluate prevalent rate of nonalbuminuric renal insufficiency and to investigate its relationship with previous cardiovascular disease (CVD) event in Korean patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Laboratory and clinical data of 1,067 subjects with T2DM were obtained and reviewed. Study subjects were allocated into four subgroups according to the CKD classification...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029026/waist-circumference-as-a-marker-of-obesity-is-more-predictive-of-coronary-artery-calcification-than-body-mass-index-in-apparently-healthy-korean-adults-the-kangbuk-samsung-health-study
#4
Jongsin Park, Eun Seo Lee, Da Young Lee, Jihyun Kim, Se Eun Park, Cheol Young Park, Won Young Lee, Ki Won Oh, Sung Woo Park, Eun Jung Rhee
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the risk for coronary artery calcification (CAC) according to groups subdivided by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) in apparently healthy Korean adults. METHODS: Thirty-three thousand four hundred and thirty-two participants (mean age, 42 years) in a health screening program were divided into three groups according to BMI: <23 kg/m² (normal), 23 to 25 kg/m² (overweight), and >25 kg/m² (obese). In addition, the participants were divided into two groups according to WC...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029025/klinefelter-syndrome-and-metabolic-disorder
#5
EDITORIAL
Ji Cheol Bae
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029024/nonalbuminuric-renal-insufficiency-can-it-be-a-novel-category-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#6
EDITORIAL
Masami Tanaka, Hiroshi Itoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029023/brain-regulation-of-energy-metabolism
#7
REVIEW
Eun Roh, Min Seon Kim
In healthy individuals, energy intake is in balance with energy expenditure, which helps to maintain a normal body weight. The brain's inability to control energy homeostasis underlies the pathology of hyperphagia and obesity. The brain detects body energy excess and deficit by sensing the levels of circulating metabolic hormones and nutrients and by receiving metabolic information from the periphery via the autonomic nervous system. A specialized neuronal network coordinates energy intake behavior and the metabolic processes affecting energy expenditure...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029022/how-to-begin-molecular-research-of-metabolic-diseases
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REVIEW
Bo Kyung Yoon, Jae Woo Kim
Advancing higher education is an important goal within the scientific and medical communities. The Korean Endocrine Society has worked with medical researchers who hope to conduct molecular research in addition to their clinical education. Based on concepts developed at a 2016 educational workshop, this article summarizes the requirement for a strong foundation in the performance of molecular research. Specifically, recent articles in metabolic research are highlighted to provide examples of commonly used techniques in this field of study...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029021/bile-acid-nuclear-receptor-farnesoid-x-receptor-therapeutic-target-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#9
REVIEW
Sun Gi Kim, Byung Kwon Kim, Kyumin Kim, Sungsoon Fang
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the causes of fatty liver, occurring when fat is accumulated in the liver without alcohol consumption. NAFLD is the most common liver disorder in advanced countries. NAFLD is a spectrum of pathology involving hepatic steatosis with/without inflammation and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with accumulation of hepatocyte damage and hepatic fibrosis. Recent studies have revealed that NAFLD results in the progression of cryptogenic cirrhosis that leads to hepatocarcinoma and cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029020/clinical-update-in-aspects-of-the-management-of-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Duncan J Topliss
Aspects of autoimmune thyroid disease updated in this review include: immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related thyroid disease (Riedel's thyroiditis, fibrosing variant of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, IgG4-related Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and Graves' disease with elevated IgG4 levels); recent epidemiological studies from China and Denmark indicating that excess iodine increases the incidence of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism; immunomodulatory agents (ipilimumab, pembrolizumab, nivolumab) activate immune response by inhibiting T-cell surface receptors which down-regulate immune response, i...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029019/osteoblasts-are-the-centerpiece-of-the-metastatic-bone-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Hyo Min Jeong, Sun Wook Cho, Serk In Park
The tumor microenvironment is comprised of diverse stromal cell populations in addition to tumor cells. Increasing evidence now clearly supports the role of microenvironment stromal cells in tumor progression and metastasis, yet the regulatory mechanisms and interactions among tumor and stromal cells remain to be elucidated. Bone metastasis is the major problem in many types of human malignancies including prostate, breast and lung cancers, and the biological basis of bone metastasis let alone curative approaches are largely undetermined...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834083/molecular-diagnosis-using-residual-liquid-based-cytology-materials-for-patients-with-nondiagnostic-or-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules
#12
Hyemi Kwon, Won Gu Kim, Markus Eszlinger, Ralf Paschke, Dong Eun Song, Mijin Kim, Suyeon Park, Min Ji Jeon, Tae Yong Kim, Young Kee Shong, Won Bae Kim
BACKGROUND: Molecular analysis for common somatic mutations in thyroid cancer can improve diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the nondiagnostic or indeterminate category of thyroid nodules. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of molecular diagnosis from residual liquid-based cytology (LBC) material after cytological diagnosis. METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 53 patients with thyroid nodules diagnosed as nondiagnostic, atypia of undetermined significance (AUS), or follicular lesion of undetermined significance (FLUS) after FNAC...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834082/association-between-obesity-and-bone-mineral-density-by-gender-and-menopausal-status
#13
Mohammad Reza Salamat, Amir Hossein Salamat, Mohsen Janghorbani
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether there were gender differences in the effect of obesity on bone mineral density (BMD) based on menopausal status. METHODS: We assessed 5,892 consecutive patients 20 to 91 years old who were referred for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans. All subjects underwent a standard BMD scan of the hip (total hip and femoral neck) and lumbar spine (L1 to L4) using a DXA scan and body size assessment. Body mass index was used to categorize the subjects as normal weight, overweight, and obese...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834081/current-status-of-bariatric-and-metabolic-surgery-in-korea
#14
REVIEW
Youn Baik Choi
Bariatric surgery is considered to be the most effective treatment modality in maintaining long-term weight reduction and improving obesity-related conditions in morbidly obese patients. In Korea, surgery for morbid obesity was laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy first performed in 2003. Since 2003, the annual number of bariatric surgeries has markedly increased, including adjustable gastric banding (AGB), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, mini-gastric bypass, and others. In Korea, AGB is much more common than in others countries...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834080/cardiac-dysfunction-in-association-with-increased-inflammatory-markers-in-primary-aldosteronism
#15
Jung Soo Lim, Sungha Park, Sung Il Park, Young Taik Oh, Eunhee Choi, Jang Young Kim, Yumie Rhee
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress in primary aldosteronism (PA) is thought to worsen aldosterone-induced damage by activating proinflammatory processes. Therefore, we investigated whether inflammatory markers associated with oxidative stress is increased with negative impacts on heart function as evaluated by echocardiography in patients with PA. METHODS: Thirty-two subjects (mean age, 50.3±11.0 years; 14 males, 18 females) whose aldosterone-renin ratio was more than 30 among patients who visited Severance Hospital since 2010 were enrolled...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834079/urinary-albumin-excretion-reflects-cardiovascular-risk-in-postmenopausal-women-without-diabetes-the-2011-to-2013-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#16
Hee Jung Ahn, Do Sik Moon, Da Yeong Kang, Jung In Lee, Da Young Kim, Jin Hwa Kim, Sang Yong Kim, Hak Yeon Bae
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to determine whether there was an association between urinary albumin excretion and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by estimating the Framingham Risk Score (FRS) in postmenopausal women without diabetes. METHODS: This study was based on data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which was conducted by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2011 to 2013. Data on 2,316 postmenopausal women from a total of 24,594 participants was included in the analysis...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834078/epidemiology-of-childhood-obesity-in-korea
#17
REVIEW
Kyoung Hwa Ha, Dae Jung Kim
Over the past several decades, the prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically worldwide and is increasing not only in developed countries, but also in developing countries. This increase may lead to an increase in the incidence of chronic diseases throughout the lifespan. In Korean children and adolescents, the prevalence of obesity increased from 6.8% in 1998 to 10.0% in 2013. Obesity is a state that more commonly influences children and adolescents of lower socioeconomic status (SES) than those with a higher SES...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704742/response-the-effects-of-high-fat-diet-and-resveratrol-on-mitochondrial-activity-of-brown-adipocytes-endocrinol-metab-2016-31-328-35-cheol-ryong-ku-et-al
#18
Cheol Ryong Ku, Eun Jig Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704741/letter-the-effects-of-high-fat-diet-and-resveratrol-on-mitochondrial-activity-of-brown-adipocytes-endocrinol-metab-2016-31-328-35-cheol-ryong-ku-et-al
#19
Ji Young Cha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704740/correlation-of-glypican-4-level-with-basal-active-glucagon-like-peptide-1-level-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Sang Ah Lee, Gwanpyo Koh, Suk Ju Cho, So Yeon Yoo, Sang Ouk Chin
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported that glypican-4 (GPC4) regulates insulin signaling by interacting with insulin receptor and through adipocyte differentiation. However, GPC4 has not been studied with regard to its effects on clinical factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We aimed to identify factors associated with GPC4 level in T2DM. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2013, we selected 152 subjects with T2DM and collected serum and plasma into tubes pretreated with aprotinin and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor to preserve active gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)...
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
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