Endocrinology Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

Cannabis is known to have a positive role in reducing pain but its effect on metabolism and the endocrine system appear less favorable. Researchers examined the use of cannabis in thyroid function, finding a significantly elevated TSH among current users who were typically young males whose risk of thyroid or diabetes is low.
Iodine supplementation for women of childbearing age, pregnancy and breastfeeding is recommended but 3 in 4 practitioners do not followed the prescribed recommendations.
New findings link physician dissatisfaction and professional burnout to use of electronic health records (EHRs) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE), according to large nationwide study published in the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
A physician should always work in the best interest of his or her patient, using evidence-based practices to make important clinical decisions.
Endocrinology is predicted to become a female-predominant specialty over the next several decades, according to a literature review in the January issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.