Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

Scientific consensus demands action to protect the public from the known adverse impact of commonly occurring, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) found in the environment.
Environmental chemicals harm health, leading to diabetes, thyroid disease, obesity, and neurological conditions; Endocrinologist tell Congress its time for action to protect human health.
new weight loss device prompts sustained weight loss
Reduced comorbid risk factors and improved satiety reported with minimal side effects, using the first new obesity therapy to receive FDA device approval in 9 years
Hyperthyroid Guidelines
Expert task force revises the 5-year old clinical care guidelines to reflect critical advances in patient management
diabetes extra income
AADE superstars share their strategies for creating alternative revenue streams
Two top diabetes educators offer strategies for CDEs to earn more income.
Elderly female receiving an injection from the Doctor
Paul Miller, MD; Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM and Dolores M. Shoback, MD Comment
Daily injection of the synthetic peptide abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk of fracture.
Close-up of patient hands measuring glucose level blood test with glucomete
Lead Author Matthew J. O’Brien, MD and Priyathama Vellanki, MD Comment
The detection of dysglycemia was found to be lower among racial/ethnic minorities using the new 2015 United States Preventive Services Task Force prediabetes and diabetes screening guidelines.
Stack of colorful magazines against a white background
Lead author David S. Cooper, MD and John C. Morris, III, MD Comment
Research in the field of thyroid disease is thriving with a third of all papers on this topic being published in the last 10 years, according to an analysis in the August issue of Thyroid.
Woman having an ultrasound test performed on the thyroid
Senior Author Julie A. Sosa, MD and Robert C. Smallridge, MD comment
While patients with pT1a and pT1b differentiated thyroid cancer underwent different treatment strategies during the last decade, survival outcomes were similar, according to a retrospective analysis in the August issue of Thyroid.
Young boy having his blood drawn for testing
Task Force vice chair David Grossman, MD, MPH; Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS; and, Robert H. Eckel, MD provide comments
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed evidence for screening asymptomatic children and adolescents for both familial hypercholesterolemia and multifactorial dyslipidemia.
black male patient with his doctor
With commentary by Chih-Lung Lin, PhD and Natan Bar-Chama, MD
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are at increased risk for osteoporosis and should undergo bone density screening, according to findings from a large study reported in Medicine.
Vemurafenib chemical structure
Lead author Marcia Brose, MD, PhD and Gregory A. Masters, MD, FASCO (American Society Clinical Oncology, ASCO Expert) Comment
The targeted therapy with vemurafenib led to partial responses in at least one-third of patients with metastatic thyroid cancer harboring a BRAF mutation, according to an open-label phase 2 clinical study published online ahead of print in Lancet Oncology.
Cancer word on wooden blocks
Comments by Lead Author Sogol Mostoufi-Moab, MD, MSCE and Melissa M. Hudson, MD
Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk for endocrine disorders into adulthood, with the cumulative incidence and prevalence increasing over time.
blue eye, erasing the tear away
Commentary by Senior Author, Professor Geoffrey Reed; Lead Investigator, Rebeca Robles, PhD; and, Griet De Cuypere, MD, PhD
New evidence supports removing the diagnosis of transgender from the WHO International Classification of Diseases, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Doctor overloaded at work sitting at computer
Lead Author, Tait Shanafelt, MD and EndocrineWeb Editorial Board Member Caroline Apovian, MD Comment
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.
plus size woman balanced on an exercise ball
Lead author Rosamar E. Fontes Rezende, MD, PhD; Claudia P. Oliveira, MD, PhD; JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMP; and Douglas T. Dieterich, MD comment
A 24-week structured exercise training program for postmenopausal women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) significantly improved waist circumference, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and cardiopulmonary fitness.
Muffins being prepared with a glass container filled with oil in the backround
Comments by lead author Michael Miller, MD and Deena Adimoolam, MD
Swapping saturated fats for polyunsaturated fats rather than monounsaturated fats may allow for the greatest reduction of triglycerides and improvements in endothelial function in patients with the metabolic syndrome, according to findings from The Muffin Study.
illustration of Low Testosterone title on medical documents
Comments by Erin D. Michos, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Low testosterone levels in men were associated with an increased risk for vascular calcification in an age-adjusted analysis of data.
Round white pills on a marble table
Commentary by senior author Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD and Leigh Perreault, MD
The protective effect of pioglitazone on risk for type 2 diabetes is reduced following treatment cessation, according to an extension of the ACT NOW trial.
MRI imaging scan
Advanced diagnostic tool expected to be of critical value, especially since neuroendocrine tumors are on the rise in adolescents.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Netspot , a radioactive probe designed for localization of somatostatin receptor positive neuroendocrine tumors in adult and pediatric patients during positron emission tomography imaging.
depression illustration - visible anatomy
With Won Bae Kim, MD, Jin Pyo Hong, MD, and Joanne Rovet, PhD
Patients with acute hypothyroidism following total thyroidectomy have increased local brain functional connectivity, which correlates with poorer mental quality of life and depression.