Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

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
Post-menopausal women with NAFLD showed improved cardiopulmonary fitness, lipid levels, and lower weight circumference.
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
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.
health coaching word cloud
EndocrineWeb Speaks with authors Ruth Wolever, PhD and Mark Dreusicke, MD. Peer Commentary by Clare Liddy, MD.
A 6-month integrative health coaching intervention significantly improved medication adherence in adults with type 2 diabetes, and a significant decrease in hemoglobin A1C levels. The prospective observational trial was published in the BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
older man
Comments by David Saxon, MD and Rana Malek, MD
Rituximab plus continuous glucose monitoring caused remission of insulin autoimmune syndrome in a patient who was refractory to a prolonged course of high-dose steroids, according to a case report in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
hip bone joint, bone density
Commentary by Mishaela Rubin, MD and Matthew Drake, MD, PhD
Increased accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) was linked to impaired bone mineral properties in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, according to a cross-sectional study.
pancreatic islet of Langerhans, showing the alpha, beta, and delta hormone-produ
Commentary by Anthony S. Fauci, MD; Griffin P. Rodgers, MD; Tom Eggerman, MD, PhD; Nancy D. Bridges, MD; and Timothy Kieffer, PhD
For people who continue to have life-altering severe hypoglycemia despite optimal medical management, islet transplantation offers a potentially lifesaving treatment .
thyroid disease, biopsy
American Thyroid Association supports the focus on reducing aggressive treatment for low-risk tumors, but intends to await further data before considering changes to the guidelines.
An international panel of experts recommends reclassifying noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma as “noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features”. The panel expects the name change to reduce the psychological and medical consequences of a cancer diagnosis in patients with these low-risk tumors.
Male physician speaking with patient and family
Shared decision-making is a patient-centered approach incorporating a deliberative dialogue between the physician and patient that facilitates more understanding and helps pin-point the best treatment option.
A physician should always work in the best interest of his or her patient, using evidence-based practices to make important clinical decisions.
polycystic ovary
A Q&A with Andrea Dunaif, MD
Modern genetic approaches have allowed for marked advances to be made in current understanding of the etiology of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Lifeline alert
Commentary by Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE
The FDA added new warnings regarding an increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure to the drug labels for diabetes medications containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.
Various Diabetes medications and syringe on Diabetes word backdrop
Commentary by lead author Juhua Luo, PhD and Megan R. Haymart, MD
Although diabetes was not linked to thyroid cancer in our study, diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and some other cancers, and prevention of diabetes is still very important.
thigh femur fracture postoperative image
Commentary by Anne Trinh, MD and Mark Peterson, PhD, MS
Fractures and low bone mineral density are relatively common among adults with cerebral palsy, according to a retrospective cross-sectional study in the March issue of the The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
thyroid scintigraphy imaging
A Q&A with Eren Berber, MD
In March 2016, the American Thyroid Association Surgical Affairs Committee published a literature review that defines various categories of remote-access thyroid surgery.