Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

thyroid disease, biopsy
Commentary by Lead Investigator Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD and John C. Morris, III, MD
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.
Man who has fallen off of a ladder
Commentary by Karel Kostev, PhD and Jakob Starup-Linde, MD, PhD
Data from more than 100,000 people with type 2 diabetes did not show an increased risk of fracture among those taking insulin versus oral antidiabetes agents.
Illustration of cancer within the pancreas
Commentary by Stephanie H. Read, MD and Derek LeRoith MD, PhD
Type 1 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of some cancer types, including cancer of the stomach, but a reduced risk of other cancer types, including prostate and breast cancer.
Doctor holding a stethoscope behind his back
Discussion with James J. Chamberlain, MD and Annie Neuman, PA-C
Top 5 changes that endocrinologists, primary care providers, and other health care practitioners should know about.
young woman shopping at the supermarket
Commentary by Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH and J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE
A wide variety of weight loss programs are in the market place. Patients have to research and decide which weight loss program is right for them.
Diabetes kit containing various items
Commentary by Ruth Hackett MSc and Valentina Vicennati, MD
High evening cortisol levels were predictive of new-onset type 2 diabetes in a prospective cohort study published in the February the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
testosterone word displayed on tablet with stethoscope over tablet
Commentary by Peter J. Snyder, MD and Geoffrey Hackett, MD
The results of the TTrials show for the first time that testosterone treatment of older men who have unequivocally low testosterone levels does have some benefit.
Silhouette of a woman thinking about having a baby
Commentary by lead author Aoife M. Egan, MD and Sara J Meltzer, MD, FRCPC, FACP
A prepregnancy care program for women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is effective and cost-effective, according to a prospective cohort and cost-analysis study.
adrenal insufficiency book cover
Task Force Member Andreas Barthel, MD, MSc explains 5 key aspects from the first-ever guideline on primary adrenal insufficiency.
The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline on diagnosis and treatment of primary adrenal insufficiency in February 2016. EndocrineWeb spoke with Task Force member Andreas Barthel, MD, MSc, to discuss highlights.
Word Diabetes made of wooden block letters and devastated middle aged man
Comments by lead author Iva Čukić, PhD and Deena Adimoolam, MD
The personality traits of Neuroticism, Openness, Activity, Impulsiveness, and Order were related to diagnosis of diabetes in a large observational study published in the February issue of Personality and Individual Differences.
Professional with blue gloves handling medicine in a pharmacy lab
Comments by Study Co-Lead Author, Pieter Gillard, PhD and Elbert Huang, MD, MPH, FACP
Marked differences in 5-year survival rates were found among patients with diabetes based on the type of glucose-lowering agent they were prescribed.
thyroid pictured as a puzzle, surgeon's hands
Commentary by Lead Author Mingzhao Xing, MD, PhD and Thomas J. Giordano, MD, PhD
Patients with follicular-variant papillary thyroid cancer overall have the least aggressive form of this disease, compared with patients with conventional PTC and tall-cell PTC variants.
thyroid ultrasonography
Commentary by Senior Author R. Michael Tuttle, MD and John C. Morris, III, MD
A risk-stratified clinical decision-making framework may provide clinicians with a tool to identify which patients are most likely to benefit from an active surveillance management approach for papillary microcarcinoma.
uterine fibroids
Commentary by Jason Y.Y. Wong, ScD; Jennifer S. Lee, MD, PhD; Richard S. Legro, MD
Women who have high levels of both testosterone and estrogen in midlife may be at greater risk of developing uterine fibroids than women with low levels of these hormones, according to a 13-year epidemiologic study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.