Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
With Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH, and J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD
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.