Endocrinology

Reports of high-impact endocrinology studies by medical professionals

Telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy may be cost-effective

Image: PD  1. Telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy is cost-effective in populations over 3,500 and under the age of 80. 2. The ratio of average cost...

High cumulative-dose isotretinoin treatment decreases risk of acne relapse

Image: PD 1. Patients receiving 220 mg/kg or more of oral isotretinoin had a significantly decreased risk of acne relapse at 1 year after treatment...

Periodontitis therapy not improving HbA1C levels in type II diabetes patients

Image: CC/Wiki 1. At 6 months, nonsurgical therapy of periodontitis was not shown to improve HbA1c  levels in type II diabetes patients.  2. Although non-surgical periodontal treatment...

Buccal administration of dextrose gel effective for neonatal hypoglycemia

Image: CC/NICU 1. Administration of buccal dextrose gel to neonates is effective at correcting hypoglycemia within the first 48 hours of birth.  2. Buccal dextrose gel...

Mild hyperglycemia associated with low prevalence of vascular complications

Image: PD  1. Glucokinase (GCK) mutation carriers, who are in a state of mild hyperglycemia since birth, demonstrated a low prevalence and severity of micro-...

Three ultrasonographic findings portend increased risk of malignancy in thyroid nodules

Image: PD  1. Three ultrasound characteristics of thyroid nodules were indicative of increased risk of cancer including: microcalcifications, size greater than 2 cm and entirely...

Hidradenitis suppurativa linked with metabolic syndrome

1. An association between patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) was revealed in this study.                                            2. While diabetes mellitus, general obesity,...

Laboratory values and treatment associated with DKA-related cerebral edema [Pediatrics Classics Series]

Image: PD 1. Among children admitted to 1 of 10 medical centers for diabetic ketoacidosis management, elevated serum urea nitrogen concentrations and low partial pressures...

Neuroendocrine tumor marker pancreastatin may be predictive of survival

Image: CC/Wiki 1. High pre- and post-operative levels of pancreastatin were significantly correlated with shorter progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of neuroendocrine...

Testosterone and estrogen exert independent effects in the pathogenesis of male hypogonadism

Image: PD 1. In men, androgen deficiency was associated with decreases in lean body mass, muscle size, and strength while estrogen deficiency led to increases...
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