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Endocrine Disorders

  1. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes, which is increasing as a public health problem in the low resource settings of Africa has been associated with the high prevalence of micro-vascular complications and increasing levels of macr...

    Authors: Bruck M. Habte, Tedla Kebede, Teferi G. Fenta and Heather Boon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:441

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Concurrent thyroid cancer (TC) and hyperthyroidism (HT) is rare though increasingly being reported. HT due to TC is much rarer and more challenging especially in Africa where TC and HT have significant case fa...

    Authors: Benjamin Momo Kadia, Christian Akem Dimala, Ndemazie Nkafu Bechem and Desmond Aroke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:369

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Bangladesh has been suffering from an epidemiological transition from infectious and maternal diseases to non-communicable lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancers etc. The bu...

    Authors: Md. Shajedur Rahman Shawon, Fariha Binte Hossain, Gourab Adhikary, Rajat Das Gupta, Mohammad Rashidul Hashan, Md. Fazla Rabbi and G. U. Ahsan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:286

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is continuously increasing but its clinical significance and management is still debatable. The aim of this study was to investigate possible changes i...

    Authors: Varvara Vlassopoulou, Andromachi Vryonidou, Stavroula A. Paschou, Dimitrios Ioannidis, Angeliki Koletti, Nikolaos Klonaris, Konstantinos Katsoulis, Dimitra Rontogianni, Charalampos Vasilopoulos, Stylianos Tsagarakis and Ioanna Tzavara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:252

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Rathke’s cleft cysts generally remain asymptomatic throughout life, but a few patients may suffer severe neurological and/or endocrinological deficits. The symptoms include visual disturbances caused by compre...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Ogawa, Mika Watanabe and Teiji Tominaga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:225

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Low-dose spironolactone has been proven to be effective for resistant hypertension in the general population, but this has yet to be confirmed in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients. We assessed the efficacy of a ...

    Authors: Romance Nguetse Djoumessi, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Francois Folefack Kaze, Mickael Essouma, Alain Patrick Menanga, Andre Pascal Kengne, Jean Claude Mbanya and Eugene Sobngwi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:187

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Diabetic retinopathy is one of the micro vascular complications of diabetes mellitus. To date there are no studies that show the magnitude of diabetic retinopathy in the pediatric population of Ethiopia with o...

    Authors: Mulugeta Sitot Shibeshi, Bereket Fantahun, Tedla Kebede and Birkneh Tilahun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:116

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Globally, diabetes mellitus (DM) has risen dramatically over the past two decades and is expected to keep rising for the next 20 years. If uncontrolled it may lead to complications to the patients that could b...

    Authors: Waqtola Cheneke, Sultan Suleman, Tilahun Yemane and Gemeda Abebe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:96

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Even though the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is swelling rapidly in Ethiopia, data regarding glycemic control, a key strategy for marked reduction of diabetes mellitus complications, is scant. We hav...

    Authors: Tefera Kassahun, Tesfahun Eshetie and Hailay Gesesew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:78

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The EQ-5D instrument is arguably the most well-known and commonly used generic measure of health status internationally. Although the instrument has been employed in outcomes studies of diabetes mellitus in ma...

    Authors: Obinna Ikechukwu Ekwunife, Charles C. Ezenduka and Bede Emeka Uzoma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:24

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Sri Lanka has a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Energy and macronutrient intakes of diabetic patients have not been previously studied in this population. We aimed to clarify the energy and nutrie...

    Authors: Arjuna Medagama, Devaka Fernando and Heshan Widanapathirana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:753

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Although spontaneous rupture of a cervical parathyroid adenoma with extracapsular hemorrhage is rare, it may cause cervical and mediastinal hematoma, leading to potentially fatal consequences.

    Authors: Hitomi Shinomiya, Naoki Otsuki, Shin-ichi Takahara, Rie Yasui, Naoki Sawada, Hirokazu Komatsu, Hisami Fujio, Hajime Fujiwara and Ken-ichi Nibu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:726

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS) commonly known as hyperglycemic emergencies are the two most common life-threatening acute metabolic complications of diabetes. The object...

    Authors: Tigestu Alemu Desse, Tesfahun Chanie Eshetie and Esayas Kebede Gudina

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:553

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Identifying the risk factors for diabetes mellitus related foot ulceration would save more limbs from amputation. This report focuses on the determining the burden of peripheral arterial disease and neuropathy...

    Authors: Anthonia O. Ogbera, Olufunmilayo Adeleye, Babatunde Solagberu and Alfred Azenabor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:533

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a life-long illness that affects the quality of life, requiring close monitoring and control. Type 2 DM is preventable and controllable but increasing cost of care could hinder access...

    Authors: Ijeoma L. Okoronkwo, Jessie N. Ekpemiro, Edna U. Okwor, Pat U. Okpala and Florence O. Adeyemo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:527

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) is a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders characterized by unregulated insulin secretion. Abnormalities in nine different genes (ABCC8, KCNJ11, GLUD1, G...

    Authors: Senthil Senniappan, Atefeh Sadeghizadeh, Sarah E Flanagan, Sian Ellard, Mahin Hashemipour, Majid Hosseinzadeh, Mansour Salehi and Khalid Hussain

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:350

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To determine the effects of 40 mg of pravastatin, 2 g of phytosterols, and combination therapy on lipid profiles and to compare the reduction of LDL cholesterol between combination therapy and monotherapy.

    Authors: Noppadol Kietsiriroje and Rattana Leelawattana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:294

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) is a debilitating condition resulting from tumors, pituitary surgery, radiation of the head, head injury, or hypothalamic-pituitary disease. This qualitative study was co...

    Authors: Meryl Brod, Betsy Pohlman, Lise Højbjerre, Johan Erpur Adalsteinsson and Michael Højby Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:813

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Celiac disease is a systemic immune mediated disease which usually presents with gastrointestinal symptoms, but it may present with extra gastrointestinal manifestations such as metabolic bone disease and fail...

    Authors: Butheinah A Al-Sharafi, Shafiq A Al-Imad, Amani M Shamshair and Derhim H Al-Faqeeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:701

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Primary adrenocortical insufficiency or Addison’s disease is caused by a progressive destruction of the adrenal cortex, resulting into a reduction of glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and androgens. Autoimm...

    Authors: Stefano Passanisi, Tiziana Timpanaro, Donatella Lo Presti and Manuela Caruso-Nicoletti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:634

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The addition of a DDP4-inhibitor to existing insulin therapy reduces HbA1c. However, no data exist about the addition of these agents at the beginning of insulin treatment in type 2 diabetes while this could e...

    Authors: Wendela Lucia de Ranitz-Greven, Joline Wilhelma Johanna Beulens, Lette Birgit Elisabeth Anne Hoeks, Gerdien Belle-van Meerkerk, Douwe Hedde Biesma and Harold Wessel de Valk

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:579

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