EXPERT SUMMARIES of the top 30 journals in endocrinology
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Benign thyroid disease associated with impaired sex life

Sawicka-Gutaj N, et al. Thyroid. 2018;doi:10.1089/thy.2017.0602.
Adults with benign thyroid disease are more likely to report impaired sexual quality of life vs. those without thyroid disease, especially women with…
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In newborns, two-screen approach better identifies congenital hypothyroidism

Jones DE, et al. MMWR. 2018; doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6728a4.
A two-screen approach to diagnostic testing for congenital hypothyroidism, performed in newborns during the first 48 hours after birth and again at…
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New Endocrine Society guideline stresses regular screenings for childhood cancer survivors

Sklar CH, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;doi:10.1210/jc.2018-01175/5046572.
Childhood cancer survivors who underwent radiation therapy should be screened regularly for growth disorders, pituitary hormone deficiencies and…
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Sitagliptin, liraglutide do not affect kidney function

Tonneijck L, et al. Diabetes Care. 2016;doi:10.2337/dc16-1371.
Renal hemodynamics were not substantially changed with treatment with sitagliptin or liraglutide in adults with type 2 diabetes. Further, no changes…
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High radioactive iodine-131 exposure dose linked to aggressive thyroid cancer

December 2, 2014
Children and adolescents exposed to high doses of radioactive iodine-131 after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident experienced greater rates…
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Researchers identify factors associated with hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy

Noureldine SI. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2435.
A low postoperative intact parathyroid hormone level, female gender and presence of malignant neoplasm all independently predicted hypocalcemia after…
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BRAF V600E mutation increased recurrence risk in papillary thyroid cancer

Xing M. J Clin Oncol. 2014; doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.56.8253.
Presence of a BRAF V600E mutation appeared to predict recurrence in patients treated for papillary thyroid cancer, according to results of a…
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Patient costs greater at hospital-owned physician groups

Robinson JC. JAMA. 2014;312:1663-1669.
Hospital-owned physician groups, often aggregated in order to provide coordinated care, had higher costs per patient than physician-owned…
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Low vaccination rates, comorbidities risk factors for pH1N1-related pneumonia

Gomez AG. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.3201/eid2009.140115.
Low vaccination coverage and comorbidities such as diabetes and obesity appeared to be significant risk factors for influenza-related pneumonia in…
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ASCO issues policy statement targeting obesity–cancer link

Ligibel JA. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.58.4680.
ASCO has released a position statement outlining the society’s commitment to reducing the effect of obesity on cancer and establishing a multipronged…
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Bisphosphonate treatment did not reduce risk for postmenopausal breast cancer

Hue TF. JAMA Intern Med. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3634.
Treatment with bisphosphonates for osteoporosis provided no protective effect against the risk for invasive postmenopausal breast cancer, according…
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Diabetics’ elevated risk for pancreatic cancer persisted long after diagnosis

Bosetti C. Ann Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1093/annonc/mdu276.
A review of 15 case-control studies confirmed individuals with diabetes have an excess risk for pancreatic cancer. Results showed a 30% excess risk…
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Higher BMI increased risk for 10 common cancers

Bhaskaran K. Lancet. 2014;doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61172-7.
Higher BMI increased individuals’ risks for 10 common cancers, according to results of a population-based cohort study conducted in the United…
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Co-existence of BRAF V600E, TERT promoter mutations predict recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer

August 1, 2014
Patients with papillary thyroid cancer who harbor BRAF V600E mutation and a specific telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter mutation are at…
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Diabetes increased risk for head, neck cancers

Tseng K. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.1258.
Patients with diabetes demonstrated an increased risk for head and neck cancers, particularly malignancies of the oral cavity, oropharynx and…
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