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KIGS data confirm male predominance in treated GH disorders

‘Surgical dogma’ challenged for paediatric well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma

Skeletal complications common in aggrecan gene-related short stature

Turner syndrome influences Hashimoto thyroiditis prognosis

25-11-2016 | HBV | News | Article

Screening for metabolic syndrome warranted in chronic hepatitis B

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk for cardiovascular events in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, study findings indicate.


Hepatology 2016; 64: 1507–1517

Aromatase inhibitors enhance growth in GH-treated adolescent boys

SHOX deletions most deleterious in females

05-10-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

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Thyroid function linked to cancer risk

Elevated levels of free thyroxine are associated with an increased risk of developing cancer.

Letrozole effective for girls with McCune-Albright syndrome and precocious puberty

Broader approach needed for genetic prediction of growth response to rhGH

Early gonadotrophin replacement may optimise outcomes for HH adolescents

Prematurity should not discourage genetic testing in hyperglycaemic newborns

04-08-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

Nonfunctional adrenal tumours raise diabetes risk

Individuals with nonfunctional adrenal tumours (NFATs) have a nearly twofold increased risk of incident diabetes relative to those without adrenal tumours, shows research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Ann Intern Med 2016; Advance online publication

‘Mini-puberty’ linked to growth velocity in infancy

24-hour urinary free cortisol pinpoints paediatric Cushing’s syndrome

27-06-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

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Pioglitazone effective in diabetes patients with NASH

Pioglitazone may halt the progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in patients with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, a randomised trial shows.


Ann Intern Med 2016; Advance online publication

12-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

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‘Profound’ metabolic effects from modest weight loss in obese

A randomised trial published in Cell Metabolism demonstrates the “profound therapeutic effects” achievable by obese people who lose just 5% of their bodyweight.

12-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Restricted artificial pancreas use may suffice

Restricting use of an artificial pancreas to the evening and nighttime, with standard pump therapy the rest of the time, seems to deliver similar benefits to using one all day and night in patients with Type 1 diabetes, a study suggests.


Diabetes Care 2016; Advance online publication

09-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Oral regimens could offer simple solution for severe hyperglycaemia

Study findings indicate that oral treatments could offer a simpler alternative to upfront insulin for patients who have severe hyperglycaemia at the time of diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes.


J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016; Advance online publication

05-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Mixed picture for diabetes mortality trends

A large registry analysis shows that younger people may be missing out on a general decline in mortality rates among patients with diabetes.


Diabetes Care 2016; Advance online publication

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