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Reduced Gene Expression of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma Coactivator-1α in Whole Blood in Euthyroid Patients One Year After Hemithyroidectomy for Benign Euthyroid Goiter.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Feb 13;51(2):127-133. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Production, Research, and Innovation, Region Zealand, Sorø, Denmark.

We have previously reported decreased thyroid function within the laboratory reference range and changes in mitochondrial function after hemithyroidectomy. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) and coactivator-1β (PGC-1β) are key regulators of mitochondrial biogenesis and function. The aim was to examine the influence of hemithyroidectomy on the longitudinal change in mRNA expression of these genes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0822-3066DOI Listing
February 2019

Congenital Hypopituitarism: Various Genes, Various Phenotypes.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Feb 13;51(2):81-90. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, First Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "Aghia Sofia" Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece.

The ontogenesis and development of the pituitary gland is a highly complex process that depends on a cascade of transcription factors and signaling molecules. Spontaneous mutations and transgenic murine models have demonstrated a role for many of these factors, including , , , , , , , , , , , and in the etiology of congenital hypopituitarism. Genetic mutations in any of these factors can lead to congenital hypopituitarism, which is characterized by the deficiency in one or more pituitary hormones. Read More

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February 2019

Effect of IL-6 Receptor Blockade on Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type-9 and Cholesterol Efflux Capacity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Division of Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain.

The aim of the work was to examine whether abnormalities in the lipid profile that tocilizumab (TCZ), an anti-IL-6 receptor Ab, exerts in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is related to changes in either proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin-9 (PCSK9) serum concentrations or in serum cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC). TOCRIVAR is a one-year prospective clinical trial that analyzes the influence of TCZ on cardiovascular risk factors. Twenty-seven RA patients receiving TCZ (8 mg/kg IV/q4w) were assessed at baseline and weeks 12, 24, and 52. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0833-4627DOI Listing
January 2019
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Exenatide Delays Gastric Emptying in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus but not in Those with Gastroparetic Conditions.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Diabeteszentrum, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.

The effect of the treatment with glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonists on gastric emptying in patients with diabetes with and without gastroparesis is analysed. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus subjected to GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy with exenatide were examined before and shortly after initiation of treatment. Gastric half-emptying time was determined by C-octanoic breath test; routine laboratory parameter as well as active GLP-1, ghrelin, leptin, insulin, proinsulin and C-peptide levels were determined in fasting state as well as postprandial secretion within 1 h after a standardised meal. Read More

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January 2019
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Hormone and Metabolic Research: 50 Years of Research.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 21;51(1):8-10. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Section on Endocrinology and Genetics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA.

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January 2019
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Relationships Between Biochemical Markers of Hyperandrogenism and Metabolic Parameters in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 16;51(1):22-34. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Endocrinology Unit, Department of Health Sciences and Mother and Child Care, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

While several studies have documented an increased risk of metabolic disorders in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), associations between androgenic and metabolic parameters in these patients are unclear. We aimed to investigate the relationships between biochemical markers of hyperandrogenism (HA) and metabolic parameters in women with PCOS. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, a literature search was performed in the PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, and Web of Science from 2000 to 2018 for assessing androgenic and metabolic parameters in PCOS patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0806-8281DOI Listing
January 2019
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Correction: Optical Imaging Technology: A Useful Tool to Identify Remission in Cushing Disease After Surgery.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Section on Endocrinology and Genetics Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0828-9509DOI Listing
January 2019
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Optical Imaging Technology: A Useful Tool to Identify Remission in Cushing Disease After Surgery.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Feb 2;51(2):120-126. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Section on Endocrinology and Genetics Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

We recently reported the use of optical imaging technology to quantify facial plethora in endogenous Cushing syndrome (CS). In the present study, we studied a larger cohort of patients with Cushing disease (CD) and examined water content fraction as well as blood volume fraction as bio-optic markers for determining the efficacy of this methodology as a predictor of lasting remission after surgery for CS. We imaged 49 patients before and after transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) for Cushing disease (CD); 22 patients were also seen at 3-6 months, and 13 patients 12 months post-operatively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0801-8917DOI Listing
February 2019
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Gut Hormone Responses to Mixed Meal Test in New-Onset Prediabetes/Diabetes After Acute Pancreatitis.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

School of Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

The study was aimed to investigate gut hormone responses to mixed meal test in individuals with new-onset prediabetes or diabetes after acute pancreatitis (cases) compared with healthy controls, and the effect of body fat parameters. A total of 29 cases and 29 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were recruited. All participants were given standard mixed meal drink and blood samples were collected to measure dipeptidyl peptidase IV, gastric inhibitory peptide, glucagon like peptide-1, insulin, oxyntomodulin, and peptide YY. Read More

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December 2018
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Prediabetes is Characterized by Higher FGF23 Levels and Higher Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Compared to Normal Glucose Tolerance Subjects.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Feb 20;51(2):106-111. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Internal Medicine, Clinic of Endocrinology, University Hospital "Alexandrovska", Medical University Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.

In the last years there is an increasing interest towards the bone as an endocrine organ and the role of bone and calcium-phosphate metabolism markers in a range of metabolic disturbances. The aim of the present study is to assess the changes of calcium phosphate metabolism markers in patients with prediabetes compared to normogycemic controls and their link to glucose disturbances and cardiovascular risk factors. In this study, 80 patients with mean age 50. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0813-3164DOI Listing
February 2019
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The Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 6;51(1):11-21. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Nutrition and Food Security Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

Vitamin D has received attention for its potential to disrupt cancer processes. However, its effect in the treatment of prostate cancer is controversial. This study aimed to assess the effect of vitamin D supplementation on patients with prostate cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0774-8809DOI Listing
January 2019
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Hypercortisolism in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study of 384 Newly Diagnosed Patients.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 6;51(1):62-68. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

Cross-sectional studies in small and selected populations report a high prevalence of hypercortisolism in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), which could have therapeutic implications, if confirmed. We therefore estimated the prevalence of hypercortisolism in a large and unselected cohort of recently diagnosed T2D patients. Consecutive patients with recently diagnosed T2D first underwent an overnight dexamethasone (1 mg) suppression test (OD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0809-3647DOI Listing
January 2019
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Effect of Sodium Glucose Co-Transporter-2 Inhibition on the Aldosterone/Renin Ratio in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Feb 6;51(2):91-99. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Saolta University Health Care Group (SUHCG), Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland.

The aldosterone to renin ratio (ARR) is recommended for case detection of primary aldosteronism (PA). Several factors including medications can undermine its diagnostic accuracy. The objective was to explore the effect of Sodium Glucose Co-Transporter-2 Inhibition on the ARR in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who were prescribed a Sodium Glucose Co-Transporter-2 Inhibitor (SGLT-2i) as part of routine clinical care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0794-7026DOI Listing
February 2019
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Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 5;50(12):837-839. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Division for Specific Endocrinology, Medical Faculty, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0799-5068DOI Listing
December 2018
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Metabolic Syndrome is a Risk Factor for Post-Operative Adhesions: Need for Novel Treatment Strategies.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 29;51(1):35-41. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of General Surgery, Kaplan Medical Center, Affiliated to Hebrew University Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel.

Metabolic syndrome is a group of disorders which include obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemias, and hypertension. This condition is rapidly increasing in an aging population. The rates of surgery in older patients is also growing and a wide range of operations including minimally invasive procedures is now available for this segment of the population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0798-3931DOI Listing
January 2019
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Free IGF-1, Intact IGFBP-4, and PicoPAPP-A are Altered in Acute Myocardial Infarction Compared to Stable Coronary Artery Disease and Healthy Controls.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Feb 29;51(2):112-119. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and its binding proteins have been implicated in the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI). We investigated components of the IGF-1 system in circulation at the time of acute MI and following reperfusion in relation to levels of stable CAD patients and controls. Patients with MI (MI Group, n=31) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were compared to patients with stable CAD subjected to scheduled PCI (CAD Group, n=40) and controls with symptoms mimicking CAD without stenosis in angiography (Control Group, n=43). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0794-6163DOI Listing
February 2019
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Correction: Normocalcemic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Comparison with the Hypercalcemic Form in a Tertiary Referral Population.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Nov 29;50(11):e7. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Oncologic Surgery, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0799-5387DOI Listing
November 2018
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Correction: Intervention Strategies into Glycoprotein Hormone Receptors for Modulating (Mal-)function, with Special Emphasis on the TSH Receptor.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 19;50(12):e8. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), Berlin, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0789-9317DOI Listing
December 2018

Correction: The Effects of Melatonin Supplementation on Glycemic Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Horm Metab Res 2018 11 16;50(11):e6. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.

In the article, the name of the co-author was given incorrectly. The correct name of the author is Mohammad Ali Mansournia. In the abstract section the correct abbreviation of “mean difference” is MD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0792-1864DOI Listing
November 2018
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Serum Vitamin D Binding Protein Level Associated with Metabolic Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 8;51(1):54-61. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Isotope Therapy, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.

The objective of the study was to measure the levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) and assess their relationships with cardiovascular risk factors in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A group of 267 women, aged 20-35 years (24.7 ± 4. Read More

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January 2019
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Metabolic Syndrome as a Predictor of Adrenal Functional Status: A Discriminant Multivariate Analysis Versus Logistic Regression Analysis.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 7;51(1):47-53. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Mellitus, Nikea-Piraeus General Hospital "Agios Panteleimon", Athens, Greece.

Patients harboring adrenal tumors are characterized by higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) components and a higher incidence of cardiovascular complications, especially in cases of subclinical or overt hormonal hypersecretion. Early detection and referral of those patients in tertiary centers could prevent unfavorable outcomes. In this cross-sectional, retrospective study, we evaluated 111 consecutive patients with adrenal incidentalomas and 14 patients with known hypersecretory adrenal lesions (autonomous cortisol secretion, primary aldosteronism, and pheochromocytoma), who were investigated in our clinic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0754-6464DOI Listing
January 2019
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Central Tolerance Mechanisms to TSHR in Graves' Disease: Contributions to Understand the Genetic Association.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 5;50(12):863-870. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Immunology Division, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron (HUVH), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

In the last 3 years, the association of thyrotropin receptor gene (TSHR) variations to Graves' disease (GD) has been confirmed. It is now well established that a 30 Kb region of intron 1 of the TSHR gene is linked to GD predisposition. Elucidating the mechanism(s) by which these polymorphisms confer susceptibility is difficult but would constitute an important advance in endocrine autoimmunity in general. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0755-7927DOI Listing
December 2018
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BRAF V600E and Retinoic Acid in Radioiodine-Refractory Papillary Thyroid Cancer.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 5;51(1):69-75. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Endocrinology and Clinical Chemistry, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

Radioiodine refractoriness in differentiated thyroid cancer remains an unsolved therapeutic problem. Response to retinoids might depend on specific genetic markers. In this retrospective analysis, associations between BRAF V600E and clinical outcomes after redifferentiation with retinoic acid (RA) and radioiodine therapy (RIT) were investigated. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0765-9078
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January 2019
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Levothyroxine Therapy Achieves Physiological FT3/FT4 Ratios at Higher than Normal TSH Levels: A Novel Justification for T3 Supplementation?

Horm Metab Res 2018 Nov 5;50(11):827-831. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Pediatrics, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

In euthyroidism, as thyroid Stimulating hormone (TSH) levels increase, the free triiodothyronine (FT3) to free thyroxine (FT4) ratio increases. The aim of this study was to assess if beyond the euthyroid range of TSH levels FT3/FT4 ratio continues to increase and if levothyroxine treatment reduces this ratio, possibly through TSH suppression. This cross sectional retrospective study included a total of 77 832 patients [age 22. Read More

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November 2018
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Association Between Plasma Concentration of Klotho Protein, Osteocalcin, Leptin, Adiponectin, and Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Nov 5;50(11):816-821. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Nephrology, Transplantology and Internal Diseases Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) are susceptible to changes in metabolic processes. Partial loss of kidney function leads to homoeostatic disturbances in bone and fatty tissue. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between plasma concentrations of Klotho protein, FGF23, leptin, adiponectin, osteocalcin, and bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with CKD in the pre-dialysis period. Read More

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November 2018
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Normocalcemic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Comparison with the Hypercalcemic Form in a Tertiary Referral Population.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Nov 5;50(11):797-802. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Endocrinology, Brussel, Belgium.

Normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism (NPHPT) is a formally recognized variant of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), characterized by normal total and ionized serum calcium concentrations and elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels, in the absence of secondary causes for hyperparathyroidism. NPHPT has been studied previously, but data are limited and confounded. We aimed to compare the clinical and biochemical data of normocalcemic and hypercalcemic subjects in a hospital-based population. Read More

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November 2018
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Giant Prolactinoma in Men: Clinical Features and Therapeutic Outcomes.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Nov 5;50(11):791-796. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Endocrinology, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain.

The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical features and long-term therapeutic outcome of giant prolactinoma (gPRLoma) in men and to compare them with those of a group of male patients with non-gPRL macroprolactinomas (non-gPRLomas). A retrospective and multicenter study of gPRLomas in men diagnosed in a 20-year period was performed. Clinical data and treatment outcome were registered. Read More

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November 2018
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The Effects of Melatonin Supplementation on Glycemic Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Horm Metab Res 2018 11 5;50(11):783-790. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.

This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted to clarify the effect of melatonin supplementation on glycemic control. Databases including PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched until July 30th, 2018. Two reviewers independently assessed study eligibility, extracted data, and evaluated the risk of bias for included trials. Read More

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November 2018
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Intervention Strategies into Glycoprotein Hormone Receptors for Modulating (Mal-)function, with Special Emphasis on the TSH Receptor.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 26;50(12):894-907. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), Berlin, Germany.

The thyrotropin receptor (TSHR), the lutropin- (LHR), and the follicotropin receptor (FSHR) belong to glycoprotein hormone receptors (GPHR), a subgroup of the class A G-protein coupled receptors. In this review, the unique features of GPHR have been taken into account for their pharmacological interventions: i) The respective hormone and stimulating or blocking antibodies are binding on the large ectodomain that is ii) via a hinge region, containing iii) an internal tethered agonist linked to the transmembrane domain. iv) Multimerization and mechanisms for negative or positive cooperativity of GPHR upon ligand binding and v) dimer- and oligomeric arrangements enabling trans-activation on GPHR signaling are considered. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0749-6528
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December 2018
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Thyroid Peroxidase as an Autoantigen in Hashimoto's Disease: Structure, Function, and Antigenicity.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 25;50(12):908-921. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Human thyroid peroxidase (TPO), is an important enzyme responsible for the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones and is a major autoantigen in autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) such as the destructive Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Although the structure of TPO has yet to be determined, its extracellular domain consists of three regions that exhibit a high degree of sequence similarity to domains of known three-dimensional structure: the myeloperoxidase (MPO)-like domain, complement control protein (CCP)-like domain, and epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domain. Homology models of TPO can therefore be constructed, providing some structural context to its known function, as well as facilitating the mapping of regions that are responsible for its autoantigenicity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0717-5514DOI Listing
December 2018
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Reflections on Thyroid Autoimmunity: A Personal Overview from the Past into the Future.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 24;50(12):840-852. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Thyroid Autoimmune Disease Unit, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

After investigating thyroid autoimmunity for more than 40 years, we present a personal perspective on the field. Despite effective therapies for Graves' hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, cures are elusive. Novel forms of therapy are being developed, such as small molecule inhibitors of the TSH receptor (TSHR), but cure will require immunotherapy. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0725-9297
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December 2018
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The Relationship Between Bone Mineral Density and Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Children and Adolescents at the Time of Initial Diagnosis.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Jan 19;51(1):42-46. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Department of Pediatrics, Ajou University School of Medicine, Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, Korea.

Long-term effects of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) on bone health remain unclear. The objective of this study was to assess the possible association of bone mineral density (BMD) at multiple sites with T2D after correcting for several potential confounders such as age, sex, Tanner stage, and BMI known to affect BMD in adolescents with newly developed T2D. In this cross-sectional study, 17 children and adolescents with T2D and 59 age, sex, and BMI-matched controls were included. Read More

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January 2019
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Bone Mineral Density is Unaltered in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Oct 12;50(10):754-760. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Endocrinology, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Context: The effects of endocrine aberrations associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on bone mineral density (BMD) in young women is a matter of debate.

Objectives: To compare BMD in young women with PCOS to age and body mass index (BMI) matched controls and to elucidate its correlation to BMI, insulin resistance and serum testosterone.

Design And Methods: We recruited 60 women with PCOS aged 14-24 years, diagnosed based on Rotterdam 2003 criteria, and 58 age matched controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0733-7768DOI Listing
October 2018
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Effects of Stratified Vitamin D Supplementation in Middle-Aged and Elderly Individuals with Vitamin D Insufficiency.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Oct 12;50(10):747-753. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Geriatric Endocrinology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

The incidence of vitamin D deficiency is high globally, and vitamin D supplementation draws particular attention. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of stratified vitamin D supplementation in middle-aged and elderly individuals with vitamin D insufficiency in Beijing. A total of 448 subjects aged over 40 years old were selected from a community in Beijing. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0746-5031
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October 2018
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Comparative Efficacy of Alendronate upon Vertebral Bone Mineral Density and Fracture Rates in East Asians Versus Non-East Asians with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Oct 12;50(10):738-746. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Spine Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University, Shandong, China.

Bisphosphonates, such as alendronate, have become the most widely used and effective anti-resorptive therapy for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Previous genetic studies suggest that ethnicity may drive differing responses to bisphosphonate therapy in East Asians and non-East Asians. Therefore, the aim of this study was to comparatively evaluate the efficacy of alendronate upon lumbar spinal BMD and vertebral fracture rates in East Asians and non-East Asians with postmenopausal osteoporosis. Read More

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October 2018
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Risk of Malignancy in Thyroid Nodules Using the American College of Radiology Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System in the NIFTP Era.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Oct 12;50(10):735-737. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Recently, the American College of Radiology (ACR) proposed a Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) for thyroid nodules based on ultrasonographic features. It is important to validate this classification in different centres. The present study evaluated the risk of malignancy in solid nodules>1 cm using ACR TI-RADS. Read More

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October 2018
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Effect of Selenium Supplementation on Lipid Profile: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Oct 12;50(10):715-727. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Non-communicable Diseases Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.

Selenium is an essential mineral that plays a key role in plenty of major metabolic processes. A growing body of literature has shown that selenium deficiency leads to an increase in plasma TC and TG levels. This study explores the effect of selenium supplementation on serum level of lipid profile [total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL)]. Read More

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October 2018
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Current and Future Treatments for Graves' Disease and Graves' Ophthalmopathy.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 4;50(12):871-886. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic, MN, USA.

The course and pathogenesis of Graves' disease and Graves' ophthalmopathy are interdependent, influencing each other's therapeutic choices. Multiple factors including geographic location, access to medical services, patient and physician preferences influence the management of these conditions. Graves' disease is classically managed with one of three treatment options - antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine, and thyroidectomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0739-8134DOI Listing
December 2018
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Thyrotropin Receptor Blocking Antibodies.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 4;50(12):853-862. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Molecular Thyroid Research Laboratory, Department of Medicine I, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Medical Center, Mainz, Germany.

Autoantibodies (Ab) against the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) are frequently found in autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). Autoantibodies to the TSHR (anti-TSHR-Ab) may mimic or block the action of TSH or be functionally neutral. Measurement of anti-TSHR-Ab can be done either via competitive-binding immunoassays or with functional cell-based bioassays. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6290727PMC
December 2018
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Plasma Irisin Levels in Subjects with Type 1 Diabetes: Comparison with Healthy Controls.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Nov 4;50(11):803-810. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Diabetes Center, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Irisin is a myokine that increases energy expenditure. In this cross-sectional study, we examined for differences in plasma irisin concentrations between subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus and healthy individuals and searched for associations between plasma irisin levels and clinical and biochemical characteristics as well as self-reported physical activity. A total of 79 subjects with type 1 diabetes [age 38. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0748-6170
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November 2018
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The Effect of Magnesium and Vitamin E Co-Supplementation on Glycemic Control and Markers of Cardio-Metabolic Risk in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Feb 4;51(2):100-105. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.

Data on the effects of magnesium and vitamin E co-supplementation on glycemic control and markers of cardio-metabolic risk of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were collected. This investigation was conducted to evaluate the effects of magnesium and vitamin E co-supplementation on glycemic control and markers of cardio-metabolic risk in women with PCOS. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out on 60 women with PCOS, aged 18-40 years old. Read More

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February 2019
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Ghrelin Levels in Basal Conditions and During Glucose Tolerance Test in Prediabetic and Diabetic Patients.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Nov 4;50(11):822-826. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Medical School, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Ghrelin is associated with glucose homeostasis but its' possible relevance with glucose levels in physiological and pathological conditions has so far been poorly investigated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate circulating ghrelin levels in prediabetic and diabetic patients in basal conditions and in response to oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). A total of 90 male adults aged 40 - 73 years old were enrolled in our study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0746-4014DOI Listing
November 2018
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The 3PAs: An Update on the Association of Pheochromocytomas, Paragangliomas, and Pituitary Tumors.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Section on Endocrinology and Genetics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Pituitary adenomas (PA) and pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas (PHEO/PGL) are rare tumors. Although they may co-exist by coincidence, there is mounting evidence that genes predisposing in PHEO/PGL development, may play a role in pituitary tumorigenesis. In 2012, we described a GH-secreting PA caused by an mutation in a patient with familial PGLs and found loss of heterozygosity at the locus in the pituitary tumor, along with increased hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) levels. Read More

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October 2018
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Noninvasive Liver Fibrosis Tests in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An External Validation Cohort.

Horm Metab Res 2019 Feb 1;51(2):134-140. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Second Medical Clinic, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The main aim of this study was the comparative evaluation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) fibrosis score (NFS), fibrosis 4 index (FIB-4), AST-to-Platelet Ratio Index (APRI), and enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF) test in distinguishing none/early (F0/F1) from significant/advanced (F2/F3) fibrosis in NAFLD patients, thereby providing an external validation cohort. Thirty-one patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and 10 matched controls without NAFLD were prospectively enrolled. Serum hyaluronic acid (HA), aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP), tissue inhibitor of metallo-proteinases (TIMP)-1, and biochemical tests were measured. Read More

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February 2019
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SGLT-2 Inhibitors and DPP-4 Inhibitors as Second-Line Drugs in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Oct 27;50(10):768-777. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Pharmacy, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China.

Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are both novel and second-line therapies in type 2 diabetes mellitus, yet no well-rounded comparison of these two drugs has been published. Upon searching randomized controlled trials in databases from inception to July 2018, we collected studies on the efficacy or safety of SGLT-2 inhibitors compared with those of DPP-4 inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. A total of 12 randomized controlled studies including 4342 patients were included in this meta-analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0733-7919DOI Listing
October 2018
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Catecholamine-Induced Cardiomyopathy in Pheochromocytoma: How to Manage a Rare Complication in a Rare Disease?

Horm Metab Res 2018 Sep 18. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Section on Medical Neuroendocrinology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PHEOs) are rare neuroendocrine tumors. Clinical manifestations include different cardiovascular signs and symptoms, which are related to excessive secretion of catecholamines. Catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy in PHEO (CICMPP) is a rare but dreaded complication of PHEO. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0669-9556
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September 2018
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The Roles of IL-10 Gene Polymorphisms in Diabetes Mellitus and Their Associated Complications: A Meta-Analysis.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Nov 17;50(11):811-815. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Department of Endocrinology, Nanhai Hospital Affiliated to Southern Medical University, Foshan, China.

The roles of gene polymorphisms in diabetes mellitus (DM) have been intensively analyzed earlier, but the results of these studies were conflicting. Hence, we performed this study to better assess the relationship between genetic variations and DM. Eligible studies were searched in PubMed, Medline, Embase, and Web of Science. Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of Parathyroidectomy on Plasma iPTH and (1-84) PTH Levels in Patients with Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Oct 17;50(10):761-767. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Department of Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu Province Hospital, Nanjing, China.

Currently, the second-generation intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) assay is commonly used for measuring PTH levels. The iPTH assay detects both full-length (1-84)PTH and (7-84)PTH fragments, which have antagonistic effects on (1-84)PTH in bones and kidneys. The third-generation PTH assay is specific for (1-84)PTH. Read More

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October 2018
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