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First Person: Happy Campers

DSC_0726 Camp Possibilities, a camp for children with diabetes, was a chance for Andrew Paul Demidowich, MD, and Mihail “Misha” Zilbermint, MD, to learn more about the intricacies of treatment. However, the lessons they took away from their experiences were more than simply treating a disease, it was understanding a lifestyle.   We tried to open...
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An Ounce of Prevention: New Studies Look at Childhood Obesity

ounce of prevention Studies presented at ENDO 2017 in Orlando or published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society all reveal how obesity is the greatest threat to the health of the young. Fortunately, endocrine science is close to finding answers on how to prevent this epidemic.   According to the 2013–2014 National Health and Nutrition Survey, pediatric...
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Provider Traits Affect Testosterone Prescriptions in VA System

Providers in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system vary in their testosterone prescribing practices, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This is the first study to examine provider and site predictors of testosterone prescribing in the VA. There has been a large increase in testosterone prescribing...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

esap 2017 This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self-Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette A 6-and-a-half-year-old boy presents for evaluation of short stature. He was growing along the 5th percentile until age 4 years. His birth history is unremarkable. His parents are of low-normal stature...
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Autocrine Prolactin Associated with Endometrial Cancer Growth, Metastasis, Reduced Sensitivity to Chemotherapy

Researchers have shown that autocrine human prolactin (hPRL) promotes endometrial tumor growth and metastasis, as well as reduces sensitivity to chemotherapy, leading to worse survival outcomes. Based on this association, the investigators also point to a possible therapeutic strategy for endometrial cancer (EC). The results were published recently in Endocrinology. The team, led by Peter...
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Researchers Studying Novel Gestational Diabetes Screening Alternative

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) recently published a study demonstrating the potential clinical utility of glycated CD59 (GCD59) as a novel biomarker for the screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The data from this study showed that a single blood test that measures plasma GCD59 at week 24-28 of gestation identified...
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Case of the Month: Endocrine Board Review Online

endocrine review board This issue highlights Endocrine Board Review Online. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam with access to live course session recordings and case questions. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette A 50-year-old woman presents to your office with concerns of hirsutism and male-pattern balding. She had normal menarche at age 12...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

esap 2017 This case highlights the newest edition of Pediatric Endocrine Self-Assessment Program (Pediatric ESAP). Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette You are called to consult on a 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized after presenting with abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation. Laboratory test results: Calcium =...