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Collision Courses: ENDO 2021 Sessions Examined How Common Comorbidities Affected COVID-19 Patient Outcomes

Twitter_Post_ENDO_2021_Virtual Since the first, all-virtual ENDO 2021 stemmed from the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Endocrine News presents an overview of the research that specifically addressed how the virus affects patients with common comorbidities. These studies looked at COVID-19’s effects on patients with obesity, hyperglycemia, adrenal insufficiency, and a lack of vitamin D, and provide...
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Inside Addition: Managing Diabetes in a Community Hospital Setting

inside addition featured Two recent papers touted the benefits of having an endocrine hospitalist-led Inpatient Diabetes Management Service (IDMS) in a community hospital setting to reduce the rates of both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, length of stay, and even hospital costs. Endocrine News gets a firsthand look at a community hospital’s use of an IDMS from both endocrinologists and...
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People Who Eat a Plant-Based Dinner Could Reduce Heart Disease 10%

jcem cover People who eat too many refined carbs and fatty meats for dinner have a higher risk of heart disease than those who eat a similar diet for breakfast, according to a nationwide study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Cardiovascular diseases like congestive heart failure, heart attack and stroke are the number...
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Endocrine Society Participates in European Union Activity to Advise on Implementation of its Chemical Strategy

The Endocrine Society achieved a major victory in the new European Union (EU) Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) by including several priority actions on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) within the strategy. The CSS commits the EU towards a series of actions to better protect citizens and the environment and promote innovation in safe and sustainable chemicals....
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On Hold: Resetting the Clock on Pheochromocytoma Treatment

When surgical treatment for three patients with pheochromocytoma was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, clinical endocrine fellow Emily A. Japp, MD, and team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City found a unique solution. Going beyond clinical guideline recommendations while closely monitoring the patients remotely resulted in a tailored...
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Progression of Acromegalic Arthropathy Observed in Long-Term Study

Radiographic arthropathy progresses significantly in patients with long-term, well-controlled acromegaly, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Iris C. M. Pelsma, MD, MSc, of Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands, point out that one of the long-term complications of acromegaly is acromegalic arthropathy, which...
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Phase 3 Trial Data Shows Positive Results for Oral Treatment of Acromegaly

Data presented last month at ENDO 2021 from Phase 3 of the MPOWERED study showed that oral octreotide capsules improved clinical symptoms and other patient-reported outcomes compared to long-acting injectable somatostatin receptor ligands (iSRLs) in patients with acromegaly. In addition, oral octreotide capsules met the pre-specified non-inferiority margin compared to long-acting iSRLs in maintenance of...
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Researchers Determine Best Predictors of Acromegaly Remission Following Transsphenoidal Surgery

Tumor size and random growth hormone concentration at diagnosis are the best predictors for remission of acromegaly after transsphenoidal surgery (TSS), according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Eva C. Coopmans, MD, of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, point out that TSS...

As much as we know today about the endocrine system and the effects it has on the body, there remains so much that we do not know. Discoveries are made every day, and our understanding of the endocrine system is always growing and changing. Serving patients to the best of an endocrinologist’s abilities means being aware of all the latest developments in endocrine research. This includes the newest and most complete information concerning such endocrinology research topics as new treatments and new methods for disease prevention. Identifying symptoms and making the connections between those symptoms and endocrine disease can lead to greater understanding and ultimately better treatment for patients. More advanced prevention techniques can help patients stave off disease before it can impact their lives. Having the most current information can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for your patients.

This section features some of the most current and forward-looking articles concerning the latest research in endocrinology. Written by and for endocrinologists, these articles are provided to keep you up to date with the most relevant developments in the field of endocrinology. You can access the information you need about new technology, new treatments and general information to help you serve your patients with better overall care. Our understanding of the endocrine system is always evolving. With Endocrine News, you can ensure that your knowledge of the field won’t be left behind. What’s more, your patients will always have access to the most advanced information out there.