Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society

  • Think about breast cancer surveillance for transgender patients

    on March 30th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM ENDO 2018 CHICAGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Both transgender men and transgender women had an increased risk of breast cancer compared with a male, but not a female, reference population, said Christel de Blok, MD, sharing results of a Dutch national study. The study included 3,078[...]
  • Robocalls increase diabetic retinopathy screenings in low-income patients

    on March 29th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM ENDO 2018 CHICAGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Sending robocall reminders increased diabetic retinopathy screenings significantly among low-income, minority patients, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. Patients with diabetes require routine dia[...]
  • Declining androgen levels correlated with increased frailty

    on March 27th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM ENDO 2018 CHICAGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Declining androgen levels are associated with deteriorating physical function and increased frailty in aging men, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. The findings provide more evidence of the rel[...]
  • Oral SGLT-2 inhibitor reduced liver fat in diabetics with NAFLD

    on March 27th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM ENDO 2018 CHICAGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Empagliflozin, an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2), reduced liver fat by 5% and improved ALT in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study presented at the annual [...]
  • VIDEO: Fezolinetant drops testosterone levels in PCOS

    on March 19th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM ENDO 2018 CHICAGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Testosterone levels dropped by one third for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hyperandrogenemia when they received a centrally acting medication currently in development. The proof-of-concept phase 2 trial, which saw no con[...]
  • Endocrine Society Preview: The 2018 meeting will be ‘a journey to innovation’

    on March 12th, 2018
    (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Attendees at the upcoming Endocrine Society annual meeting in Chicago can expect many of the scheduled sessions to be practice changing, according to Ann Danoff, MD, clinical chair of this year’s meeting program. “It’s going to be an absolutely fabulous program. I [...]
  • Roux-en-Y bests sleeve gastrectomy for weight loss

    on May 9th, 2017
    AT ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Roux-en-Y gastric bypass resulted in greater weight loss than sleeve gastrectomy in a study that followed more than 700 patients, an effect that was sustained over time. However, surgical complications were more common than with sleeve gastrectomy, a[...]
  • Cushing’s appears to begin its cardiovascular effects during childhood

    on May 5th, 2017
    AT ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Cushing’s disease may begin to exert its harmful cardiovascular effects quite early, a small pediatric study has found. Children as young as 6 years old with the disorder already may show signs of cardiovascular remodeling, with stiffer aortas and [...]
  • For girls with Turner syndrome, experimental fertility preservation may offer the hope of a baby of their own

    on April 26th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Fertility preservation techniques pioneered in young cancer patients may someday allow some women with Turner syndrome to give birth to their own children, without relying on donated eggs. Spontaneous conception and live birth are e[...]
  • In PCOS, too much sitting means higher glucose levels

    on April 26th, 2017
    AT ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Prolonged time spent sitting was associated with higher post–glucose tolerance test blood glucose levels among less-active women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The trend toward this effect persisted even after researchers controlled for age[...]
  • One in four practitioners doing FNAs are endocrinologists

    on April 25th, 2017
    AT ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Endocrinologists made up about one in four of the practitioners performing fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies between 2012 and 2014, according to a review of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Similarly, endocrinologists p[...]
  • Reduced-intensity conditioning may not preserve fertility in young girls after bone marrow transplant

    on April 17th, 2017
    AT ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Girls who undergo reduced-intensity conditioning for a bone marrow transplant may face fertility problems in the future, even if they experience an outwardly normal puberty. In the first-ever study to compare high- and low-intensity chemotherapeutic [...]
  • Low-calorie sweeteners may allow more glucose to enter fat cells

    on April 17th, 2017
    AT ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners was associated with upregulation of gene expression for glucose transporters in experiments using human mesenchymal stromal cells and adipose tissue, according to new research. The effect was strongest in individ[...]
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