Endocrinology

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promise as Nonpharmacologic Treatment for PCOS

December 31st 2021, 6:00pm

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With a top treatment recommendation for obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) comprising lifestyle changes via diet changes and physical activity, this study’s investigators evaluated the effects of a ketogenic diet among this patient population.

Top 5 Most-Read Endocrinology Articles of 2021

December 24th 2021, 1:00pm

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This year’s most-read articles on endocrinology posted at AJMC.com were concentrated in 3 areas: hormone therapy, treatment for growth hormone deficiency among pediatric patients, and outcomes among women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Novel Growth Hormone Treatment Beneficial Among Children With Turner Syndrome

December 18th 2021, 6:30pm

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Among the issues presented in patients with Turner syndrome, short stature is one of the most prominent, and investigators from Korea investigated the effects of a new recombinant growth hormone among this population.

Comparing QOL Among Women With Infertility, PCOS, Obesity

December 15th 2021, 5:30pm

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Results of a secondary analysis indicate anxiety, depression, physical quality of life (QOL), and sexual function in obese infertile woman with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) seem to be more related to obesity rather than PCOS status.

GHD May Lead to Deteriorated Oral Health Among Children

December 10th 2021, 11:00pm

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This new review examined oral health outcomes in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) following a search of the published literature from January 2000 through May 2021.

No Link Found Between PCOS, Endometrial Cancer

December 7th 2021, 7:30pm

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This new study investigated a potential link between genetically predicted polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and greater risk of endometrial cancer among patients of European and Asian ancestries.

Researchers Call for Continued Multidisciplinary Care Through Adulthood in Prader-Willi Syndrome

December 4th 2021, 3:00pm

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Multidisciplinary care that includes growth hormone treatment should not cease once patients with Prader-Willi syndrome reach adulthood, according to authors of a study on care outcomes.

PCOS May Predispose Women to Higher Risk of Psychosis, Study Suggests

December 1st 2021, 8:00pm

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This new study from Finland highlights both the potential for severe psychiatric disturbances among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and lack of extensive knowledge of the toll of psychoses among this group.

Dietary Interventions Improve Fertility Outcomes Among Women With PCOS

November 28th 2021, 12:00am

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This new review from China investigated the relationship between diet and fertility among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and provides clinical and evidence-based nutrition recommendations to help manage their reproductive health.

Accelerated Puberty Onset Linked to Age of GH Treatment Initiation

November 24th 2021, 9:30pm

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This study from Japan investigated the impact of early initiation of growth hormone (GH) treatment on puberty onset and adult height outcome.