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Disparity between patient-reported and biochemical outcomes in acromegaly studies

Studies on acromegaly and growth hormone deficiency have poorly-reported and inconsistent patient-reported outcomes and they often conflict with biochemical outcomes, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.


Surgery reduces fracture risk in hyperparathyroidism

A new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicates that performing parathyroidectomy earlier in older adults with primary hyperparathyroidism decreases the risk of bone fracture.


Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia management impacts need for growth therapy

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism indicates that children may not need additional growth-promoting therapies if their congenital adrenal hyperplasia is well managed.

Endocrinology Advisor

Unexpected positive results from long-term osteoporosis study

A Finnish study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, has found that bone mineral density in postmenopausal women has not fallen over 25 years as much as reported in other long-term studies but that there was considerable variation within the population studied.


Levels of free vitamin D are not better at predicting male mortality

Using levels of free 25-hydroxyvitamin D rather than total 25-hydroxyvitamin D does not provide a better prediction of death risk in men, according to a European study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

MD Edge

New guidelines for hypo- and hyperparathyroidism treatment

The guidelines will be published as several articles in two issues of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research in 2022. The guidance is the product of a large, international collaboration involving over 100 experts and cover diagnosis, evaluation and management of hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism.


Low muscle mass in arms and legs may be best predictor for osteoporosis in menopause

Low appendicular lean mass is a reliable indicator of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in Menopause.


How does menstruation affect female athletic performance?

The English Institute of Sport is launching a study to investigate how hormonal fluctuations during menstruation affect the athletic performance of female athletes, with a view to tailoring training and nutrition to minimise any adverse effects. 


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