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Statement calls for diabetes insipidus name change to protect patients

A global, cross-organisational statement outlining the need for diabetes insipidus name to reflect the underlying pathophysiology has been published in several journals including European Journal of Endocrinology and Endocrine Connections.


Hydrocortisone treatment for CAH may not need to increase with body weight

Children gaining weight and given lower doses of hydrocortisone for congenital adrenal hyperplasia were effectively treated with no side effects, according to a study published in Clinical Endocrinology.


Rebound weight gain in children with obesity linked to disconnect between brain and gut

According to a study presented at European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Annual Meeting, hunger-promoting brain activity remains evident in children with obesity who have lost weight, despite gut hormone responses showing satiety.

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Glaucoma may be predicted earlier in patients with early onset diabetes or hypertension

American researchers have suggested that patients with an early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or hypertension could be at greater risk of early onset glaucoma. The study, published in Clinical Opthalmology, suggests that these patients may benefit from earlier screening for glaucoma.

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Sex differences in the link between obesity and primary aldosteronism

Research published in the Journal of Endocrine Society suggests that the links between visceral adiposity and primary aldosteronism are sex specific, with a stronger association between the condition and men with obesity than in women.


Elucidation of signalling cascade linked to adrenal cancer

American scientists have deciphered the signalling pathway that regulates a key enzyme implicated in causing mutations that result in normal adrenal cells becoming cancerous, as published in Cell Reports.

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Non-invasive method developed to detect adrenal adenomas

A US-based team have developed a safer, non-invasive technique to investigate hypertension caused by adrenal adenomas producing aldosterone. The research which is published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine could reduce radiation exposure.

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