Endocrine News

September 2019

September 01, 2019

Here are some of the things you should be reading in this issue of Endocrine News.

Racial Bias: Ethnicity and Endocrine Health—Two studies presented at ENDO 2019 highlight the impact race has on certain endocrinopathies. In one study, ethnicity clearly influences fracture risk in patients with diabetes, while a second study shows that anxiety levels differ by race in women with PCOS, although mental health screening is recommended regardless of race.

In The House: How Inpatient Diabetes Teams Can Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs—Becoming more common in academic institutions, diabetes management teams can play an important role in community hospitals by reducing lengths of stay and readmissions.

Danger Ahead: New Guideline Stresses Prevention—The Endocrine Society’s latest clinical practice guideline calls for regular monitoring of key metabolic measures at routine appointments. These initial steps can alert clinicians and patients alike to any potential metabolic threats that might be lurking.

Trial & Error: When Study Results Disappoint—Researchers studied female anorexia nervosa patients to see if testosterone showed promise as a potential treatment. Despite positive results in previous trials, the current study’s outcomes were not as hoped.

And so much more.

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