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Yang Lv, Xu Han, Chunyan Zhang, Yuan Fang, Ning Pu, Yuan Ji, Dansong Wang, Xu Xuefeng and Wenhui Lou

, the identification of such a useful serological marker is in pressing need. Chromogranin A (CgA), the first identified representative of granins, is produced and excreted by granules within both the classical endocrine glands and the diffuse

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Maria Mizamtsidi, Constantinos Nastos, George Mastorakos, Roberto Dina, Ioannis Vassiliou, Maria Gazouli and Fausto Palazzo

with syndromic and hereditary disease, like multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), type 2A (MEN2A), type 4 (MEN4) and hyperparathyroidism jaw-tumor syndrome (HPT-JS) or the non-syndromic familial form of the disease, the familial isolated primary

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Elizaveta Mamedova, Natalya Mokrysheva, Evgeny Vasilyev, Vasily Petrov, Ekaterina Pigarova, Sergey Kuznetsov, Nikolay Kuznetsov, Liudmila Rozhinskaya, Galina Melnichenko, Ivan Dedov and Anatoly Tiulpakov

Introduction Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine disorder, predominantly in postmenopausal women ( 1 ). Nevertheless, PHPT can occur at any age, and its incidence increases steadily after age 25 years in both sexes ( 2

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Malin Nylander, Signe Frøssing, Caroline Kistorp, Jens Faber and Sven O Skouby

Introduction With a prevalence of 10%, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women of fertile age ( 1 ). The diagnosis is based on the three Rotterdam criteria: oligo-/amenorrhea, androgen excess and

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Xiaomin Nie, Yiting Xu, Xiaojing Ma, Yun Shen, Yufei Wang and Yuqian Bao

). For normally distributed variables, one-way ANOVA was used for trend analysis. For skewed variables, the Kruskal–Wallis H -test was used for trend analysis. Partial correlation analysis was used to explore the age- and BMI-adjusted relationships

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Elena Izkhakov, Joseph Meyerovitch, Micha Barchana, Yacov Shacham, Naftali Stern and Lital Keinan-Boker

Introduction Thyroid cancer (TC) usually affects young adults, the majority of whom are women. Recent trends have shown a dramatic increase in the incidence of TC ( 1 , 2 ) together with high survival rates ( 3 ). The treatment protocol of TC

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Maria Giannakou, Katerina Saltiki, Emily Mantzou, Eleni Loukari, Georgios Philippou, Konstantinos Terzidis, Charalampos Stavrianos, Miltiades Kyprianou, Theodora Psaltopoulou, Kalliopi Karatzi and Maria Alevizaki

vegetable consumption, that were recorded in the questionnaire, were checked for the existence of a linear-by-linear association with the presence of high TOS using the chi-square for trends statistic. Subsequently, they were transformed into binary

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M Krause, H Frederiksen, K Sundberg, F S Jørgensen, L N Jensen, P Nørgaard, C Jørgensen, P Ertberg, J H Petersen, U Feldt-Rasmussen, A Juul, K T Drzewiecki, N E Skakkebaek and A M Andersson

prevalent human exposure to UV filters is of concern as several of these chemicals have endocrine-disrupting properties demonstrated in in vitro animal and human studies ( 13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19 , 20 , 21 ). We recently investigated the

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Jana Ernst, Urszula Grabiec, Kathrin Falk, Faramarz Dehghani and Kristina Schaedlich

was found for an adverse impact on human health due to environmental agents, such as phthalates ( 6 ). Di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) has belonged to the most abundant phthalates in industry and consumer goods for many years acting as an endocrine

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K G Samsom, L M van Veenendaal, G D Valk, M R Vriens, M E T Tesselaar and J G van den Berg

hereditary syndromes, for example multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 1 or 2 and Von Hippel Lindau disease. The reported incidence of SI-NETs has increased over the last four decades, from 0.2 per 100,000 individuals in 1973 to 1.25 per 100