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E Kohva, P J Miettinen, S Taskinen, M Hero, A Tarkkanen, and T Raivio

of new DSD patients between 2004 and 2014 ( n  = 290), excluding patients who had been diagnosed before 2004 and had follow-up visits during the survey period. The annual number of new DSD patients remained stable (26 ± 7 patients per year; mean ±  s

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Xichang Wang, Xiaochun Teng, Chenyan Li, Yushu Li, Jing Li, Weiping Teng, Zhongyan Shan, and Yaxin Lai

initiation, reduction and maintenance periods. The present survey found that 96.7% of the physicians recommended that patients review their thyroid function monthly during the initiation period, and a few physicians would recommend that patients review the

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Savi R Shishkov, Luigi Tuccillo, Violeta M Iotova, Rosario Pivonello, Iris CM Pelsma, Alberto M Pereira, Nienke R Biermasz, and

survey questions were aimed at establishing the clinical expertise of the center (volume of patients and diseases managed), characteristics of the transition process, and principles behind its organization and conduct. The survey, therefore, included 31

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Amir H Zamanipoor Najafabadi, Merel van der Meulen, Ana Luisa Priego Zurita, S Faisal Ahmed, Wouter R van Furth, Evangelia Charmandari, Olaf Hiort, Alberto M Pereira, Mehul Dattani, Diana Vitali, Johan P de Graaf, and Nienke R Biermasz

with the survey among healthcare representatives of the reference centers. A total of 48 articles were identified, describing 52 groups of patients operated in an Endo-ERN Reference Center ( Fig. 1 ). Details of individual studies are described in

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Elizabeth J de Koster, Olga Husson, Eveline W C M van Dam, G Sophie Mijnhout, Romana T Netea-Maier, Wim J G Oyen, Marieke Snel, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Dennis Vriens, and

were used: the Thyroid Patient-Reported Outcome (ThyPRO), the EQ-5D-5L, and the RAND 36-item Health Survey v2.0 (RAND-36) questionnaire ( 26 , 27 , 28 , 29 ). The 98-item ThyPRO is a validated, thyroid-specific HRQoL questionnaire. It uses a five

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A V Dreval, I V Trigolosova, I V Misnikova, Y A Kovalyova, R S Tishenina, I A Barsukov, A V Vinogradova, and B H R Wolffenbuttel

acromegaly using two population-based surveys (16, 17) . We also analysed the factors contributing to the development of hyperglycaemia. Subjects and methods Patients A total of 97 patients with acromegaly undergoing treatment or long-term follow-up at the

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Violeta Iotova, Camilla Schalin-Jäntti, Petra Bruegmann, Manuela Broesamle, Natasa Bratina, Vallo Tillmann, Olaf Hiort, and Alberto M Pereira

, and sensitivity to patient views and demands. The first survey was addressed to health professionals (HPs). To clarify, ‘HPs’ stands for health professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.). We also assessed existing resources, local and international, self

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Lijin Ji, Na Yi, Qi Zhang, Shuo Zhang, Xiaoxia Liu, Hongli Shi, and Bin Lu

%) No 46 (20%) 16 (27%) 52 (22%) 10 (19%) 21 (22%) 23 (25%) 18 (19%) Management of pregnancy and breastfeeding in prolactinoma patients Of the endocrinologists surveyed, 164 (57%) considered bromocriptine to be the

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Thabiso R P Mofokeng, Salem A Beshyah, Fazleh Mahomed, Kwazi C Z Ndlovu, and Ian L Ross

reminders were sent to enhance the numbers and quality of responses. Repeat submissions from the same internet protocol address were automatically blocked by the survey service. The patients in Africa were identified using a large commercial email database

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Salem A Beshyah, Khawla F Ali, and Hussein F Saadi

major healthcare challenge for patients and physicians during the month of Ramadan. If inappropriately or inadequately managed, AI can lead to anorexia, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, hypoglycaemia, hypotension, shock, and potentially death ( 7