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AACE Clinical Case Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Diabetes and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
AJP Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
American Journal of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Annales d'Endocrinologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
BMC Endocrine Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Clinical Endocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Endocrinology and Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Clinical Nutrition Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism     Hybrid Journal  
Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Dermato-Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diabesity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Discover Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Domestic Animal Endocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Dubai Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal     Open Access  
Egyptian Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Endocrine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Endocrine Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Endocrine Regulations     Open Access  
Endocrine Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Endocrine Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Endocrine-Related Cancer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism     Open Access  
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports     Open Access  
Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Endokrynologia Polska     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
European Thyroid Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes and Healthcare     Open Access  
Frontiers in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Frontiers in Neuroendocrine Science     Open Access  
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
General and Comparative Endocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Growth Hormone & IGF Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Gynakologische Endokrinologie     Hybrid Journal  
Gynecological Endocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hormone and Metabolic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Hormone Research in Paediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Hormones : International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal  
Hormones and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International journal of endocrine oncology     Open Access  
International Journal of Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 90)
International Journal of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
JIMD Reports     Open Access  
Journal für Gynäkologische Endokrinologie/Österreich     Hybrid Journal  
Journal für Klinische Endokrinologie und Stoffwechsel : Austrian Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 139)
Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology Assocation of Nepal     Open Access  
Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Endocrinological Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Screening     Open Access  
Journal of Molecular Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Neuroendocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Pineal Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders     Open Access  
Journal of Restorative Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Social Health and Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies     Open Access  
Kidney International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Kidney Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
L'Endocrinologo     Hybrid Journal  
Metabolic Brain Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Molecular Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Nature Reviews Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
Neuroendocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Nigerian Endocrine Practice     Full-text available via subscription  
Nutrition in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psychoneuroendocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Reproductive Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Revista Argentina de Endocrinología y Metabolismo     Open Access  
Revista Cubana de Endocrinología     Open Access  
Revista Venezolana de Endocrinología y Metabolismo     Open Access  
Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access  
The Endocrinologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 167)
Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Thyroid     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Thyroid Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Thyroid Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Vitamins & Hormones     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

           

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Dubai Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal
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ISSN (Print) 1606-7754 - ISSN (Online) 2073-5944
Published by Karger Homepage  [122 journals]
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      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 09:49:39 +020
       
  • Post-Transplant Diabetes: Prevalence, Risk, and Management Challenges

    • Abstract: The prevalence of diabetes and diabetic nephropathy is increasing, especially in middle eastern countries. Many patients reach end-stage renal disease and either start dialysis or consider preemptive transplantation. Even a higher number of patients develop post-transplant diabetes, which imposes an even higher risk on graft survival and outcomes post-transplantation. Recently, in the UAE, a renal transplant service has been initiated. Because the population is considered at high risk for post-transplant diabetes, we wrote this review article to discuss the prevalence, risk factors, diagnostic criteria, and management, including lifestyle interventions, manipulation of immunosuppressant agents, and suggested algorithms for the use of oral hypoglycemic agents used in the management of post-transplantation diabetes mellitus. We also discussed the specific indications for each of the oral hypoglycemic agents.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 13:15:12 +020
       
  • Effect of Levothyroxine Replacement on Cognitive Function Impairment in a
           Sample of Egyptian Population with Subclinical Hypothyroidism

    • Abstract: Introduction: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SHT) is characterized by a normal range of free thyroxin concentrations together with increased serum TSH levels. SHT is defined as serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration above the upper limit of the reference range in the face of normal free FT4 and FT3 levels. The effect of SHT on cognitive function has been investigated in several preclinical studies, and a growing body of evidence has suggested a relevant link between thyroid hormones and the central nervous system. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effect of levothyroxine replacement on cognitive impairment in a sample of Egyptian patients with SHT. Methods: A prospective cohort study conducted on 30 patients with cognitive impairment and SHT attending an endocrine outpatient clinic at the Ain Shams University Hospital to study the effect of levothyroxine supplementation on cognitive impairment in patients with SHT. The study was conducted on 30 patients. All participants were subjected to a full history taking; thorough clinical examination; laboratory investigations including thyroid profile (FT3, FT4, TSH), anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies, anti-thyroglobulin antibodies, and lipid profile; imaging tests as neck ultrasound, echocardiography, and carotid duplex; and finally Addenbrooke’s questionnaire used to diagnose mild cognitive impairment. Results: A highly statistically significant difference was found before, 3 months and 6 months after treatment with levothyroxine regarding all clinical data, TSH, LDL, T. cholesterol, FT3, FT4 and HDL, carotid intima-media thickness, and Addenbrooke’s questionnaire. Our study showed a statistically significant inverse correlation between TSH level and mild cognitive impairment before and after treatment with levothyroxine at 3 and 6 months intervals as when TSH increased, results of Addenbrooke’s questionnaire decreased and, so, cognitive impairment increased, while when TSH decreased in response to thyroxine replacement, cognitive impairment improved as detected by an increase in the patient’s score. Conclusion: SHT has a great effect on cognitive impairment, as normalization in TSH level results in improvement in cognitive function. Also, there was a significant reduction in carotid intima-media thickness, which may contribute to improvement of cognitive function in addition to a great improvement in lipid profile, which in turn positively affects cardiac and cognitive function.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 09:42:12 +020
       
  • A Real-World Study in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Treated with
           Gliclazide Modified Release during Fasting in Gulf Cooperation Council
           Countries: An Analysis from the International DIA-RAMADAN Study

    • Abstract: Introduction: The safety and effectiveness of gliclazide modified release (MR) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who fasted during Ramadan were previously published. Here, we carried out a regional analysis among patients living in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Patients and Methods: DIA-RAMADAN was a real-world, observational, international, noncomparative study conducted in nine countries that included #x3e;1200 T2DM adults receiving gliclazide MR for at least 90 days before inclusion. The study comprised 2 visits: at inclusion, 6–8 weeks before the start of Ramadan (V0) and 4–6 weeks after the end of Ramadan (V1). The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients reporting ≥1 symptomatic hypoglycemic event as collected using a patient diary. Changes in HbA1c, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), and weight were also analyzed. This manuscript represents data collected in GCC countries (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates). Results: Data from 161 patients were analyzed: mean (SD) age 56.8 (10.6) years, 30.4% women, body mass index 29.1 (3.7) kg/m2, T2DM disease duration 6.7 (3.3) years, baseline HbA1c 7.9% (0.8). The proportions of patients reporting ≥1 symptomatic hypoglycemic event or confirmed hypoglycemia during Ramadan were 4.3% and 0.6%, respectively. No cases of severe hypoglycemia were reported. Significant reductions in main variables were observed before the start of Ramadan (V0) and 4–6 weeks after the end of Ramadan (V1): HbA1c (from 7.9 [0.8] to 7.6 [0.7]%; p value #x3c;0.001), FPG (from 143.5 [24.3] to 137.9 [25.2] mg/dL; p value = 0.031), and weight (from 79.0 [73.0–86.0] to 78.0 [72.0–85.0] kg; p value = 0.018). Conclusions: These real-world data indicate that patients with T2DM treated with gliclazide MR during Ramadan in the selected GCC countries have a low risk of hypoglycemia and maintain glycemic control and weight while fasting.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:09:20 +020
       
  • Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Accompanied by Elevated Serum
           CA19-9 Associated Not with Pancreatic Cancer but Interstitial Lung Disease
           

    • Abstract: Introduction: CA19-9 is the most reliable tumor marker for pancreatic cancer, with 70–90% sensitivity, 90% specificity, 69% positive predictive value, and 90% negative predictive value. However, increased CA19-9 levels have been observed in benign conditions, pancreatitis, pulmonary disease, smoking, and hepatobiliary system disease. Numerous studies have reported that circulating CA19-9 levels are elevated during hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus (DM) and have been associated with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). However, the precise mechanism behind increased serum CA19-9 levels in diabetes remains still unclear. Here, we report a case of type 2 DM (T2DM) accompanied by elevated serum CA19-9 levels due to not pancreatic cancer but interstitial pneumonitis. Case Report: The patient, a 73-year-old Japanese woman, was taking metformin (1,500 mg/day), repaglinide (1.5 mg/day), and sitagliptin (50 mg/day). Over the past year, she also took atorvastatin (5 mg/day) and azilsartan (40 mg/day). The patient had been followed up for systemic scleroderma (with low-dose steroid therapy) and mild interstitial lung disease (ILD) (without treatment) for a number of years at a different hospital. The patient’s peripheral blood laboratory findings were normal range. Her HbA1c level fluctuated between 7.0% and 8.0% in the past 6 months. Her CA19-9 level was fluctuated between 562.7 and 823.2 U/mL (normal #x3c;37), and her KL-6 level was fluctuated between 516 and 557 U/L (normal #x3c;500) in the past 6 months. Due to the marked increase in the CA19-9 level, an extensive screening examination was performed for malignancy, including abdominal ultrasound scan, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, revealing no malignancy. We observed bilateral pulmonary lesions (bottom of lungs) and ground-glass opacity on the chest CT. The pancreatic monoclonal antigen type 2 (DU-PAN-2) level was #x3c;25 U/mL. Conclusions: In our case, CA19-9 levels were increased in association not with pancreatic cancer but with ILD. Thus, when T2DM is accompanied by elevated serum CA19-9 levels, attention needs to be paid not only to the presence of pancreatic cancer but also to the possible ILD. Especially, when diabetes and ILD are treated in different hospitals, diabetologists need to pay attention about the presence of hidden ILD besides DM.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Mon, 09 May 2022 13:07:24 +020
       
  • Creatine Phosphokinase Level Accompanied with Macro-Creatine Phosphokinase
           Type 1 Negatively Correlates with Plasma Glucose Control in a Patient with
           Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    • Abstract: Introduction: The macromolecular complex formed by creatine phosphokinase (CPK) is most probably an immune complex. Most of the macro-CPK migrates between CPK-MM and CPK-MB, exhibiting an atypical band on isozyme electrophoresis. Either IgA or IgG has been identified with its CPK link (termed as macro-CPK type 1). However, the biological and pathological significance of these complexes found in patients with wide-ranging disease states remains unclear. Herein, we first report a case of type 2 diabetes mellitus associated with hypercreatinekinasemia caused by macro-CPK type 1, with CPK levels negatively correlated with blood glucose control. Case Presentation: A 53-year-old Japanese woman with no complaints of muscle weakness, myalgia, and numbness of the extremities was diagnosed with hypercreatinekinasemia. Over the past years, she received empagliflozin, mitiglinide, voglibose, vildagliptin, metformin, methyl thiazide, and ezetimibe. Serum biochemistry revealed elevated CPK levels. The highest CPK value was 1,063 U/L, and the three major isozymes CPK-BB, CPK-MB, and CPK-MM accounted for 0%, 2%, and 98%, respectively. Notably, CPK isozyme electrophoresis performed on a cellulose acetate membrane detected an additional band that migrated between the CPK-MB and CPK-MM bands, suggesting macro-CPK type 1, which occupied 82% of the total CPK. The densitometric profile of the electrophoresis pattern revealed that CPK-BB, CPK-MB, and CPK-MM constituted 0%, 2%, and 16%, respectively. Moreover, serum CPK levels combined with macro-CPK showed a significant negative correlation with the HbA1c values (r = −0.498, p #x3c; 0.001). Conclusions: Serum CPK levels accompanied with macro-CPK type 1 negatively correlate with plasma glucose control. Although the pathophysiological role of macro-CPK remains unclear, our case report may provide a new viewpoint regarding macro-CPK etiology.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Mon, 09 May 2022 08:33:59 +020
       
  • Community-Based Findings of Magnitude of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among
           Adults in Selected Towns of Western Ethiopia

    • Abstract: Background: The risk of diabetes mellitus (DM) is remarkably increasing globally, and it is alarmingly increasing in developing countries including Ethiopia, especially in urban residents. The present study was aimed at uncovering the magnitude of type 2 DM (T2DM) among adults residing in the selected towns of western part of Ethiopia. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study design was conducted in towns of western Ethiopia from June 1 to June 30, 2019. Multistage and systematic random sampling techniques were employed. The data were collected using structured interviewer-administered questionnaire based on the World Health Organization STEPwise approach. Data were entered into EpiData 3.1, cleaned, and analyzed by the statistical package for social sciences software version 24. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were used for the analysis. Results: The prevalence of T2DM was 7.0% (95% confidence interval [CI] 5.4–8.8) with 8.5% (95% CI 5.6–11.0) and 6.0% (95% CI 3.9–8.1) among males and females, respectively. Being married (AOR = 4.0, 95% CI 1.1–14.7) and divorced (AOR = 6.2, 95% CI 1.1–34.4), consumption of inadequate fruits and vegetables per day (AOR = 2.8, 95% CI 1.1–6.8), physical inactivity (AOR = 5.0, 95% CI 2.5–10.0), hypertension (AOR = 2.9, 95% CI 1.3–6.2), overweight (AOR = 2.3, 95% CI 1.1–4.9), and obesity (AOR = 19, 95% CI 4.5–50.1) were factors independently associated with T2DM. Conclusion: The prevalence of DM in the study area was found to be substantially higher than the national prevalence and other pocket studies in the country. Sociodemography and modifiable risk factors were affecting the prevalence of DM.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Mar 2022 09:18:59 +010
       
  • Insulin Therapy: “When Saviour Turns Hostile”

    • Abstract: Insulin is the cornerstone of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) treatment. Insulin allergy in patients with T1DM on insulin is an uncommon problem that might manifest itself as immediate or delayed symptoms after injections. We present 2 cases: the first is a 17-year-old girl who was diagnosed with T1DM at the age of 14 and has had several skin lesions at injection sites over the past 2 months that have not responded to antibiotics. The second case involves a 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with T1DM at the age of 15 months and had non-tender, erythematous, and indurated lesions. Insulin hypersensitivity was detected in both cases, thus newer analogues were administered instead of regular and isophane insulin, and the lesions dramatically reduced.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Mar 2022 09:18:34 +010
       
  • Expert-Group Practical Advice on Insulin Initiation and Titration for
           Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in the Gulf Region

    • Abstract: The type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) management represents a major challenge in the Gulf region. Hyperglycemia is a major risk factor for microvascular and macrovascular complications and increased mortality. Early dietary and lifestyle changes alongside a step-wise targeted pharmacological approach to achieve a glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level of #x3c;7% are recommended to limit these complications. However, achievement of this HbA1c target remains a major challenge, especially in the Gulf region. Both physician and patient-led barriers limit timely initiation and titration of insulin. An expert-group advisory committee reviewed the current guideline recommendations, strategized best practice, and curated clinical practical advices to enable primary-care physicians to optimally initiate and titrate insulin in patients with T2DM.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 11:14:23 +010
       
  • Correlation between Surgical Outcomes of Primary Hyperparathyroidism with
           Neck Ultrasound and Parathyroid Scan-Tc99m/MIBI Localization Studies in
           Dubai Hospital

    • Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the correlation between the findings in preoperative localization studies and biochemical parameters with the surgical outcome in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Design and Methods: In patients with hyperparathyroidism, preoperative localization imaging studies are considered important for their role in surgical cure, operative length, and extent of surgical incision. Sometimes discordant imaging studies lead to further extensive diagnostic work-up to avoid operative risks and may result in delay to surgical referral. In this single-center retrospective study at a tertiary referral center in Dubai, we evaluated the concordance of presurgical imaging modalities in primary hyperparathyroidism with the surgical outcome after parathyroidectomy. Results: This study included n = 59 patients. 74.6% were female, and the mean age was 52.59 years (SD = 13.6). Preoperative parathyroid sestamibi scans were done on n = 50 patients with 68% having a positive result. A radiology department neck ultrasound was done on n = 42 patients, 52% of whom had a positive finding for a parathyroid adenoma, while n = 17 patients required an endocrinology department neck ultrasound scan with 71% having a positive finding. Complete concordance of findings with the postoperative pathology result was found in 78% of patients who had a preoperative parathyroid sestamibi, 78% of patients who had a preoperative radiology department neck ultrasound, and 86% of patients with a preoperative endocrinology department ultrasound. There was no correlation between the preoperative laboratory values of calcium and PTH with the scan findings based on our data. Conclusion: Our results showed a high degree of complete concordance between the usual imaging modalities and surgical findings.
      Dubai Diabetes Endocrinol J
      PubDate: Thu, 03 Mar 2022 14:30:05 +010
       
 
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