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Administratively collected data in clinics and insurance companies constitute a convenient data source for epidemiological studies. In conjunction with the capture-recapture method an approach with comparatively low effort and costs for the surveillance of chronic disease can be provided.
The differential diagnosis of the polyuria-polydipsia syndrome has been notoriously cumbersome, often involving some modified form of the indirect water deprivation test. Furthermore, published vasopressin ranges for the various forms of diabetes insipidus overlap; and reliable assays, tedious and time consuming as they are, never found their way into clinical routine. Now, the introduction of a routine-proof assay for copeptin, the biochemically stable C-terminal glycopeptide segment of the vasopressin prohormone, paved the way out of this stalemate.
If drug therapy for secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPTH) fails, total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation of parathyroid tissue into the forearm (PTX-AT) is the most widely used procedure, but high recurrence rates are reported.
Neuregulin-4 is a cytokine with many functions primarily produced by fat tissue. It is associated with body fat mass, insulin resistance, impaired glucose metabolism, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome.
Considerable progress has been made over the last decades in the diagnosis of NET with new tracers. In addition, the successful administration of these molecules with radioisotopes, which have positron emitting properties, has been extensively and successfully explored.
Multidisciplinary approach for risk-oriented treatment of low-risk papillary thyroid cancer in Switzerland
With the intention to find a common view on the management of patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), a multidisciplinary working group was initiated by the Swiss Society for Endocrinology and Diabetes and endorsed by the Swiss Society for Nuclear Medicine and the working group of Swiss Endocrine Surgeons.
Clinical presentation of 54 patients with endogenous hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia: a neurological chameleon (observational study)
Important causes of endogenous hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (EHH) in adult patients are insulinoma and adult nesidioblastosis. Data on main symptoms in EHH are scarce and controversial.
Hyponatraemia is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in hospitalised patients and has an impact on outcome and survival. However, the risk factors are not yet sufficiently known.
Adenoma size and postoperative IGF-1 levels predict surgical outcomes in acromegaly patients: results of the Swiss Pituitary Registry (SwissPit)
So far, there is no standard set of prognostic parameters for patients diagnosed with acromegaly that helps to predict treatment outcomes, and might help to optimise initial treatment decisions and frequencies of follow-up visits.