Welcome to the winter 2016 edition of US Endocrinology, which includes articles and editorials on the most pertinent and timely topics, written by key opinion leaders in the endocrinology arena.
In this edition, we cover a variety of areas of endocrinology, including thyroid disorders, diabetes, postmenopausal osteoporosis, obesity and pediatric endocrinology. An editorial by Pauline M Camacho discusses the latest clinical practice guidelines on postmenopausal osteoporosis from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology, giving a useful overview of the updated recommendations on the diagnosis, initial and long-term management of postmenopausal osteoporosis patients. In the diabetes area, we include an editorial from James R Gavin, who looks at some of the exciting advances in the management of type 2 diabetes that have emerged over the past year. This edition also includes editorials from Sanjay Kalra, who discusses developments in diabetology, and Osama Hamdy, who also discusses advances in the management of type 2 diabetes. On thyroid disorders, Maria Brito and Terry F Davies examine the recent advances in clinical thyroidology.
This edition also included some original research and several interesting reviews. First, we have an original research article by Thu Q Nguyen et al., who conducted a case control study of thyroid disease in alopecia lichen planopilaris, and frontal fibrosing alopecia. This is an interesting area of research, which highlights the need for a multidisciplinary approach to treating this disease. We also include articles from Nazaneen Eshragh and Stephen H LaFranchi, who review key recent developments in pediatric endocrinology; and from Stefan Groeneweg and team, who discuss Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Allan–Herndon–Dudley Syndrome. Charikleia Stefanaki et al. review trends, causes, effects, and screening of prediabetes in adolescence, highlighting the need to act as soon as the early signs and symptoms of diabetes become apparent. Achini Wijesinghe et al. discuss triage for preventive intervention for gestational diabetes mellitus and, finally, Jeffrey I Mechanick discusses a new approach to managing adiposity-based chronic disease, which he argues will be essential for tackling the growing obesity epidemic.
We hope you enjoy reading these articles and, as always, we welcome your thoughts and feedback on the content in this edition.