Clinical Research in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Endocrinology

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Endocrinology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 3177

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Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Weifang, China
Interests: obesity; diabetes; endocrinology; cardiovascular disease; chronic kidney disease; metabolic syndrome
School of Life Sciences, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Beijing, 100029 Beijing, China
Interests: diabetes; gene
Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA
Interests: diabetes; obesity; cardiovascular medicine; glucose metabolism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last few decades, the rising incidence of pediatric endocrine and metabolic diseases has drawn increased attention due to the prevalence of childhood obesity and diabetes. The possible important cause is the "modern" lifestyle that includes significant changes in diet and physical activity compared to the patterns practiced several decades ago. In addition to metabolic diseases, related endocrine diseases, including vitamin D deficiency and thyroid-gonad disorders, also contribute to poor clinical complications and difficulties regarding management. These diseases represent a huge burden for families and society, and constitute the core of pediatric endocrine disease. Moreover, disease heterogeneity also brings a considerable challenge for diagnosis and treatment. This forces us to develop a multidisciplinary approach and a complex strategy.

Given the complexity of this topic and its impact on growth and pubertal development, Medicina is launching a Special Issue entitled "Clinical Research in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Endocrinology", with the aim of providing a forum for recent advances in pediatric endocrine and metabolic diseases. We welcome all investigators in the field to submit their patient-oriented epidemiological research and clinical studies focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric endocrine and metabolic disease. Case reports, meta-analyses, and review articles are also welcome.

Dr. Xiaodong Sun
Dr. Sen Li
Dr. Xuan Li
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • thyroid cancer
  • vitamin D deficiency
  • pediatric endocrinology
  • gonad

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Changes in the Global Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in an Evolving Landscape of Environmental Factors: Causes, Challenges, and Opportunities
by Ioannis Ogrotis, Theocharis Koufakis and Kalliopi Kotsa
Medicina 2023, 59(4), 668; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina59040668 - 28 Mar 2023
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The worldwide incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has increased in recent decades. The reasons behind this phenomenon are not yet fully understood. Early life infections, prenatal and perinatal factors, and diet composition have been associated with the triggering of autoimmunity and [...] Read more.
The worldwide incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has increased in recent decades. The reasons behind this phenomenon are not yet fully understood. Early life infections, prenatal and perinatal factors, and diet composition have been associated with the triggering of autoimmunity and the risk of presentation of T1DM. However, the rapid increase in new cases of the disease raises the hypothesis that lifestyle factors, which have traditionally been associated with type 2 diabetes, such as obesity and unhealthy eating patterns could also play a role in the genesis of autoimmune diabetes. This article aims to highlight the changing epidemiology of T1DM and the importance of properly recognizing the environmental factors behind it, as well as the connections with the pathogenesis of the disorder and the need to prevent or delay T1DM and its long-term complications. Full article
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