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Endocrinology 2014-2015 Annual Report

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The Section of Endocrinology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric endocrinology and glucose metabolism conditions. These include abnormalities of hormone systems, conditions treated with hormones, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and related abnormalities such as polycystic ovarian syndrome.

The Section of Endocrinology provides comprehensive evaluation, treatment and management of all endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents, offering both inpatient as well as outpatient services. Currently, there are nine pediatric endocrinologists, four advanced practitioners and four pediatric endocrinology fellows within the section.
The section presently sees nearly 12,500 patient visits per year on an outpatient basis. In 2014, there were 247 patients diagnosed with new-onset diabetes, and approximately 1,700 patients with diabetes mellitus are followed at Nationwide Children’s on a regular basis.
The section collaborates with other divisions at Nationwide Children’s to offer several multidisciplinary clinics, including Metabolic Bone Disease, Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, Prader-Willi Syndrome Clinic, Bone Marrow Transplant Long-term Follow-up Clinic, Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, Thyroid Nodule, High-risk Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Type 2 DM clinics.
The THRIVE program addresses the complex needs of patients with disorders of sexual development, and transgender youth. A new fertility program has also been initiated to address the concerns of future fertility in children and adolescents.
Members of the section are actively involved in research and quality improvement initiatives to identify optimal treatments and improve patient care. Focus areas include research projects investigating the following: effects of diabetes on the cardiovascular system, innovations in care for diabetes and hypoglycemia in type 1 DM and insulin resistance, growth and overgrowth disorders, pathophysiology of patients with Prader-Willi syndrome, calcium/metabolic bone disorders, and quality improvement projects aimed at improving care of children with type 1 DM.
The section is a major referral center for children and adolescents in and beyond central Ohio and is a consultative resource for the Ohio Department of Health Newborn Screening Program for congenital hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

2014-2015 Grants Awarded


Bowden, Sasigarn
Industry sponsor
Study drug for prevention of abnormal glucose tolerance and diabetes in relatives at-risk for type 1 diabetes mellitus
University of South Florida
Type 1 Diabetes Trial Network
Trialnet Oral Insulin
University of South Florida
National Institutes of Health 
Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes
University of South Florida
National Institutes of Health 

Endocrinology Faculty

Manmohan K. Kamboj, MD
Interim Chief

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Selected Endocrinology Publications

Buckner J, Bowden SA, Mahan JD. Optimizing bone health in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. International Journal of Endocrinology [Electronic Resource]. 2015;2015:928385.

Hoffman RP. Vascular endothelial dysfunction and small molecules in early type 1 diabetes. Current Diabetes Reviews. 2014 May;10(3):201-7.

Kamboj MK, Repaske DR. “Metabolic syndrome in adolescents.” In AM:STARs: Hot topics in Adolescent Health: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. Vol. 25, No.2. Edited by American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health, Holland-Hall C, Braverman PK. (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014), 219-255.

Nahata L, Yu R, Bhasin, S, Cohen L.E. Management of testosterone therapy in adolescents and young men with hypogonadism: are we following clinical practice guidelines? Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism:JPEM. 2015 May;28(5-6): 635-40.

Sotos JF, Tokar NJ. Growth hormone significantly increases the adult height of children with idiopathic short stature: comparison of subgroups and benefit. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology. 2014; 2014(1):15.

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