Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes Research and Innovations :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Research and Innovation

Clinician scientists within Endocrinology are committed to improving care for children. Clinical-based research studies are informing new treatment strategies involving new technologies. Information about some of the latest research done by our hospital can be found here. 

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Myxedema Coma: A Cause of Altered Mental Status in Children
A case study highlights the importance of evaluating thyroid function when a child presents with acute altered mental status, even if the child has not previously been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

Should Hormone Therapy be Considered for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Families worry when children with autism spectrum disorder display inappropriate sexual behaviors, but specialists say hormonal suppression should not be the first-line approach.

Do Antioxidant Vitamins Help Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus?
No endothelial function improvement found after vitamin C and E regimen in adolescents, despite previous promising results for adults.

Sperm Retrieval in Adolescents and Young Adults with Klinefelter Syndrome
Pilot study finds no evidence that retrieval rates are better in adolescents and young men than in older men.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes in 95 Percent of Teens
Recent study shoes surgery helps teens achieves major weight loss and improves quality of life.

Advancing Care Through Quality Improvement
Read summaries of several research and clinical developments from the past year.

Empowering Young Adults to Manage Their Diabetes Care
Learn more about a unique approach to bridge the gap between pediatric and adult care for patients with diabetes mellitus.

Type 2 Diabetes Correlated with Decreased Stiffness of Coronary Microvessels
A multi-institutional research team found that microvessels are less stiff in early T2DM which underscores the potential importance of vascular stiffness in the progression of cardiovascular disease in T2DM patients.

Vitamin D and the “Honeymoon” Period of Type 1 Diabetes
Pilot study investigates whether supplementation could increase frequency of partial clinical remission.

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