Friday 5 from Endocrinology Network

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The Friday 5 from Endocrinology Network is a list composed by the Endocrinolgoy Network editorial staff aimed at highlighting relevant coverage from endocrinology and endocrinology-related fields.

Every Friday, Endocrinology Network provides a curated list of 5 articles focused or related to a particular topic in endocrinology. This week, the Friday 5 from Endocrinology Network highlights the 5 most popular articles from the past week.

1. Study Finds Increases in Hospital Charges Responsible for Rising Cost of Hip Fracture Surgery

Despite lower length of stays, costs of hip fracture surgeries have been on the rise in recent years and a new study suggests it could be linked to increased hospital charges rather than increased surgeon charges.

2. Study Underlines Low Rates of Screening, Treatment for Primary Aldosteronism

A study from Canada is calling for additional attention to paid to the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of primary aldosteronism in adult patients.


3. Heart Failure Risk Among Children Born Preterm Persists Through Adulthood

An analysis of more than 4 million singleton births indicates children born at an early gestational age were at an increased risk of heart failure at multiple points throughout life when compared to their counterparts not considered preterm births.

4. Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Can Increase Risk of Postpartum Depression

An analysis of nearly 150 pregnant women presenting NY-based medical centers suggests prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics could increase odds of developing postpartum depression.

5. High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Could Offer Hope in Refractory Diabetic Neuropathy

Results of a randomized clinical trial suggest treatment with high-frequency spinal cord stimulation added to conventional medical management could lead to pain relief and improvements in quality of life among patients with refractory peripheral diabetic neuropathy.