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Needs and preferences of women users of oral contraceptives in selected countries in Central and Eastern Europe

Authors: Tomas Fait, Dmitry Buryak, Monica-Mihaela Cirstoiu, Eva Luczai, Rafal Janczura

This study comprises a survey of current users of oral contraceptives to define and confirm areas of specific needs, and to gain insight into their views and preferences for oral contraceptive formulations.


Lipocrinology – the relationship between lipids and endocrine function

Authors: Sanjay Kalra, Gagan Priya

This editorial examines lipocrinology, the study of the interrelationship between lipid metabolism and endocrine function in health and disease


Manidipine: an antihypertensive drug with positive effects on metabolic parameters and adrenergic tone in patients with diabetes

Authors: Margarita SaizSatjes, Francisco Javier Martinez-Martin

Examines combining a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker with a renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor for the treatment of diabetes


Long-term efficacy and safety of fourth-line multikinase inhibitor treatment with lenvatinib in a young papillary thyroid carcinoma patient

Authors: S. Morelli, E. Puxeddu

This article reports on the case of a young papillary thyroid cancer patient, pretreated with three other kinase inhibitors, who achieved a long-term clinical benefit from lenvatinib in the fourth-line setting.


Closing the knowledge gap on cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes: the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial and beyond

Authors: Elif A Oral

This paper summarizes the results from the ground-breaking EMPA-REG OUTCOME study and discusses their significance and clinical implications.