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8th European Congress of Endocrinology incorporating the British Endocrine Societies

Poster Presentations

Reproduction

Spermatogenesis in autologous testicular transplants in the non-human primate Callithrix jacchus
1Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Muenster, Germany; 2Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States.
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Hormonal status of women with benign endometrial hyperplastic lesions
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical School Chuvash State University, Cheboksary, Russia; 2Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Moscow State Medico-Stomatological University, Moscow, Russia.
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Dependence of semen characteristics on abstinence time, testicular volume and hormones
Institute of Reproductive Medicine of the University, D-48129 Münster, Germany.
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Plasma endothelin-1 levels in patients with male hypogonadism
Clinical Centre of Endocrinology, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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Outcome of 59 pregnancies in 43 acromegalic women
1Department of Endocrinology, CHU Rangueil, Toulouse, France; 2Department of Endocrinology, CHU, Paris, France; 3Department of Endocrinology, CHU, Lyon, France; 4Department of Endocrinology, CHU, Marseille, France; 5Department of Endocrinology, CHU, Lille, France; 6Department of Endocrinology, CHU, Besancon, France, 7Department of Endocrinology, CHU, Kremlin Bicêtre, France.
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Difficulties in achieving versus maintaining erection: organic, psychogenic and relational determinants
1Andrology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2Geriatric Units, Diabetes Section, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 3Endocrinology Unit Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy; 4International Institute of Sexoloy, Florence, Italy.
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Psycho-biological correlates of smoking in patients with erectile dysfunction
1Andrology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2Geriatric Unit, Diabetes Section, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 3Psychiatric Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 4Endocrinology Unit, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy; 5International Institute of Sexology, Florence, Italy; 6Endocrinology Unit, Maggiore-Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy.
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Psycho-biological correlates of delayed ejaculation in male patients with sexual dysfunctions
1Andrology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2Geriatric Unit, Diabetes Section, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 3Endocrinology Unit, Polytechnic University of Marche, Florence, Italy; 4International Institute of Sexology, Florence, Italy; 5Endocrinology Unit, Maggiore-Bellaria Hospital, Florence, Italy.
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Psycho-biological correlates of free-floating anxiety symptoms in male patients with sexual dysfunctions
1Andrology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2Geriatric Unit, Diabetes Section, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 3Psychiatric Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 4Endocrinology Unit, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy; 5International Institute of Sexology, Florence, Italy.
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Histone deacetylase inhibitors exert estradiol-induced proliferation and hyperplasia formation in the mouse uterus
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical School Chuvash State University, Cheboksary, Russia; 2Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Moscow State Medico-Stomatological University, Moscow, Russia.
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Aetiologies of galactorrheas
BEO Hospital, Algiers, Algeria.
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“Siofor” efficacy in treatment of obesity and reproductive disorders
Institute of Endocrinology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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Endothelin-1 levels in men of reproductive age with idiopathic hypogonadism after treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene
1Endocrinology Clinic, Hippocratio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; 2Division of Endocrinology and Human Reproduction, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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Prevalence of macroprolactinemia during pregnancy of women with prolactin-producing pituitary microadenomas
1Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; 2Markusovszky Hospital, Szombathely, Hungary.
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All that is hypogonadal in haemochromatosis is not due to iron deposition
South Infirmary Victoria Hospital, Cork, Ireland.
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Nitric-oxide-cGMP and ATP-cAMP pathways in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus
1Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus; 2Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus.
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The influence of estradiol on erythrocyte antioxidative enzyme system activity in pre- and postmenopausal women
Dept. of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Isotope Treatment, Medical University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland.
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Gonadal dysfunction in hypercortisolic men
Bab El Oued Hospital, Algiers, Algeria.
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Role of estrogen receptor α- or β-isoforms in sex-specific brain organization
Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Humboldt University Medical School (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin), Berlin, Germany.
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Clinical and laboratory relationships in women with hirsutism as a primary symptom
Clinic of Endocrinology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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Bone mass density in 180 women with premature ovarian failure
Institute of Endocrinology, Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia.
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Oxidized low-density lipoprotein autoantibodies in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolisme, Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey.
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Transforming growth factor beta 1 and decidualisation of the human endometrium
1MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, Centre for Reproductive Biology, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; 2Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, Centre for Reproductive Biology, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; 3Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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Evidence for synergy of SHBG and androgen receptor genes in PCOS phenotype
1Department of Endocrinology University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; 2Laboratory of Human Reproductive Genetics University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; 3Laboratory of Biochemistry University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
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Factor analysis identifies three independent factors within PCOS
1School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; 2Keogh Institute for Medical Research, and Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia.
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Impaired vascular function in hypogonadal males is unaltered during monthly treatment cycle with intramuscular testosterone esters
1Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom; 2Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom; 3School of Applied Sciences, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
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Changes in GnRH gene expression in the medial basal hypothalamus of rhesus macaques across the menstrual cycle
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, United States.
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Mechanisms of Wolffian duct differentiation; development of a model for studying androgen-driven stromal-epithelial interactions
Medical Research Council Human Repreoductive Sciences Unit, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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Neonatal, but not maternal, plasma lipid profiles are altered in pregnancy in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), compared with weight matched controls
1Division of Developmental Medicine, University of Glasgow, Royal Infirmary Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 2Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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Effect of chronic tadalafil administration on penile hypoxia induced by cavernous neurotomy in the rat
1Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2Interdepartmental Laboratory of Functional and Cellular Pharmacology of Reproduction, Departments of Pharmacology and Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 3Department of Anatomy, Histology and Forensic Medicine University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 4University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
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Circadian changes in melatonin secretion and its relationship to gonadotropins in premenopausal women
1‘C.I. Parhon’ Institute of Endocrinology, Bucharest, Romania; 2‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Farmacy, Bucharest, Romania.
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Expressions of KISS1 and GPR54 are differentially regulated by estradiol and GnRH in adult female rat pituitary
1Dpt Genetics and Reproduction, Caen, France; 2EA 2608-USC INRA, Caen, France.
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Identification and functional study of a new FSH receptor gene mutation in women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
1Dipartimento di Endocrinologia, Centro di Eccellenza AmbiSEN, Pisa, Italy; 2Dipartimento di Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare e Clinica, Napoli, Italy; 3Dipartimento di Ginecologia ed Ostetricia, Catanzaro, Italy; 4Mergen, Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, Napoli, Italy.
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Plasma kisspeptin is a novel tumour marker in patients with gestational trophoblastic neoplasia
Department of Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.
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Oxidative stress, endothelial function, and arterial stiffness in young patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
1Dipartimento di Endocrinologia, Pisa, Italy; 2Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Pisa, Italy.
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Aldosterone and renin plasma levels in young patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
1Dipartimento di Endocrinologia, Pisa, Italy; 2Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Pisa, Italy.
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Association between polymorphisms within the SUR1/Kir6.2 gene region and polycystic ovary syndrome: a case-control study
1Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; 2Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; 3Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.
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Effect of family history of type 2 diabetes on metabolic status of women with polycystic ovary syndrome
1Red Cross Hospital, Athens, Greece; 2Medical School Athens University, Athens, Greece.
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A review of male rat genital system morphology followed cimetidine injection
Urmia Azad Islamic University, Urmia, West Azarbayjan, Iran.
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A review of cimetidine (tagamet) effects as a reoproductive toxicant in male rats leydig cells
Urmia Azad Islamic University, Urmia, West Azarbayjan, Iran.
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Functional restoration of intact rabbit ovary after cryopreservation and transplantation
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Department of OBSGYN, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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Effects of metformin therapy in lean subjects with pcos on insulin resistance indices
1Sisli Etfal Research and Training Hospital, Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, Istanbul, Turkey; 2isli Etfal Research and Training Hospital, Biochemistry, Istanbul, Turkey.
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Comparison of various insulin sensivity indices in idiopathic hirsutism
Sisli Etfal Research and Training Hospital, Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, Istanbul, Turkey.
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Metformin therapy decreases hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinaemia in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
1Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, United Kingdom; 2Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, United Kingdom; 3School of Life Sciences, Roehampton University, Bangor, United Kingdom.
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A unique subgroup of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome identified by clinical and biochemical features
1Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology,Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, United Kingdom; 2Department of Clinical Biochemistry,Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, United Kingdom; 3School of Human & Life Sciences, Roehampton University, London, United Kingdom.
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Obstetric hazards of maternal obesity
University Hospital of Coimbra, Coimbra, Rwanda.
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Cardiopulmonary impairment in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome
1Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, University Federico II Naples, Italy; 2Department of Clinical Medicine, Cardiovascular and Immunological Science, Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, University Federico II Naples, Italy; 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Magna Graecia Catanzaro, Italy; 4Gastroenterology Unit, Cardarelli Hospital of Naples, Italy.
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Metformin decreases CRP level and cardiovascular risk in PCOS women
University Clinical Centre of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
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Testosterone restores diabetes-induced erectile dysfunction and sildenafil responsiveness in two distinct animal models of chemical diabetes
1Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2Interdepartmental Laboratory of Functional and Cellular Pharmacology of Reproduction, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
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Androgenic status is influenced by AR polymorphism (CAG repeats number)
DEpt. of Endocrinology - University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
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Endocrine evaluation of a large cohort of male cancer survivors compared with healthy controls
1University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom; 2Sheffield Children’s Hospital Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom; 3Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
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The use of prolonged human chorionic gonadotrophin stimulation testing in the evaluation of undescended testes
1Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 2Department of Pathological Biochemistry, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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Stage-specific mRNA expression of androgen receptor correlated with FSH receptor in individual pre-antral follicles isolated from human ovary
1St George’s University of London, London, United Kingdom; 2St George’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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Hyperprolactinaemia due to big prolactin
1Southend Hospital, West Cliff on Sea, United Kingdom; 2UK NEQAS, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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Efficacy of Testogel in the treatment of hypogonadism in routine clinical practice
Barnsley District General Hospital, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
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Which clinical features of polycystic ovary syndrome are improved with metformin therapy? A retrospective study
Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 5WW, United Kingdom.
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Comparison of Insulin Resistance levels in pre and post-menopausal women, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome and postmenopausal women with Type 2 Diabetes
1University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom; 2Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, United Kingdom; 3York Hospital, York, United Kingdom.
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11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11βHSD) activities in porcine granulosa cells from ovarian follicles and cysts
1University College London, London, United Kingdom; 2Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom; 3Sygen International, Kentucky, United States; 4St George’s, University of London, London, United Kingdom.
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Secretion of adiponectin by human placenta: differential modulation by cytokines
1Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, United Kingdom; 2Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom; 3Leeds Medical School, Leeds, United Kingdom.
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Functionality of largest follicles is affected in gonadotrophin-stimulated cycles
1Dpto. Reproducción Animal, INIA. Avda P Hierro s/n, Madrid, Spain; 2Embrapa Pecuaria Sul, Bage, Brazil; 3Dpto. Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina, UCM, Madrid, Spain; 4Dpto. Fisiología Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, UCM, Madrid, Spain; 5MRC, HRSU, Centre for Reproductive Biology,, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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Screening for gene SRY by FISH in patients with Turner Syndrome
Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
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Serum Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentrations in infants and children
1Royal Hospital For Sick Children, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 2Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 3Dept of Pathological Biochemistry, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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Prenatal diagnosis of P450 oxidoreductase deficiency
1Division of Medical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom; 2Dept of Clinical Genetics, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom; 3Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, United States.
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Isolated progesterone secretion by an ovarian Leydig cell tumour: I, hormonal and immunohistochemical characterization II, effects on the gonadotrope axis
1Bicêtre Hospital, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France; 2INSERM U 693, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France; 3Créteil Hospital, Créteil, France.
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Serum inhibin levels in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Outcomes of pregnancy and glycaemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes
1Georgian Diabetes Center, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2Dep.of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rabin Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel; 3Novo Nordisk A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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