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16th European Congress of Endocrinology

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Level of knowledge about type I diabetes mellitus among nurses employed at endocrinological dispensaries

Tashmanova Akmaral , Ismailov Said , Rakhimova Gulnara , Rakhimdjanova Muayassar

The work was initiated to assess basic level of knowledge on essential concepts of type I diabetes mellitus among nurses employed at regional dispensaries of Uzbekistan.We tested 194 nurses employed at the endocrinologist’s offices and regional endocrinological dispensaries to assess level of knowledge on essential concepts of type I diabetes mellitus by means of a 20 question test made up under a 5-day training program in the School of Diabetes.</p...

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Radiation-induced multiple late complications after childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A case report

Follin Cecilia , Erfurth Eva Marie

Introduction: Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common childhood malignancy and accounts for 25% of all childhood cancer. With dramatically improved survival rates the long term treatment complications are very important. ALL patients treated with cranial radiotherapy (CRT) and chemotherapy are at increased risk of GH deficiency (GHD), hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer and meningiomas.Method: We present a 45-year-old woman diagnosed with ...

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Reduced psychological mental stress improved glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients.

Takizawa Ayumi , Manpo Natsumi , Fujimura Erina , Tsuji Ken , Hirano Fuminori

Psychological mental stress is associated with poor glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study is to exam the effect of psychological mental stress on glycemic control during short-term admission for diabetic educational program in type 2 diabetic patients. This study was carried out in 18 type 2 diabetic patients aged 44–82 years who were shortly admitted for diabetic educational program in our hospital. We measured salivary alpha-amylase activit...

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Adherence to treatment for chronic hypogonadism: the role of illness perceptions and depressive symptoms

Dwyer Andrew , Tiemensma Jitske , Quinton Richard , Morin Diane , Pitteloud Nelly

Background: For chronic diseases, adherence to treatment remains a major clinical challenge. For men with long-term hypogonadism, there is scant data regarding adherence to treatment. Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is a rare, genetic, endocrine disorder characterized by incomplete/absent puberty and infertility. Little is known about adherence in this patient population or the psychosocial implications of living with this rare disorder. Therefore, we aimed to e...

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Acromegaly patients’ experiences of nursing

Jensen Jonna Gintberg

In 2007 a qualitative study of 36 patients’ observations of diseases, care and life disorders associated with Acromegaly was conducted. Inclusion and exclusion criteria are described. The sample cuts across both gender and age. Seven patients didn’t want to participate. The reason for this is only known for some of them. A literature search in a pilot study of nine patients revealed that this patient group was qualitative unexplored. Research interviews were conducte...

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Effects of PRKAR1A mutations in behavior and brain function

Keil Margaret , Lyssikatos Charalampos , Shaikh Moomal , Belyavskaya Elena , Elliott Brenda , Batista Dalia , Stratakis Constantine

Background: Various genetic syndromes have identified distinct and consistent behavior patterns. Carney complex (CNC) is a rare multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome first described by Dr Carney in 1985 as a complex of myxomas (cardiac, skin), spotty skin pigmentation, and endocrine over activity. CNC is caused by mutations of the PRKARIA gene that encodes the RIα regulatory subunit of Protein kinase A (PKA). We recently reported that a Prkar1a heterozyg...

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The Nordic network for endocrine nurses (NNEN).

Forsgren Maria , Wessman Ylva , Nilsson Ann-Sofie , Warn Maria , Backlund Kristina , Guldborg Anette , Follin Cecilia

Background: Previously, the endocrine nurses in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland have not been organized. As Endocrine nursing is specialized and no education for a specialist competence in endocrinology is available there is a need for a collaboration to improve the Nordic endocrine nursing.Purpose: The purpose of the Nordic network for endocrine nurses (NNEN) is to enhance the Nordic endocrine nurse knowledge and skills, and also work for a...

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Application of international classification of functioning, disability and health to assess physical function in patients with diabetes Mellitus

Lvova Natalia

The international classification of functioning, disability and health, known more commonly as ICF, is a classification of health and health-related domains. These domains are classified from body, individual and societal perspectives by means of two lists: a list of body functions and structure, and a list of domains of activity and participation. Since an individual’s functioning and disability occurs in a context, the ICF also includes a list of environmental factors.<...