Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0081ep78 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2022

Subthreshold cortisol deficiency-another ray in the spectrum?

Adamidou Foteini , Komzia Paraskevi , Kita Marina

Introduction: In Endocrinology, subclinical disorders meet certain diagnostic laboratory thresholds, but are by definition asymptomatic. Subthreshold disorders in Endocrinology have not been defined. We describe two cases of cortisol deficiency, primary and secondary, with normal baseline cortisol, which were by presentation clinical, but could be characterized as subthreshold by biochemical cut-off criteria.Case 1: A 47-year-old woman was referred for a...

ea0081ep207 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2022

rhPTH(1-84) treatment-induced increased bone turnover in a young woman with postsurgical hypoparathyroidism

Adamidou Foteini , Komzia Paraskevi , Mintziori Gesthimani , Kita Marina

Introduction: rhPTH(1-84) replacement is the treatment of choice in adults with hypoparathyroidism not adequately controlled on standard therapy. Although increased bone turnover markers have consistently been reported in trials of safety and efficacy, marked elevations coupled with significant symptoms have been rare. We describe a case of increased treatment-induced bone turnover, necessitating significant therapeutic adjustments and monitoring.Case re...

ea0081ep795 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2022

Response to classic dynamic tests of a corticotropinoma due to Nelson’s syndrome

Adamidou Foteini , Komzia Paraskevi , Divaris Efstathios , Panagiotou Athanasios , Kita Marina

Introduction: Nelson’s syndrome is a rare complication of Cushing’s disease treated with bilateral adrenalectomy. There is no effective medical treatment yet. Nelson’s patients respond to hypothalamic stimuli distinctly from patients with Cushing’s disease and those with Addison’s disease. We describe the responses to standard ACTH stimulation tests in a patient with Nelson’s syndrome.Case report: A 42-year-old woman present...

ea0081p564 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2022

Quantification of cerebral calcification and nephrocalcinosis in patients with hypoparathyroidism

Adamidou Foteini , Chartampilas Evagelos , Komzia Paraskevi , Prassopoulos Panagiotis , Kita Marina , Papavramidis Theodosios S.

Introduction: Various methods to quantify calcified coronary plaque have been used in common clinical practice in the past few decades to compliment cardiovascular risk assessment. The estimation of calcium load in other organs and conditions has been at best semi-quantitative. Patients with long-standing hypoparathyroidism are known to suffer with nephrocalcinosis and basal ganglia calcification. We attempted to quantify end-organ calcium burden in a series of patients with v...

ea0073aep87 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

Effect of parathyroidectomy on early diastolic dysfunction assessed with ventricular mass index in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism

Tzikos Georgios , Manani Christina , Chorti Aggeliki , Evaggelos Sykaras , Boura Evangelia , Adamidou Foteini , Pliakos Ioannis , Papavramidis Theodosios S.

IntroductionPrimary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized by excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) from one or more parathyroid glands. PTH has a central role in the regulation of calcium and phosphate and the classic disorder causes primarily hypercalcemia associated with renal and bone manifestations. Non-classical symptoms are also present including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, psychiatric, neuro-cognitive disorders. Regarding ca...