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ea0032p263 | Clinical case reports – Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2013

Isolated ACTH deficiency associated with Hashimoto’s disease

Binnetoglu Emine , Ask Mehmet , Sen Hacer , Gunes Fahri , Akbal Erdem , Tekeli Zeliha , Kizildag Betul , Ukinc Kubilay

Introduction: Isolated ACTH deficiency (IAD) is a rare disease which is characterized by secondary adrenal insufficiency with low cortisol production and normal secretion of pituitary hormones except ACTH. Isolated ACTH deficiency has rare association with Hashimoto’s disease which is characterized by autoimmune origin. This suggests the possibility of common autoimmune process affecting both the pituitary and the thyroid gland. We report a case of IAD with Hashimoto&#146...

ea0032p308 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid / Others | ECE2013

Graves’ disease associated with severe hypoalbuminemi

Sen Hacer , Binnetoglu Emine , Asik Mehmet , Gunes Fahri , Akbal Erdem , Bozkurt Neslihan

Introduction: The most common cause of thyotoxicosis is Graves’ disease. Thyroid storm mostly presents with fever, tachycardia, arrthyhmia, jaundice, congestive heart failure and consciousness. We report a rare case of severe hypoalbuminemia with thyroid storm. To our knowledge it is the first case of severe hypoalbunemia due to thyrotoxicosis in literature.Case: Forty one years old female had been followed up with the diagnosis of Graves’ dise...

ea0020p614 | Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary and Behaviour | ECE2009

Plasma thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor antigen levels in acromegalic patients

Ozbek Mustafa , Erdogan Mehmet , Ceneli Ozcan , Saltas Hakan , Akbal Erdem , Kizilgun Mustafa , Ureten Kemal

Objective: Acromegaly is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, mostly due to cardiovascular complications. Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is associated with coagulation/fibrinolysis and inflammation. Plasma TAFI may participate in arterial thrombosis in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the levels of TAFI antigen and also its relationship with other markers in a group of patients with acromegaly in compoa...

ea0032p259 | Clinical case reports – Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2013

Gastrointestinal bleeding associated with Dabigatran in a patient with panhypopituitarism

Gunes Fahri , Asik Mehmet , Sen Hacer , Binnetoglu Emine , Akbal Erdem , Bilen Ogun Irem , Ukinc Kubilay , Adam Gurhan

Introduction: Dabigatran is a direct thrombin inhibitor which is used for reducing the risk of stroke or systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. Although INR monitoring is not required in the course of treatment, it may be complicated with spontaneous systemic bleeding. Sheehan’s syndrome is characterized with panhypopituitarism which is caused by necrosis of the pituitary gland. Recent studies have demonstrated that panhypopituitarism is associated with b...

ea0032p309 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid / Others | ECE2013

Graves’ disease associated with Alopecia areata developed after Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Asik Mehmet , Binnetoglu Emine , Sen Hacer , Gunes Fahri , Akbal Erdem , Tekeli Zeliha , Oguz Sevilay , Uysal Fatma , Ukinc Kubilay

Indroduction: Graves’ and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are the most common autoimmune thyroid diseases. After Graves’, hypothyroidism can develop spontaneously or as a result of medical treatment, radioactive iodine therapy or surgery. Development of Graves’ after Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a rare condition. Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease. It has association with other autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disorders, anemias and other skin diso...

ea0035p968 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Evaluation of epicardial adipose tissue thickness in patients with overt hyperthyroidism

Binnetoglu Emine , Asik Mehmet , Altun Burak , Gunes Fahri , Sen Hacer , Gazi Emine , Erbag Gokhan , Bilen Yildiz Garip , Akbal Erdem , Temiz Ahmet , Barutcu Ahmet , Bekler Adem , Ukinc Kubilay

Objective: Thyroid diseases are among the most common endocrine disease and with a prevalence of 1.2%. Thyroid hormones have several effects on cardiovascular system. Many studies showed the association between hyperthyroidism and acute ischemic heart disease with conflicting results. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness is a marker of atherosclerosis and independent predictor of coronary artery disease. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the EAT thickness in patients wi...