Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0081p227 | Thyroid | ECE2022

Thyrotoxicosis-associated anemia at baseline and after methimazole treatment

Naglabeala Laura , Alexandru Niculescu Dan , Vladescu Anda , Poiana Catalina

Background: Overt newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism is frequently associated with mild anemia. However, there are limited data on long term evolution under methimazole treatment. Our aim was to study the baseline characteristics and evolution of anemia in the hyperthyroidism setting.Methods: We retrospectively assessed 58 consecutive patients [46 (79.3%) women] presenting with newly diagnosed overt thyrotoxicosis (43 Graves disease, 9 toxic nodular goiters...

ea0041ep1066 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Hypertrophic Hashimoto’s thyroiditis mimicking thyroid lymphoma

Alexandru Niculescu Dan , Iorgulescu Radu , Dumitrascu Anda , Poiana Catalina

Introduction: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is a well known risk factor for thyroid lymphoma. A rapidly enlarging goiter accompanied by lymph nodes pressure on surrounding structures usually suggest the development of thyroid lymphoma.Case report: An 85 years old hypertensive women presented for a massive goiter extending from the lower jaw to clavicle which increased in size for the last 5 months. She also complained of dysphagia, hoarseness and sho...

ea0070ep437 | Thyroid | ECE2020

The learning curve of a new thyroid fine-needle aspiration facility

Alexandru Niculescu Dan , Terzea Dana , Deacu Laura , Poiana Catalina

Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is the best available technique for preoperative diagnosis of malignancy in thyroid nodules. Although its efficiency has been well described, the learning curve is underreported. We aimed to describe the learning curve of a new FNA facility (endocrinologist/pathologist) in a university based hospital.Methods: In February 2018 a new FNA facility was formed in our hospital comprising an endocrinologist with high experience in t...

ea0081p247 | Late-Breaking | ECE2022

Long-term mortality and excess mortality after hip fracture in the main urban area of Romania

Dobre Ramona , Ruzandra Poiana Ioana , Alexandru Niculescu Dan , Cirstoiu Catalin , Popescu Gheorghe , Poiana Catalina

Background: Excess mortality after hip fracture remains a problem of public health concern. Until present, for Romania no data is available regarding long term mortality rate and excess mortality after hip fracture. We aimed to evaluate the mortality rate 3 years after hip fracture and also standardized mortality rates of osteoporotic hip fracture in the capital city of Romania and suburban area.Methods: we collected data from over 98 % of fractures admi...

ea0056ep113 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2018

Serum concentration of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I): reference values for adult Romanian population: Preliminary results

Alexandru Niculescu Dan , Dobre Ramona , Caragheorgheopol Andra , Popescu Nicoleta , Poiana Catalina

Background: Growth hormone, age, sex, genetics or nutrition status play an important role in insuline-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) liver production and serum levels. Currently, there is no IGF-I reference range for Romanian population.Aim: To define sex- and age-adjusted reference values for serum IGF-I measured by an automated chemiluminescence immunoassay in adult Romanian population of healthy subjects.Methods: The study include...

ea0073aep659 | Thyroid | ECE2021

Outcome of Long Term Antithyroid Therapy in Patients with Graves’ Hyperthyroidism

Găloiu Simona Andreea , Lavinia Popa Maria , Margarit Emma , Baciu Ionela , Alexandru Niculescu Dan , Capatina Cristina , Trifanescu Raluca , Radian Serban , Baculescu Nicoleta , Poiana Catalina

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune thyroid disease which, untreated, carries a significant morbidity risk. Treatment options for Graves’s disease have changed over the decades.AimsTo evaluate the outcome and risk factors for relapses of patients with Graves’s disease treated with antithyroid drugs for at least 2 years.MethodsA retrospective, analytic study on 360 consecutiv...