Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep1015 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2015

The role of circulating sTWEAK in the pathogenesis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and its relationship with other cytokines: a pilot study

Altay Mustafa , Ates Ihsan , Yilmaz Fatma Meric , Topcuoclu Canan , Kaplan Mustafa , Altay Fatma Aybala

Objective: We aimed to investigate the role of sTWEAK in the pathogenesis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (HT) and its relationship with IL-12, IL 17-A and TGF-β1.Methods: Serum TSH, FT4, anti-TG and anti-TPO were measured and thyroid USG was performed to both group. In addition serum samples were collected and sTWEAK, IL 17-A, IL-12 and TGF-β1 were measured.Patients: Six patients (20 patients were euthyroid, 2...

ea0063ep155 | Thyroid | ECE2019

Transient elevation of CA 19-9 due to cessation of levothyroxine in a patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Koca Arzu Or , Altay Mustafa

Serum CA 19-9 (carbohydrate antigen 19-9) is a tumor marker of monosialoganglioside structure. Its level is frequently measured for screening purposes in daily practice by physicians, while its main use is in the study of tumor recurrence and follow-up of recurrences. Although significant elevations in CA 19-9 levels cause suspicion of malignancy, an underlying malignant disease may not always be determined and benign pathologies may also be seen. A 45-year-old female patient ...

ea0041ep394 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ECE2016

Subacute thyroiditis during pregnancy

Yildiz Canan , Altay Mustafa

Introduction: Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy is a rare condition and occurs in 0.1–0.4% of all pregnancies. Graves’ Disease and transient gestational thyrotoxicosis constitute the majority of emerging thyrotoxicosis during pregnancy. Subacute thyroiditis (SAT) may also cause temporary hyperthyroidism.Case report: A thirty-three-year-old, 13-week pregnant patients was admitted with fatigue, pain and swelling in thyroid lodge. Thyroid function ...

ea0041ep1043 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Ophthalmopathy occurrence after two years of thyroidectomy on account of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma

Altay Mustafa , Colbay Mehmet , Arslan Metin

Introduction: Thyroid ophthalmopathy occurs generally due to Graves’ disease. Only a few cases were reported about ophthalmopathy in the years following a thyroidectomy and RAI therapy or metastatic papillary thyroid cancer.Case: A forty-six-year-old female patient was operated on for the fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) result of a suspicious follicular neoplasia. A pathology examination showed a papillary microcarcinoma and Hashimoto thyroidit...

ea0037ep612 | Obesity and cardiovascular endocrinology | ECE2015

Does IGF influence the prognosis 10 months after myocardial infarction?

Yulmaz Yucel , Tanriverdi Fatih , Altay Mustafa

Introduction: We investigated the levels of IGF1 in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and sought to determine whether a decrease might influence the long-term prognosis.Material and methods: Sixty-five patients who were admitted to our hospital with AMI were included in the study along with 26 other patients without coronary artery disease (CAD) who served as the control group. Fasting blood samples of all of the patients with AMI were obtained at the ho...

ea0037ep1314 | Clinical Cases–Thyroid/Other | ECE2015

Subacute thyroiditis due to seasonal influenza vaccination

Altay Fatma Aybala , Guz Galip , Altay Mustafa

Introduction: Subacute thyroiditis due to vaccination is reported in only a few case reports. A peritoneal dialysis patient who experienced a repeating attack after a vaccination for influenzae while she was being followed and treated successfully for subacute thyroiditis is presented.Case: A 28-year-old female patient who has been applying dialysis for nine years was seen in policlinic telling about upper respiratory tract infection 2 months ago and pai...

ea0063p378 | Thyroid 1 | ECE2019

Should the dose of levothyroxine be changed in hypothyroidism patients fasting during Ramadan?

Koca Arzu Or , Dağdeviren Murat , Altay Mustafa

Objective: Muslims worship by fasting from pre-dawn (suhoor) until sunset (iftar) for 30 days in the religious month of Ramadan. In addition to prolonged hunger, patients fasting with a diagnosis of hypothyroidism take their doses of levothyroxine outside of daytime fasting hours. This study compares thyroid functions of fasting hypothyroidism patients with the values before Ramadan.Methods: One hundred patients aged 18–65 years were included in the...

ea0049ep1464 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Two cases with metastatic thyroid cancer

Dagdeviren Murat , Altay Mustafa , Safak Ozge , Akkan Tolga

Although the thyroid gland has an abundant blood supply, metastasis to the thyroid gland is a rare condition. Its incidence varies from 0.1% and 3% in clinical series. First case. A 56-year-old man presented to emergency service with neurological symptoms. CT of brain revealed multiple hyperdens lesions. Posteroanterior chest X-ray showed increased opacity in the left lung. Metastatic lung cancer was considered as a preliminary diagnosis and PET/CT was performed. PET/CT showed...

ea0041ep981 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Herbal medicines used for thyroid disease in Turkey, and short-term effects of Anethum graveolens

Altay Mustafa , Ates Ihsan , Kaplan Efe Fatma , Karadag Ibrahim

Aim: To investigate the herbal medicines (HM) used for thyroid disease, their effects and use rates in Turkey.Materials and methods: A total of 547 patients (494 females and 53 males) had a thyroid disease were included in the study. The patients were questioned whether they used any alternative therapies or HM for their thyroid disease. The patients who used HM were asked about the kind of the HM, and duration of use. The data regarding the dose of the ...

ea0037ep419 | Diabetes (complications & therapy) | ECE2015

Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage and related risk factors in diabetic foot patients

Kurultak Ilhan , Altay Mustafa , Cesur Salih , Yildiz Eda , Duranay Murat

Introduction: Infections are the major cause of increased mortality and morbidity rate in diabetic foot patients. There are little data in literature about the effects of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage on DF infection, the risk factors that influence nasal carriage and its incidence in diabetics. We aimed to detect of the incidence, risk factors and relationship between wound culture and S. aureus nasal carriage in diabetic patients who have DF with thi...