Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0016p39 | Adrenal | ECE2008

Impaired endothelial morphology and function in patients with subclinical Cushing's syndrome due to single adrenocortical adenomas

Androulakis Ioannis , Kollias Georgios , Markou Athina , Gouli Aggeliki , Anagnostou Tilemachos , Stamatelopoulos Kimon , Papamichael Christos , Piaditis Georgios , Kaltsas Gregory

Background: Subclinical CushingÂ’s syndrome (SCS) due to incidentally discovered adrenal adenomas (AI) has been associated with increased prevalence of hypertension, obesity, and impaired glucose tolerance which are established risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity. Although functional and morphological (structural) changes of endothelium have been correlated with cardiovascular morbidity this has not been looked into detail in patients with adrenal incidentalomas....

ea0014p487 | (1) | ECE2007

Study of aldosterone secretion in patients with essential hypertension using a modified suppression test

Gouli Aggeliki , Androulakis Ioannis , Markou Athina , Ragkou Despoina , Dimitriou Konstantina , Stathopoulou Alexandra , Anagnostou Tilemachos , Kondyli Georgia , Piaditis George

Background: The renin-angiotensin system is important for blood pressure control. Screening and diagnostic tests used so far to diagnose patients with aldosterone related hypertension does not take into consideration the stimulating ACTH effect on aldosterone secretion.Objective: To assess the role of aldosterone in essential hypertension using a modified suppression test, performed under suppressed ACTH levels.Subjects and methods...