Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p1026 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2013

Acute renal failure as the first presentation of severe hypothyroidism

Anil Cuneyd , Oruc Aysegul

Introduction: Renal impairment associated with hypothyroidism without any other clear underlying cause is relatively rare. We report a case with severe hypothyroidism admitted with acute renal failure.Case report: A 72 years old female patient was addmitted to the emergency department with progressively worsening complaints of fatigue, somnolence, and swellings all over her body for the last 3 weeks. Initial laboratory examination revealed acute renal fa...

ea0022p845 | Thyroid | ECE2010

Fine needle aspiration biopsy of a thyroid nodule: a comparison of diagnostic performance of experienced and inexperienced physicians

Gursoy Alptekin , Anil Cuneyd , Erismis Betul

Objectives: Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAC) technique has the advantage of obtaining tissue for cytological examination. The diagnostic yield may depend on factors related to both technical aspects and the lesions sampled. However, the variability between experienced and inexperienced physicians in obtaining adequate cytological sample has not been specifically studied previously. The aim of the study was to determine whether there is a difference in ...

ea0022p847 | Thyroid | ECE2010

Prevalence of benign breast diseases in nodular goiter and autoimmune thyroid diseases

Gursoy Alptekin , Guney Tekin , Anil Cuneyd

Objective: The evidence regarding association between thyroid diseases and benign and malign breast diseases is increasing. It has been shown that thyroid disorders are more frequent in those with benign breast diseases and that different thyroid diseases have associations with benign and malign breast diseases and their outcomes. In this study, we aimed to reveal the frequency of benign breast conditions in patients with nodular thyroid disease and Hashimoto’s disease.</...

ea0037ep327 | Diabetes (pathiophysiology &amp; epitemiology) | ECE2015

Prevalence of orthorexia in diabetic patients

Anil Cuneyd , Aritici Gozde , Ari Hacer , Tutuncu Neslihan Bascil

Introduction: Orthorexia (nervosa) is an eating disorder, characterised by an obsession with avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy. Though it has not been recognised as a pathological entity in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – IV yet, interest in the condition has increased recently. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of orthorexia in a group of diabetic patients.Methods and design: 134 (63 female...

ea0035p403 | Diabetes complications | ECE2014

Does proton pump inhibitor use decrease microvascular complicaton rate in type 2 diabetic patients? A retrospective analysis

Kut Altug , Bozkus Yusuf , Anil Cuneyd , Tutuncu Neslihan Bascil

Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs which are used safely to treat peptic ulcus disease since 2 decades, moderately increases gastrin hormone by decreasing gastric acid secretion. Preclinical studies show that gastrin itself, or drugs that increase gastrin levels such as PPIs, increase islet cell mass and improve glycaemic control. To the best of our knowledge one prospective and some retrospective studies claim that PPI medication in diabetic patients leads to an average decrea...

ea0037ep992 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2015

Ultrasonographic and cytopathological characteristics of thyroid nodules in Graves' disease

Anil Cuneyd , Kirnap Nazli Gulsoy , Iyidir Ozlem Turhan , Firat Sevde Nur , Tutuncu Neslihan Bascil

Introduction: The risk of malignancy has often been reported to be more frequent in Graves’ disease (GD) than non-autoimmune thyroid nodules. However, frequency of thyroid nodules, diagnostic yield of fine-needle aspiration (FNA), and their potential for bearing malignancy in GD are still debatable issues. We aimed to determine the prevalence, ultrasonographic and cytological features, and the rate of malignancy outcome of thyroid nodules in a group of patients with GD.</...

ea0035p468 | Diabetes therapy | ECE2014

Does statin use impairs glycaemic control in type 2 diabetic patients? A retrospective analysis

Bozkus Yusuf , Kut Altug , Anil Cuneyd , Isildak S Mehlika , Tutuncu Neslihan Bascil

While statins which are used safely to treat dyslipidemia, and improve cardiovascular mortality, recent articles claim that they also impairs glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes patients. Meta-analysis of larger scale studies indicate that use of statins is associated with an increase of 9% in diabetes onset. Despite that, we know not much about their effect on glucose regulation in patients already diagnosed with diabetes. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of sta...

ea0032p995 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2013

Metformin decreases thyroid volume and nodule size in subjects with insulin resistance

Gursoy Alptekin , Anil Cuneyd , Atesagaoglu Berna , Kut Altug , Nar Asli , Bascil Tutuncu Neslihan

Introduction: Previous reports have shown that subjects with insulin resistance have increased thyroid volume and nodule prevalence. We investigated the effects of metformin on thyroid volume and nodule size.Methods: This prospective data were gathered on newly diagnosed subjects with insulin resistance (n=100, 68 female, 32 male) between August 2008 and May 2010. Measurements of thyroid hormones and thyroid ultrasonography was performed in all ...

ea0026p548.1 | Bone/calcium/Vitamin D | ECE2011

Effects of atorvastatin and rosuvastatin therapy on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels: a comparative study

Demir Canan Cicek , Mousa Umut , Anil Cuneyd , Bozkus Yusuf , Nar Asli , Tutuncu Neslihan Bascil

Introduction: There is accumulating evidence on the favourable effects of some statins on bone and mineral metabolism. Although some studies have reported drop of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in subjects receiving statin therapy, comparative studies evaluating various statins in prospective randomized design is lacking. Our purpose is to compare the effects of variable doses of rosuvastatin and atorvastatin on serum 25-hydoxyvitamin D levels adjusted for seasons.<p cla...

ea0022p852 | Thyroid | ECE2010

Metabolic syndrome and its components are associated with increased thyroid volume and nodule prevalence in a mild-to-moderate iodine deficient area

Ayturk Semra , Gursoy Alptekin , Kut Altug , Anil Cuneyd , Nar Asli , Tutuncu Neslihan Bascil

Objective: The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities with insulin resistance (IR) as a major characteristic. It has been recently questioned that MetS and its related components are associated with functional and morphological alterations of thyroid gland. Aim of our study is to examine thyroid volume and nodule prevalence in patients with MetS in a mild-to-moderate iodine deficient area.Design: Two hundred and seventy-eight p...