Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0081p48 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2022

Male osteoporosis, a still overlooked and undermanaged issue: an identikit of patients seeking bone health evaluation at a tertiary academic medical centre

Vincentis Sara De , Russo Antonino , Taliani Erica , Ansaloni Anna , Domenici Daniela , Madeo Bruno , Rochira Vincenzo

Background: Male osteoporosis is undermanaged. The characteristics of men referring to health care system for bone evaluation remain partially unknown.Aim: To characterize from real-life data male patients seeking the first bone health evaluation at a tertiary academic medical center, referral for both andrological and bone diseases, over a 13-year observation period.Methods: Retrospective, cross-sectional study, including adult me...

ea0049ep1383 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Thyroid nodules ultrasound classification and the importance of the endocrinologist clinical feeling

Madeo Bruno , Brigante Giulia , Ansaloni Anna , Taliani Erica , Simoni Manuela , Rochira Vincenzo

Background and aim of the study: Several ultrasound (US) classifications for estimating thyroid nodules risk have been proposed. Since most of them are hardly applicable in clinical practice, we created a local tool, named Modena classification (MC), considering US characteristics and clinician subjective impression. The aim is to verify the diagnostic accuracy of MC and to compare it to US classifications of American Thyroid Association(ATA) (1) and British Thyroid Associatio...

ea0037ep297 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

Primary hypoparathyroidism is common in adult patients with β-thalassemia and protect patients from osteoporosis

Ansaloni Anna , Ferrara Francesca , Diazzi Chiara , Pietrangelo Antonello , Simoni Manuela , Rochira Vincenzo

Introduction: β-thalassemia (bT) is associated to several endocrine abnormalities mainly due to iron overload. With the increase in bT-patients life expectancy, due to progresses in iron chelation therapy, more patients enter into adulthood than in the past and the prevalence of endocrine diseases is being reconsidered. The aim of the study is to investigate the prevalence of primary hypoparathyroidism (pHPT) in adult bT-patients and to characterize the relative clinical ...

ea0035p924 | Pituitary Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2014

GH Deficiency in HIV-infected patients compared to hypopituitary patients

Diazzi Chiara , Brigante Giulia , Ferrannini Giulia , Guaraldi Giovanni , Ansaloni Anna , Simoni Manuela , Rochira Vincenzo

Introduction: Growth Hormone deficiency (GHD) is frequent in patients with human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1), undergoing highly active antiretroviral therapy. GHD seems to depend on HIV-related lipodystrophy and to be less frequent in women.Aim of the study: To investigate the association of gender, body composition and GH/IGF1 axis, and to clarify whether GHD in HIV-infected patients is functional or a clinical entity.Methods...

ea0035p1053 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Thyroid volume in adult β-thalassemic patients is smaller than in controls

Ansaloni Anna , Diazzi Chiara , Santi Daniele , Brigante Giulia , Ferrara Francesca , Pietrangelo Antonello , Rochira Vincenzo

Introduction: Thyroid function is commonly impaired in β-thalassemic patients with an estimated prevalence of hypothyroidism of 9–11%. According to literature, iron overload is the main cause of tissue damage involving both thyroid and pituitary gland, thus leading to primary or secondary hypothyroidism respectively. However, thyroid morphology has been rarely investigated in adults. The aim of this study is to evaluate thyroid volume (TV) and thyroid morphology in &...

ea0032p881 | Pituitary – Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

Effects of gender and body composition on GH response to GHRH+Arg in HIV-lipodystrophic patients: higher rate of GH deficiency in men

Brigante Giulia , Diazzi Chiara , Ferrannini Giulia , Ansaloni Anna , Zirilli Lucia , Guaraldi Giovanni , Rochira Vincenzo

Background: SUB:Pituitary – Clinical (Generously supported by IPSEN)GH response to GHRH+Arg is impaired in HIV-infected men and women, compared to gender matched controls. Moreover, reduced GH secretion seems to occur more frequently in HIV-infected males than females.Methods: To determine gender effects on GH secretion in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy, we compared GH/IGF1 status and body composition in 103 males and 97 females. ...

ea0029p1763 | Thyroid cancer | ICEECE2012

Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) of thyroid nodules: effects of the operator’s experience on adequacy of sampling: the MoCyThy (Modena’s Cytology of the Thyroid) DATABASE

Vezzani S , Ansaloni A , Zirilli L , Cioni K , Diazzi C , Simoni M , Madeo B , Rochira V

Introduction: Thyroid FNAB is the gold standard to discriminate malignant from benign thyroid nodules. However, inadequate cytology ranges from 1 to 20% (up to 33.6%) in different settings and could depend on several factors, including the operator’s skills.Aim: To evaluate the effect of operator’s experience on US-FNAB diagnostic adequacy we reviewed 7029 US-FNABs performed from January 2006 to March 2009.Materials and M...

ea0029p1764 | Thyroid cancer | ICEECE2012

Value of repeated US-guided fine-needle aspirations (US-FNAB) in the follow-up of thyroid nodules: the MoCyThy (Modena’s Cytology of the Thyroid) DATABASE

Ansaloni A. , Belli S. , Vezzani S. , Granata A. , Zirilli L. , Cioni K. , Carani C. , Madeo B. , Rochira V.

Introduction: There is no consensus about the usefulness of repeating the US-FNAB during the follow-up of nodules when a benign (Thy2) or indeterminate (Thy3) report is obtained at first US-FNAB.Aim of the study: To investigate the clinical value of repeating US-FNAB after a previous adequate Thy2 or Thy3 US-FNAB.Methods: We reviewed the US-FNABs performed from 2006 to 2009. All clinical data of the patients were collected and anal...

ea0029p1771 | Thyroid cancer | ICEECE2012

Ultrasound (US) features of thyroid nodules with cytology suspicious for malignancy

Taliani E. , Ansaloni A. , Diazzi C. , Granata A. , Carani C. , Rochira V. , Madeo B.

Introduction: Several studies in literature have shown that some features of thyroid nodules at US are associated with malignancy. However, previous studies were focused mainly on subjects affected by multinodular goiter (about 70%) rather than subjects with thyroid cancer (about 30%). Furthermore, the main limitation of previous studies was the lack of thyroidectomy in all subjects.Aim of the study: To evaluate the diagnostic value of US features in a s...

ea0063gp262 | Thyroid Nodules and Cancer 2 | ECE2019

Classification of thyroid nodules by ultrasound in clinical practice: the added value of the judgment of the skilled endocrinologist

Madeo Bruno , Brigante Giulia , Ansaloni Anna , Taliani Erica , Kaleci Shaniko , Monzani Maria Laura , Simoni Manuela , Rochira Vincenzo

Background and aim: Several ultrasound (US) classifications for thyroid nodules have been proposed. Since most of them are hardly applicable in clinical practice, we set up the Modena US Thyroid Classification (MUT) that stratifies the risk of malignancy considering both knowledge derived from scientific literature and clinician subjective impression. The aim of the present study was to test the diagnostic accuracy of different thyroid US classification systems, AACE/ACE-AME, ...