Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep200 | Reproduction, endocrine disruptors and signalling | ECE2015

ThyrART: association of embryo quality and reproductive outcome after IVF with thyroid autoimmunity

Mintziori Gesthimani , Kolibianakis Efstratios M , Slavakis Aristidis , Tarlatzis Basil C , Goulis Dimitrios G

Introduction: The role of thyroxine (T4) during embryo development is recognised as crucial. The research question of this study was if embryo quality and reproductive outcomes after IVF are affected by maternal thyroid function and/or thyroid auto-immunity (TAI).Methods/design: We conducted a prospective study (ThyrART), assessing embryo quality and reproductive outcome of women undergoing ovarian stimulation with a flexible GnRH-antagonist p...

ea0016p802 | Thyroid | ECE2008

Serum thyrotropin concentration as a biochemical predictor of thyroid malignancy in patients presenting with thyroid nodules

Polyzos Stergios , Kita Marina , Efstathiadou Zoe , Poulakos Pavlos , Slavakis Aristidis , Sofianou Danae , Flaris Nikolaos , Leontsini Maria , Kourtis Anargyros , Avramidis Avraam

Background: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is the ‘gold standard’ in the preoperative management of thyroid nodules.Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum TSH is a predictor of thyroid malignancy in patients presenting with thyroid nodules.Subjects and methods: About 565 patients without overt thyroid dysfunction, who presented with palpable thyroid nodule(s) between 1988 and 2004 and underwent at leas...