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ea0067gp11 | Poster Presentations | EYES2019

Cushing’s Syndrome presenting in patient with well differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor

Armeni Eleni

Background: Hormonal disturbances may be encountered in the context of paraneoplastic syndromes. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) represent a rare group of cancers, derived from the group of chromaffin cells, thus their paraneoplastic potentials remain relatively unexplored.Case presentation: Middle-aged female presented to the local A&E with psychosis, hyperglycemia, mild hypokalemia. Background includes resected ovarian cancer and chemotherapy before 3...

ea0032p1043 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2013

Simultaneous occurrence of hyperthyroid and hyperglycemic emergency in a middle aged woman

Armeni Eleni , Karlis George

Introduction: Thyroid storm is a rare condition, reflecting an extreme physiological state within the spectrum of thyrotoxicosis. The disorder consists of the clinical manifestations of thyrotoxicosis in association with altered mental status. On the other hand, excess circulating thyroid hormones are associated with glycemic disorders, like hyperglycemia and insulinopenia. Moreover, diabetic ketoacidosis has been associated with thyroid storm in few cases. We report the case ...

ea0070aep1063 | Hot topics (including COVID-19) | ECE2020

Neuromyelitis optica presenting as intractable hiccoughs and SIADH: A Case Report

Qamar Sulmaaz , Armeni Eleni , Mainuddin Md , Hotton Gary , Menon Ravi

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is a neuro-inflammatory condition usually presenting with optic nerve and spinal cord events, caused by autoimmunity to Aquaporin 4 (AQ4) channels in the central nervous system (CNS). The high density of AQ4 channels in the hypothalamus and area postrema mean that NMO can occasionally present with atypical features. We present a 56-year old South Asian man, who presented with hiccoughs and Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH ) and w...

ea0070ep69 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Coexisting primary hyperparathyroidism and plasma cell dyscrasias – A case series

Qamar Sulmaaz , Armeni Eleni , Rayanagoudar Girish , Menon Ravi

Introduction: Coexistence of primary hyperparathyroidism and plasma cell dyscrasias such as multiple myeloma and monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS) is rare. This can cause diagnostic uncertainty regarding the aetiology and relative contribution of each disorder to hypercalcaemia. We present a series of five individuals with this combination.Case series: All five patients were referred to the endocrine clinic with hypercalcaemia. The s...

ea0065p222 | Metabolism and Obesity | SFEBES2019

FSH levels are adversely associated with markers of regional adiposity in postmenopausal women

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Rizos Demetrios , Kaparos George , Panoulis Konstantinos , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Background: A growing body of evidence reports implications of a direct extra-gonadal effect of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), involving the development of obesity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between traditional and local obesity indices and FSH concentrations in women after menopause.Methods: We evaluated a total of 420 postmenopausal women in a cross-sectional design (age 55.6±6.5 years, BMI were 25.8±4.0 kg/m...

ea0067o22 | Oral Presentations | EYES2019

Anthropometric and hormonal predictors of metabolic obesity phenotypes in menopause

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Rizos Demetrios , Kaparos George , Soureti Anastasia , Karagouni Iliana , Apostolakis Michail , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Objective: Aiming to identify individuals with more benign metabolic profile, we explored the link between anthropometric predictors as well as serum levels of sex hormones and phenotypes of metabolic health in non-obese postmenopausal women.Methods: A total of 458 non-obese (BMI <30 kg/m2) postmenopausal women (age 55.2±7.1 years, BMI=24.6±2.8 kg/m2) were retrieved from the Menopause Clinic of Aretaieio Hospital, Nati...

ea0032p207 | Cardiovascular Endocrinology &amp; Lipid Metabolism | ECE2013

Subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk in healthy, young menopausal women

Armeni Eleni , Stamatelopoulos Kimon , Georgiopoulos Georgios , Kouskouni Evangelia , Creatsa Maria , Alexandrou Andreas , Papamichael Christos , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Introduction: Delayed diagnosis of a cardiovascular event is related with higher case-fatality rate in women as compared to men. In fact, accumulating evidence supports an association between the menopausal status and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We aimed to assess the extent of subclinical vascular disorders in young, healthy postmenopausal women, with respect to the calculated cardiovascular risk.Methods: This cross-sectional study ...

ea0022p150 | Cardiovascular endocrinology and lipid metabolism | ECE2010

Genetic polymorphisms associated with cardiovascular risk correlate with dyslipidaemia in healthy postmenopausal women

Papadimitriou Dimitra , Kaparos George , Rizos Dimitrios , Armeni Eleni , Creatsa Maria , Alexandrou Andreas , Christodoulakos George , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Objective: To assess the impact of genetic polymorphisms associated with increased cardiovascular risk on the lipid profile in healthy postmenopausal women.Methods: The study population consisted of 84 women between 49–69 years who had been menopausal for at least one year. The genetic polymorphisms examined were the following: Glycoprotein IIIa leu33pro, Apolipoprotein E2/E3/E4, Methylenotetrahydrofolate reductase ala222val, Apolipoprotein B arg350...

ea0022p738 | Steroid metabolism &amp; action | ECE2010

Androgenicity is enhanced in the presence of ala222val polymorphism in healthy postmenopausal women

Papadimitriou Dimitra , Kaparos George , Rizos Dimitrios , Armeni Eleni , Kreatsa Maria , Alexandrou Andreas , Christodoulakos George , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Objective: To assess the interrelation of the MTHFR ala222val polymorphism, correlated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease, with indices of androgenicity in healthy postmenopausal women.Methods: The population of this cross-sectional study consisted of 84 healthy women who had been menopausal for at least one year. The examined polymorphism was Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase ala222val, while the hormonal assays included Testosterone, Sex ...

ea0073aep90 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

Fibrosis 4 score is associated with bone density measures in postmenopausal women

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Paschou Stavroula , Palaiologou Anastasia , Kaparos Georgios , Panoulis Konstantinos , Lambrinoudaki Irene

IntroductionThe routine assessment of postmenopausal women involves screening for cardiometabolic risk factors and bone health. Evaluation of the liver function is not commonly performed, even though this could be easily performed with the use of indirect markers, such as the Fibrosis 4 score. Recent evidence supports an association between liver cirrhosis and bone turnover, affecting both the trabecular and the cortical bone. Therefore, we aimed to expl...