Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

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 ...

ea0090p568 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2023

Assessment of Practice around Corticosteroid Sick Day Rules in Transplant and Oncology Services of a Tertiary Hospital in UK

Naeem Ammara , Yousseif Ahmed , Khoo Bernard , Karra Efthimia , Armeni Eleni

Introduction: Long term treatment with corticosteroids has been widely used, due to the well documented immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory activity. Corticosteroids are among the most widely prescribed drugs in oncology and post-transplant patients. However, long-term treatment with a dose of corticosteroids, which equals prednisolone 5mg/day for at least 4 weeks, is very likely to result in suppressed function of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis, a condition...

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...

ea0093p2 | Guided Poster Tour 1: Adrenal and Neuroendocrine tumors | EYES2023

Assessment of the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal axis in patients following adrenalectomy

Taylor Sabrina , Gao Hao , Shekhda Kalyan , Karra Efthimia , Armeni Eleni

Background: Resection of the adrenal gland is a challenging intervention that requires close endocrinological supervision for the correct assessment of hormones to minimise complications peri-operatively (peri-op) and post-operatively (post-op).Objectives: This study assessed the function of the hypothalamus┬ľpituitary┬ľadrenal axis and the related management according to underlying adrenal disorders.Methods: We reviewed 16...

ea0094p165 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2023

Assess and improve (AAIM) implementation of corticosteroid sick day rules in transplant and oncology services. A single-centre steroid safety project

Naeem Ammara , Yousseif Ahmed , Khoo Bernard , Karra Efthimia , Armeni Eleni

Objective: The project was designed to Assess And IMprove (AAIM) the practice of healthcare professionals (HCPs) around the corticosteroid sick-day rule, involved in caring for transplant and oncology patients requiring treatment with corticosteroids long-term.Introduction: Corticosteroids are widely prescribed drugs in oncology and post-transplant patients. Long-term treatment with corticosteroids dose, which equals pre...

ea0094p308 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2023

Exploring the impact of unilateral adrenalectomy on health-related quality of life: a retrospective audit

Karkhanis Amol , Dinesh Athul , Yousseif Ahmed , Karra Efthimia , Armeni Eleni

Introduction: Laparoscopic unilateral adrenalectomy (UA) is a frequent approach in managing patients with structural and functional adrenal disorders. Suboptimal assessment post-operatively can result in multiple adverse consequences, including adrenal insufficiency. However, the optimal post-operative assessment and long-term effects on physical and mental health have not been sufficiently documented. This study aims to investigate the long-term effects of UA...

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...