Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020p244 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2009

Effect of one year treatment with strontium ranelate on bone mineral density in women with established osteoporosis previously treated with teriparatide

Anastasilakis Athanasios , Polyzos Stergios , Avramidis Avraam , Papatheodorou Athanasios , Terpos Evagellos

Teriparatide (TPTD – recombinant human parathyroid hormone 1–34) markedly increases bone mineral density (BMD) and reduces fracture risk. Sequential treatment with an antiresorptive agent is believed to preserve or further increase BMD. Strontium ranelate (SR) is thought to uncouple bone remodeling resulting in increased BMD and reduced fracture risk. In this prospective study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of SR on BMD in women with established osteoporosis previo...

ea0016p94 | Bone and calcium | ECE2008

Scintigraphic, biochemical and clinical response to zoledronic acid treatment in patients with Paget's disease of bone

Avramidis Avraam , Polyzos Stergios , Moralidis Efstratios , Arsos Georgios , Efstathiadou Zoe , Karakatsanis Konstantinos , Grollios Georgios , Kita Marina

Introduction: Bisphosponates have long been used with success in the treatment of Paget’s disease of bone (PDB). The aim of this study was to evaluate the early (up to three months) and late (at twelve months) scintigraphic, biochemical and clinical response to a single intravenous infusion of zoledronic acid (ZOL) in patients with PDB serially assessed for one year.Materials and methods: Nine patients with 30 bone lesions due to PDB were prospectiv...

ea0014p265 | (1) | ECE2007

Influence of orlistat on adiponectin levels in obese women

Tzoitou Marianthi , Papadopoulou Evridiki , Papageorgiou Athanasios , Galactidou A , Kita Marina , Kourtis Anargyros , Poulakos Pavlos , Avramidis Avraam

Introduction: Adiponectin is secreted by adipocytes and has been linked to glucose and lipid regulation. Obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis have been associated with reduced adiponectin levels. Orlistat lowers lipids and improves insulin sensitivity but its effect on other metabolic parameters is not known.The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of orlistat on metabolic and hormonal parameters of the adipose tissue.<p class="abstext...

ea0014p381 | (1) | ECE2007

Resistin levels in hypothyroid patients before and after treatment &br;with thyroxin

Tzoitou Marianthi , Papadopoulou Evridiki , Galactidou A , Papageorgiou Athanasios , Kourtis Anargyros , Kita Marina , ventzi louiza , Avramidis Avraam

Introduction: Resistin is a peptide hormone that is secreted from fat cells and its secretion is regulated from hormonal and dietary factors. In hypothyroid patients its levels are decreased.The purpose of this study is to evaluate the levels of circulating resistin in hypothyroid patients before and after thyroid function is normalized with thyroxin therapy.Materials and methods: Twenty (20) hypothyroid patients (2M, 18F) mean age...

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...