Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0011p797 | Thyroid | ECE2006

The metabolic syndrome and the thyroid in euthyroidism

Roos A , Bakker SJL , Links TP , Wolffenbuttel BHR

Introduction: Thyroid disease is associated with cardiovascular disease and many cardiovascular risk factors cluster within the metabolic syndrome. It could therefore be hypothesised that thyroid function is associated with the metabolic syndrome.Aim of the study: To investigate the relationship of thyroid function -in the euthyroid range- with serum lipid concentrations and with insulin resistance.Methods: 2703 adult inhabitants o...

ea0016p302 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2008

Impact of the use of recombinant TSH stimulated thyroglobulin measurement on health related quality of life in patients in follow-up for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC)

Persoon ACM , Sluiter WJ , Jager PL , Ranchor AV , Wolffenbuttel BHR , Links TP

Introduction: Thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement is the cornerstone in the follow-up of DTC. Sensitivity can be optimised by measuring recombinant TSH stimulated Tg (rhTSH-Tg). Higher sensitivity results in more Tg positive patients who need imaging and considerable patient burden. We assessed the impact of rhTSH-Tg measurement on health related quality of life (HRQOL).Methods: In 121 patients in follow-up for DTC, Tg during thyroid hormone suppression thera...