Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p995 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2013

Metformin decreases thyroid volume and nodule size in subjects with insulin resistance

Gursoy Alptekin , Anil Cuneyd , Atesagaoglu Berna , Kut Altug , Nar Asli , Bascil Tutuncu Neslihan

Introduction: Previous reports have shown that subjects with insulin resistance have increased thyroid volume and nodule prevalence. We investigated the effects of metformin on thyroid volume and nodule size.Methods: This prospective data were gathered on newly diagnosed subjects with insulin resistance (n=100, 68 female, 32 male) between August 2008 and May 2010. Measurements of thyroid hormones and thyroid ultrasonography was performed in all ...

ea0014p124 | (1) | ECE2007

Influence of Lanreotide Autogel on insulin sensitivity among patients with acromegaly

Eda Ertorer Melek , Bakiner Okan , Anaforoglu Inan , Bozkirli Emre , Bascil Tutuncu Neslihan , Guvener Demirag Nilgun

There are limited data inquiring the relationship between somatostatin analogues and insulin sensitivity among acromegalic cases. This study was conducted to evaluate short-term effects of lanreotide autogel (LA), administered every 28 days by deep subcutaneous injection, on insulin sensitivity among acromegalic patients with pituitary tumors. Before and following six months of LA treatment, insulin resistance and beta-cell function were calculated by using homeostasis model a...

ea0014p305 | (1) | ECE2007

The analgesic efficacy of lidocaine/prilocaine (EMLA) cream during the fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules

Gursoy Alptekin , Ertugrul Derun , Sahin Mustafa , Bascil Tutuncu Neslihan , Nar Demirer Asli , Guvener Demirag Nilgun

Pain is one of the few drawbacks of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in patients with nodular thyroid disease (NTD). Lidocaine/prilocaine cream, an eutectic mixture of local anesthetics (EMLA), is a frequently used topical anesthetic. Despite its well-documented efficacy for the relief of pain associated with other cutaneous procedures that involve needle insertion, the analgesic role of EMLA has not been previously reported in patients with NTD who are undergoing FNAB. Th...

ea0014p306 | (1) | ECE2007

Radioactive iodine in the treatment of type 2 amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis

Gursoy Alptekin , Bascil Tutuncu Neslihan , Gencoglu Arzu , Yilmaz Hamiyet , Nar Demirer Asli , Guvener Demirag Nilgun

Objective: Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) is usually classified into 2 types (type 1, in which a high iodine content triggers the autonomous production of thyroid hormone; and type 2, in which destructive thyroiditis causes the release of preformed thyroid hormone). A mixed form of AIT has also been also described. AIT is a difficult management problem that sometimes requires ablative thyroid therapy. The use of radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy in patients with type 1...