Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep750 | Pituitary: clinical | ECE2015

Rate of Prolactin suppression can predict future prolactin normalisation, tumour shrinkage and time to remission in male macroprolactinomas

Tirosh Amit , Benbassat Carlos , Shimon Ilan

Introduction: Dopamine agonists are the mainstay treatment for prolactinomas, but clinical characteristics that predict their effects on prolactin (PRL) suppression and tumour shrinkage are missing. Our study aimed to find measures in early follow-up of men harbouring macroprolactinomas, that will predict dynamics of PRL decrease and adenoma shrinkage.Methods: A single centre historical prospective study, including a consecutive group of 71 men with pitu...

ea0081p246 | Late-Breaking | ECE2022

Pituitary -adrenal axis insufficiency among hemodialysis patients

Bel-Ange Anat , Fux Daniel , Zelnik Yovel Dana , Koren Ronit , Beberashvili Ilia , Benbassat Carlos , Koren Shlomit

Background: The diagnosis of hypocortisolism is challenging in hemodialysis (HD) patients due to shared clinical features between renal failure and cortisol deficiency. We hypothesize that in a significant percentage of HD patients we miss cortisol deficiency.Methods: A prospective cohort of 56 end stage kidney disease patients on maintenance HD treatment (mean age 65.3±13.1, females 80 %) was studied. Low dose (1 mg) adrenocorticotropic hormone (AC...

ea0049ep1313 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Management of relapsing Graves: a clinical survey among endocrinologists in Israel

Koren Shlomit , Shteinshnaider Miriam , Or Karen , Cantrell Dror , Benbassat Carlos A , Koren Ronit

Background: The management of relapsing Graves’ disease is controversial. Previous surveys from different regions in the world demonstrated variations in the clinical practices of patients with Graves’ disease relapse.Methods: To determine management pattern among endocrinologists in Israel an electronic questionnaire was e-mailed to all members of the Israeli Endocrine Society. Questionnaires included demographic data and clinical scenarios wi...

ea0049ep1391 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

The impact of age and gender on the presentation and prognosis of medullary thyroid cancer – an Israeli multicenter study

Twito Orit , Grozinsky-Glasberg Simona , Benbassat Carlos , Llevy Sigal , Bachar Gideon , Gross David J , Hirsch Dania

Background: Data regarding the effect of gender and age on medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) presentation and prognosis is limited. Although older age and male sex were found to correlate with poorer prognosis in some studies, this correlation may reflect differences in MTC presentation between sex and age groups, or a mixture of hereditary and sporadic MTC forms.Objective: To evaluate the impact of age and sex on the presentation and outcomes of MTC.<p...

ea0070aep2 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2020

Ovarian adrenal rest tumor in congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Is medical treatment the first line option?

Koren Ronit , Koren Shlomit , Khashper Alla , Benbassat Carlos , Pekar-Zlotin Marina , Vaknin Zvi

Introduction: Ovarian adrenal rest tumors (OARTs), in contrast with testicular adrenal rest tumors, are very rare. Up to date, 13 cases were reported in the literature; all treated surgically.Aim: We describe a case of a young female with uncontrolled classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CCAH), presenting with bilateral OARTs, successfully treated with steroid replacement.Methods: Data on clinical history and biochemical work-...

ea0049ep199 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2017

Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs): clinico-pathological characteristics and disease outcome of 110 patients treated at single referral medical center

Koren Shlomit , Or Karen , Steinschneider Miri , Kummer Esther , Yarom Nirit , Shirin Haim , Lavy Ron , Gratiana Gratiana , Benbassat Carlos

Introduction: GEP-NETs incidence increased markedly over the past decades probably due to increased imaging. GEP-NETs are generally indolent but often have unpredictable biological behavior and aggressive clinical course.Aims: To collect information regarding demographics, presentation, pathology characteristics, treatment and outcome of GEP-NETs.Methods: Following approval of our institutional ethical board, pathology and clinical...

ea0049ep1374 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Trends in the clinicopathological features and clinical outcomes of medullary thyroid carcinoma – an Israeli multicenter study

Hirsch Dania , Twito Orit , Levy Sigal , Bachar Gideon , Robenshtok Eyal , Gross David J , Mazeh Haggi , Benbassat Carlos

Background: The massive use of neck sonography has led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer detection, predominantly small papillary carcinomas. However, changes in the presentation and course of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) over time remain unclear.Objective: To evaluate trends in the presentation and outcomes of MTC.Methods: Patients treated for MTC at four medical centers in Israel were divided into two...

ea0070aep169 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Fracture risk in patients with acute poliomyelitis‏ going through late adulthood

Mamlok Sherf Rutie , Cantrell Dror , Or Keren , Marcus Efrat , Benbassat Carlos , Ish Shalom Sofia , Shapira Alex , Koren Ronit

Objective: While osteoporotic fractures are reported in up to 40% of post-poliomyelitis adults, clinical guidelines regarding bone mineral density (BMD) testing and best timing for initiating treatment in this population are scarce. We assessed the characteristics of post-poliomyelitis patients, focusing on fracture and osteoporosis as the primary outcomes.Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional retrospective data analysis from medical records of 204 pos...

ea0070aep946 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Papillary thyroid cancer with biochemical incomplete response: Clinico-pathological characteristics and disease outcome

Steinschneider Miriam , Asly Mustafa , Markus Efrat , Koren Shlomit , Tkacheva Inna , Benbassat Carlos , Muallem-Kalmovich Limor , Hirsch Dania

Objective: Althoughmost Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC) patients with biochemical incomplete response (BIR) to primary therapy have a good clinical outcome, some will develop disease progression. We aim to study baseline characteristics and long-term outcomes of PTC patients with BIR.Methods: Of 1049 PTC patients treated at 2 tertiary medical centers, 795 (75.8%) had excellent, 91 (8.7%) biochemical incomplete, 139 (13.2%) structural incomplete and 24 (2....

ea0081oc6.4 | Oral Communications 6: Endocrine-Related Cancer | ECE2022

Clinical correlates of a large Israeli cohort of Cys 618 Arg RET mutation

Chava Rosenblum Rachel , Hirsch Dania , Glasberg Simona , Benbassat Carlos , Yoel Uri , Ishay Avraham , Lamprecht Sagit Zolotov , Bachar Gideon , Banne Ehud , Twito Orit

Introduction: A syndrome of MEN2A and Hirschsprung’s disease described in Israeli Jews of Moroccan descent is caused by Cys 618 Arg mutation, one of the less common causes of MEN2A. We aimed to define the clinical characteristics of a large cohort with this mutation from a multi-center Israeli registry.Methods: The Israeli MTC registry including 8 centers was searched retrospectively for results of RET mutational analysis. Patients with a Cys 618 Ar...