Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0016p785 | Thyroid | ECE2008

Isolated ACTH deficiency as a cause of impaired well-being in patients with primary hypothyroidism

Bender Gwendolyn , Cromme Claudia , Hahner Stefanie , Arlt Wiebke , Luster Markus , Reisch Nicole , Reinke Martin , Allolio Bruno

Objective: Isolated ACTH-deficiency (IAD) is considered a rare autoimmune endocrinopathy most frequently associated with autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATD). We have previously diagnosed IAD in four patients with primary hypothyroidism and negative TPO antibodies. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of undiagnosed IAD in patients with ATD.Methods: We studied 45 patients with ATD on stable L-thyroxine replacement (dose range...

ea0022p711 | Obesity | ECE2010

Limited weight loss with gastric banding in patients with craniopharyngeoma

Weismann Dirk , Pelka Theresia , Bender Gwendolyn , Muller Herrmann , Gebhardt Ursel , Thalheimer Andreas , Jurowich Christian , Fassnacht Martin , Allolio Bruno

While bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment strategy to maintain long-term weight-loss and to improve survival, it has not been shown, that bariatric surgery is as effective in craniopharyngeoma patients with hypothalamic obesity. We retrospectively analyzed weight loss and metabolic parameters in 7 craniopharyngeoma patients and 14 controls who underwent gastric banding surgery in five centers in Germany and Austria. The last before and the first patient after the...