Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p122 | (1) | ECE2007

Effect of surgery on carotid vascular remodeling in patients with pheochromocytoma

Bernini Giampaolo , Galetta Fabio , Bardini Michele , Franzoni Ferdinando , Taurino Chiara , Moretti Angelica , Bernini Matteo , Salvetti Antonio

In vitro and in vivo studies suggest that catecholamines, in addition to their hemodynamic effect, exert a direct influence on the vascular wall, leading to eutrophic and hypertrophic remodeling. This finding is in agreement with that recently reported by our group on patients with pheochromocytoma (PHEO) who show carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and vascular fibrosis higher than essential hypertensives matched for classic cardiovascular risk factors, includi...

ea0037ep66 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2015

Clinical significance of contralateral adrenal suppression during adrenal vein sampling in primary aldosteronism

Monticone Silvia , Satoh Fumitoshi , Viola Andrea , Fischer Eveline , Vonend Oliver , Bernini Giampaolo , Quinkler Marcus , Giacchetti Gilberta , Morimoto Ryo , Willemberg Holger , Maccario Mauro , Veglio Franco , Ito Sadayoshi , Reincke Martin , Mulatero Paolo

Objective: Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) is recognised by Endocrine Society guidelines as the only reliable mean to distinguish between aldosterone producing adenomas and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia, the two most common subtypes of primary aldosteronism (PA). However, AVS protocols are not standardised and vary between centres. The objective of the present study was to assess whether the presence or absence of contralateral adrenal (CL) suppression has an impact on the postope...