Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0063p985 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 3 | ECE2019

An overview of urinary tract infection in diabetic patients

Puca Entela , Bitri Sonila , Puca Edmond

Diabetic patients have higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). Increasing of infections in patients with diabetes mellitus is conditioned by an immunosuppressive condition resulting from immune damage.Objective: To give some dates about urinary infection in patients with diabetes mellitus, that are presented for consultation at the service of Endocrinology in the American Hospital, Tirana, AlbaniaMaterial: This study was cond...

ea0041ep65 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2016

Schmidt’s syndrome – case report

Puca Entela , Olldashi Blertina , Lumi Ema , Bitri Sonila , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type II (PGA-II) or Schmidt’s syndrome is a very rare autoimmune disorder and difficult to diagnose because the symptoms of this syndrome depends on the gland which gets involved first. Approximately 14–20 people per million population are affected by polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type II. It is characterised by the obligatory occurrence of autoimmune Addison’s disease in combination with thyroid autoimmune dis...

ea0049ep1470 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Thyroid nodule size and the risk of malignancy

Puca Entela , Lumi Ema , Olldashi Blertina , Bitri Sonila , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron , Puca Edmond

Introduction: Thyroid nodule size is routinely assessed and has been a cause for concern, if it is a carcinoma or not.Aim: Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between thyroid nodule size and cancer risk. It was a retrospective analysis of 386 patients with thyroid nodules who referred to surgery in our hospital from January 2011 to March 2016. Patient’s demographic data, nodules size, and final pathology were recorded. All data were analyses us...

ea0041ep526 | Diabetes complications | ECE2016

Diabetic muscle infarction in a 54-year-old female: a case report

Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Dyrmishi Blertina , Bitri Sonila , Puca Edmond , Pengo Petrika , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Diabetic muscle infarction is a very uncommon complication of diabetes and predominately occurs in type 1 diabetes (70% of cases) or long standing poorly controlled type 2 diabetic patients, often misdiagnosed as cellulitis. It is defined as spontaneous ischemic necrosis of skeletal muscle that is unrelated to atheroembolism or occlusion of major arteries.Case presentation: We report a case of 54-years-old women non-smoker with an 8 years h...

ea0041ep1164 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2016

Bone metastatsis from differentiated thyroid cancer treated successfully with I131: case report

Puca Entela , Olldashi Blertina , Lumi Ema , Dhima Arben , Koza Kadir Burak , Bitri Sonila , Ylli Agron

Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) in general has a good prognosis when ist diagnosed early. Late stage disease with bone metastasis may cause severe complications, increases mortality rate, decreases the quality of life, and shortens the patients’ survival. The treatment is still controversial. Surgery or radioiodine therapy alone is usually unsatisfactory.Case presentation: We report a case of a 40-year-old female presented, in August 2012, with ...

ea0037ep1096 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2015

Thyroid carcinoma in relation to gender and age in patient who were treated with total thyroidectomy for different thyroid disorders

Puca Entela , Koza Kadir Burak , Huti Emiljana , Bitri Sonila , Puca Edmond , Ylli Agron

Aim of the study: Thyroid cancer comprises the most common endocrine malignancy and a variety of studies have examined the incidence of carcinomas in n thyroid disorders. Objective of the present retrospective study was the assessment of the possible influence of age and gender parameters in the presence of thyroid carcinoma in a patient who underwent total thyroidectomy.Material and methods: We studied 107 patients (96 females/11 males) underwent total ...

ea0037ep1123 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2015

Evaluation of routine basal serum calcitonin measurement for an early diagnosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma

Puca Entela , Koza Kadir Burak , Huti Emiljana , Bitri Sonila , Daka Albana , Puca Edmond , Ylli Agron

Background: Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is characterised by a high concentration of serum calcitonin. Routine measurement of serum calcitonin concentration has been advocated for detection of MTC among patients with nodular thyroid diseases. The aims of our study were to identify medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in its earliest stages by screening patients with basal calcitonin measurements and to determine whether basal serum calcitonin measurements should be a part of ou...

ea0070aep489 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

The association of vitamin B12 deficiency with metformin uses

Puca Entela , Bitri Sonila , Dyrmishi Blertina , Lumi Ema , Daka Albana , Puca Edmond

Introduction: Metformin is the first line treatment of type 2 diabetes, but now has been reported to cause a decrease in level of Vitamin B12.The aim of the study is to describe the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency in adults with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus who were in treatment with metformin compared in those without diabetes.Material and Methods: Total number of patients were 130 between 16–84 years old. Mean age 54.2 &#1...

ea0056p274 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ECE2018

Papillary thyroid cancer and primary hyperparathyroidism – a rare coincidence: case report

Puca Entela , Bitri Sonila , Burak Koza Kadir , Dhima Arben , Puca Edmond , Lumi Ema , Olldashi Blertina

Introduction: Although co-association between thyroid disease and parathyroid disease is rare, co-existence between parathyroid adenomas (HPPs) and papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC) is rare. Perhaps this can be explained by the different embryological origins of the thyroids cells with the parathyroid cells.Objectives: To report a case with parathyroid adenoma and multifocal papillary thyroid carcinoma.Case presentation: A 62-year...