Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0099ep918 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2024

Identification of risk factors and indications for performing an ACTH-Test in cases of suspected adrenal insufficiency

Eggers Janine-Marie , Bullmann Catharina , Harbeck Birgit

Introduction: Adrenal insufficiency can result in a life-threatening situation if undetected. This pathology is diagnosed by performing an ACTH-Test. Most symptoms like fatigue, loss of weight or arthralgia are rather unspecific. Therefore it is difficult to assess which patients really need an ACTH-Test. Aim of this study was to identify risk factors and indications in order to specify which patients actually require it.Material and methods: 324 patient...

ea0099ep1247 | Late Breaking | ECE2024

Sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors of patients with adrenal insufficiency and their influence on glucocorticoid dosage and the occurrence of adrenal crisis

Haase Milena , Kropp Peter , Bullmann Catharina , Harbeck Birgit

Introduction: Patients with primary, secondary or tertial adrenal insufficiency are usually treated with a glucocorticoid substitution therapy adjusting dosages to align with the circadian rhythm. Despite those attempts, finding the correct dosage individually seems challenging, influenced not only by the complexity of circadian rhythms but also by various other factors. Approximately 6-8% of adrenal insufficiency patients still experience adrenal crises every year, which is a...

ea0090ep1079 | Late Breaking | ECE2023

Evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with adrenal insufficiency

Wasmuth Anja , van de Loo Iris , Domberg Julia , Bullmann Catharina , Harbeck Birgit

Introduction: Patients with adrenal insufficiency (AI) are known to have a higher cardiovascular risk (CVR) than the normal population. In particular arteriosclerosis, coronary heart disease, arterial hypertension, hyperlipoproteinemia as well as metabolic disturbances contribute to the increased morbidity and mortality. Aim of this study was to evaluate known cardiovascular risk factors as well as the quality of care by the treating physicians.Material ...