Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p442 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

The laterocervical unique masses – a challenging pathology

Anca-Roxana Costan , Carmen Vulpoi , Carmen Vicol , Felicia Crumpei , Dan Ferariu , Eugenia Popescu , Victor-Vlad Costan

Introduction: Extrathyroidal unique laterocervical masses are infrequent, and their etiological diagnosis is difficult. Since clinical and imagistic features cannot distinguish between different ethiologies, morphological data are mandatory in order to establish a precise therapeutic strategy. Therefore the initial treatment is surgery, followed by an adequate therapeutical scheme. We would like to report our experience treating this pathology.Patients a...

ea0016p435 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2008

Lymphocytic infundibulo-neurohypophysitis with diabetes insipidus and favorable evolution after glucocorticoid treatment

Ungureanu Maria-Christina , Luca Ioana , Grigoras Mihai , Gorduza Carmen , Vulpoi Carmen , Zbranca Eusecie

Infundibulohypophysitis is an unusual inflammatory condition that affects the infundibulum, the pituitary stalk and the neurohypophisis and may be a part of a range that includes lymphocityc hypophysitis. It occurs mainly in women and most often presents in later stages of pregnancy. Infundibilohypophysitis usually presents with diabetes insipidus. The case of a 30-year-old woman with diabetus insipidus diagnosticated in the third trimester of the pregnancy is reported. She wa...

ea0014p428 | (1) | ECE2007

Implication of magnesium in calcium metabolism – a case report

Moldovanu Carmen , Vulpoi Carmen , Dinu Roxana , Livadariu Elena , Andriescu Lidia , Zbranca Eusebie

Magnesium (Mg), the second most abundant intracellular cation of the human body, plays a crucial role in nerve and muscle function. Although a frequent electrolyte abnormality, hypomagnesaemia is one of the most underdiagnosed one, symptoms being present only when Mg levels decrease bellow 0.5 mmol/l, Among the various causes of Mg deficiency endocrine disorders are neither the most frequent nor the most studied. An exception is the implication of Mg in bone and calcium metabo...

ea0032p112 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2013

Effects of vitamin D fortified bread on muscle strength

Mocanu Veronica , Costan Anca Roxana , Vulpoi Carmen

Background: Vitamin D deficiency is common in elderly nursing home residents. It has been associated with low bone mineral density, muscle weakness, increased body sway and falls. Evidence indicates that supplementation of vitamin D in these individuals helps to improve locomotor function and general health.Patients and methods: We evaluated, in a 12 months interval, the effects of vitamin D supplementation on grip strength in 45 nursing home residents (...

ea0014p395 | (1) | ECE2007

Body fat concentration is a poor predictor of bone mineral content in hyperthyroid women

Vulpoi Carmen , Branisteanu Dumitru , Zbranca Eusebie

Hyperthyroidism has significant impact upon both bone turnover and body composition. The present study was designed to investigate whether there is a connection between changes in body composition and bone mineral content at female patients with perturbed thyroid function. Sixty-seven long standing (over 6 months) overt hyperthyroid women had significantly lower bone mineral content as expressed by the Z score measured by quantitative ultrasonography (−0.86+/−0.69 ...

ea0032p82 | Bone and Osteoporosis | ECE2013

The value of PRP/PRF in the treatment of bisphosphonates-induced maxillary osteonecrosis: preliminary study

Costan Victor-Vlad , Ciofu Mihai Liviu , Popescu Eugenia , Vulpoi Carmen

Background: Intravenous bisphosphonates treatment brings real benefits to patients with bone metastases. Unfortunately, this treatment sometimes has a difficult to treat complication, often disabling for the patients – the osteonecrosis of the jaws. A new approach in the management of this complication is the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP).Patients and methods: Five patients aged between 62 and 72 years old (three men and two women) were included...

ea0037ep111 | Steroids, development and paediatric endocrinology | ECE2015

The beast behind the dwarf

Rimbu Cosmina , Damian Lisandra , Leustean Letitia , Miron Ingrith , Florescu Alexandru , Vulpoi Carmen , Ungureanu Maria Christina

Abnormalities of growth are one of the most common reasons for the paediatric–endocrinology consults. It’s an obvious manifestation with countless possible causes behind, and sometimes we can have unexpected diagnosis.Case presentation: we investigated the case of a 4 years old girl, born at term, naturally, SGA: birth weight=1950 g, who presented in the Endocrinology Department for short stature. Clinical evaluation: 89.5 cm (−4 DS), 11 ...

ea0037ep996 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2015

Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy is an efficient diagnostic tool in thyroid nodules

Armasu Ioana , Ciobanu Delia , Istrate Andra , Vasiliu Ioana , Ionescu Lidia , Preda Cristina , Mogos Voichita , Vulpoi Carmen

Introduction: Thyroid nodules are commonly encountered in clinical practice, the main diagnostic problem being the benign or malignant nature of the nodules. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is a standard diagnostic test for evaluating thyroid nodules. Several studies have showed that the use of ultrasound guidance (US-FNAB) improves the diagnostic accuracy of aspiration biopsies in comparison with palpation guidance (P-FNAB) alone.Patients and metho...

ea0037ep1318 | Clinical Cases–Thyroid/Other | ECE2015

Is thymectomy a solution for myasthenia gravis associated with autoimmune thyroid diseases?

Vasiliu Ioana , Bodescu Ioana , Stefanescu Cipriana , Ciobanu Delia-Gabriela , Ionescu Lidia , Serban Ionela Lacramioara , Vulpoi Carmen

Myasthenia gravis (MG) and autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) may coexist and influence one another clinical expression. The opportunity of thymectomy in this association is controversial, since not all the studies have proven its efficacy. We report eight patients (one man and seven women) diagnosed with AITD (Graves’ disease (GD) – five cases, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) – three cases) and MG. The AITD diagnosis preceded (two cases), followed (three case...

ea0032p88 | Bone and Osteoporosis | ECE2013

Lean body mass and leptin, but not fat mass are independent predictors of bone mass in postmenopausal women

Constantinescu Georgiana , Novac Roxana , Gaspar Ioana , Preda Cristina , Vulpoi Carmen , Mogos Voichita , Branisteanu Dumitru D

Body weight is positively correlated to bone mass. While gravity represents a stimulation stress for bone turnover, endocrine function of adipocytes may also influence bone.Objectives: We investigated the relative influence of weight, body composition and leptin upon lumbar bone mass in pre and postmenopausal women.Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study including six groups varying from 8 to 15 pre- / postmenopausal healthy v...