Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p341 | (1) | ECE2007

Iodine intake in Portugal: preliminary results in pregnant women

Limbert Edward , Prazeres Susana , Miranda Ana , Castro João , Carrilho Francisco , Reguengo Henrique , Borges Fatima

Introduction: Iodine is the key element for the synthesis of thyroid hormones and its intake modulates the physiology and physiopathology of thyroid gland. In Portugal, endemic goiter has disappeared, but some data make us consider that iodine intake, as in other European areas, is far from being sufficient. Taking into account the potential harmful effects of moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy, when needs are increased, and the absence of recent data on iodine intake...

ea0070ep499 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Endocrinopathies related to immune checkpoint inhibition: A clinical case presentation

Veríssimo David , Jácome de Castro Matilde , Ivo Catarina , Duarte Vitória , Marcelino Mafalda , Jácome de Castro João

Introduction: In the area of Immunotherapy, immunological checkpoints, such as CTLA-4, PD-1 or PD-L1, are membrane proteins involved in the immune response that, when inhibited, cause an increase in T cell activity and a consequent anti-tumor effect. However, this inhibition can also cause adverse effects, including endocrinopathies, such as thyroid dysfunction and hypophysitis.Clinical case: 59-year-old man, diagnosed with lung cancer, treated with nivo...

ea0014p29 | (1) | ECE2007

Quality of care in a diabetic outpatient clinic

Nobre Ema Lacerda , Chambel Paula , Domingues Andreia , da Silva Marlene Paes , Jorge Zulmira , Santos Valentim , Raimundo Joaquim , de Castro João Jácome

Background and aims: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus affects a growing number of people allover the world. It is associated with serious complications. Several studies have shown that it is possible to prevent and minimize type 2 diabetes complications if it is treated appropriately over time. In our Hospital there is, since 1998, an outpatient clinics of diabetes. This study aimed to determine the quality of care provided to diabetic patients in our institution.<p class="abstext...

ea0014p295 | (1) | ECE2007

Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid. Cytohistologic correlation: experience in a central military hospital

Nobre Ema Lacerda , Vilar Helena , Jorge Zulmira , Marcelino Mafalda , André Saudade , Guerra Paulo , Lopes Carlos , de Castro João Jácome

Background and aims: Thyroid nodular disease (TND) is a common condition in the general population. Malignant nodules occur in 5% of patients with thyroid nodules. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is considered to be the most reliable method of differentiating benign and malignant thyroid nodules. The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of FNABs performed in our Hospital.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patient...

ea0070ep264 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Hearing complications in diabetes – A clinical case

Ivo Catarina , Duarte Vitória , Veríssimo David , Silva João , Costa Eurico , Lopes Luís , Passos Dolores , Matos Teresa , Jácome de Castro João , Marcelino Mafalda

Introduction: Malignant or necrotizing external otitis (MEO) is an invasive infection between external auditory canal and skull base. It is more frequent in elderly and in diabetic patients or with compromised immune system. As MEO advance osteomyelitis can developed. It is a severe and potential mortal complication of external otitis (EO).Clinical case: 78 years old man with history of type2 diabetes (good metabolic control) and right ear external otiti...