Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029p1383 | Pituitary Clinical | ICEECE2012

No evidence for detrimental effect of cabergoline therapy on cardiac valves in patients with acromegaly

Maione L. , Garcia C. , Kallel N. , Bouchachi A. , Maison P. , Kamenicky P. , Salenave S. , Young J. , Assayag P. , Chanson P.

Context: The effects of cabergoline on cardiac valves have been extensively studied in Parkinson’s disease and hyperprolactinemia but not in acromegaly, a condition at risk of cardiac valve abnormalities.Objective: We examined the prevalence of heart valve disease and regurgitation in a series of patients with acromegaly treated with cabergoline, by comparison with matched patients who had never received this drug.Design and s...

ea0029p1080 | Neuroendocrinology | ICEECE2012

CT Scan of the anterior skull base in Kallmann syndrome reveals specific ethmoid abnormalities

Maione L. , Benadjaoud S. , Ducreux D. , Sinisi A. , Chanson P. , Benoudiba F. , Young J.

Context: Kallmann syndrome (KS) is a developmental disease associating congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) and sense of smell impairment owing to olfactory structures (OS) aplasia/hypoplasia. Although rhinencephalic MRI allows to detect specific KS OS abnormalities useful to discriminate KS from normosmic CHH (nCHH), this technique is not efficient enough to study anterior skull bone structures.Objectives: To search for specific anterior skull...

ea0011p723 | Reproduction | ECE2006

Isolated progesterone secretion by an ovarian Leydig cell tumour: I, hormonal and immunohistochemical characterization II, effects on the gonadotrope axis

Bry H , Meduri G , Abirached F , Constancis E , Brailly S , Chanson P , Young J

A 20 yr old woman was referred for primary amenorrhea. At examination BMI was 19 and displayed a pubertal development at S4P4. Hormonal evaluation showed normal prolactin, low estradiol (18 pg/ml) and gonadotropins (LH=1.5IU; FSH=1.9 IU/L). Testosterone was normal (0.25 ng/ml) but curiously plasma progesterone (P) was increased (from 3.9 to 5 ng/ml). Initial ovarian sonography and adrenal CT scan didn’t show any abnormal mass. ACTH stimulation tests showed normal response...

ea0029oc10.3 | Pituitary Clinical 2 | ICEECE2012

Pathophysiology of renal calcium handling in acromegaly revisited

Kamenicky P. , Blanchard A. , Gauci C. , Salenave S. , Letierce A. , Lombes M. , Azizi M. , Prie D. , Souberbielle J. , Chanson P.

Background: Hypercalciuria is frequent in patients with acromegaly, but it is unclear how GH/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) regulate renal calcium handling. Elevated fasting plasma calcium levels despite increased glomerular filtration suggest enhanced renal calcium reabsorption.Objective: To investigate the impact of acromegaly on phosphocalcium metabolism.Design: Prospective sequential study ( Identifier: N...

ea0029p993 | Growth hormone IGF axis - basic | ICEECE2012

Clinical characteristics and outcome of acromegaly induced by ectopic secretion of GHRH: a French nationwide series of 21 cases

Garby L. , Caron P. , Claustrat F. , Chanson P. , Tabarin A. , Rohmer V. , Arnault G. , Bonnet F. , Chabre O. , Christin Maitre S. , Du Boullay H. , Murat A. , Nakib I. , Sadoul J. , Sassolas G. , Claustrat B. , Raverot G. , Borson Chazot F.

Context: Ectopic GHRH secretion is a rare cause of acromegaly described mainly in isolated case reports.Setting: From the registry of the sole laboratory performing plasma GHRH assays in France, we identified cases of ectopic GHRH secretion presenting with acromegaly between 1983 and 2008.Patients: In total, 21 patients aged 14–77 years, from 12 French hospitals. Median GHRH was 548 ng/l (270–9779)....