Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022oc6.2 | Bone | ECE2010

Association between serum osteocalcin and insulin sensitivity in primary hyperparathyroidism

Gianotti Laura , Tassone Francesco , Pellegrino Micaela , Baffoni Claudia , Croce Chiara Giulia , Cesario Flora , Borretta Giorgio

A regulatory role of the skeleton on glucose metabolism has been supposed both in animals and in humans. Osteocalcin (OC) seems to be involved in this regulation and has been reported to be inversely associated with insulin resistance and measures of adiposity in different populations of adult subjects. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a condition mostly affecting elderly subjects and characterized by both marked increased bone turnover and increased insulin resistance. T...

ea0016p81 | Bone and calcium | ECE2008

Predictors of bone mineral density in men with primary hyperparathyroidism

Tassone Francesco , Gianotti Laura , Pellegrino Micaela , Croce Chiara , Baffoni Claudia , Magro Gianpaolo , Cesario Flora , Borretta Giorgio

Introduction: In primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) bone involvement is frequent. In women with PHPT it has been previously reported that menopausal status together with PTH, calcium levels and renal function are independent predictors of bone density. In male subjects, the impact of PHPT on bone status is less defined.Aim of the study: To investigate this study was possible predictors of bone mineral density (BMD) in a series of male subjects affected b...

ea0014oc8.3 | Neuroendocrinology clinical | ECE2007

Pituitary imaging abnormalities in patients with and without hypopituitarism after traumatic brain injury

Schneider Harald J. , Croce Chiara G. , Corneli Ginevra , Ghigo Ezio , Stalla Günter K. , Aimaretti Gianluca

Recent evidence shows that patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at substantial risk of hypopituitarism. However, the pathomechanisms are still not completely understood. Little is known about the association of morphological changes in the sella region with pituitary function in TBI. In this study, we assessed morphological abormalities of the sella region in patients with TBI and their relation to endocrine function.We have studied MR or CT sc...