Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p39 | Adrenal | ECE2010

The measurement of epicardial fat thickness is an index of cardiometabolic risk in patients with adrenal incidentaloma

Iorio Laura , Zelaschi Roberta , Coman Calin , Malavazos Alexis Elias , Dogliotti Giada , Corsi Massimiliano Marco , Ambrosi Bruno

An augmented cardiovascular risk is present in adrenal incidentalomas (AI), as in overt hypercortisolism. Recent studies recommended epicardial fat (EF) thickness as a new marker of visceral adiposity and an indicator of cardiometabolic risk.In this study, we evaluated the possible relationship between EF thickness, indices of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and adipocytokines levels in AI.We studied 26 patients with AI (62.3&#17...

ea0014p102 | (1) | ECE2007

Cortisol excess, inflammatory markers and echocardiographic alterations in adrenal incidentalomas

Ermetici Federica , Malavazos Alexis , Coman Calin , Morricone Lelio , Corsi Massimiliano , Ambrosi Bruno

An increased cardiovascular risk has been described in patients (pts) with adrenal incidentaloma (AI), similarly to pts with overt CushingÂ’s syndrome (CS). Some echocardiographic abnormalities and alterations in adipokine secretion involved in insulin resistance, inflammation and atherosclerosis have been reported in pts with CS. In this study the possible correlation between echocardiographic parameters and adipokine levels in pts with AI was evaluated.<p class="abst...

ea0020p19 | Adrenal | ECE2009

Adipokine levels in patients with adrenal incidentaloma

Iorio Laura , Morelli Valentina , Coletti Francesca , Della Casa Sonia , Arosio Maura , Corsi Massimiliano , Chiodini Iacopo , Ambrosi Bruno

Patients (pts) with adrenal incidentaloma (AI) may show an increased incidence of several cardiovascular risk factors, as obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. As previous data suggested that the increased cardiovascular risk in these pts could be in part mediated by alterations of adipokines, this study was aimed to evaluate plasma IL-6, resistin, CT-1 levels in a wide series of pts with AI.Ninety-three pts (42 males; 51 females; ag...