Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p594 | (1) | ECE2007

Cardiovascular risk and hypopituitarism: evaluation of the global cardiovascular absolute risk, using the individual score of the Progetto CUORE of the Istituto Superiore della Sanità

Di Somma Carolina , Cristina Savanelli Maria , Rota Francesca , Lombardi Gaetano , Colao Annamaria

Adults with hypopituitarism are known to have reduced life expectancy with a 2-fold higher risk of death for cardiovascular disease compared with controls. In Italy, to identify individuals at high risk for cardiovascular disease, the function of the Progetto CUORE has been identified and the global cardiovascular risk score has been built using data from different Italian cohorts. To assess the global cardiovascular risk score in adult hypopituitaric patients: 108 hypopituita...

ea0014p262 | (1) | ECE2007

Body composition and GH status in morbidly obese females before and after laparoscopic silicone adjustable-gastric banding

Savastano Silvia , Colao Annamaria , Rota Francesca , Vuolo Laura , Cristina Savanelli Maria , Cascella Teresa , Orio Francesco , Angrisani Luigi , Lombardi Gaetano , Di Somma Carolina

The GH/IGF-I axis function are reported to ameliorate after weight-loss. Bariatric surgery leads to a significant weight loss in morbidly obese patients. We investigated the relationships between GH/IGF-I axis and body composition in 20 morbidly obese females (BMI: 44.8±4.7; waist circumference (W) 119.5±7.2 cm, age 33.7±11.7 yrs) with a normal glucose tolerance, before and after laparoscopic silicone adjustable-gastric banding (LASGB). The GH axis was evaluated...