Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p79 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2010

Cutoff point, upper and lower QUS parameters values in diagnosing demineralisation in cases with ESRD

Bucuras Dana , Poenaru Dan , Golea Ovidiu

Background: The British Society for Osteoporosis proposed a method for comparing different diagnostic measurements for BMD. It defines the upper and the lower limit for the investigated assay, that will identify osteoporosis with a sensitivity of 90% (the upper limit) and a specificity of 90% (the lower limit), compared with the defined golden standard method, mainly DXA for spine or hip. This rationale generate small number of false positive or negative results.<p class="...

ea0020p226 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2009

The new biology of pituitary natriuretic peptides: novel signalling from guanylyl cyclase-B (GC-B) receptors

Dana Bucuras , Dan Poenaru , Ovidiu Golea

Backgound: ESRD is associated with reduce bone mineral density compared with aged-matched healthy population. DXA is the standard noninvasive method to assess BMD. It is expensive, needs special equipment, X ray exposure, movement of the patients. QUS is inexpensive, mobile, easy to perform, radiation free, recognize for screening abilities and risk fracture prediction in normal population. This study assessed the ability of QUS versus DXA in determine BMD in haemodialised pop...

ea0022p78 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2010

Angiotensin converting enzyme I/D and M235T angiotensinogen gene polymorphism in patients with acromegaly

Bucuras Dana , Grigoras Dorin , Anastasiu Doru , Poenaru Dan

Backgound: ESRD is associated with a sustained decrease in bone mineral density compared with aged-matched healthy controls. DXA is the standard noninvasive method to asses BMD. QUS is inexpensive, mobile, easy to perform, radiation free, recognize for screening abilities and risk fracture prediction in normal population. This study assessed the ability of QUS versus DXA in determine low bone mass in haemodialised population.Materials and methods: Patien...

ea0022p215 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

The etiologic profile of short stature in the south west of Romania between 2004-2009

Marginean Otilia , Simedrea Ioan , Bucuras Dana , Pavel Ecaterina , Craciun Adrian , Maris Ioana , Daescu Camelia

Background: Short stature can be a sign of a wide variety of pathologic conditions or inherited disorders.Aim: To show the etiology of short stature in our region in order to asses the rationale treatment and genetic advice.Material and methods: Between January 2004 and December 2009, we have studied the prevalence and etiologic profile of the children admitted in the Endocrinology Department of ChildrenÂ’s Clinical Hospital Ti...