Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p862 | Pituitary – Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

Clinical diagnostic implications of sequential pattern of dynamic MRI for pituitary microadenoma

Guo Qinghua , Erickson Dana , Young William , Bancos Irina , Erickson Bradley

Objective: We examined whether sequential enhancement patterns of pituitary microadenomas on dynamic MRI correlates with different subtypes of pituitary tumors.Materials and methods: Patients with pituitary microadenomas imaged via dynamic MRI between years 2000 and 2012 were included. The intensity of the adenoma and of normal gland at each time point in the dynamic sequence was measured by drawing a region of interest (ROI) on both the normal pituitary...

ea0022p17 | Adrenal | ECE2010

Salivary cortisol in the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome: clinical experience with liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry on outpatient basis

Erickson Dana , Singh Ravinder , Sathananthan Airani , Vella Adrian , Bryant Sandra

Late night salivary cortisol measurements have been increasingly used as an initial diagnostic test for the evaluation of patients with a clinical suspicion of Cushing syndrome (CS). Published studies include varying numbers of cases and controls and importantly various assay methods (usually immunoassays), as well as various methods of generating normative values.Materials and methods: We examined the diagnostic utility of salivary cortisol measurement ...

ea0099p117 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2024

Proton beam radiotherapy for treatment of functional pituitary adenomas

Erickson Dana , Justine Herndon , Laack Nadia , Breen William

Background: Proton beam therapy (PBT) provides high doses of radiation to the targeted tissues while minimizing exposure to surrounding structures. Although rarely used in patients with functional pituitary adenomas (FPA) it might be nessesary in certain clinical situations. There is paucity of data regarding short- and long-term endocrinologic outcomes.Objectives: In patients undergoing PBT, determine rate of remission of FPA(normal hormonal values off ...

ea0044p130 | Neoplasia, cancer and late effects | SFEBES2016

Diagnostic performance of adrenal imaging in a high risk population for adrenal malignancy

Delivanis Danae , Nathan Mark , Atwell Thomas , Eiken Patrick , Schmit Grant , Natt Neena , Erickson Dana , Maraka Spyridoula , Young William , Bancos Irina

Objective: There is limited evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of imaging tests in patients at high risk for adrenal malignancy. Our objective was to determine the performance of computed tomography (CT) and 18FDG-PET/CT imaging in diagnosing a malignant adrenal mass in a high risk population of patients referred for CT-guided adrenal biopsy.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 378 patients who had percutaneous adrenal ...

ea0038p411 | Steroids | SFEBES2015

The effect of adrenalectomy on cardiovascular morbidity in adrenal tumor patients with subclinical Cushing’s syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis

Bancos Irina , Alahdab Fares , Crowley Rachel , Chortis Vasileios , Erickson Dana , Natt Neena , Terzolo Massimo , Arlt Wiebke , Murad Mohammad

Introduction: Patients with subclinical Cushing’s syndrome (SCS) present with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, however, the beneficial effect of adrenalectomy on cardiovascular risk factors is uncertain.Objective: Systematic meta-analysis to determine the effect of adrenalectomy vs conservative follow-up on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with adrenal tumors and SCS.Methods: We searched 6 databases thr...