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ea0029p1763 | Thyroid cancer | ICEECE2012

Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) of thyroid nodules: effects of the operator’s experience on adequacy of sampling: the MoCyThy (Modena’s Cytology of the Thyroid) DATABASE

Vezzani S , Ansaloni A , Zirilli L , Cioni K , Diazzi C , Simoni M , Madeo B , Rochira V

Introduction: Thyroid FNAB is the gold standard to discriminate malignant from benign thyroid nodules. However, inadequate cytology ranges from 1 to 20% (up to 33.6%) in different settings and could depend on several factors, including the operator’s skills.Aim: To evaluate the effect of operator’s experience on US-FNAB diagnostic adequacy we reviewed 7029 US-FNABs performed from January 2006 to March 2009.Materials and M...

ea0029p1771 | Thyroid cancer | ICEECE2012

Ultrasound (US) features of thyroid nodules with cytology suspicious for malignancy

Taliani E. , Ansaloni A. , Diazzi C. , Granata A. , Carani C. , Rochira V. , Madeo B.

Introduction: Several studies in literature have shown that some features of thyroid nodules at US are associated with malignancy. However, previous studies were focused mainly on subjects affected by multinodular goiter (about 70%) rather than subjects with thyroid cancer (about 30%). Furthermore, the main limitation of previous studies was the lack of thyroidectomy in all subjects.Aim of the study: To evaluate the diagnostic value of US features in a s...

ea0026p452 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2011

Thyroid disease in patients with type-1 neurofibromatosis: an underestimated issue?

Diazzi C , Guidi A , Luberto A , Taliani E , Madeo B , Rochira V , Carani C

Introduction: In type-1 neurofibromatosis (NF-1) there is an increased risk of endocrine tumors, especially pheochromocytomas, whereas thyroid carcinomas seem to be extremely rare, with few cases reported in literature.Subjects and methods: In order to investigate the frequency of hypercalcitoninaemia and medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in patients with NF-1, we evaluated the thyroid gland morphology and function in 17 patients with NF-1 by i) neck US, ii...

ea0026p148 | Male reproduction | ECE2011

Testosterone changes over time in men with human immunodeficiency virus infection: preliminary results

Brigante G , Santi D , Zirilli L , Diazzi C , Orlando G , Gnarini V , Carani C , Guaraldi G , Rochira V

Introduction: Male hypogonadism is very frequent in men treated with highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) infection, reaching a prevalence of about 20%. Literature data regarding the time course of serum total testosterone (T) levels in these patients are lacking.Aim of the study: To evaluate changes of T levels over time in HIV-positive men with an initial finding of low T (<300 ng/dl).<p class...

ea0029p1822 | Thyroid cancer | ICEECE2012

Prevalence of differentiated thyroid cancer is relevant in patiens with familial adenomatous polyposis: a case-control prospective study

Diazzi C. , Benatti P. , Zirilli L. , Gnarini V. , Madeo B. , Romano S. , Rossi G. , Carani C. , Ponz de Leon M. , Roncucci L. , Rochira V.

Introduction: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a dominantly inherited disease characterized by colorectal adenomas, extracolonic gastrointestinal manifestations and extraintestinal diseases. Among them, differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is considered very frequent with an approximately risk 160 times higher than in general population, and with a prevalence of the cribriform-morular variant. As this esteem comes from scattered data, we evaluated in a prospective contro...

ea0026p670 | Diabetes therapy | ECE2011

Self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes mellitus: effect on glycemic control in non-insulin-treated patients

Madeo B , Scaltriti S , Romano S , Diazzi C , El Goch M , Granata A R M , Cavani E R , Carani C , Rochira V

Introduction: The efficacy of self monitoring of blood glucose (SBMG) on glycaemic control in non-insulin-treated (NIT) type-2-diabetes-mellitus (T2DM) is still controversial. In this paper we evaluated the influence of SMBG on glycaemic control in patients with T2DM with poor glycaemic control treated with oral antidiabetic agents.Methods: Thirty NIT-T2DM patients with poor glycaemic control and HbA1c>7% under treatment with oral hypoglycaemic agent...