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ea0016p433 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2008

Unusual pattern of pituitary insufficiencies following traumatic brain injury evaluated by insulin tolerance test

Faust Michael , Wille Julia , Schumann Christina , Lippert-Gruener Marcela , Ernestus Ralf I , Krone Wilhelm

There is growing evidence that pituitary failure is a common complication of traumatic brain injury. However, prevalence of hypopituitarism following traumatic brain injury varies between 25 and 69% in the literature. Moreover, the pattern of involved hypothalamic/pituitary axes differs considerably in the published trials. This might be due to small and inhomogeneous series of patients and different test methods in previous studies. The aim of our study was therefore to inves...

ea0022p619 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Lymphocytic hypophysitis: clinical characteristics and endocrine features of 64 GH deficient patients in KIMS: Pfizer International Metabolic Database

Bensing Sophie , Jonsson Peter , Hulting Anna-Lena , Cook David , Gordon Murray , Faust Michael , Koltowska-Haggstrom Maria , Casanueva Felipe

Objective: To characterize patients with GH deficiency associated with lymphocytic hypophysitis (LyH).Method: Patients with a diagnosis of LyH were identified in the KIMS database. The responsible clinicians were asked to confirm the diagnosis and to provide more detailed information on the patient by filling in a questionnaire.Results: One hundred and fifty patients with a diagnosis of LyH were identified in the database and 100 c...

ea0016p450 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2008

The benefit of long-term growth hormone replacement therapy in adults, results of the German KIMS database

Albrecht Christin , Buchfelder Michael , Faszbender Walter , Faust Michael , Kann Peter , Kreitschmann-Andermahr Ilonka , Kohlmann Thomas , Koltowska-Haggstrom Maria , Wallaschofski Henri

Objective: The German KIMS Database is a national surveillance study for evaluation of efficacy and safety of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy in adults with GH deficiency (GHD) in clinical practice.Patients: The analysis was performed using data of 1425 consecutively documented adult patients (777 men, 648 women) with GHD enrolled in KIMS Germany. The present report examined baseline and long term data (>48 months, range: 48–161 month) f...

ea0041gp40 | Bone &amp; Calcium Homeostasis | ECE2016

Severe osteomalacia caused by a phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor secreting fibroblast growth factor 23: a case report

Ravarani Lisa , Faust Michael , Quaas Alexander , Bludau Marc , Schmidt Matthias , Allendorf Inka , Topuzoglu-Muller Tengu , Hanszen Ruth , Schary Oliver , Bruning Jens C

Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare acquired paraneoplastic syndrome clinically presenting with recurring fractures, muscular weakness and pain. Laboratory values of affected patients are characterized by renal phosphate wasting and hypophosphatemia caused by an overexpression of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF- 23), a hormone belonging to the group of phosphatonins regulating phosphate and vitamin D homeostasis. Pathologically, it is secreted especially by small (and ...

ea0016oc1.1 | Neuroendocrinology and pituitary | ECE2008

Structured assessment of neuroendocrine dysfunction following traumatic brain injury and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in 921 patients: the German Interdisciplinary Database

Schneider Harald , Schneider Manfred , Tuschy U , Wallschofski Henri , Faust Michael , Renner C , Kopchak Anna , Jordan Martina , Saller Bernhard , von Rosen Friedrich , Kreitschmann-Andermahr Ilonka , Buchfelder Michael , Stalla Gunter Karl

Background: Recent studies show that traumatic brain injury (TBI) and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are frequent causes of long-term disturbances of hypothalamo–pituitary function. Still little is known about risk factors and clinical characteristics of pituitary impairment after brain damage. This study aimed to address these questions on a larger scale by establishing a national registry of these patients.Methods: All centers treating p...