Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep996 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2017

Sheehan syndrome presenting 21 years later as severe heart failure

Ferreira Ana Goncalves , Alegria Sofia , Cordeiro Maria Carlos , Portugal Jorge

Introduction: Sheehan syndrome (SS) is caused by postpartum necrosis of the pituitary gland, associated with significant haemorrhage during or after delivery. It is rare in developed countries, but still frequent in underdeveloped ones. We present a rare presentation of this syndrome.Clinical case: A 48 years old black woman presented at the emergency department for long term fatigue and dyspnea that worsened a few days before. Her physical examination r...

ea0049ep226 | Bone & Osteoporosis | ECE2017

Cinacalcet for control of primary hyperparathyroidism: a single centre experience

da Silva Tiago Nunes , Ferreira Ana Goncalves , Cordeiro Maria Carlos , Matos Ana Catarina , Portugal Jorge

Although primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is usually cured by surgery, some individuals are unable to undergo parathyroidectomy and are refractory to standard calcium lowering medical therapy. In such cases, targeted therapy with cinacalcet may be useful.The aim of this study was to access the short-term efficacy of cinacalcet in lowering calcium (Ca2+) levels in patients with PHPT unable to undergo parathyroidectomy and refractory to standa...

ea0049ep486 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Insulin autoimmune syndrome: the relationship between insulin, c-peptide and glucose in active and recovering disease states

da Silva Tiago Nunes , Ferreira Ana Goncalves , Manita Isabel , Matos Ana Catarina , Carvalho Isabel , Font Paula , Prazeres Susana , Portugal Jorge

Insulin autoimmune syndrome (IAS) is a very rare cause of hypoglycaemia in western countries. One proposed mechanism is anti-insulin antibody capture of prandial insulin followed by the dissociation of insulin from anti-insulin antibody. The first objective was to study the relationship between glucose, insulin and C-peptide during a prolonged glucose load in two patients with active IAS. The second was to study the variation of these parameters between the active and the reco...

ea0049ep1298 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

The role of 99mTc-sestamibi in amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis – Case report

Victor Margarida , Ferreira Ana Goncalves , Carmona Susana , Luiz Henrique Vara , Cordeiro Maria Carlos , Portugal Jorge , Santos Ana Isabel

Introduction: Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic iodine-rich drug, known to induce thyroid dysfunction both due to its high iodine content and through amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT), being this latter process classified into three different types. Type 1 is associated with increased thyroid hormone synthesis; type 2 is a destructive process with thyroid hormone release and type 3 is thought to be a mixture of the former two. Since treatment options are different, there h...