Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0011p633 | Neuroendocrinology and behaviour | ECE2006

Hormone therapy effects on sleep and dreams in menopausal women

Rasanu C , Niculescu D , Botusan I , Filip O , Coculescu M

Introduction and objective: This study aims to report if hormone therapy modifies sleep architecture and dreams in menopausal women. Women with no hormone therapy for flushes usually present sleep deprivation and daily sleepiness as a result of nocturnal arousals. Estrogen and progesterone brain receptors can influence memory and cognition processes. Dreams modulators are cognition, socio-cultural factors, personality and brain physiology (REM/NREM percents, circadian influenc...

ea0011p543 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2006

Tumor size and gonadotrophin immunoreactivity of pituitary adenomas

Badiu C , Stancu C , Filip O , Hortopan D , Ciubotaru V , Coculescu M

At least one fifth of pituitary adenomas exhibit plurihormonality when using immunohistochemistry for anterior pituitary hormones. However, the correlation with clinical features is weak, without an agreement upon pathological predictors of tumour behaviour.The aim was to determine the immunoreactivity for anterior pituitary hormones and alpha subunit in 276 consecutive pituitary adenoma patients, aged 22–79 years (44.3±8), 154 F/ 122 M: 83 acr...