Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p296 | (1) | ECE2007

Thyroid nodules in the elderly: role of ultrasound (US) and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB)

Triggiani Vincenzo , Guastamacchia Edoardo , Resta Francesco , Sabba Carlo , Tafaro Emilio

The prevalence of thyroid nodules is increased in the elderly. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of US and US-FNAB in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer in a population of elderly subjects, all of whose thyroid nodules were subjected to US-FNAB, with no prior selection based on dimensions or echo-pattern. Over a three-year period, 276 consecutive patients (64 males and 212 [76.8%] females), aged 65 to 87 (mean 70±4.4), underwent US evaluation and US-FNAB of ...

ea0020p363 | Diabetes and Cardiovascular | ECE2009

Chemotherapy does not influence measures of glycaemic control in non-diabetic patients affected by acute leukaemia

Triggiani Vincenzo , Guastamacchia Edoardo , Liso Vincenzo , Specchia Giorgina , Resta Francesco , Sabba Carlo , Licchelli Brunella , Tafaro Emilio

Aim: Aim of the study was the evaluation of the effects of chemotherapy on insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in patients affected by acute leukaemia.Materials and methods: Thirty-two non-diabetic patients (17 male, 15 female; age 51.1±17.4, range 16–76 years; BMI=25.1±3.7, range 18.4–32.8 kg/m2; 6=18% with a family history of diabetes mellitus) affected by acute leukaemia, 4 LLA (12.5%) and 28 LMA (87.5%), have been...