Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0041ep1076 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Secondary hypothyroidism and the tarsal tunnel syndrome

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Borici Neritan , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron

Clinical Case: We referred one case with primary hypothyroidism and tarsal tunnel syndrome. The boy 11 6/12 years old was presents in our clinic with fatigue, obesity, difficulty during walking, low performance in school, hyposthenia and dementia. His weight was 48 kg +3.8 DS; height 153 cm +2 DS; the patient has bilateral symptoms of the tarsal tunnel syndrome and his foot symptom was aggravated by walking. The hormonal values were: TSH 2.3 mUI/ml (0.35–4.04); FT4 0.54 n...

ea0032p609 | Female reproduction | ECE2013

Prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome in infertile patients in Albania

Dollenga Mimoza , Fureraj Thanas , Dhima Kosta , Bizbiqi Edmond , Simaku Artan

Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common gynecological endocrinopathy. Women with PCOS are at increased risk of reproductive problems including infertility, endometrial cancer, late menopause and also metabolic aberrations, including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases. There is very few data available on prevalence of PCOS on infertile population in Albania. The aim was to evaluate the prevalence of P...

ea0081p769 | Late-Breaking | ECE2022

Coexistence of hypopituitarism caused by Sheehan′s syndrome and Hashimoto′s thyroiditis. A case report, review of literature.

Kermaj Marjeta , Zaimi Irsa , Guni Mirjeta , Shkurti Adela , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Hypopituitarism due to Sheehan′s syndrome is a rare complication and its diagnosis is often overlooked. The vast majority of people with hypothyroidism have primary hypothyroidism, often due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Coexistence of hypopituitarism and primary hypothyroidism, may accelerate clinical manifestations, mainly those associated with hypothyroidism. Hashimoto′s Thyroiditis with concomitant hypopituitarism is rare but has been described...

ea0063ep36 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2019

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Hoxha Edlira , Hoxha Violeta , Husi Gerond , Fureraj Thanas , Celo Eni , Ylli Agron

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a well- known and a major acute complication of diabetes, mainly of the patients with type 1 diabetes. It is not uncommon in patients with type 2 diabetes. This situation is characterised by the presence of serum ketones greater than 5 mEq/l and ketonuria, a blood glucose level greater than 250 mg/dl, a blood PH less than 7.3 and a serum bicarbonate level of less than 18 mEq/l. There are different factors that cause ketoacidosis. DKA can be the initial...

ea0063ep157 | Thyroid | ECE2019

Thyroid storm, a rare but life-threatening appearance of hyperthyroidism

Lekbello Megi , Hoxha Violeta , Husi Gerond , Fureraj Thanas , Duva Ermira , Ylli Agron

Thyrotoxicosis is characterised by the excess of thyroid hormones into blood. The most extreme appearance of it, is thyroid storm which is presented as an acute, severe, life-threatening, hypermetabolic state caused by the added quantities of thyroid hormones, causing adrenergic hyperactivity and abnormal periphery response of thyroid hormones. The incidence of thyroid storm is evaluated at 0.2/100000 in year. The mortality of untreated thyroid storm varies from 80–100% w...

ea0049ep2 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

The correlation of salivary cortisol values with serum cortisol values

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Kolici Emirvina , Ylli Dorina , Fureraj Thanas

Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the correlation between salivary and serum cortisol values to the healthy people and patients with Cushing’s syndrome.Methods: 33 cases: 21 healthy people aged 22 to 53 years old; 12 patients with Cushing’s syndrome values were included to our study. All the participiants of control group were healthy without known disease. Two samples of salivary and serum cortisol was taken to all the participiants of...

ea0049ep495 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Prevalence of obesity and diabetes among in a developing country (Albania)

Ylli Dorina , Thomo Tomi , Hoxha Violeta , Kermaj Marjeta , Husi Gerond , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron

It is well known nowadays the positive effect that early detection of prediabetes has in preventing and postponing the diabetes onset. The aim of our study is to explore the diabetes prevalence in Albania and to identify and stratify the population at risk for developing diabetes.Material and methods: A large scale multicentre screening was performed in Albania as part of a National Campaign. 15744 patients were consecutively recluted. The following data...

ea0049ep1370 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

The role of preoperative serum thyroglobulin values in the diagnosis of differentiated thyroid cancer

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Ylli Dorina , Ikonomi Majlinda , Fureraj Thanas

Introduction: Thyroglobulin (TG) is the most important protein produced by the thyroid. TG is considered a reliable marker of recurrent disease in patient with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). Before surgery, high serum TG values may be due to an abnormally large thyroid, excessive thyroid stimulation, or physical damage to thyroid etc.Methods: We evaluated in the retrospective study 20 patients (mean age 49.6±12 S.D., range fr...

ea0041gp102 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Influence of educational training course in improving the knowledge of diabetes mellitus among nurses of Diabetes Education Units in Albania

Kermaj Marjeta , Ylli Dorina , Zeqja Anisa , Fureraj Thanas , Hoxha Violeta , Husi Gerond , Ylli Agron

Background: The involvement of nurses in diabetes patient education has an important contribution in the improvement in the quality of care provided. Experience and knowledge in diabetes and its management are crucial for teaching patients with diabetes effectively.Material and methods: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of nurse Training Course in the improvement of the knowledge of diabetes among nurses. Ten Diabetes Education Unit’s n...

ea0041ep79 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2016

Large bilateral adrenal metastatic melanoma

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Rista Elvana , Hoxha Eneida , Puca Entela , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron

Background: Adrenal metastatic melanoma can be found in up to 50% of patients with melanomas. These tumors are not hormone-secreting, and they usually present with locally advanced disease.The case: We report on the presence of a bilateral massive metastatic adrenal melanoma in a 56-year old woman with the initial clinical diagnosis of bilateral adrenal cyst or hemorrhage, and chronic adrenal failure. The patient underwent surgery one month before the ad...