Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep733 | Developmental endocrinology | ECE2017

Endocrinology training programs in member countries of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE): a pilot survey evaluation comparing regions and cultures

Bastyr Maite P , Galofre Juan C

Background: Endocrinology is a relatively young subspecialty of internal medicine. No consensus on international standards for training has been established, and hence the variability between training programs and endocrinologist qualifications may be great.Methods: A standardized questionnaire was constructed to explore individual national standards for endocrinology training, evaluating the responding programs for physician entry criteria for each prog...

ea0049gp198 | Thyroid 1 | ECE2017

Which is the best tool to use when initiating the differential diagnosis of a thyrotoxic patient? A challenge to current guideline recommendations

Perdomo Carolina , Ramos Elisa Gil , Buey Gala Gutierrez , Llavero Maria , Gargallo Javier , Arbizu Javier , de la Higuera Magdalena , Galofre Juan C

Aim: Differential diagnosis (DD) of thyrotoxicosis is critical as the treatment of the three main causes of this condition (GravesÂ’ disease [GD], Toxic Multinodular Goitre [TMG], and Thyroiditis [TS]) differs substantially. Recently published diagnostic algorithms investigating hyperthyroidism embrace the presence of thyrotropin receptor (TSH-R) antibodies (TRab) as the first and most cruicial diagnostic step. Although TRab measurement has important limitations (some can ...

ea0049ep227 | Bone & Osteoporosis | ECE2017

Bone remodeling markers predict bone loss in premenopausal women

Buey Gala Gutierrez , Botella Sonsoles , Restituto Patricia , Fraile Macarena Rodriguez , Calleja Amparo , Llavero Maria , Gargallo Javier , Perdomo Carolina , Andrada Patricia , Varo Nerea , Galofre Juan C

Aim: Bone turnover markers (BTMs) predict more rapid rates of bone loss. However, most of these studies have been carried out in postmenopausal women. Few prospective studies have examined the degradation marker C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX) and the bone formation marker N-aminoterminal propeptide of type I collagen (P1NP) measured during the menopausal transition to predict the subsequent bone loss.Methods: We performed a prospective c...

ea0056p1048 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2018

Correlation of recommended diagnostic tools with pathological findings in the thyrotoxic patient

Perdomo Carolina M , Paricio Jose Joaquin , Llavero Maria , Gargallo Javier , Garcia Marta , Miralles Raquel , Morales Maria I , Alcalde Juan , Idoate Miguel Angel , Arbizu Javier , Galofre Juan C

Aim: A key diagnostic step to determine the cause of hyperthyroidism is the measurement of circulating thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI). High levels are associated with GravesÂ’ disease (GD). A thyroid scintigraphy (TRS) is recommended when TSI is absent or its measurement unavailable, as TRS is capable of differentiating between GD (diffuse uptake) and toxic goitre (TG) (patchy uptake). Nevertheless, and while rarely necessary, histopathology remain the best metho...

ea0056p1170 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2018

Evolution of tumor markers after external beam radiotherapy in the non-undifferentiated thyroid cancer

Moragrega Raquel Miralles , Freixes Maria Maria Curras , Zelaya Carolina Perdomo , Vaamonde Javier Gargallo , Valero Maria Llavero , Jimenez Marta Moreno , Galofre Juan C

Introduction: The role of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) as primary or as adjuvant therapy in the non-undifferentiated thyroid cancer (NUTC) is controversial. Most published data refer to retrospective case series. Therefore, little is known about the correlation between tumor markers and radiologic measurements of tumor response.Objectives: The study aimed to analyze the kinetics of tumor markers and radiologic measurement of tumor response after EBR...