Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p547 | (1) | ECE2007

Effect of treatment with somatostatin analogue on glucose homeostasis in patients with acromegaly

Gavalas Nikos , Sabo Andrea , Papastathopoulou Lida , Botoula Efi , Tzanela Marinella

Long acting somatostatin analogues (SMS) are extensively used as second and even first line treatment of acromegaly. Except of the inhibition of GH secretion, somatostatin is a potent inhibitor of insulin secretion from the pancreatic b- cells. As defects of glucose homeostasis are very common in acromegaly, we decided to examine the effect of the control of GH hypersecretion with SMS on glucose metabolism.We study 44 acromegalic patients divided in 3 gr...

ea0013p292 | Thyroid | SFEBES2007

The calcium-sensing receptor is a target of autoantibodies in patients with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1

Gavalas Nikos , Kemp Elizabeth , Krohn Kai , Brown Edward , Watson Philip , Weetman Anthony

Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS1) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the autoimmune regulator gene. Major disease components include mucocutaneous candidiasis, hypoparathyroidism and AddisonÂ’s disease. Acquired hypoparathyroidism (AH) occurs in 80% of APS1 patients and is associated with hypocalcaemia, hyperphosphataemia and low serum levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH). Reports suggest that these clinical symptoms are initiated by...