Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0041ep985 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Clinical, imaging and cytological differences between palpable and non-palpable thyroid nodules

Silva Joao , Paiva Sandra , Ribeiro Cristina , Melo Miguel , Gomes Leonor , Bastos Margarida , Carrilho Francisco

Introduction: The prevalence of palpable nodules varies between 3–7% and nodules diagnosed by ultrasonography between 20–76%. According to the American Thyroid Association’s guidelines it isn’t recommended to perform routine thyroid ultrasound for thyroid nodules diagnosis, unless they are palpable or there are any risk factors.Objective: Evaluation of sonographic and cytological differences between palpable and non-palpable thyroid n...

ea0035p812 | Paediatric endocrinology | ECE2014

Pediatric Graves disease: treatment options and prognosis factors

Saraiva Joana , Cardoso Rita , Dinis Isabel , Gomes Leonor , Carrilho Francisco , Mirante Alice

Introduction: Graves’ disease (GD) is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in children. Therapeutic options available (anti-thyroid drugs, radioactive iodide, and thyroidectomy) are associated with complications and treatment of this age group remains controversial.Objective: To review our experience in the management of pediatric patients with GD.Materials and methods: Retrospective review of 35 children, diagnosed betwee...

ea0035p944 | Pituitary Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2014

Weight and metabolic profile evolution in patients with treated prolatinomas

Guelho Daniela , Gomes Leonor , Paiva Isabel , Saraiva Joana , Moreno Carolina , Cardoso Luis , Vicente Nuno , Carrilho Francisco

Introduction: The metabolic consequences of hyperprolactinemia and the repercussions of its treatment with dopaminergic agonists are not yet fully understood. This study aims to evaluate the metabolic profile of patients with prolactinomas (prevalence of diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia and obesity) and identify the potential variations after treatment with bromocriptine.Methods: Retrospective study of patients followed between 1962 and 2013. Included 17...

ea0020p582 | Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary and Behaviour | ECE2009

Immunoassay determination of macroprolactin in hyperprolactinemic patients: an interassay comparative study

Martinho Mariana , Martinho Teresa , Cunha Nuno , Curado Fatima , Gomes Leonor , Valido Frederico , Naidenov Plamen , Rodrigues Fernando

Prolactin is mainly found in the monomeric form although it can also occur in the big-PRL and bigbigPRL (bbPRL) form: a complex of prolactin and immunoglobulin G. The latter has reduced bioactivity despite maintaining its imunorreactivity. This can cause false positive results representing the main cause of interassay variability in prolactin measurement. It should therefore be considered in every study concerning hyperprolactinemia. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of bbPR...

ea0014oc4.3 | Neuroendocriology basis | ECE2007

Absence of germline AIP mutations in early onset sporadic somatotropinomas

Gomes Leonor , Prazeres Hugo , Paiva Isabel , Ribeiro Cristina , Rebelo Olinda , Martins Teresa , Lacerda Manuela , Carvalheiro Manuela

Objective: The pathogenesis of pituitary tumours is still incompletely understood. Somatotropinomas occur both sporadically and in the context of familial syndromes, such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), Carney complex (CNC) and isolated familial somatotropinoma (IFS). Recently, germline mutations were reported in AIP (aryl hydrocarbon receptor interacting protein) gene in Finish and Italian families and in Finish patients with apparently sporadic pituitar...

ea0014p447 | (1) | ECE2007

Kallmann syndrome – deletion of the short arm of chromosome 8

Guimarães Joana , Bastos Margarida , Gomes Leonor , Melo Miguel , Carvalheiro Manuela

Introduction: Kallmann Syndrome (KS) consists of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and anosmia, and is 5 fold more prevalent in males. There is a considerable clinical and genetic heterogeneity and a crescent interest in autosomal genes. The FGFR1 gene, located on the short arm of chromossome 8, encodes a glycoprotein fibroblast growth factor receptor and FGFR1 mutations has been identified in 10% of KS patients. The clinical picture include typical KS and associated features....

ea0081p666 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2022

Inferior petrosal sinus sampling in differential diagnosis of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent cushing’s syndrome: a tertiary centre experience

Araujo Catia , Martins Ferreira Mafalda , Reis Guiomar Joana , Moreno Carolina , oliveira patricia , Baptista Carla , Gomes Leonor , rodrigues dircea , Paiva Isabel

Introduction: Inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS) has been considered to be the gold standard for differential diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease (CD) and ectopic ACTH secretion (EAS).Aim: To describe the experience of our centre in performing IPSS, its safety and efficacy; assess remission rates from transphenoidal surgery and clinical course; approach to the difficulty in the etiological diagnosis of ACTH-dependent Cushing’s Syndrome.<p c...

ea0063p242 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology 1 | ECE2019

Pituitary tumors diagnosed in octogenarians – clinical implications

Cunha Nelson , Gomes Leonor , Paiva Isabel , Fadiga Lucia , Catarino Diana , Silva Diana , Guiomar Joana , Vieira Ines , Lavrador Mariana , Bastos Margarida

Introduction: The aging population brought new challenges in several diseases. Pituitary tumors are usually not related with elderly, although the rise in life expectancy has allowed its diagnosis in unusual age groups.Aim: To describe the pituitary tumors diagnosed in patients with age ≥ 80 yearsMethods: Retrospective observational study which included 23 patients with pituitary tumors with age ≥ 80 years observed in c...

ea0049ep444 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Testosterone levels in men with diabetes mellitus. What relation?

Cunha Nelson , Gomes Leonor , Martins Diana , Oliveira Diana , Lages Adriana , Ventura Mara , Fadiga Lucia , Catarino Diana , Carrilho Francisco

Background: Low serum testosterone (LST) is associated with some chronic diseases, changes in body composition and resistance to insulin. Diabetes is one condition that has high prevalence of LST.Objetive: To determine the prevalence of LST in men with diabetes and its relationship with age, anthropometric and biochemical data.Material and methods: A cross-sectional study of 65 men with type 1 and type 2 diabetes was conducted, wit...

ea0049ep445 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Vitamin D and testosterone in diabetes mellitus: cross-sectional study results

Cunha Nelson , Gomes Leonor , Martins Diana , Oliveira Diana , Lages Adriana , Ventura Mara , Fadiga Lucia , Catarino Diana , Carrilho Francisco

Background: In the recent years, Vitamin D role has grown in cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, and some relations were made with low serum testosterone (LST) levels. It is equally known that in patients with diabetes, the prevalence of LST is higher.Objetive: To determine the prevalence of low levels of vitamin D and its relation with LST in men with diabetes.Material and methods: A cross-sectional study of 65 men with type...