Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035p936 | Pituitary Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2014

Dilated cardiomiopathy and acromegaly

Saavedra Ana , Goncalves Helena , Pereira Josue , Vinha Eduardo , Carvalho Davide

Introduction: Chronic somatotropin (ST) hypersecretion has systemic effects. It can cause important structural and functional cardiovascular (CV) changes, which can result in increased morbidity and mortality.Case report: A 48-year-old, male. followed by cardiology since 2005 for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) (Ecocardiography: moderately dilated left ventricle with globular appearance. Severely impaired global systolic function - LVEF 25%. Right cavities ...

ea0049ep468 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Hyperinter study: evaluation of glycemic values in acute inpatients from medical and surgical units. population without diabetes

Goncalves Helena Santos , Paixao Anusca Lopes , Lameirao Cristina , Rafael Ana , Gomes Marta , Silva Rita , Queiros Rita , Lopes Natalia , Rebelo Ana Filipa , Marques Paula Vaz

Introduction: Although inpatients hyperglycemia is a current uneasiness among the medical community, its prevalence in Portugal in unknown. We aim to identify ‘Stress hyperglycemia’ and ‘New onset diabetes’ cases in inpatients in a district hospital.Methods: We evaluated inpatients from Internal Medicine (IM), General Surgery (GS), Orthopedics and Traumatology (OT) and Stoke Unit (SU) departments, admitted from the emergency departmen...

ea0049ep567 | Diabetes complications | ECE2017

Prevalence of distal symmetric polyneuropathy in diabetic patients in general medicine wards

Lopes Ana , Goncalves Helena , Fonseca Liliana , Branco Catarina Castelo , Goncalves Joao , Sousa Luisa , Calejo Margarida , Martins Sara , Neves Joao , Teixeira Sofia

Background: Distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSPN) is one of the most prevalent chronic complications of diabetes and the most common cause in the pathway to diabetic foot ulceration. Screening for DSPN enables early intervention and prevention of complications. The Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Examination (SWME) is currently the method of choice to screen DSPN, but ideally two neurologic tests should be used. The Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI), which evaluat...