Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0063gp8 | Adrenal and Neuroendocrine - Tumour | ECE2019

Pheochromocytoma: Positive predictive values of mildly-elevated urinary fractionated metanephrines in a large cohort of community-dwelling patients

Hirsch Dania , Grossman Alon , Nadler Varda , Alboim Sandra , Tsvetov Gloria

Introduction: The importance of highly sensitive screening tests for pheochromocytoma/paragnaglioma (PPGL) is clear. However, a low level of specificity may lead to unnecessary biochemical and imaging investigations and even to needless surgical procedures. Therefore, in patients with elevated values of metanephrines, it is essential to establish a rational threshold for performing prompt thorough diagnostic investigations rather than opting for active surveillance.<p clas...

ea0063p750 | Thyroid 2 | ECE2019

Presentation of thyrotoxicosis in hospitalized elderly patients

Duskin-Bitan Hadar , Adler-Cohen Chagit , Ferder Ayelet , Shimon Ilan , Grossman Alon

Introduction: Thyrotoxicosis in the elderly may present differently than in younger indeviduals, and with the aging of the worldsÂ’ population it is imperative to obtain data in this age group.Aim: Our aim was to identify and characterize clinical and biochemical parameters of thyrotoxicosis in the elderly and to compare them to those of younger patients.Methods: We retrospectively evaluated files of patients older than 40 who ...