Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0081oc12.2 | Oral Communications 12: Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2022

Genetic cause of POI are common, the case for next generation sequencing?

Vogt Elinor , Bratland Eirik , Husebye Eystein Sverre , Bjornsdottir Sigridur , Berland Siren , Oksnes Marianne

Context: Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) affects approximately 1-3% of women. Clinical presentations are heterogeneous and the underlying etiologies remain unknown in the majority of cases.Objective/aim: To characterize presentations of POI and to evaluate the distribution of underlying etiologies in women with newly diagnosed POI of unknown cause.Design: Prospective study of 100 women with newly diagnosed POI. Autoimmunity w...

ea0049ep33 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

Rapid reduction in left ventricular mass in primary aldosteronism after treatment; a prospective cardiac MRI study

Grytaas Marianne Aardal , Sellevag Kjersti , Thordarson Hrafnkell Baldur , Husebye Eystein Sverre , Lovas Kristian , Larsen Terje Hjalmar

Background: Primary aldosteronism (PA) patients have increased left ventricular mass (LVM) and increased cardiovascular morbidity compared with those with essential hypertension. Echocardiographic studies have demonstrated that adrenalectomy or spironolactone decreases LVM. The aim of the present study was to use MRI to assess both LVM and cardiac function before and during stress testing, at baseline and after treatment with adrenalectomy or spironolactone, compared with heal...

ea0037ep41 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2015

Effect of stress-dosed hydrocortisone on physical capacity in patients with Addison's disease

Simunkova Katerina , Jovanovic Nevena , Oksnes Marianne , Lovas Kristian , Husebye Eystein Sverre

The current conventional glucocorticoid (GC) replacement therapy in primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) renders the cortisol levels unphysiological, resulting in very high levels alternating with almost undetectable levels of cortisol over the day. This reduces not merely the patient’s quality of life but increases the patient’s morbidity and mortality. The HPA axis is characterised by a dynamic circadian va...

ea0021p350 | Steroids | SFEBES2009

Epitopes of pterin-dependent hydroxylases in autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1

Magitta Ng'weina Francis , Bratland Eirik , Wolff Anette S B , Haavik Jan , Knappskog Per Motern , Husebye Eystein Sverre

Background: Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS1) is a disorder caused by mutations of the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene, that controls central tolerance. Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4)-dependent hydroxylases, consisting of tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH1 and TPH2), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) are commonly targeted autoantigens. Nevertheless, detailed characterization of their epitopes and independent roles of TPH isoforms has ...

ea0037ep1350 | Endocrine nursing | ECE2015

Continuous subcutaneous hydocortisone infusion replacement treatement in adrenal insufficiency – how to start the hydrocortisone infusion

Simunkova Katerina , Jovanovic Nevena , Rostrup Espen , Methlie Paal , Oksnes Marianne , Nilsen Roy Miodini , Henno Hanne , Tilseth Mira , Godang Kristin , Kovac Ana , Lovas Kristian , Husebye Eystein Sverre

Many patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) take extra doses of glucocorticoids before or during stressful events, but benefit has not been demonstrated. We aimed to test the effect of an extra dose of glucocorticoids on cardiorespiratory, hormonal and metabolic parameters in response to physical activity in a randomised placebo-controlled, 2-weeks cross-over, clinical trial ( NTC01847690). Ten women with Addison’s disease a...

ea0073aep4 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2021

Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and inflammation in autoimmune addison’s disease with residual adrenocortical function

Åse Bjorvatn Sævik , Anna-Karin Åkerman , Methlie Paal , Quinkler Marcus , Anders Jørgensen , Charlotte Höybye , Debowska Aleksandra , Bjørn Gunnar Nedrebø , Dahle Anne Lise , Carlsen Siri , Tomkowicz Aneta , Synnøve Holte , Sollid Stina Therese , Nermoen Ingrid , Kaja Grønning , Dahlqvist Per , Grimnes Guri , Skov Jakob , Finnes Trine , Valland Susanna , Wahlberg Jeanette , Simunkova Katerina , Olle Kämpe , Husebye Eystein Sverre , Bensing Sophie , Marianne Øksnes

BackgroundResidual adrenocortical function (RAF) is present in one third of patients with autoimmune Addison’s disease (AAD), yet its clinical significance remains unknown.ObjectiveTo investigate if biomarker profiles of cardiovascular disease and inflammation are different in patients with AAD and RAF compared to patients without RAF and healthy controls.Material and methods<p...

ea0073pep4.8 | Presented ePosters 4: Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2021

Current clinical practice of prenatal dexamethasone treatment in at risk pregnancies for classic 21‑hydroxylase deficiency in Europe

Nowotny Hanna F. , Blankenstein Oliver , Neumann Uta , Ahmed S. Faisal , Allen Stephanie , Baronio Federico , Battelino Tadej , Bertherat Jérôme , Bonomi Marco , de la Perrière Aude Brac , Tardy Véronique , Brucker Sara , Cappa Marco , Chanson Philippe , Bouvattier Claire , Colao Annamaria , Cools Martine , Davies Justin , Fenske Wiebke K. , Ghigo Ezio , Højbjerg Gravholt Claus , Hübner Angela , Husebye Eystein Sverre , Juul Anders , Kiefer Florian W. , Léger Juliane , Meyer Gesine , Phylactou Leonidas A. , Rohayem Julia , Russo Gianni , Scaroni Carla , Touraine Philippe , Unger Nicole , Hedi L. Claahsen-van der Grinten , Vojtková Jarmila , Yeste Diego , Günther Dörr Helmut , Lajic Svetlana , Reisch Nicole

BackgroundPrenatal dexamethasone treatment (Pdex) has been used since the 1980s to prevent virilization in female offspring suspected to have congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). However, due to lack of strong evidence for its best practice as well as limited data regarding longterm adverse effects, use of dex is highly controversial. This study reveals the current medical practice regarding Pdex in female fetuses at risk of CAH due to 21hydroxylase def...