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ea0070aep842 | Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2020

Evaluation of erectile dysfunction leading to a diagnosis of myotonic dystrophy

Togias Stefanos , Stergiotis Stefanos , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Koukkou Eftychia

Erectile dysfunction is a common complaint of men with hypogonadism. We present the case-history of a 42-year-old man who complained of erectile dysfunction for four years. Previous paternity was mentioned in his past medical history. On clinical examination his appearance was eunuchoid with frontal balding, reduced chest hair and lipomastia. Bilateral ptosis was also noticed and after being questioned the patient admitted that he had surgically repaired eyelid ptosis one year...

ea0070aep877 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Breast cancer metastasis to the thyroid gland – A case report

Michou Aikaterini , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Metastases to the thyroid are rare (1.4–3% of malignant solid tumors). When present, metastatic cancers mimic the ultrasound image of the thyroid parenchyma, hindering diagnosis. Breast cancer rarely metastasizes to the thyroid.Case: A 61-year-old woman was referred for goiterin the context of post-surgery evaluation for breast cancer. Thyrotropin (1.14 mIU/l), calcitonin (0.5 pg/ml) and parathyroidhormone (54 pg/ml) levels were norma...

ea0063gp221 | Gestational and Type 1 Diabetes | ECE2019

Insulin requirements during lactation in women with diabetes mellitus type 1 in comparison with pre-pregnancy levels – a retrospective study

Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Linardi Anastasia , Michou Aikaterini , Milionis Charalampos , Lekkou Anastasia , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Lactation is a period of particular importance regarding the management of glycemia in women with Diabetes Mellitus type 1 (DM1), the aim being to prevent hypoglycemia during breastfeeding. The purpose of this study was to investigate the variation of insulin requirements during lactation in comparison with pre-pregnancy levels in women with DM1 and to find potential correlation factors.Materials-methods: We conducted a retrospective case f...

ea0070aep395 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Betamethasone administration in pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes mellitus

Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Linardi Anastasia , Michou Aikaterini , Milionis Charalampos , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Betamethasone (BM) is widely used in pregnancy. Its diabetogenic potential is known, and in combination with placental insulin resistance in pregnancy, leads to a transient increase in glycemia. Our aim was to study the changes in glycemia in women with singleton pregnancies and pre-existing diabetes mellitus, under insulin therapy, after administration of BM for obstetric causes.Materials and methods: We closely monitored and assessed the ...

ea0070ep382 | Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2020

TSH levels vis-à-vis total sperm count and testosterone levels

Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Stergiotis Stefanos , Togias Stefanos , Michou Aikaterini , Lekkou Anastasia , Mastrodimou Vaso , Pappa Athina , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: The role of thyroid hormones is important in testicular development and function (involvement in Sertoli cell proliferation and functional maturation control and postnatally in Leydig cell differentiation and steroidogenesis). Additionally, thyroid hormone receptors are found in testicular cells throughout development and in adulthood. Our aim was to study thyroid hormone effects on testicular function.Materials and methods: We retrospectiv...

ea0063p641 | Interdisciplinary Endocrinology 1 | ECE2019

Digital epidemiology of hypothyroidism: pilot study

Ilias Ioannis , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Digital epidemiology uses digital data which was not generated with the primary goal of serving epidemiological research (Life Sci Soc Pol 2018; 14:1). Recently, time and geographical correlation was noted between Google Trends findings and the prevalence of coronary artery disease (JACC, 2018, 71:98). Furthermore, using Google Trends, we have noted that the search terms ‘fatigue/weakness’ were correlated with the terms ‘hypothyroidism/thyroiditis&...

ea0073ep49 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2021

Internet searches for diet and obesity in the COVID-19 era: a study in Greece and Lithuania

Zabuliene Lina , Tselebis Athanasios , Ilias Ioannis

IntroductionInternet searches mirror – to a degree – real-life behaviors and are influenced by chronic situations or abrupt events. From 2019 onwards the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed profoundly daily habits, particularly during periods of protracted lockdown and following stay-at-home orders.AimIn this study we aimed to assess Google Trends internet searches for diet and obesity over ...

ea0081ep1175 | Late Breaking | ECE2022

Greece: Study of people’s mobility in parks vis-à-vis internet searches for diet or obesity in the Covid-19 era

Ilias Ioannis , Milionis Charalampos , Tselebis Athanasios , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: In the Covid-19 era mass media present people worldwide, including in Greece, to transiently flock to green spaces and parks. A study from the Western United States in 2020, indicated that indeed, park visitation may have increased by 20% compared to baseline (the immediate pre-Covid-19 period). The Google mobility index (GMI) is based on location data/visits - from smartphone users - to various areas; among areas of mobility the GMI can focus specifically on vis...

ea0084ps3-13-114 | Pregnancy & Iodine | ETA2022

The troubled discourse of hypothyroidism in pregnancy: sentiment analysis of the literature from 2011 to 2021

Ilias Ioannis , Milionis Charalampos , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction/Aim: The diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism in pregnancy is a domain of shifting paradigms, with changes in guidelines, which may have led clinicians to confusion or angst (Endocrine Today; October 2019). Since sentiment analysis (SA) of medical texts can be implemented (Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2015; 64: 17–27) we sought to use SA regarding this clinical issue.Materials/Methods: We collected the English language abst...

ea0070aep970 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Falsely elevated FT4 measurements with an electrochemiluminescent assay

Pappa Athina , Ilias Ioannis , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Recently Roche Diagnostics (Rotkreuz, Switzerland) introduced the third generation of its Elecsys free thyroxine (FT4 iii) assay (in Greece from February 2019 onwards). The new assay is considered to have reduced biotin interference compared to its previous version (Ft4 ii). Kits of the FT4 ii assay are still available (and valid) according to the manufacturer’s expiration date. Using the FT4 ii assay per the manufacturer’s instructions we noticed FT4...