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ea0081ep450 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2022

Case report of a patient with type 2 diabetes and severe hypomagnesemia

Jambrović Martina , Mikolaj Kiric Maja , Maric Andreja

Introduction: GLP-1 agonists and metformin are widely used antidiabetic drugs with excellent blood glucose-lowering effects, but patients very often develop side effects. The most common side effect of these two groups of drugs is gastrointestinal intolerance in the form of vomiting, diarrhoea, general weakness and dizziness.Case ReportA 58-year-old male patient was hospitalised for the second time in one month due to a recurrence of dizziness, vomiting, ataxia and epileptic s...

ea0090ep1147 | Late Breaking | ECE2023

Presentation of A Patient with an EPI Attack and Apoplexy of A Pituitary Macroadenoma

Jambrović Martina , Maric Andreja , Mikolaj Kiric Maja

A 57-year-old female patient was presented to the neurologist in the ER because of her first grand mal-type seizure. Initial examination in the emergency department confirmed hyponatremia (Na 131 mmol/l) in laboratory findings, while CT scan of the brain and EEG were normal. During hospitalization, additional laboratory and imaging studies were performed. Neuroradiological examination was performed (CT scan of the brain, MRI of the brain and MRI of the pituitary gland), which ...

ea0070aep900 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Severe toxic reaction on thiamazole in a patient with hyperthyreoidism

Jambrović Martina , Maric Andreja , Mikolaj Kiric Maja

Female patient (56 y) with hyperthyroidism (start TSH 0.01 mIU/l; fT3 15.8 pmol/l; fT4 39.4 pmol/l) one month after initiation of thiamazole therapy (10 mg 3 × 1/1 week, then 2 × 1) came to the emergency room with symptoms of sweating, palpitations, nervousness, itching, fever (37.6 C), icterus. In medical history: oesophageal achalasia surgery 5 years ago, non-smoker. Therapy: thiamazole, bisoprolol, alprazolam. Initially in laboratory findi...

ea0070ep193 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Revision of the type of diabetes mellitus– when and why

Maric Andreja , Mikolaj Kiric Maja , Jambrović Martina

Distinguishing type 1 from type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) depends on clinical presentation, titers of antibodies and requirement for insulin therapy. Need for insulin per se is not a major difference between those two types. We measured the presence of antibodies for glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), islet–cell antibodies (ICA), insulinoma–associated protein 2 (IA–2) and the level of C–peptide in a group of 10 patients whose diagnosis of type 2 DM was e...

ea0073ep228 | Thyroid | ECE2021

Case report of a female patient with primary hyperparathyreoidism and acute pancreatitis

Martina Jambrović , Maja Mikolaj Kirić , Andreja Marić

A 65-year-old patient was hospitalized three times over a two-year period for severe acute pancreatitis. After the first hospitalization, cholecystectomy was performed. During the second hospitalization she was treated in the ICU because of the development of necrotizing emphysematous pancreatitis with the development of sepsis. During the third hospitalization the patient presents clinically with general weakness, agitation, visual hallucinations, disorientation and damaged c...

ea0081ep927 | Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2022

Online education as effective medical training for young endocrinologist

Jambrović Martina , Nekic Anja Barac , Sambula Lana , Petrak Iva , Matas Nino , Zibar Tomšić Karin

Background: Learning through various online platforms is very common nowadays and its popularity has increased especially during the pandemic period. Nowadays, medical professionals are turning more than ever to online education through available online books, websites, and various online platforms. The aim of this study was to show that virtual training can improve the knowledge and confidence of young endocrinologists.Methods: The Croatian Section for ...

ea0081p264 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2022

Mitotane side effects in the treatment of patients with adrenocortical carcinoma - a retrospective study

Barac Nekic Anja , Zibar Tomšić Karin , Sambula Lana , Matas Nino , Jambrović Martina , Petrak Iva , Dusek Tina , Kastelan Darko

Introduction: Mitotane is widely used to treat adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) and remains the mainstay of treatment along with surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the adverse side effects of mitotane treatment.Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included 36 patients with ACC, ENSAT stage I- IV, who were treated with mitotane in an adjuvant or palliative setting. Patients with ENSAT stage IV who died within 6 months after surgery wer...