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ea0026oc3.2 | Bone/Reproduction | ECE2011

Changes in serum magnesium levels during cinacalcet therapy for primary hyperparathyroidism

Daraki V , Spyrou F , Volanaki E , Stamou K , Kalikakis G , Mamalaki E , Papavasiliou S

The calcium receptor (CaR) participates in Ca2+ and Mg2+ metabolism at the parathyroid gland and the kidney. Cinacalcet, a calcimimetic, increases the sensitivity of CaR and has been introduced for the treatment of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). However, there are no data for the influence of cinacalcet on serum Mg2+ levels in the literature.Aim: To evaluate the effect of cinacalcet treatment on magnesi...

ea0026p53 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2011

Insulinoma in crete: a rare tumor?

Daraki V , Stamou K , Kalikakis G , Spyrou F , Golac A M , Karipidou E , Mamalaki E , Papavasiliou S

Insulinoma, a pancreatic β-cell tumor, comprises 55% of Neuroendocrine tumors with an annual incidence of 3–10/million. Female to male ratio is 3:2 presenting in their 4th decade. The main clinical symptom is severe hypoglycemia irrespective of tumor size.Aim: Presentation of four newly diagnosed insulinoma patients aged 18–60, within an eight month interval.All patients presented with neuroglycopenic symptoms (irrit...