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ea0032p610 | Female reproduction | ECE2013

Association of advanced glycosylation end products receptor polymorphisms with coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women

Xyrafis Xenofon , Toutouzas Konstantinos , Livadas Sarantis , Karachalios Athanasios , Stefanadis Christodoulos , Georgopoulos Neoklis , Diamanti-Kandarakis Evanthia

Background: Recent studies have suggested an important role of advanced glycosylation end products receptor (RAGE) in the development of atherosclerosis. However, investigation of the relationship between RAGE polymorphisms (−429T/C, −374T/A) and coronary heart disease (CHD) has shown contradictory results. Furthermore, hyperandrogenemia in women postmenopause has been associated with an adverse CHD risk profile.Aim of the study: To investiga...

ea0032p579 | Female reproduction | ECE2013

White blood cells levels and PCOS: direct and indirect relationship with insulin resistance, but not with hyperandogenemia

Papalou Olga , Livadas Sarantis , Karachalios Athanasios , Benetatos Nektarios , Boutzios George , Dracou Maria , Kokkoris Panayotis , Diamanti-Kandarakis Evanthia

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic disorder and hyperandrogenism and insulin resistance constitute the key players of syndrome pathogenesis. Another emerging important factor of PCOS is low-grade chronic inflammation. The aim of the present study was to investigate white blood cells count (WBC) in PCOS and assess its role as a possible marker of low-grade inflammation.Methods: Anthropometrical, metabolic and hormonal data...

ea0020p641 | Reproduction | ECE2009

Is there a need for withdrawal test with oral micronized natural progesterone in the evaluation of women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Livadas Sarantis , Boutzios Georgios , Economou Frangiskos , Alexandraki Krystallenia , Xyrafis Xenofon , Zerva Aristea , Karachalios Athanasios , Diamanti-Kandarakis Evanthia

Objective: To investigate the effects of oral natural micronized progesterone on hormonal and metabolic parameters in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to answer the clinical question if induction of withdrawal bleeding is a necessity for the comparison of hormonal and metabolic data in PCOS subjects.Design: Prospective clinical study.Setting: Academic medical centre.Population: Twenty eight ...