Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0038p3 | Bone | SFEBES2015

Reduction in daily hydrocortisone dose in adrenal insufficiency improves significantly bone mineral density – results from a 2-years prospective trial

Schulz Julia , Koetz Kathrin , Ventz Manfred , Diederich Sven , Quinkler Marcus

Introduction: Patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) and patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) receive life-long glucocorticoid (GC) replacement therapy. Today daily GC doses are still higher than the reported adrenal cortisol production rate, and are not able to reproduce the physiological secretion pattern. This might result in long-term morbidities such as osteoporosis. Until now no prospective trial was performed investigating the long-term effect o...

ea0035p44 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2014

Bone mineral density does not decrease in patients with adrenal insufficiency on a low daily glucocorticoid dose over a 2 year period

Schulz Julia , Koetz Kathrin , Ventz Manfred , Diederich Sven , Quinkler Marcus

Introduction: Patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) and patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) receive glucocorticoid replacement therapy, which might cause osteoporosis.Objective: i) Is bone mineral density (BMD) depending on the height of the daily glucocorticoid dose? ii) Is BMD decreasing over a 2-year period of glucocorticoid replacement therapy?Methods: Prospective, longitudinal study including 56 pati...

ea0025p9 | Bone | SFEBES2011

Bone mineral density in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency compared to patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Koetz Kathrin , Ventz Manfred , Diederich Sven , Quinkler Marcus

Introduction: Patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (AddisonÂ’s disease) and patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) still tend to receive more glucococorticoids than the normal endogenous production in healthy subjects. CAH patients start glucocorticoid treatment usually with diagnosis in their early childhood, whereas AddisonÂ’s patients have a later onset of their disease and start of their treatment.Objective: To compare pati...