Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0063ep38 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2019

Lipid profile and cardiovascular risk in psoriatic arthritis

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Kostopoulos Markos , Athanassiou Lambros , Tsakiridis Pavlos , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disorder. Currently, various biologic agents are administered in PsA patients, improving significantly disease manifestations as well as quality of life. Biologic treatment may have an effect on lipid profile and the cardiovascular risk in the disease.Aim: The aim was to follow-up a group of PsA patients and to evaluate comorbidities, lipid profile and cardiovascular risk and the ef...

ea0049ep366 | Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Lipid Metabolism | ECE2017

The effect of tocilizumab – an interleukin-6 receptor antagonist – on lipid levels in rheumatoid arthritis

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Tzanavari Aikaterini , Katsavouni Charoula , Kostopoulos Markos , Pantelidis Dimitrios , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Tocilizumab is an interleukin-6 receptor antagonist used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is known to induce remission and inhibit radiographic progression in RA. Tocilizumab may be administered either intravenously or subcutaneously. Its effect on lipid levels and the cardiovascular risk has not been fully investigated. The aim was to study the effect of tocilizumab i.v. on disease activity, lipid levels and cardiovascular risk in RA patients.<p class="ab...

ea0041ep131 | Bone &amp; Osteoporosis | ECE2016

Barrett’s esophagus and osteopenia: Report of a case

Athanassiou Panagiotis , Tzanavari Aikaterini , Spyridis Anestis , Kostopoulos Markos , Xanthakou Eleni , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia

Introduction: BarrettÂ’s esophagus is metaplasia in the cells of the lower end of the esophagus. It is characterized by the replacement of the normal stratified squamous epithelium lining of the esophagus by simple columnar epithelium with goblet cells. The disease is often related to gastroesophageal reflux and patients have pain necessitating chronic usage of proton pump inhibitors. Proton pump inhibitors have been associated with the development of low bone mineral dens...