Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p169 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2013

Impact of vitamin deficiency and oF GH–IGF1 on cardiovascular risk in hypopituitaric patients

Savanelli Maria Cristina , Scarano Elisabetta , Vuolo Laura , Brunelli Vincenzo , Rubino Manila , Colao Annamaria , Di Somma Carolina

To determine a correlation between Vitamin D, GH, IGF1 and cardiovascular risk we enrolled. 41 GHD patients (22 M, 19 F, age 18–84 years) and 41 controls. In all we determined: anthropometric parameters, blood pressure (BP), lipid and glucose profile, PTH, 25-OH-vitamin D, GH peak after GHRH+ARG, IGF1. Metabolic syndrome (MS) was evaluated by the IDF criteria.The vitamin D were lower in patients than in controls (21.3±12.3 vs 28.2±9.4, <em...

ea0022p405 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Cinacalcet hydrochloride effectively controlled primary hyperparathyroidism in patients unresponsive to bisphosphonates

Faggiano Antongiulio , Somma Carolina Di , Milone Francesco , Ramundo Valeria , Rota Francesca , Vuolo Laura , Guerra Ermelinda , Colao Annamaria

Context: Until now the role of medical therapy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) was mainly based on the use of bisphosphonates. Recently, cinacalcet hydrochloride was reported to be effective in control hypercalcemia in PHP. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of cinacalcet in PHP patients who were not effectively controlled with alendronate.Patients and methods: Fourteen PHP patients (mean age 64.1±2.6) were include...

ea0014p633 | (1) | ECE2007

Three months exercise training improves cardiopulmonary functional capacity in polycystic ovary syndrome

Orio Francesco , Giallauria Francesco , Palomba Stefano , Cascella Teresa , Vuolo Laura , Tafuri Domenico , Manguso Francesco , Lombardi Gaetano , Colao Annamaria , Vigorito Carlo

Introduction and Aim: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease closely related to several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Previous study demonstrated an impaired cardiopulmonary functional capacity in PCOS women. The present study was performed to evaluate the effects of 3-months exercise training (ET) programme on cardiopulmonary functional capacity in young women with PCOS.Patients and Methods: The study was conducted according...

ea0014oc11.6 | Reproductive endocrinology II | ECE2007

Visceral fat amount as predictor for subclinical cardiovascular disease in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Cascella Teresa , Palomba Stefano , De Sio Ilario , Manguso Francesco , Vuolo Laura , Giallauria Francesco , Grieco Alessandra , Lombardi Gaetano , Colao Annamaria , Tafuri Domenico , Orio Francesco

Introduction and aim: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder associated with a wide range of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities. Obesity is present in about 45–50% of PCOS women. Increased cardiovascular risk factors and evidence of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been reported in PCOS. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether visceral fat amount may be considered as predictor for early CVD in PCOS women.P...

ea0014p262 | (1) | ECE2007

Body composition and GH status in morbidly obese females before and after laparoscopic silicone adjustable-gastric banding

Savastano Silvia , Colao Annamaria , Rota Francesca , Vuolo Laura , Cristina Savanelli Maria , Cascella Teresa , Orio Francesco , Angrisani Luigi , Lombardi Gaetano , Di Somma Carolina

The GH/IGF-I axis function are reported to ameliorate after weight-loss. Bariatric surgery leads to a significant weight loss in morbidly obese patients. We investigated the relationships between GH/IGF-I axis and body composition in 20 morbidly obese females (BMI: 44.8±4.7; waist circumference (W) 119.5±7.2 cm, age 33.7±11.7 yrs) with a normal glucose tolerance, before and after laparoscopic silicone adjustable-gastric banding (LASGB). The GH axis was evaluated...