Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep546 | Diabetes complications | ECE2017

Screening for macrovascular complications in diabetic patients in Korça, Albania

Lumi Ema , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common metabolic disorder and is associated with development of chronic macrovascular complications leading to significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical profile of macrovascular complications in diabetic patients in Korca, Albania.Material and methods: A total of 456 cases with type 2 DM attending Department of Endocrine (outpatient/inpatient), from Januar...

ea0063p982 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 3 | ECE2019

The incidence of pancreatic cancer in diabetic patients

Puca Entela , Bitri Sonla , Dyrmishi Blertina , Lumi Ema , Puca Edmond

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus has been claimed to be a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. CA 19-9 is known as a tumor marker for pancreatic cancer upper gastrointestinal tract, ovarian hepatocellular, and colorectal cancers, as well as in inflammatory conditions of the hepatobiliary system, biliary obstruction and in thyroid diseases.Aim of the study: To evaluate the level of Ca19-9 in diabetic patients and the incidence of pancreatic cancer.<p cla...

ea0041ep65 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2016

Schmidt’s syndrome – case report

Puca Entela , Olldashi Blertina , Lumi Ema , Bitri Sonila , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type II (PGA-II) or Schmidt’s syndrome is a very rare autoimmune disorder and difficult to diagnose because the symptoms of this syndrome depends on the gland which gets involved first. Approximately 14–20 people per million population are affected by polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type II. It is characterised by the obligatory occurrence of autoimmune Addison’s disease in combination with thyroid autoimmune dis...

ea0070aep983 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Hurthle cell carcinoma – A case report

Tare Rajmonda , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Lapardhaja Adriana , Toti Florian

Introduction: Hurthle cell carcinoma was considered to be a variant of follicular thyroid cancer. However, recent clinical and molecular studies clearly indicate that Hurthle cell cancer is a distinct tumor type. Histologically, it is characterized by the presence of a cell population of ‘oncocytes’, mostly eosinophilic oxyphilic cells and abundant cytoplasm,closely packed mitochondria, and round oval nuclei with prominent nucleoli. Unlike follicular thyroid cancer...

ea0070ep77 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Over-supplementation of vitamin D in a patient with unknown primary hyperparathyroidism

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Pilaca Arben

Background: Primary hyperparathyroidism is more prevalent in women and sometimes the patients are without clinical signs. Parathyroid disorders aren’t uncommon in the general population.Clinical case: A woman 68-year-old was present to the ambulatory visit with multiple joint pains and generalized weakness, constipation and weigh loss since 1 year ago. She hadn’t any history of fever, anorexia, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. She refered that s...

ea0070ep159 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Serum 25-oh vitamine d level in patient with Psoriasis in Korca, Albania- A case-control study

Lumi Ema , Ramollari Laura , Vasili Ermira , Ylli Agron

Background: Psoriasis is a common chronic, inflammatory skin disease that may exhibit a variety of clinical manifestations. Psoriasis has also been identified as a multisystem chronic inflammatory disorder associated with multiple comorbidities. Recently has been reported a role for vitamin D in the pathogenesis of different skin diseases, including psoriasis.Aim: The objective of this study was to measure the serum level of vitamin D in patients with ps...

ea0056p416 | Diabetes complications | ECE2018

Comparitive angiographic profile in diabetic and non-diabetic patient (retrospective study)

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , YLLI Dorina

Background: Diabetes is one of the risk factor for coronary disease. Patient with diabetes have a increased prevalence and incidence of coronary vessels disease compare with the people without diabetes in the general population.Aim and objectives: To compare the study of angiographic coronary results in the patient with and without diabetes.Materials and methods: 172 pacients; 66 with diabetes and 106 without diabetes was admitted ...

ea0056p801 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2018

Gonadotroph pituitary macroadenoma inducing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Puca Entela , Lumi Ema , Ylli Dorina

Case report: We report a young woman with ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS), headache, visual field defect and pituitary macro adenoma. The patient was treated about four years ago as pituitary PRL-secreting adenoma with carbergoline. The evaluation of other hormones FSH, LH and Estradiol values wasn’t done. The patient presented to our hospital with abdominal pain and headaches and amenohrrea. The pregnancy test was negative and pelcic ultrasound demonstrated enl...

ea0049ep2 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

The correlation of salivary cortisol values with serum cortisol values

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Kolici Emirvina , Ylli Dorina , Fureraj Thanas

Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the correlation between salivary and serum cortisol values to the healthy people and patients with Cushing’s syndrome.Methods: 33 cases: 21 healthy people aged 22 to 53 years old; 12 patients with Cushing’s syndrome values were included to our study. All the participiants of control group were healthy without known disease. Two samples of salivary and serum cortisol was taken to all the participiants of...

ea0049ep1370 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

The role of preoperative serum thyroglobulin values in the diagnosis of differentiated thyroid cancer

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Ylli Dorina , Ikonomi Majlinda , Fureraj Thanas

Introduction: Thyroglobulin (TG) is the most important protein produced by the thyroid. TG is considered a reliable marker of recurrent disease in patient with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). Before surgery, high serum TG values may be due to an abnormally large thyroid, excessive thyroid stimulation, or physical damage to thyroid etc.Methods: We evaluated in the retrospective study 20 patients (mean age 49.6±12 S.D., range fr...