Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0081ep653 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2022

The impact of Sheehan Syndrome on bone mineral density

Salah Ameni , Maaroufi Amel , Ajili Rihab , Saad Ghada , Hasni Yosra , Ach Koussay

Introduction: Sheehan syndrome (SS), or postpartum pituitary necrosis, is a complete or dissociated adeno-pituitary insufficiency due to hypovolemia secondary to excessive blood loss during or after delivery. Although few studies have investigated osteoporosis in isolated hormone deficiencies, the relationship between SS and osteoporosis has not been investigated in large series of SS. In this study, we aimed to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with SS.<p cl...

ea0081ep725 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2022

Decreased quality of life in adult patients with sheehan syndrome

Salah Ameni , Maaroufi Amel , Ajili Rihab , Saad Ghada , Hasni Yosra , Ach Koussay

Introduction: Sheehan Syndrome (SS) is the oldest known cause of non-tumor acquired anterior pituitary insufficiency in women. The incidence of SS would probably have decreased in recent decades in developed countries thanks to the development of obstetric care. However, it still remains a public health problem in developing countries. In addition, it constitutes a chronic disabling pathology and is strongly linked to an alteration of the quality of life. In this study we aime...

ea0081ep822 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2022

Sheehan Syndrome effects on cardiovascular risk

Salah Ameni , Maaroufi Amel , Ajili Rihab , Benabdelkarim Asma , Njah Maha Kacem , Hasni Yosra , Ach Koussay

Introduction: Sheehan syndrome has been for a long time the most frequent cause of hypopituitarism among women in developing countries, including Tunisia. Apart from hormonal deficits caused by SS, young women with SS are exposed to an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the cardiovascular risk in patients with SS. Patients and methods This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. It was carried out in the Endocrinology department of ...

ea0063p368 | Thyroid 1 | ECE2019

Glucocorticoid Functional Reserve in Hashimoto Hypothyroidism before and after LT4 replacement

Taieb Ach , Abdelkarim Asma Ben , Yosra Hasni , Amel Maaroufi , Maha Kacem , Molka Chaieb , Koussay Ach

Introduction: It has been generally accepted that adrenal function might be impaired in patients with primary hypothyroidism. A transitory low glucocorticoid production has been identified in cases with severe hypothyroidism. We tried to evaluate adrenocortical glucocorticoid function using the low-dose Synacthen test, in patients with primary hypothyroidism. The primary endpoint was to contrast the cortisol response to low-dose Synacthen before L-T4 replacement and after norm...

ea0063p778 | Thyroid 2 | ECE2019

Graves’ disease: woman or man, is there a difference in clinical presentation or evolution?

Chermiti Sondes , Hasni Yosra , Bayar Ines , Abdelkarim Asma , Kacem Maha , Chaieb Molka , Maaroufi Amel , Ach Koussay

Grave’s disease (GD), like all autoimmune diseases, is predominantly female, with sex ratio to 3 women for one man. The treatment of first intension is based on antithyroid drugs (ATD). Our objective is to compare the clinical presentation and the evolution of GD by gender. It’s a retrospective study. We studied patients with a first diagnosis of GD, in the department of endocrinology in Farhat Hached hospital in Susah, between Juanuary 2010 and December 2015. The pa...

ea0063p967 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 3 | ECE2019

Assessment of the educational level of diabetics regarding their foot

Elfekih Hamza , Amor Bilel Ben , Hasni Yosra , Maaroufi Amel , Khochtali Ines , Ach Koussay

Introduction: Diabetic foot is known to represent a serious complication of diabetes mellitus, responsible for significant morbidity, disability and considerable financial implications. The prevention of this complication requires, first and foremost, a good patient education.Objective: To evaluate the current state of knowledge and practices of foot care in diabetic patients and to identify factors associated with a good educational level.<p class="...

ea0049ep441 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Diabetic nephropathy in type 1 diabetes mellitus

Barka Ines , Chikhrouhou Nesrine , Maaroufi Amel , Kacem Maha , Chaieb Molka , Ach Koussay

Nephropathy is a serious complication of Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) with a grave prognosis after the onset of proteinuria. End stage of renal disease remains the major cause of excess morbidity and premature mortality in patients with T1DM. The aims of the present study were to investigate the prevalence of diabetic nephropathy and to evaluate risk factors for its development among patients developing T1 DM. Seventy six patients with T1DM history over 20 years were includ...

ea0049ep646 | Obesity | ECE2017

Type 1 diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Taieb Ach , Yosra Hasni , Amel Maaroufi , Maha Kacem , Molka Chaieb , Koussay Ach

Introduction: Contrary to type 2 diabetes, type 1 often occurs in young people, without obesity or cardiovascular or metabolic diseases. The association of type 1 diabetes with an authentic metabolic syndrome including obesity is very rare, though possible, with a mixed clinical picture. The goal of our study is to evaluate the association of type 1 diabetes with the metabolic syndrome.Material and methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study b...

ea0049ep1229 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Thyroid disorders and type 1 diabetes

Taieb Ach , Yosra Hasni , Amel Maaroufi , Maha Kacem , Molka Chaieb , Koussay Ach

Introduction: Type 1 Diabetes is an auto-immune disease caused by a disturbance of the immune system, damaging the Beta-cells. The association with other auto-immune diseases was frequently described, and dysthyroidism represents an important part of these associations. In type 1 diabetes, the hormonal profile can be disturbed regardless of auto-immunity. The goal of our study the thyroid hormonal profile in type 1 diabetes, as well as the prevalence of auto-immune dysthyroidi...

ea0049ep1389 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Cytohistologic correlation of thyroid nodules

Barka Ines , Ouerdani Senda , Chaieb Molka , Ben Abdelkrim Asma , Maaroufi Amel , Kacem Maha , Ach Koussay

Background: The discovery of a thyroid nodule exposes the problem of the possibility of thyroid cancer. The difficulty of management of this situation is the fact that only the histopathological examination can confirm or refute the malignancy. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is used as a diagnostic tool to assess thyroid nodules. The purpose of our study is to correlate the clinical, ultasonographic, the FNA results and final pathology to determine the predictors of malignancy o...