Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0081ep170 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2022

Vitamin D levels in relationship to thrombotic markers in severe Sars-CoV-2 infection

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Nikolakopoulou Sofia , Konstantinou Alexandra , Mascha Olga , Samaras Charilaos , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction Severe infection from the SARS-CoV-2 virus is associated with various manifestations, including hematological manifestations. Thrombotic events or a tendency to develop thrombotic events also characterize severe COVID-19 disease and may be related to fatalities. Vitamin D is known to have immunomodulating properties and to enhance the body defense system against invading pathogens and to have immunostimulatory properties as far as the innate immune response is con...

ea0090ep103 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2023

Steroid hormone withdrawal and autoimmunity induction

Athanassiou Lambros , Athanassiou Panagiotis , Kalavri Eleni , Tsakiridis Pavlos , Fortis Athanasios , Mascha Olga , Ifigenia Kostoglou Athanasiou

Introduction: Pregnancy is characterized by increased secretion of estrogens and cortisol. Estrogen is used to prepare the maternal environment for the fetus. Cortisol induces a state of immunosuppression to avoid loss of the fetus, which, by definition, is at least partly a foreign organism. Parturition is characterized by estrogen and cortisol withdrawal. It leads to a rebound in immunity and may be accompanied by the development of autoimmune disease. Autoimmune thyroid dis...

ea0070aep904 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Non-thyroidal illness syndrome in patients admitted for acute disease and its relationship to survival

Siarkos Evangelos , Athanassiou Lambros , Spyropoulou Olga-Maria , Mascha Olga , Samaras Charilaos , Athanassiou Panagiotis , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia

Introduction: Non-thyroidal illness syndrome or low T3 syndrome is an alteration of thyroid hormone levels which occurs as a reaction to acute disease. It is characterized by low TSH levels and low T3 and T4 levels. It is transient. The severity of its expression may be related to the severity of the acute disease. It affects patients hospitalized for acute disease in the department of medicine or surgery and in the acute care unit.<p class...

ea0081p501 | Thyroid | ECE2022

Thyroid involvement in the context of sars-cov-2 infection

Athanasiou Ifigenia Kostoglou , Athanassiou Lambros , Nikolakopoulou Sofia , Konstantinou Alexandra , Mascha Olga , Bliziotis Ioannis , Samaras Charilaos , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction: The SARS-CoV-2 virus has severely affected humanity. The disease causes pneumonia which may be severe. In many cases, patients, especially if there are comorbidities, may have a fatal outcome. The disease affects all organs and the variability of its manifestations has attracted intense scientific interest. Aim: The aim of the study was to describe the case of a patient who developed subacute thyroiditis after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 ...

ea0056p278 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2018

Vitamin D and cancer of the prostate

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athnassiou Lambros , Mourmouras Nicolaos , Topalidis Stefanos , Filios Athanasios , Karafotias Achilleas , Mascha Olga , Delakas Dimitrios

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency has been found to be associated with multiple chronic diseases, including diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. However, the relationship between vitamin D and cancer remains controversial. Vitamin D deficiency is widely prevalent in the general population. In accordance, vitamin D deficiency was found to be prevalent in Scotland. In a study performed in Scotland vitamin D deficiency was observed,...

ea0073aep130 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

The benign course of MEN I disease. Implications for treatment

Athanassiou Lambros , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Xanthakou Eleni , Mascha Olga , Fortis Athanasios , Kalogirou Thomais , Athanassiou Panagiotis

MEN (multiple endocrine neoplasia) I disease represents a compilation of multiple endocrine neoplasms affecting a patient in the course of a life-time. It thus represents a phenotype which has survived over many years. Pituitary neoplasms, lipomas and parathyroid hyperplasia are observed in the disease. The aim was to describe a patient with MEN I disease who presented with lipomas and acromegaly in his early adulthood and developed primary hyperparathyroidism in his senior ye...

ea0073aep79 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2021

Hypokalemia in a patient with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection

Ifigenia Kostoglou Athanasiou , Nikolakopoulou Sofia , Konstantinou Alexandra , Athanassiou Lambros , Spyrantis Alexandros , Olga-Maria Spyropoulou , Mascha Olga , Samaras Charilaos , Bliziotis Ioannis , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Hypokalemia has been observed in cases of the new SARS-CoV-2 infection. It has been suggested that hypokalemia may be a sensitive biomarker of disease severity and the requirement for invasive mechanical ventilation requirement in COVID-19 pneumonia. The aim was to describe the case of a patient with severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia who developed severe hypokalemia. A patient, male, aged 52, presented with fever and dry cough. He was found to be positive for the SARS-CoV-2 infectio...

ea0073aep310 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2021

Vitamin D levels in a cohort of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection and relationship with disease outcome

Ifigenia Kostoglou Athanasiou , Sofia Nikolakopoulou , Konstantinou Alexandra , Athanassiou Lambros , Spyrantis Alexandros , Olga-Maria Spyropoulou , Mascha Olga , Samaras Charilaos , Bliziotis Ioannis , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Infection with the new SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19 virus has a variable course. It may run as a mild disease or may cause severe pneumonia necessitating hospitalization. Vitamin D has immunostimulatory action and causes the release of substances necessary for combating an infection. Therefore, the relationship of vitamin D with the SARS-CoV-2 virus is under scientific evaluation. The aim was to measure vitamin D levels in a cohort of patients hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infection....