Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029p1024 | Male Reproduction | ICEECE2012

Inhibitors of 5α-reductase-related side effects in patients seeking medical care for sexual dysfunction

Rastrelli G. , Corona G. , Maseroli E. , Sforza A. , Forti G. , Mannucci E. , Maggi M.

Introduction: Despite their efficacy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) the popularity of inhibitors of 5α-reductase (5ARIs) is limited by their association with adverse sexual side effects. However, the real impact of 5ARIs on sex hormones and sexual function is controversial.Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the role of 5ARIs therapy on hormonal parameters and sexual function in men already complaining of sexual prob...

ea0029p1318 | Paediatric endocrinology | ICEECE2012

Psychiatric symptoms in Addison's crisis in childhood: the complexity of diagnosis

Maggioli C. , Maseroli E. , Dirindelli P. , Stefanini M. , Innocenti E. , Pupilli C. , Petrone L. , Forti G. , De Feo M.

Introduction: Since Addison disease is relatively rare and difficult to recognize in childhood delayed diagnosis is common. Patients with adrenal insufficiency generally show hypotension, hypoglycaemia, hyponatriemia, but can also manifest mild symptoms like chronic fatigue, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, recurring abdominal pain and psychiatric symptoms. In this regard mild disturbances in mood, motivation and behavior represent the main clinical features showing a prevalence...