Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p169 | (1) | ECE2007

Prevalence of primary aldosteronism among hypertensive patients (preliminary results)

Matrozova Joanna , Zacharieva Sabina , Kirilov Georgi , Boyanov Mihail , Hristov Vladimir

Until recently primary aldosteronism /PA/ was thought to be rare, accounting for no more than 0.05–2% of the hypertensive patients. Studies published in the last decade demonstrate that primary hyperaldosteronism is a much more common cause of secondary hypertension than was previously thought, accounting for as many as 5% to 25% of hypertensives in some series. For the present, there are no data concerning the prevalence of PA in Bulgaria which determined the realization...

ea0022p636 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Evaluation of quality of life in patients with acromegaly using the acromegaly quality of life questionnaire (AcroQoL)

Vandeva Silvia , Nachev Emil , Nikolov Mario , Matrozova Joanna , Kalinov Krasimir , Zacharieva Sabina

Introduction: Acromegaly is a chronic disease with a serious impact on patients’ morbidity, mortality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Recently a disease-specific questionnaire assessing HRQOL in acromegaly was developed (AcroQoL). Using this tool we have compared QoL in patients with controlled versus uncontrolled acromegaly.Patients and methods: It was a prospective, cross-sectional study. For the period 2007–December 2008 163 pati...