Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p263 | (1) | ECE2007

The importance of (TAAAA)n polymorphism of SHBG gene in the metabolic syndrome

Xita Nektaria , Milionis Charalambos , Georgiou Ioannis , Elisaf Moses , Tsatsoulis Agathocles

Introduction: Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels have been associated with the development of the metabolic syndrome. In particular, low SHBG levels have been proposed as an indicator of increased risk for metabolic syndrome in men. The (TAAAA)n repeat polymorphism SHBG gene is believed to affect SHBG levels. In vitro experiments have shown that the allele with 6 TAAAA repeats is associated with decreased transcriptional activity of SHBG gene. The aim of this study was...

ea0049ep793 | Female Reproduction | ECE2017

Cynicism and common endocrine diseases in pregnancy

Ilias Ioannis , Linardi Anastasia , Milionis Charalambos , Venaki Evangelia , Tselebis Athanasios , Nikopoulou Stamatina , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Cynicism (or cynical distrust) is described as a state of mind and belief that most people are selfish. Cynicism is an attitude characterized by general distrust of the motives of others, and some experts describe it as a form of chronic anger. Negative emotions, especially cynicism, may be harmful to physical health.Aim: The assessment of cynicism in pregnant women with common endocrine diseases.Subjects – Metho...

ea0041ep461 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2016

Procrastination and glycemic control of gestational diabetes – preliminary report

Ilias Ioannis , Milionis Charalambos , Linardi Anastasia , Koukkou Eftychia , Tselebis Athanasios , Nikopoulou Stamatina

Introduction: Psychological dimensions of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are not adequately studied and related research is limited. Procrastination as a personality trait is involved in many aspects of daily life; it has not been studied in relation to GDM.Aim: To assess procrastination in insulin-treated women with GDM.Patients-methods: A total of 15 women (mean age +S.D.: 33+4 years) diagnosed with GDM betwee...