Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p790 | Obesity | ECE2013

Dieting attitudes among college students in Romania

Mocanu Veronica

Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the eating attitudes and behaviors, including weight concerns and dieting behavior, among medical college students.Methods: The sample consisted of 70 undergraduate students from the School of Medicine, Iasi, Romania, 22 males and 48 females, aged 25±6 years. Eating-related behaviors were measured using the EAT–26 questionnaire. Study of food intake and physical activity was conducted using a quest...

ea0032p112 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2013

Effects of vitamin D fortified bread on muscle strength

Mocanu Veronica , Costan Anca Roxana , Vulpoi Carmen

Background: Vitamin D deficiency is common in elderly nursing home residents. It has been associated with low bone mineral density, muscle weakness, increased body sway and falls. Evidence indicates that supplementation of vitamin D in these individuals helps to improve locomotor function and general health.Patients and methods: We evaluated, in a 12 months interval, the effects of vitamin D supplementation on grip strength in 45 nursing home residents (...

ea0035p168 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2014

Vitamin D deficiency and tuberculin skin test reaction in old age home residents in Romania

Mocanu Veronica , Zugun-Eloae Florin , Azoicai Doina , Galesanu Corina

Introduction: We studied the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and tuberculin skin test (TST) to assess the delayed cellular immunity in older age home residents.Design: This was a case–control study.Methods: We evaluated TST in 50 nursing home residents (35 women and 15 men, aged 58–89 years) with 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations <50 nmol. A one-stage TST was performed using 0.1 ml of PPD RT23. An...

ea0067o27 | Oral Presentations | EYES2019

Subcutaneous white adipocytes histological evaluation in obese bariatric patients: size matters

Hristov Ioana , Timofte Daniel , Hristov Andrei , Tiron Adrian , Tiron Crina , Oboroceanu Teodor , Mocanu Veronica

Introduction: White adipose tissue celularity is a highly versatile and precocious marker for metabolic status. Fat morphology can be estimated by comparing body fat mass with average fat cell size. Recent studies have shown that adipo-cyte hypertrophy is negatively correlated with dyslipidemia and insulin resistance, independent of body composition.Methods: The study group includes 18 obese patients, with a mean age of 38.76±8.89 years and a mean B...

ea0041ep790 | Obesity | ECE2016

Micronutrients status in bariatric patients-middle term follow-up for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Hristov Ioana , Mocanu Veronica , Labusca Luminita , Zugun-Eloae Florin , Ciobanu Delia , Timofte Daniel

Introduction: Sleeve gastrectomy is a highly effective bariatric technique for morbidly obese patients thus nutritional deficiencies resulting need routine screening for proper evaluation.Aim: Little is still known about the nutritional side-effects for this restrictive bariatric procedure and our study aims to evaluate the impact of sleeve gastrectomy on micronutrients status.Methods: Our prospective study included 48 morbidly obe...

ea0026p537 | Bone/calcium/Vitamin D | ECE2011

The efficacy of four monthly 200 000 IU vitamin D3 supplementation to treat vitamin D deficiency in institutionalized elderly

Mocanu Veronica , Badescu Magda , Costan Roxana , Zugun Florin , Haliga Raluca , Galesanu Corina

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency has been frequently observed in the elderly population. Improving vitamin D status may be an important modifiable risk factor to reduce fractures; however, adherence to daily supplementation is poor. We tested whether oral administration of an alcoholic solution of vitamin D3, 200 000 IU every 4 months in elderly could assure an optimal serum 25(OH)D concentration of 80–120 nmol/l.Method: We enrolled 50 ...

ea0056p537 | Obesity | ECE2018

Differences in adipocyte size and adipogenic potential in metabolically healthy and unhealthy obese bariatric surgery patients

Hristov Ioana , Tiron Crina , Tiron Adrian , Timofte Daniel , Labusca Luminita , Leustean Letitia , Oboroceanu Teodor , Mocanu Veronica

Introduction: The adipocyte expansion is a critical process with implications in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance associated to obesity. Impaired adipogenesis leads to dysfunctional, hypertrophic adipocytes, chronic low grade inflammation and insulin resistance.Methods: Our study included 18 obese patients (13 females and 5 males) mean age 38.76±8.89 years and mean body mass index 46.06±6.48 kg/m2, referred for Lapa...

ea0063p648 | Interdisciplinary Endocrinology 1 | ECE2019

Ghrelin expression in breast carcinomas

Armasu Ioana , Ciobanu Delia-Gabriela , Ianole Victor , Vasiliu Ioana , Hristov Ioana , Leustean Letita , Lupascu Cristian , Mocanu Veronica , Serban Ionela Lacramioara , Preda Cristina

Introduction: Breast cancer is, by far, the most frequent cancer among women. Local and systemic factors have been shown to drive growth in breast cancer cells. There is increasing evidence that hormone ghrelin, known for the growth hormone releasing effect and food intake modulator, may also influence cancer growth. Ghrelin has been shown to be produced by some tumor cells, including breast cancer cells.Objective: To analyze ghrelin expression in correl...