Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep203 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2017

Quality of life in patients with neuroendocrine tumors treated with 177Lu-[DOTA0,Tyr3]-octreotate: a Single Tertiary Care Portuguese Center Experience

Lages Adriana , Moreira Helder , Costa Gracinda , Oliveira Patricia , Oliveira Diana , Martins Diana , Ventura Mara , Cunha Nelson , Carrilho Francisco

Introduction and purpose: 177Lu-[DOTA0,Tyr3]octreotate (177Lu-DOTA-TATE) is a radiopharmaceutical frequently used in peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT), which is a promising treatment modality in patients with metastasized neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). We purpose to evaluate the quality of life (QoL) in patients with somatostatin receptor positive inoperable or metastatic NETs throughout the three cycle’s (with three months intervals) proto...

ea0049ep44 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

Late-night salivary cortisol: cut-off definition and diagnostic value in Cushing’s syndrome

Lages Adriana , Frade Joao , Paiva Isabel , Oliveira Patricia , Oliveira Diana , Martins Diana , Ventura Mara , Cunha Nelson , Rebelo-Marques Alexandre , Antunes Susana , Leitao Fatima , Carrilho Francisco

Background: The diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome (CS) remains a challenge in clinical endocrinology. Several screening tests have been proposed to establish hypercortisolism. Late-night salivary cortisol (LNSC) is used as screening tool, however, individualized cut-off levels for each population must be defined.Methods: Three group of subjects were studied: healthy volunteers, suspected CS and proven CS. All patients collected saliva at 23.00 h using...

ea0056p401 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2018

Glycemic variability and diabetes-related antibodies titer at diagnose in type 1 diabetic patients: is there a correlation?

De Sousa Lages Adriana , Cardoso Luis , Baptista Carla , Barros Luisa , Oliveira Patricia , Oliveira Diana , Ventura Mara , Cunha Nelson , Catarino Diana , Fadiga Lucia , Carrilho Francisco

Introduction: Type 1 Diabetes (DM1) is associated with a destructive autoimmune process of pancreatic b-cells. The presence of anti-islet cells (ICA) antibodies (Ab), as well as for distinctive antigens – GAD65, IA2 or Insulin (IAA) - is related to the disease development.Aim: To evaluate the effect of DM1 antibodies on the measures of glycemic variability (GV) obtain through continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).Materials and m...

ea0081ep62 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2022

Synchronous adrenal gland masses in a patient: clinical case

Ferreira Mafalda Martins , Lavrador Mariana , Araujo Catia , Guiomar Joana Reis , Moreno Carolina , Oliveira Patricia , Paiva Isabel

We describe the case of a 69-year-old woman with bilateral adrenal incidentalomas identified in CT-scan: on the right, a 57 mm heterogeneous mass with <10 Hounsfield units(HU) with absolute washout of 16%; on the left a 13 mm mass with 35UH, intense contrast enhancement but washout of 66%. She had a recent onset of diabetes, hypertension, androgenic alopecia and facial hair. The systolic blood pressure remained persistently >160 mmHg despite receiving four antihyperten...

ea0081ep63 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2022

Malignant pheochromocytoma with bone, pulmonary and brain metastases

Araujo Catia , Ferreira Mafalda Martins , Lavrador Mariana , Moreno Carolina , Oliveira Patricia , Baptista Carla , Paiva Isabel

Introduction: Pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors whose malignancy is defined by the presence of metastases that may appear several years later. The appropriate follow-up time remains uncertain.Clinical Case: We present the case of a woman with a history of pheochromocytoma who underwent complete resection at 48 years old. The genetic evaluation was negative for mutations on RET, VHL, SDHB or SDHD genes. At 66 years old, a thoracic vertebral...

ea0041ep818 | Obesity | ECE2016

Metabolically healthy obesity: exploring the paradox

Ventura Mara , Lages Adriana , Rodrigues Dircea , Oliveira Patricia , Melo Miguel , Martins Diana , Oliveira Diana , Carrilho Francisco

Introduction: Obesity is a chronic disease associated with multiple comorbidities, defined by BMI, without considering the metabolic state of the patient. There are few data on the proportion of obese patients without metabolic syndrome (MS).Objective: To characterize patients considered to be metabolically healthy (MH) followed at the obesity outpatient clinic of one University Hospital, and to compare this group with a group of obese patients with MS.<...

ea0081p580 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2022

Hypoglycemia and impared hypoglycemia awareness: frequency and relevance in type 1 diabetes under continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion

Mafalda , Carreira Ana , Vieira Ines , Barros Luisa , Melo Miguel , Rodrigues Dircea , Oliveira Patricia , Baptista Carla , Moreno Carolina , Paiva Isabel

Introduction: Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy in type 1 diabetes (T1D) reduces the risk of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia remains a treatment-limiting factor. Impared hypoglycemia awareness (IHA) occurs in 25% of T1D cases and seems to be underestimated by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Glycemic variability (GV) is a increasingly valued parameter as a predictor of hypoglycemia and risk of chronic complications.Objective: Analysi...

ea0081p666 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2022

Inferior petrosal sinus sampling in differential diagnosis of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent cushing’s syndrome: a tertiary centre experience

Araujo Catia , Martins Ferreira Mafalda , Reis Guiomar Joana , Moreno Carolina , oliveira patricia , Baptista Carla , Gomes Leonor , rodrigues dircea , Paiva Isabel

Introduction: Inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS) has been considered to be the gold standard for differential diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease (CD) and ectopic ACTH secretion (EAS).Aim: To describe the experience of our centre in performing IPSS, its safety and efficacy; assess remission rates from transphenoidal surgery and clinical course; approach to the difficulty in the etiological diagnosis of ACTH-dependent Cushing’s Syndrome.<p c...

ea0049ep1009 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2017

Aggressive pituitary tumors: a tertiary center experience

Lages Adriana , Paiva Isabel , Gomes Leonor , Oliveira Patricia , Belo Francisco , Oliveira Diana , Martins Diana , Ventura Mara , Cunha Nelson , Carrilho Francisco

Background: Pituitary adenomas (PA) are common intracranial tumors that are mainly considered benign. A small group of patients exhibit clinically aggressive behavior sometimes unrelated to the histopathological or radiological features.Methods: Twelve patients were selected harboring a PA with clinical features of aggressiveness. All the patients underwent pre and postoperative endocrinologic/neuroradiologic evaluation.Results: 10...

ea0041gp60 | Clinical Case Reports | ECE2016

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided ethanol ablation therapy for pancreatic insulinoma: an unusual strategy

Lages Adriana de Sousa , Oliveira Patricia , Paiva Isabel , Portela Francisco , Guelho Daniela , Cardoso Luis , Vicente Nuno , Oliveira Diana , Martins Diana , Ventura Mara , Carrilho Francisco

Introduction: Insulinomas are the most frequent cause of endogenous hypoglycaemia. 90 to 95% of these are benign. Surgical enucleation or resection is the standard treatment. Medical therapy focuses mainly on the use of diazoxide with few alternatives in patients with high surgical risk.Case-report: Female patient, 89 years-old, non-diabetic, with previous history of acute myocardial infarction, stroke with motor sequelae, pacemaker carrier and severe ao...