Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049n3.2 | (1) | ECE2017

Update on diet and lifestyle throughout lifespan to improve health – sexual hormones and bone, a close link throughout lifespan

Papadakis Georgios

Bone health is increasingly recognized as a crucial factor for quality of life. Osteoporosis, defined as bone impairment leading to an increased risk of fracture, is an important source of morbidity and even mortality in later life. Both male and female achieve the peak bone mass at around the age of 25 years. This peak is significantly lower in case of puberty and/or growth disorders, thus increasing the risk of osteoporosis later in life.Discussion: Ou...

ea0063ep68 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2019

Lack of definite association of vitamin D deficiency with diabetic neuropathy: Investigation in Greek and in Bangladeshi patients

Papadakis Georgios , Zambelis Thomas , Kokotis Panagiotis , Karandreas Nikolaos

Aim: Determination of the 25(OH) vitamin D levels in Greek-born and in Bangladeshi immigrant patients in Greece with diabetes with and without polyneuropathy.Materials and methods: The method for the detection and staging of polyneuropathy proposed by Dyck, 1988 was used.Results: A total of 111 Bangladeshi immigrants and 101 Greek diabetic patients took part in the study. Vitamin D levels were significantly lower in Bangladeshi tha...

ea0049ep417 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Epidemiological and clinical study of diabetes in immigrants from Bangladesh in Athens versus Greek patients

Papadakis Georgios , Zambelis Thomas , Konstantopoulos Kostas , Chatzipanagiotou Stylianos

Objectives: Diabetes risk for Asians is related to a greater tendency to adiposity, which increases insulin resistance. Various studies have highlighted the fact that people from South Asia have a younger age of onset of diabetes, greater upper-body adiposity and lower body mass index (BMI) and higher risk compared to those from other nations. Greece has experienced a large wave of immigration from Asian countries, especially Bangladesh. The purpose of this study was to explor...

ea0049ep442 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Diabetes and smoking: epidemiological study in two ethnic groups

Papadakis Georgios , Zambelis Thomas , Konstantopoulos Kostas , Chatzipanagiotou Stylianos

Objectives: Smoking tobacco is a risk factor for several diseases and has been increasing in many developing countries. Smoking cessation counseling should be a routine component of diabetes care. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between smoking status in two different groups of patients with diabetes: Immigrants from Bangladesh who live in Greece and Greek-born subjects.Methods: A total of 166 immigrants with diabetes (122 wit...

ea0049ep509 | Diabetes complications | ECE2017

Prayer marks in immigrants from Bangladesh with diabetes mellitus who live in Greece

Papadakis Georgios , Zambelis Thomas , Konstantopoulos Kostas , Chatzipanagiotou Stylianos

Introduction: Prayer marks (PMs) have been reported in the literature among Muslim prayers. PMs are found most often on the forehead, knees, ankles and dorsa of the feet. The most common changes consist of thickening, lichenification and hyperpigmentation of the skin, the causative factors being repeated pressure and friction during pray.Objectives: Immigrant populations are disproportionately affected by diabetes and its complications. Moreover, diabeti...

ea0056p202 | Calcium & Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2018

Vitamin D levels in two ethnic groups of patients with diabetes

Papadakis Georgios , Zambelis Thomas , Konstantopoulos Kostas , Chatzipanagiotou Stylianos

Introduction: • Vitamin D deficiency is thought to impair insulin action and glucose metabolism.• Migrants who live in Western countries seem to have lower 25(OH)VitD levels, not only from their white counterparts but also from their native populations in their country of origin.Objectives: • We investigated a cohort of predominantly white Greek Caucasian and Bangladeshi immigrant patients with diabetes mellitus in o...

ea0063gp145 | Interdisciplinary Endocrinology 1 | ECE2019

Final (FH) and target height (TH) in male and female patients with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH)/Kallmann syndrome (KS): a monocentric study of 216 patients

Maione Luigi , Pala Giovanna , Trabado Severine , Papadakis Georgios , Maghnie Mohamad , Bouvattier Claire , Young Jacques

Context: CHH/KS is a major cause of pubertal and bone maturation delay due to sex steroids deficiency. FH and TH have not been evaluated in large series of CHH/KS patients. Analysis of auxometric measures in patients’ siblings has never been performed.Patients and methods: We selected 216 (164/52 men/women; 112/104 KS/normosmic CHH) with available auxometric measures. Sibling stature was available in a subgroup of 162 patients. Difference between th...

ea0041gp32 | Bone & Calcium Homeostasis | ECE2016

Hormone replacement therapy has favorable effects on bone microarchitecture, bone mineral density and body fat mass, without affecting lean mass: the OsteoLaus Cohort

Papadakis Georgios , Hans Didier , Vollenweider Peter , Waeber Gerard , Preisig Martin , Marques-Vidal Pedro , Lamy Olivier

Introduction: Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) increases bone mineral density (BMD). Controversy exists regarding residual effect after withdrawal. We aimed to explore the effect of HRT and HRT withdrawal on: i) BMD and bone microarchitecture assessed by trabecular bone score (TBS); ii) fat (FMI), lean (LMI) and appendicular lean (ALMI) mass indexes.Methods: The OsteoLaus Cohort assessed 1500 women (50–80 years) for BMD, TBS, total energy expendit...

ea0041ep419 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2016

Association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and diabetes

Papadakis Georgios , Kakava Kassiani , Pappa Theodora , Dogkas Nikolaos , Villiotou Vassiliki , Pappas Anastasios

Introduction: A significant body of literature supports that 25(OH)vitD deficiency is associated with insulin resistance. We studied the prevalence of 25(OH)vitD deficiency across the spectrum of glucose metabolism.Design: The study participants (441 total, 362 females (82.1%) and 79 males (17.9%)) had a mean age (±S.D.) of 64.59 (±9.44) years, range: 32–92 years. The study population was divided into two groups: Individuals...

ea0041ep651 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2016

Hirsutism with rapid onset presenting in a 62-year-old postmenopausal woman

Tzaves Ioannis , Papadakis Georgios , Moustakas Konstantinos , Keramidas Ioannis , Kaltzidou Victoria , Veniou Eirini , Kalinoglou Nikolaos , Tertipi Athanasia

Introduction: Virilizing tumors are rare, but frequent cause of virilization in postmenopausal women.Case report: A 62-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with a rapid onset of hirsutism with increased terminal hair growth, particular on chin and abdomen, frontal male pattern balding in the last 5 months. Physical examination revealed a low-pitched, deepened voice and clitoromegaly. The Ferriman–Gallwey score was 18. Laboratory evaluation: Testo...