Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0070ep126 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Augmentation index in the assessment of pulse wave reflection assessment in lean and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Alexandraki Krystallenia , Kandaraki Eleni , Papaioannou Theodoros , Piperi Christina , Argyris Antonis , Papamichael Christos , Protogerou Athnasios , Lekakis John

Objective: Conflicting findings have been published regarding the pressure wave reflection and the arterial stiffness in young women with PCOS as opposed to the overt ab initio presence of endothelial dysfunction compared with controls which can be reversed six months after metformin administration. The aim of this study was to investigate arterial stiffness and wave reflections in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with respects to the different weight...

ea0021p285 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Electrocardiographic features in Cushing’s disease: are there specific EKG changes associated with hypercortisolemia?

Alexandraki Krystallenia , Kaltsas Gregory , Vouliotis Apostolos , Papaioannou Theodoros , Apostolopoulos Nikolaos , Trisk Lauren , Zilos Athanasios , Akker Scott , Chew Shern , Drake William , Anastasakis Aris , Grossman Ashley

Introduction: Hypercortisolaemia is characterised by an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), either through a direct action on the myocardium or by affecting traditional cardiovascular risk factors. The electrocardiogram (ECG) is the initial examination to assess the structural and functional characteristics of the myocardium.Aim of the study: To investigate whether the metabolic and cardiovascular features of Cushing’s disease (CD) are a...

ea0056gp87 | Diabetes Epidemiology | ECE2018

Differential expression of apoptotic and low grade inflammatory markers in Alzheimer’s disease compared to diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2

Alexandraki Krystallenia , Apostolopoulos Nikolaos , Adamopoulos Christos , Stamouli Evangelia , Dalagiorgou Georgia , Papaioannou Theodoros , Analitis Antonios , Karamanou Marianna , Makrilakis Konstantinos , Politis Antonios , Piperi Christina

Objective: Neuroinflammation is a common primary or secondary mediator of the neurodegenerative process accompanying Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Impaired brain insulin signaling, defining brain insulin resistance may represent a link between AD and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) while neuronal apoptosis may also be involved in the inflammatory process. Peripheral cytokine levels of IL-1β, IL-6, TNFα along with high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and apopt...