Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p77 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2010

The effect of zoledronic acid on serum homocysteine, folate and vitamin B12 in patients with Paget's disease of bone

Polyzos Stergios , Anastasilakis Athanasios , Efstathiadou Zoe , Litsas Ioannis , Kita Marina , Panagiotou Athanasios , Papatheodorou Athanasios , Arsos Georgios , Moralidis Efstratios , Barmpalios Georgios , Zafeiriadou Efthimia , Terpos Evangelos

Purpose: High serum homocysteine (HCY) and indirectly deficiency of folate and/or vitamin B12 stimulate bone resorption and adversely affect collagen cross-linking. The aim of this study was the evaluation of serum levels of HCY, folate and vitamin B12 in patients with Paget’s disease of bone (PDB) and the effect of zoledronic acid (ZOL) on their serum levels.Methods: This was a prospective open-label cohort study, with a control arm at baseline. Ni...

ea0020p244 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2009

Effect of one year treatment with strontium ranelate on bone mineral density in women with established osteoporosis previously treated with teriparatide

Anastasilakis Athanasios , Polyzos Stergios , Avramidis Avraam , Papatheodorou Athanasios , Terpos Evagellos

Teriparatide (TPTD – recombinant human parathyroid hormone 1–34) markedly increases bone mineral density (BMD) and reduces fracture risk. Sequential treatment with an antiresorptive agent is believed to preserve or further increase BMD. Strontium ranelate (SR) is thought to uncouple bone remodeling resulting in increased BMD and reduced fracture risk. In this prospective study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of SR on BMD in women with established osteoporosis previo...

ea0016p202 | Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases | ECE2008

Atherosclerosis in premenopausal diabetic women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome

Vryonidou Andromachi , Christodoulou Anastasia , Papatheodorou Athanasios , Karapostolakis Georgios , Giannoulakos Nikolaos , Loi Vicky , Terzi Thomais , Phenekos Constantinos

Background and aims: It is well recognized that insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease especially in women, while the role of sex steroids is still controversial. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) represent a unique biological model for the study of the impact of all these factors on cardiovascular system. We aimed to evaluate the degree of low-grade inflammation and atherosclerosis in premenopau...

ea0073aep95 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

High dose short term glucocorticoid (gc) treatment seems to have no long term negative effect on bone mineral density (bmd) of newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis (ms) patients

Simeakis George , Saltiki Katerina , Fakas Nikolaos , Koutsikos John , Athanasiou Kostas , Papatheodorou George , Papatheodorou Athanasios , Zapanti Evangelia , Anagnostouli Maria , Alevizaki Maria , Terpos Evangelos

ObjectivesHigh-Dose-Intravenous-Steroid-Treatment-(HDIST) represents the first choice of treatment for MS relapses. Although chronic oral GC-administration is associated with bone loss there are still conflicting data regarding HDIST. Methods25 newly-diagnosed MS-patients (10-women) were prospectively enrolled meeting the following eligibility criteria: age 18–45 yrs, fully ambulatory, women with normal ...