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ea0032p864 | Pituitary – Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

Moderate hyponatremia is associated with an increased risk of overall mortality: a comprehensive meta-analysis

Corona Giovanni , Giuliani Corinna , Parenti Gabriele , Norello Dario , Verbalis Joseph G , Forti Gianni , Maggi Mario , Peri Alessandro

Introduction: Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder in clinical practice, and evidence to date indicates that severe hyponatremia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to perform a comprehensive meta-analysis that included all the published studies that compared mortality rates in subjects with or without hyponatremia of any degree.Methods: An extensive Medline, Embase, and Cochrane search was perfo...

ea0026p361 | Adrenal medulla | ECE2011

Head and neck paragangliomas: genetic spectrum and clinical variability in 101 consecutive patients

Piccini Valentina , Rapizzi Elena , Bacca Alessandra , Di Trapani Giuseppe , Pulli Raffaele , Giache Valentino , Zampetti Benedetta , Canu Letizia , Faggiano Antongiulio , Deiana Luca , Mariotti Stefano , Ambrosio Maria Rosaria , Zatelli Maria Chiara , Parenti Gabriele , Colao Annamaria , Pratesi Carlo , Bernini Gianpaolo , Ercolino Tonino , Mannelli Massimo

Purpose: To genotype patients with head–neck paragangliomas (HNPGL) and evaluate the percentage and types of germ-line mutations in patients classified according to family history (FH) and clinical presentation.Design: In total, 101 consecutive patients with HNPGL were examined for mutations in SDHB, SDHC, SDHD. SDHAF2 and VHL genes by PCR/sequencing.According to a careful FH, clinical, laboratory (including meta...