Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035p710 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2014

Meal-induced plasma ghrelin suppression in different phases of anorexia nervosa

Polli Nicoletta , Giunta Francesca , Cesari Miriam , Zappulli Daniela , Scacchi Massimo , Persani Luca

Introduction: The ghrelin suppressive effect of food is well established in normal subjects, whereas the effectiveness of meals in decreasing plasma ghrelin in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) is still debated. Based on the above, we elected to study the ghrelin dynamics after food or placebo in a group of anorectic girls at the moment of diagnosis and after weight recuperation.Study design: Nine anorectic women (age 14–32 years) were studied. Bo...

ea0020p39 | Adrenal | ECE2009

Anemia in male patients with cushing’s syndrome before and after cure

Giraldi Francesca Pecori , Ascoli Paola , De Martin Martina , Polli Nicoletta , Cavagnini Francesco

Glucocorticoids are known to exert a stimulatory action on white blood cell precursor proliferation but little is known on erythrocyte counts in patients with Cushing’s syndrome.Aim: Of the present study was to assess red and white blood cell parametres in a large series of patients with Cushing’s syndrome and follow the blood cell changes after postsurgical remission or persistence of hypercortisolism.Methods: Of 84 pati...

ea0056gp144 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2018

Genetics of binge-eating disorder (BED): a pilot study

Cacciatore Chiara , Vezzoli Valeria , Duminuco Paolo , Scacchi Massimo , Mai Stefania , Polli Nicoletta , Persani Luca

Binge-eating disorder (BED) is characterized by recurrent (≥1 per week for 3 months), brief (≤2 h), psychologically distressing binge-eating episodes during which patients sense a lack of control and consume larger amounts of food than most people would under similar circumstances. The prevalence of BED is estimated to be between 2% and 3.5% and majority of individuals with BED are either overweight or obese. Most of the genetic research about eating disorders (ED)...