Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029n10 | (1) | ICEECE2012

Endocrine and exocrine function changes in acute pancreatitis

Kurti Floreta , Cina Tatjana , Dervishi Alketa , Poshi Klodiana

Introduction: Acute pancreatitis may cause endocrine and exocrine dysfunction, but in the early phase of acute pancreatitis these changes are poorly documented.Aim: The aim of this study was to asses the endocrine and exocrine impairment in the early phase of AP and to establish the need forPatients and methods: We have collected data from 116 patients with AP, with different aetiologies and degrees of severity of the disease. We h...

ea0092ps1-02-06 | Graves’ Disease | ETA2023

The role of selenium supplement in graves disease - a case report

Haxhiraj Adela , Poshi Klodiana , Hoxha Violeta , Kermaj Marjeta , Ylli Dorina

Introduction: Selenium is a mineral that plays a key role in the intracellular reactions of the thyroid. Some selenium-based proteins have a protective antioxidant function in thyrocytes. Likewise, Selenium is incorporated into deiodinases, helping in the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Through its antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties, selenium affects the development of autoimmune thyroid diseases, such as Graves Disease. Supplementation with selenium is often prescrib...

ea0090p372 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2023

Diabetic ketoacidosis as first presentation of diabetes mellitus in a subject with Friedreich’ ataxia. A case report and review of literature

Kermaj Marjeta , Zeneli Olta , Hoxha Violeta , Poshi Klodiana , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Friedreich ataxia (FA) is a multisystem autosomal recessive disease with progressive clinical course involving the neuromuscular and endocrine system. Individuals with FA have an increased risk of developing diabetes. In FA-associated diabetes, both insulin deficiency and insulin resistance have been reported. We present a case with FA, presented with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) as the first presentation of diabetes mellitus.Case Presentati...

ea0037ep1353 | Endocrine nursing | ECE2015

Level of knowledge about work accidents and competencies among nursing students

Kurti Floreta , Shpata Vjollca , Poshi Klodiana , Refatllari Brisilda , Gjyzari Albana , Biu Ermira , Cina Tatjana

Aim: The aim of the study is to identify the current level of knowledge of nursing students at the end of their studies in the Master’s degree about competence in general nursing, work accidents and competence of endocrine nurses in diabetes care.Methods: We had 673 nursing students enrolled in the study. They were all students at the end of their study in the master’s degree. 76% of the students were practicing nurses with more than 3 years of...

ea0073aep740 | Thyroid | ECE2021

Medullar thyroid carcinoma in a patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – A case report

Kermaj Marjeta , Haxhiraj Adela , Hoxha Violeta , Poshi Klodiana , Ylli Dorina , Elezi Edlira , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron

IntroductionHashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) has been linked to papillary carcinoma of the thyroid, Hurthle cell cancer or even lymphoma. In contrast, there are only a few reports of co-existence of HT with medullary thyroid carcinoma. The link between them is unknown. An overall prevalence of medullary carcinoma of only 0.35% has been reported in HT patients. This prevalence is higher in female rather than male. We present the case of a female patient ...

ea0092ps1-02-07 | Graves’ Disease | ETA2023

Agranulocitosis caused by methimazole in a patient with graves’ disease and multiple myeloma

Kermaj Marjeta , Biba Valbona , Poshi Klodiana , Ylli Dorina , Hoxha Violeta , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a lethal hematological malignancy with an incidence of 6.1/100 000 per year. The association of thyroid autoimmune diseases and MM is rare and has not been fully investigated. Also, it is well known that agranulocytosis is a potential lethal adverse reaction of antithyroid treatment.Case report: We present the case of a 59-year-old female patient that presented with symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Objectively: Mild bil...

ea0081p119 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2022

Spondylodiscitis after diagnostic lumbar puncture in a post COVID -19, diabetic patient

Kermaj Marjeta , Shehu Tea , Troshani Jona , Hoxha Violeta , Poshi Klodiana , Ylli Dorina , Kito Jonida , Muco Ermira , Ylli Agron

Background: During the COVID-19 outbreak, there are rising concerns about long-term complications of COVID-19. On the other hand, discitis is a rare neurologic diagnosis, often delayed or missed due to the rarity of the disease. Patients usually present at an average age of 69 years with a history of diabetes or with a systemic infection. The lumbar spine is the most frequent site of infection (54%), and the cervical is the least at 10%. This is a case of post-COVID-19, diabet...

ea0090p249 | Thyroid | ECE2023

Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with Abdominal Desmoid-Type Fibromatosis – A Case Report

Poshi Klodiana , Haxhiraj Adela , Kermaj Marjeta , Hoxha Violeta , Ylli Dorina , Toti Florian , Shehu Tea , Muja Ardita , Cerma Adishah , Zotaj Ina , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma is the most frequent malignant tumour of the thyroid gland. It usually progresses slowly and is rarely metastatic. On the other side, fibromatosis are usually benign tumours with infrequent malignant appearances, which affect musculoaponeurotic structures. The aetiology remains unclear, although various possible factors are linked to it such as trauma, genetic predisposition, β-catenin heterozygous mutation, hormone disbalance etc...

ea0070aep358 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

The trio of severe hypertriglyceridemia, acute pancreatitis and diabetic ketoacidosisin a young subject not known before with diabetes. A case report

Kermaj Marjeta , Fureraj Thanas , Hoxha Violeta , Poshi Klodiana , Ylli Dorina , Haxhiraj Adela , Elezi Edlira , Muco Ermira , Kapia Mariola , Guni Mirjeta , Ylli Agron

Introduction: The trio of severe hypertriglyceridemia, acute pancreatitis and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a rare occurrence. Previous cases have presented DKA as the initial factor, contributing to subsequent hypertriglyceridemia and pancreatitis. Moderate hypertriglyceridemia is commonly observed in DKA but severe hypertriglyceridemia is very rarely reported.Case report: We report a case, male 29 years old, diagnosed with hypertriglyceridemia 3 years...

ea0070ep523 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Low TSH level and twin pregnancy. A case report

Kermaj Marjeta , Fureraj Thanas , Hoxha Violeta , Poshi Klodiana , Ylli Dorina , Hyka Besa , Zavalani Sara , Zaimi Irsa , Resuli Klotilda , Shkurti Adela , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Thyroid physiology changes during pregnancy so the use of pregnancy-specific reference ranges for TSH and FT4 in order to adequately diagnose gestational thyroid disease is necessary. According to literature, in twin pregnancy, TSH can be in low levels during first trimester due to a much higher and more sustained peak of hCG (TSH-like activity of human chorionic gonadotropin) but it will be normalized at the end of the second trimester or within 22 weeks. Hypere...