Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p265 | (1) | ECE2007

Influence of orlistat on adiponectin levels in obese women

Tzoitou Marianthi , Papadopoulou Evridiki , Papageorgiou Athanasios , Galactidou A , Kita Marina , Kourtis Anargyros , Poulakos Pavlos , Avramidis Avraam

Introduction: Adiponectin is secreted by adipocytes and has been linked to glucose and lipid regulation. Obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis have been associated with reduced adiponectin levels. Orlistat lowers lipids and improves insulin sensitivity but its effect on other metabolic parameters is not known.The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of orlistat on metabolic and hormonal parameters of the adipose tissue.<p class="abstext...

ea0016p802 | Thyroid | ECE2008

Serum thyrotropin concentration as a biochemical predictor of thyroid malignancy in patients presenting with thyroid nodules

Polyzos Stergios , Kita Marina , Efstathiadou Zoe , Poulakos Pavlos , Slavakis Aristidis , Sofianou Danae , Flaris Nikolaos , Leontsini Maria , Kourtis Anargyros , Avramidis Avraam

Background: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is the ‘gold standard’ in the preoperative management of thyroid nodules.Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum TSH is a predictor of thyroid malignancy in patients presenting with thyroid nodules.Subjects and methods: About 565 patients without overt thyroid dysfunction, who presented with palpable thyroid nodule(s) between 1988 and 2004 and underwent at leas...