Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014pl4 | Metabolic syndrome: a cultural exercise or clinical entity? | ECE2007

The metabolic syndrome: a cultural exercise or a clinical entity?

Prato Stefano Del

MS encompasses a constellation of cardiovascular risk factors, and is a common, age-related disorder mainly driven by the increasing prevalence of obesity and it has been claimed to be a powerful predictor of cardiovascular disease. However, the existence of such a syndrome has been recently challenged on the basis of uncertainty of the pathogenetic mechanism(s), too many definitions and diagnostic criteria, doubt about any advantage as compared to existing risk calculation en...

ea0056ep87 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2018

Diabetic ketoacidosis and acute pancreatitis associated with antipsychotic drugs: report of a case

Campopiano Maria Cristina , Dardano Angela , Rodia Cosimo , Bertolotto Alessandra , Ciccarone Annamaria , Bianchi Cristina , Miccoli Roberto , Prato Stefano Del

Introduction: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a feature of type 1 diabetes mellitus, but it can develop in people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in the presence of precipitating factors. Antipsychotics have been associated with pancreatitis without DKA or hyperglycemia or acidosis with no evidence of pancreatitis. To our knowledge, there are few reports of patients who developed pancreatitis and DKA during treatment with antipsychotis. We present a case of a patient who developed ...