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ea0063p985 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 3 | ECE2019

An overview of urinary tract infection in diabetic patients

Puca Entela , Bitri Sonila , Puca Edmond

Diabetic patients have higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). Increasing of infections in patients with diabetes mellitus is conditioned by an immunosuppressive condition resulting from immune damage.Objective: To give some dates about urinary infection in patients with diabetes mellitus, that are presented for consultation at the service of Endocrinology in the American Hospital, Tirana, AlbaniaMaterial: This study was cond...

ea0063p982 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 3 | ECE2019

The incidence of pancreatic cancer in diabetic patients

Puca Entela , Bitri Sonla , Dyrmishi Blertina , Lumi Ema , Puca Edmond

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus has been claimed to be a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. CA 19-9 is known as a tumor marker for pancreatic cancer upper gastrointestinal tract, ovarian hepatocellular, and colorectal cancers, as well as in inflammatory conditions of the hepatobiliary system, biliary obstruction and in thyroid diseases.Aim of the study: To evaluate the level of Ca19-9 in diabetic patients and the incidence of pancreatic cancer.<p cla...

ea0049ep571 | Diabetes complications | ECE2017

Diabetes mellitus as an important comorbidity in patient with sepsis

Puca Entela , Puca Edmond , Ylli Agron , Pipero Pellumb

Sepsis represents the host’s systemic inflammatory response to a severe infection. It is a common condition in hospital settings and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Since1992 the knowledge about sepsis epidemiology has clearly improved. There are differences in epidemiologic data about sepsis identification in different countries. The aim of our study is to make a panoramic view of sepsis at the service of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital...

ea0035p1127 | Thyroid Cancer | ECE2014

Puca Entela , Koza Kadir Burak , Puca Edmond , Ylli Agron

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is found in a high proportion of resected thyroid specimens. There has been considerable controversy as to whether having HT predisposes a patient to papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and conflicting data have been reported with regard to HT and risk of malignancy. The aim of this study was to evaluate coexistence of PTC with HT.Materials and methods: This is a retrospective study done at American Hospital 2 from April 2011...

ea0049ep1470 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Thyroid nodule size and the risk of malignancy

Puca Entela , Lumi Ema , Olldashi Blertina , Bitri Sonila , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron , Puca Edmond

Introduction: Thyroid nodule size is routinely assessed and has been a cause for concern, if it is a carcinoma or not.Aim: Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between thyroid nodule size and cancer risk. It was a retrospective analysis of 386 patients with thyroid nodules who referred to surgery in our hospital from January 2011 to March 2016. Patient’s demographic data, nodules size, and final pathology were recorded. All data were analyses us...

ea0041ep526 | Diabetes complications | ECE2016

Diabetic muscle infarction in a 54-year-old female: a case report

Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Dyrmishi Blertina , Bitri Sonila , Puca Edmond , Pengo Petrika , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Diabetic muscle infarction is a very uncommon complication of diabetes and predominately occurs in type 1 diabetes (70% of cases) or long standing poorly controlled type 2 diabetic patients, often misdiagnosed as cellulitis. It is defined as spontaneous ischemic necrosis of skeletal muscle that is unrelated to atheroembolism or occlusion of major arteries.Case presentation: We report a case of 54-years-old women non-smoker with an 8 years h...

ea0037ep1096 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2015

Thyroid carcinoma in relation to gender and age in patient who were treated with total thyroidectomy for different thyroid disorders

Puca Entela , Koza Kadir Burak , Huti Emiljana , Bitri Sonila , Puca Edmond , Ylli Agron

Aim of the study: Thyroid cancer comprises the most common endocrine malignancy and a variety of studies have examined the incidence of carcinomas in n thyroid disorders. Objective of the present retrospective study was the assessment of the possible influence of age and gender parameters in the presence of thyroid carcinoma in a patient who underwent total thyroidectomy.Material and methods: We studied 107 patients (96 females/11 males) underwent total ...

ea0037ep1123 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2015

Evaluation of routine basal serum calcitonin measurement for an early diagnosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma

Puca Entela , Koza Kadir Burak , Huti Emiljana , Bitri Sonila , Daka Albana , Puca Edmond , Ylli Agron

Background: Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is characterised by a high concentration of serum calcitonin. Routine measurement of serum calcitonin concentration has been advocated for detection of MTC among patients with nodular thyroid diseases. The aims of our study were to identify medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in its earliest stages by screening patients with basal calcitonin measurements and to determine whether basal serum calcitonin measurements should be a part of ou...

ea0070aep489 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

The association of vitamin B12 deficiency with metformin uses

Puca Entela , Bitri Sonila , Dyrmishi Blertina , Lumi Ema , Daka Albana , Puca Edmond

Introduction: Metformin is the first line treatment of type 2 diabetes, but now has been reported to cause a decrease in level of Vitamin B12.The aim of the study is to describe the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency in adults with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus who were in treatment with metformin compared in those without diabetes.Material and Methods: Total number of patients were 130 between 16–84 years old. Mean age 54.2 &#1...

ea0032p1119 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2013

Angiosarcoma of the thyroid gland: a case report

Puca Entela , Koza Kadir Burak , Gozalan Ugur , Erekul Selim , Lumi Ema , Puca Edmond

Angiosarcoma of the thyroid is a rare and aggressive primary malignant tumor of the thyroid: it rarely occurs in that organ and most of these occur mainly in patients from the mountainous Alpine regions. We report a case of 68-year-old female who presented at our hospital with a rapidly enlarging neck mass associated with compressive symptoms. On clinical examination, the thyroid gland appeared firm during the acts of deglutition. The results of thyroid function tests were for...