Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020p507 | Endocrine Disruptors | ECE2009

The association between organochlorine compounds, iodine intake and thyroid hormones during pregnancy

Alvarez-Pedrerol Mar , Guxens Monica , Rodriguez Agueda , Martorell Rosa , Espada Mercedes , Rebagliato Marisa , Ibarlucea Jesus , Sunyer Jordi

Objective: An adequate thyroid function during pregnancy is essential for the normal brain development of the foetus, and some organochlorine compounds (OCs) can interfere with the thyroid system. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between exposure to some OCs and thyroid function in pregnant women from two different areas in Spain, as well as to investigate the potential confounding effect of iodine intake.Methods: Thyroi...

ea0020p522 | Paediatric Endocrinology | ECE2009

Iodine levels and thyroid hormones in healthy pregnant women and birth weight of their offspring

Alvarez-Pedrerol Mar , Guxens Monica , Mendez Michelle , Canet Yolanda , Martorell Rosa , Espada Mercedes , Plana Estel , Rebagliato Marisa , Sunyer Jordi

Introduction: The fetus is the most vulnerable to severe iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Severe iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism during pregnancy have long been known to be associated with neurologic deficits and mental retardation The effects of mild iodine deficiency and subclinical hypothyroidism are poorly known. The present study assesses the association between thyroid hormones and urinary iodine concentration (UIC) in healthy pregnant women an...