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ea0041gp39 | Bone & Calcium Homeostasis | ECE2016

Drug holiday in osteoporosis. reducing side effects of long lasting treatments

Athanassiou Panagiotis , Pantazi Eleni , Skioti Ourania , Tzanavari Aikaterini , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia

Introduction: Osteoporosis is a chronic and dangerous disease, as it may be silent and may express itself with a sudden catastrophic event, such as a fracture. Treatment of osteoporosis demands the use of potent pharmaceutical agents with long lasting effects. In particular, bisphosphonates, such as ibandronate, may be used. It has become evident that chronic treatment with anti-osteoporotic agents may reverse the course of the disease, patients having normal bone mineral dens...

ea0037ep316 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

Vitamin D deficiency in acutely ill patients

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Pantazi Eleni , Mavropoulos Iordanis , Skioti Ourania , Katsoulis Georgios , Kousouris Dimitrios , Kontogiannis Socrates

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency has been reported to be widely found within the population. Vitamin D deficiency was also found to be prevalent in patients with autoimmune inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Vitamin D deficiency was reported in almost all patients with acute myocardial infarction in a US multicenter study. Low concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) are reported to be an independent risk factor for ca...

ea0037ep317 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

The clinical profile of primary hyperparathyroidism: a single centre experience

Pantazi Eleni , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Mavropoulos Iordanis , Skioti Ourania , Katsoulis Georgios , Xanthakou Eleni

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism is currently a frequent disorder. In the past primary hyperparathyroidism was diagnosed late in the course of the disease. With the introduction of routine calcium measurements, as well as the awareness of the disease amongst clinicians, the disorder is frequently recognized in asymptomatic patients. Thus, the clinical profile of primary hyperparathyroidism is changing.Aim: The aim was to describe the clinical pr...