Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0041gp85 | Diabetes (1) | ECE2016

Impaired RBC deformability is associated with pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes

Sung Yoon Ji , Jin Kim Ho , Sung Moon Jun , Eun Lee Ji , Chang Won Kyu , Woo Lee Hyoung

Red blood cell (RBC) deformability is an ability of RBC to change shape under stress, and it has been known to be decreased in diabetes. However, the role of RBC deformability is not determined in type 2 diabetes (T2D) yet. We attempted to clarify whether RBC deformability is related with diabetic complications. This was a cross-sectional study, and 452 T2D patients were enrolled. RBC deformability was measured by using a microfluidic ektacytometer, Rheoscan-D (Rheo-Meditech, ...

ea0041ep644 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2016

A case of recurred parathyroid carcinoma with multiple lymph node metastasis: concurrent with papillary thyroid cancer

Woo Lee Hyoung , Jin Kim Ho , Sung Moon Jun , Sung Yoon Ji , Chang Won Kyu , Eun Lee Ji

Parathyroid carcinoma, a rare endocrine malignancy, accounting for only 1–2% of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT). In addition, a few case have been reported coexistence of parathyroid carcinoma and papillary thyroid cancer. Here, we present a case of recurred parathyroid cancer with multiple lymph node metastasis. A 57-year-old women was presented with high serum calcium level (14.4 mg/dl) in medical check-up. Hyperparathyroidism was considered to be the re...

ea0037ep1327 | Clinical Cases–Thyroid/Other | ECE2015

A case of multiple gas-forming pyogenic liver abscesses in diabetic patient

Lee Hyoung Woo , Kim Ho Jin , Lee Jun Ho , Moon Jun Sung , Yoon Ji Sung , Won Kyu Chang

Background: Gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess is an uncommon, life-threatening infection that is usually found in poorly-controlled diabetic patients. Here, we experienced a case of gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess in diabetes caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae.Clinical case: A 77-year-old man with 25-year history of diabetes was admitted due to fever for 2 days. On the physical examination, right upper quadrant tenderness of the abdomen was present. Ini...