Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037gp.01.07 | Adrenal | ECE2015

Mild cognitive deficits in patients on long-term, stable hydrocortisone replacement for primary adrenal insufficiency: a case–control study

Andela Cornelie , Tiemensma Jitske , Biermasz Nienke , Romijn Johannes , Pereira Alberto

Background: Hydrocortisone replacement for primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) is targeted to mimic circadian endogenous cortisol secretion. Nevertheless, patients on stable treatment report impairments in quality of life. The brain is a major target area for cortisol considering it high density of glucocorticoid receptors and previous studies in patients treated for Cushing’s disease (CD) suggest that hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation is related to cognit...

ea0035n4 | (1) | ECE2014

Adherence to treatment for chronic hypogonadism: the role of illness perceptions and depressive symptoms

Dwyer Andrew , Tiemensma Jitske , Quinton Richard , Morin Diane , Pitteloud Nelly

Background: For chronic diseases, adherence to treatment remains a major clinical challenge. For men with long-term hypogonadism, there is scant data regarding adherence to treatment. Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is a rare, genetic, endocrine disorder characterized by incomplete/absent puberty and infertility. Little is known about adherence in this patient population or the psychosocial implications of living with this rare disorder. Therefore, we aimed to e...

ea0041gp159 | Pituitary - Clinical (1) | ECE2016

The partner perspective of the impact of pituitary disease: results from a focus group study

Andela Cornelie , Tiemensma Jitske , Kaptein Adrian , Scharloo Margreet , Pereira Alberto , Kamminga Noelle , Biermasz Nienke

Background: Patients with pituitary disease demonstrated Quality of Life (QoL) impairment. From other chronic diseases it is known that partners of patients also report impairments in QoL. Furthermore, it is observed that well-being of patients is associated with the well-being of their partners. To date, no data are available on the well-being of partners of patients with pituitary disease. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore well-being of partners of patie...

ea0037ep749 | Pituitary: clinical | ECE2015

The development and validation of a new burden and needs assessment questionnaire for patients with pituitary diseases: the BNQ-pituitary

Andela Cornelie , Scharloo Margreet , Ramondt Steven , Tiemensma Jitske , Kaptein Ad , Pereira Alberto , Kamminga Noelle , Biermasz Nienke

Background: An increasing number of studies assess quality of life (QoL) in patients with pituitary diseases. At present, available disease-specific QoL questionnaires do not completely cover the patient perspective of QoL. Furthermore, there are no disease-specific questionnaires available which inventories patient’s needs for help for impairments in QoL.Objective: To develop and validate a disease-specific QoL questionnaire for patients with pitui...

ea0022p554 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Increased prevalence of psychopathology and maladaptive personality traits in patients after long-term cure of Cushing's disease

Tiemensma Jitske , Biermasz Nienke , Middelkoop Huub , van der Mast Roos , Romijn Johannes , Pereira Alberto

Objective: Psychopathology and maladaptive personality traits are often observed during the active phase of Cushing’s disease (CD). We hypothesized that patients with long-term cure of CD show persistent psychopathology and maladaptive personality traits.Aim: To evaluate psychopathology and personality traits in patients with long-term cure of CD.Patients and methods: We included 67 patients cured of CD (15% males, mean age 53...

ea0022h2.3 | Oral Communications Highlights 2 | ECE2010

ESE Young Investigator Award

Tiemensma Jitske , Kokshoorn Nieke , Biermasz Nienke , Keijser Bart-Jan , Wassenaar Moniek , Middelkoop Huub , Pereira Alberto , Romijn Johannes

Context and objective: Active Cushing’s disease is associated with cognitive impairments. We hypothesized that previous hypercortisolism in patients with Cushing’s disease results in irreversible impairments in cognitive functioning. Therefore, our aim was to assess cognitive functioning after long-term cure of Cushing’s disease.Design: Cognitive assessment consisted of 11 tests, which evaluated global cognitive functioning, memory, and ex...

ea0022oc3.3 | Pituitary | ECE2010

Trauma severity, but not hypopituitarism, affects cognitive function after traumatic brain injury: a multi-center study in The Netherlands

Kokshoorn Nieke , Smit Jan , Nieuwlaat Willy-Anne , Biermasz Nienke , Bisschop Peter , Veldman Ronald Groote , Roelfsema Ferdinand , Franken Anton , Wassenaar Moniek , Tiemensma Jitske , Romijn Johannes , Pereira Alberto

Background: Hypopituitarism after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered to be a prevalent condition, and may affect quality of life (QoL) and cognitive function. However, the prevalence of hypopituitarism differs considerably among reported studies due to differences in definitions, endocrine assessments of hypopituitarism, and confounding factors, like timing of evaluation and the severity of the trauma.Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of hypopituit...