Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0070ep268 | Endocrine-related Cancer | ECE2020

How much time is spent on electronic prescribing in an endocrinology outpatient clinic?

Ilias Ioannis , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Stergiotis Stefanos , Togias Stefanos , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: In a US study of general practitioners, 50%-60% of their working time was found to be dedicated to paperwork and electronic medical record-keeping (including electronic prescription – EPC writing)1.Aim: Given the mandatory use of EPC in Greece, we wanted to assess the time required for this in the daily practice of our outpatient endocrinology clinic.Method: In one of the outpatient (OUP) clinics of t...

ea0070ep382 | Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2020

TSH levels vis-à-vis total sperm count and testosterone levels

Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Stergiotis Stefanos , Togias Stefanos , Michou Aikaterini , Lekkou Anastasia , Mastrodimou Vaso , Pappa Athina , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: The role of thyroid hormones is important in testicular development and function (involvement in Sertoli cell proliferation and functional maturation control and postnatally in Leydig cell differentiation and steroidogenesis). Additionally, thyroid hormone receptors are found in testicular cells throughout development and in adulthood. Our aim was to study thyroid hormone effects on testicular function.Materials and methods: We retrospectiv...

ea0070aep842 | Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2020

Evaluation of erectile dysfunction leading to a diagnosis of myotonic dystrophy

Togias Stefanos , Stergiotis Stefanos , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Koukkou Eftychia

Erectile dysfunction is a common complaint of men with hypogonadism. We present the case-history of a 42-year-old man who complained of erectile dysfunction for four years. Previous paternity was mentioned in his past medical history. On clinical examination his appearance was eunuchoid with frontal balding, reduced chest hair and lipomastia. Bilateral ptosis was also noticed and after being questioned the patient admitted that he had surgically repaired eyelid ptosis one year...

ea0070ep286 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2020

Macroprolactinoma in an adolescent girl with secondary amenorrhea – A case report

Venaki Evangelia , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Linardi Anastasia , Petychaki Foteini , Togias Stefanos , Michou Aikaterini , Ilias Ioannis , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Prolactinomas are rarely found in adolescents under 15 (incidence 0.1/1.000.000). They account for 50% of all types of pituitary adenomas in childhood and adolescence (2% of intracranial tumors). The mean time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis is 2.4 years on average for girls. In cases of macroadenomas, TSH and GH deficiency may coexist. The gold standard primary therapy is dopamine agonists. In case of non-response, or the presence of large prolactinomas with...

ea0081ep316 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2022

Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the management of gestational diabetes?

Ilias Ioannis , Togias Stefanos , Papadopoulou Vassiliki , Kougioumtzi Ekaterini , Mastrodimou Vassiliki , Michou Ekaterini , Milionis Charalampos , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Researchers argue that increased morbidity is noted in pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Reports indicate that the pandemic has led to disruptions in care of persons with diabetes. Glycated hemoglobin A1c (A1c) is not sufficient in screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) but may be of use in monitoring glycemia in GDM. To the best of our knowledge no studies honed on late pregnancy glycemia (via A1c), as a surrogate of the access/qual...

ea0070ep427 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Thyroid function in pregnancy and atmospheric pollution

Ilias Ioannis , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Togias Stefanos , Stergiotis Stefanos , Michou Aikaterini , Lekkou Anastasia , Mastrodimou Vaso , Pappa Athina , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Exposure to air pollution and in particular to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or particulate pollutants less than 2.5 µm (PM2.5) or 10 µm (PM10) in diameter has been linked to thyroid (dys)function in pregnant women. The environmental degradation that has occurred in recent years in the region of Athens led us to a local study of air pollution against thyroid function in pregnant women in Athens. We hypothesized that there may be a dose-effect relati...