Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0070aep507 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Diabetic foot: An important, yet underestimated complication in albanian healthcare

Celo Eni , Hasho Sokol , Toti Florian

Diabetic foot is a main complication of Diabetes Mellitus that affects 15–25% of diabetes patients at least once in their lifetime. This complication has severe consequences at patient’s life quality and a high cost not only for the patient but also for the society. However, this complication is still underestimated in Albania.Aim of study: Our main objective is to summarize the causes and pathogenic mechanisms leading to diabetic foot, and t...

ea0037ep350 | Diabetes (pathiophysiology & epitemiology) | ECE2015

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Shehu Aldi , Thengjilli Erion , Doko Albana , Toti Florian

Background and aims: The identification of metabolic syndrome (MS) is important for the appropriate management of associated cardiovascular risk factors. There are different criteria for the diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome proposed by the WHO and the National Cholesterol Education Program 2001 – NCEP/ATP III. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of the MS as the NCEP/ATP III criteria in a selected population of type 2 diabetes.Pa...

ea0037ep473 | Diabetes (complications & therapy) | ECE2015

Education for diabetes self-management improves quality of life and reduces HbA1c levels in people with diabetes

Toti Florian , Sokoli Elvisa , Kulluri Eliora , Lapardhaja Adriana , Carcani Manjola

Backgrounds and aims: Knowing about patient’s quality of life (QoL) is becoming increasingly important in delivering diabetes care and education. The purpose of our study was to estimate if the diabetes education improves patient QoL and reduces HbA1c levels.Material and methods: The study sample included diabetic patients who attended a 5-day educational sessions at the Service of Endocrinology in Tirana/Albania. Patients were evaluated regarding t...

ea0070aep983 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Hurthle cell carcinoma – A case report

Tare Rajmonda , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Lapardhaja Adriana , Toti Florian

Introduction: Hurthle cell carcinoma was considered to be a variant of follicular thyroid cancer. However, recent clinical and molecular studies clearly indicate that Hurthle cell cancer is a distinct tumor type. Histologically, it is characterized by the presence of a cell population of ‘oncocytes’, mostly eosinophilic oxyphilic cells and abundant cytoplasm,closely packed mitochondria, and round oval nuclei with prominent nucleoli. Unlike follicular thyroid cancer...

ea0032p97 | Bone and Osteoporosis | ECE2013

Change in bone mass in patients with established hyperthyroidism

Toti Florian , Ruci Dorina , Backa Teuta , Petrela Elizama

Objectives: To evaluate the presence and the degree of osteoporosis and osteopenia in a group of patients with established hyperthyroidism from at least 6 months.Material and methods: This study was based on a quantitative measurement of bone mineral density with and heel ultrasound densitometer (Type Pegassus). Each selected patient was recorded for the weight, height, BMI, age, and gender. No patient was previously treated for osteoporosis or osteopeni...

ea0032p782 | Obesity | ECE2013

Prevalence of obesity, diabetes and prediabetes in Tirana, the capital of Albania 2010–2011

Toti Florian , Bruka Luftime , Kelmendi Matilda , Cakerri Luljeta , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Obesity and diabetes are strongly associated as causes of morbi-mortality in developing countries. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of overweight, obesity and undiagnosed diabetes in Tirana district, where 1/4 of the total population lives.Method: Anthropometric and capillary glucose measures for healthy people unknown of diabetes. Diabetes familiar anamnesis, HTA treatment and smoking were included in the questionnaire.<...

ea0014p31 | (1) | ECE2007

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its relation to metabolic control in patients with diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Toti Florian , Bejtja Gazmend , Hoti Kliti , Shota Eduart , Thengjilli Erion

Background and Aims: The identification of metabolic syndrome (MS) is important so that components of this syndrome can be managed appropriately to prevent or delay progression of associated cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome as the NCEP/ATP III criteria in a selected population of type 2 diabetes from the Tirana Register of Diabetes.Materials and Methods: In Tirana district we rand...

ea0037ep469 | Diabetes (complications &amp; therapy) | ECE2015

Evaluating analogue vs human insulin efficacy in real life: observational study in type 2 Albanian diabetic patients, previously insulin treated

Toti Florian , Gjoncaj Gjinal , Resulaj Blerina , Bruka Luftime , Lapardhaja Adriana , Carcani Manjola , Tare Rajmonda , Lile Varvara

Background and aims: Insulin therapy is an important part of diabetes treatment. A lot of studies have compared the efficacy of new insulin therapies, but in our country, specialists still have to demonstrate at the institutions the treatment’s efficacy and cost-effectiveness for new insulin analogues. The aims of our study is to evaluate the efficacy of analogues vs human insulins and differences between various analogue insulin, in type 2 diabetes patients, previously t...

ea0037ep474 | Diabetes (complications &amp; therapy) | ECE2015

Prevalence of microalbuminuria and predictive factors in a group of Albanian diabetic adults

Spahiu Eduard , Ismaili Mimoza , Shehu Aldi , Thengjilli Erion , Doko Albana , Toti Florian

Background and aims: Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most prevalent and dangerous chronic complication of diabetes mellitus. Its end-stage, renal chronic failure is the most important cause of premature death in diabetic patients. Microalbuminuria (MA), one of the first signs of diabetic nephropathy, may be present from the moment of diagnosis in type 2 diabetes. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria and to identify predictor factors in a ...

ea0032p397 | Diabetes | ECE2013

Lipid profile of patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Albania

Toti Florian , Shehu Aldi , Hoti Kliti , Carcani Manjola , Lapardhaja Adriana , Bruka Luftime

Background and aims: Diabetic patients are at increased risk for macrovascular complications and lower extremity amputations. Knowing their metabolic control degree, and lipid profile, through an early intervention, we can reduce their risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and diabetes complications. The aim of our study was to determine the lipid profile of patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.Patients and methods: Hundred patients, selected...