Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p938 | Pituitary – Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

Pituitary apoplexy in clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas: experience of a single center

Karagiannis Apostolos , Boufas Dimitrios , Tzioras Konstantinos , Seretis Andreas , Vryonidou Andromachi

Introduction: Generously supported by IPSEN)-->Clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (CNFPA) represent 25–50% of all pituitary lesions. They may be asymptomatic and discovered incidentally or they may be diagnosed due to visual impairment or symptoms of pituitary hormone insufficiency. There is little data on apoplexy frequency in the CNFPA.The aim of our study was to assess the frequency of CNFPA a...

ea0032p78 | Bone and Osteoporosis | ECE2013

Effects of Denosumab treatment on insulin resistance in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Tzioras Konstantinos , Mizamtsidi Maria , Chronaiou Aikaterini , Vasiliou Georgia , Tagara Sofia , Vryonidou Andromachi

Introduction: Denosumab is a new pharmacotherapy option for postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is a human monoclonal antibody against RANKL, acting as an osteoprotegerin (OPG) analog. Recently, osteoprotegerin levels were found to be elevated in type two diabetes while insulin resistance was shown to be positively associated with decreased serum OPG levels, in healthy obese subjects. However, no study has been conducted in order to clarify the effect of anti-RANKL factors adminis...

ea0022p214 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

Thyroid antibodies and renal function

Badila Razvan Alexandros , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Chronaiou Aikaterini , Michou Aikaterini , Karagianni Olympia , Ntatsis Georgios , Karfi Areti , Tzioras Konstantinos

Thyroid antibodies are a heterogenous group of antibodies with diverse and partly unknown properties. The effect of these antibodies on other organ systems and especially on the renal system is unknown. There is however some evidence that thyroid, in particular thyroglobulin antibodies, may affect renal function and may cause glomerulonephritis and possibly nephrotic syndrome. Nephrotic syndrome may alter thyroxine metabolism, as it affects its renal excretion and its albumin ...

ea0022p408 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Familial acromegaly

Chronaiou Aikaterini , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Stefanopoulos Dimitris , Xanthakou Eleni , Badila Razvan Alexandros , Klonaris Nicolaos , Karfi Areti , Tzioras Konstantinos

Acromegaly is a disease characterized by the presence of a pituitary ademona which secretes excessive amounts of growth hormone. The presence of an adenoma causing acromegaly in the context of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes has been described. However, the presence of solitary pituitary adenomas causing acromegaly in siblings is extremely rare.Aim: The aim was to describe acromegaly in 2 siblings.A male patient, aged 56 yea...