Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0041ep808 | Obesity | ECE2016

Increased Urocortin 3 blood levels in morbidly obese subjects are reduced after excess body weight reduction with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Bargiota Alexandra , Papamargaritis Dimitris , Sioka Eleni , Zacharoulis Dimitris , Tzovaras George , Koukoulis George

Aim: To measure Urocortin3 (Ucn3) blood levels in morbidly obese (MO) non diabetic patients before and after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for excess body weight reduction and explore its relationship with b-cell function. Ucn3 is involved in insulin secretion in the presence of nutrient excess, a key feature of obesity, and may be an integral part of the compensation of β-cells function.Methods: Nine MO patients who underwent LSG and 11 hea...

ea0014p308 | (1) | ECE2007

The role of parathyroid hormone monitoring after total thyroidectomy in predicting post-thyroidectomy related hypocalcaemia

Athanassiou Evangelos , Christodoulidis Gregory , Hatzitheofilou Constantinos , Tepetes Constantinos , Zacharoulis Demetrios , Tzovaras George , Euthymiou Manthos

Objective: Clinically apparent hypocalcaemia following total thyroidectomy occurs in 20–25% of patients subjected to total thyroidectomy, in 2-4% of these patients the hypocalcaemia is permanent. Treatment by per-os or iv administration of calcium supplements and vitamin D is suggested when the serum calcium concentration falls bellow a critical level, either before or whenever the patients develop clinical symptoms of tetany. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ...