Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035p800 | Paediatric endocrinology | ECE2014

Small for gestational age (SGA) children: Results after 3 years of GH therapy

Galesanu Corina , Loghin Andra , Grozavu Ilinka , Condrea Adrian , Ungureanu Didona

Introduction: GH therapy (rhGH) improves growth outcome in children born small for gestational age (SGA). Growth velocity is maximum in the first year of therapy. Early diagnosis and treatment optimizes the final height.Objectives: Evaluation of efficacy and safety profile in the first 3 years of rhGH treatment in ten SGA children.Methods: The study enrolled ten SGA children (6 boys, 4 girls). All patients were given a mean dose of...

ea0035p111 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2014

Bone and vitamin D status in young male patients with relapsing kidney lithiasis and hypercalciuria

Branisteanu Dumitru , Pricop Catalin , Serban Lacramioara , Serban Dragomir , Gatu Alina , Velicescu Cristian , Ungureanu Didona , Mogos Voichita

Introduction: Idiopathic hypercalciuria is a risk factor for nephrolithiasis. Both renal stones and hypercalciuria are often associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), but the relationship between these modifications is not completely understood. We aimed to evaluate some metabolic particularities possibly related to relapsing nephrolithiasis in young male patients.Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study including a group of 30 young male pa...

ea0032p607 | Female reproduction | ECE2013

Main determinants of serum uric acid concentrations in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

Leustean Letitia , Preda Cristina , Ungureanu Maria Christina , Cristea Cristina , Mogos Voichita , Ungureanu Didona , Vulpoi Carmen

Introduction: Uric acid may increase cardiovascular risk, exerting proinflammatory, pro-oxidant and proliferative actions at the endothelial cell level. Classic and non-classic cardiovascular risk markers cluster in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), uric acid being proposed as one of them. The studies available at present regarding serum uric acid levels in PCOS patients are scarce and controversial. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between uric ...

ea0026p521 | Bone/calcium/Vitamin D | ECE2011

Antagonism between body weight and adipocytokines on bone mass acquisition in pre- and postmenopausal women

Corina Buta , Dumitru Branisteanu , Cristina Preda , Didona Ungureanu , Ioana Gaspar , Roxana Novac , Voichita Mogos , Carmen Vulpoi

Introduction: Body weight is positively correlated to bone mineral density. The exact mechanism is unclear but gravity may be one of the involved factors. Adipocytokines (leptin and adiponectin), secreted by the adipose tissue, are involved in bone turnover. We investigated the influence of body weight, body composition, and adipocytokines upon bone mass in pre and postmenopausal women.Design: Cross-sectional study including six groups of 8 to 16 healthy...

ea0022p809 | Thyroid | ECE2010

Pitfalls in calcitonin measurement: case report

Vasiliu Ioana , Ciobanu Delia , Ungureanu Didona , Balcan Roxana , ElMekkaoui Safae , Idriceanu Jeanina , Mogos Voichita , Vulpoi Carmen

Calcitonin (CT) is a sensitive marker for medullary thyroid carcinoma, but its routine measurement in patients with thyroid nodules is a controversial issue. Generally, an elevated serum calcitonin strongly suggests the presence of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC); however high CT levels may be found in other thyroid or non-thyroidal conditions. We report the case of a 49-year-old woman who consulted at the ambulatory of endocrinology for recent thyroid soreness. Biological f...

ea0037ep80 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2015

Metabolic abnormalities in patients with nonfunctional adrenal incidentaloma: random or causal?

Belceanu Alina Daniela , Armasu Ioana , Cirdei Oana , Crumpei Felicia , Preda Cristina , Leustean Letitia , Ungureanu Didona , Mogos Voichita , Vulpoi Carmen

Introduction: With a prevalence of 0.5–2% in computed tomography series, incidentally diagnosed nonfunctional adrenal tumours (NAI) become more and more common in clinical practice. It is not clear if the higher frequency of NAI in patients with metabolic syndrome is causal or random.Patients and methods: We retrospectively analysed patients diagnosed with adrenal tumors on computed tomography in 1 year interval (January–December 2014). Includi...