Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035oc8.3 | Pituitary clinical | ECE2014

Assessment of atrial electromechanical delay in patients with acromegaly

Topaloglu Oya , Arslan Muyesser Sayki , Turak Osman , Ucan Bekir , Cakir Evrim , Cebeci Muhammet , Sahin Mustafa , Colak Nujen , Demirci Taner , Unsal Ilknur Ozturk , Karakose Melia , Ozbek Mustafa , Delibasi Tuncay

Aim: Cardiac rhythm abnormalities have been documented in acromegalic patients. Our aim is to evaluate atrial electromechanical delay (EMD) with tissue doppler imaging (TDI) in patients with acromegaly.Material and methods: Fourty patients with acromegaly (13 patients with remission disease and 27 patients with active disease; 22 women and 18 men; mean aged 46.1±10.3 years), and 37 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study. At...

ea0037ep951 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2015

Serum H-FABP levels in patients with overt hypothyroidism

Tutal Esra , Ozbek Mustafa , Arslan Muyesser Sayki , Topaloglu Oya , Demirci Taner , Karakose Melia , Caliskan Mustafa , Unsal Ilknur Ozturk , Gungunes Askin , Cakir Evrim , Ucan Bekir , Bozkurt Nujen Colak , Ozturk Gulfer , Sahin Mustafa , Cakal Erman , Delibasi Tuncay

Aim: Overt hypothyroidism affects mostly women with an increased prevalence in individuals by age. Hypothyroidism is associated with accelerated atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, possibly caused by the higher incidence of hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, hypertension which all are associated to hypothyroidism. Heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) is specific for cardiomyocytes and a sensitive marker of myocardial injury. The purpose of this study is examini...

ea0035p139 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2014

Ghrelin may have a role in obesity pathogenesis in patients with vitamin D deficiency

Arslan Muyesser Sayki , Topaloglu Oya , Karakose Melia , Ucan Bekir , Tutal Esra , Karbek Basak , Unsal Ilknur Ozturk , Gungunes Askin , Demirci Taner , Caliskan Mustafa , Ginis Zeynep , Sahin Mustafa , Cakal Erman , Ozbek Mustafa , Delibasi Tuncay

Aim: Several studies suggest a link between vitamin D and obesity. Vitamin D may play a role in obesity. Ghrelin is an orexigenic peptide which induces obesity by central and peripheral mechanisms. Administration of ghrelin promotes food intake and decreased fat utilisation in rodents. Ghrelin levels are decreased in obese individuals.The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between vitamin D status and ghrelin levels.Methods: All subjects ...