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ea0084ps3-13-114 | Pregnancy & Iodine | ETA2022

The troubled discourse of hypothyroidism in pregnancy: sentiment analysis of the literature from 2011 to 2021

Ilias Ioannis , Milionis Charalampos , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction/Aim: The diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism in pregnancy is a domain of shifting paradigms, with changes in guidelines, which may have led clinicians to confusion or angst (Endocrine Today; October 2019). Since sentiment analysis (SA) of medical texts can be implemented (Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2015; 64: 17–27) we sought to use SA regarding this clinical issue.Materials/Methods: We collected the English language abst...

ea0070aep877 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Breast cancer metastasis to the thyroid gland – A case report

Michou Aikaterini , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Metastases to the thyroid are rare (1.4–3% of malignant solid tumors). When present, metastatic cancers mimic the ultrasound image of the thyroid parenchyma, hindering diagnosis. Breast cancer rarely metastasizes to the thyroid.Case: A 61-year-old woman was referred for goiterin the context of post-surgery evaluation for breast cancer. Thyrotropin (1.14 mIU/l), calcitonin (0.5 pg/ml) and parathyroidhormone (54 pg/ml) levels were norma...

ea0063gp221 | Gestational and Type 1 Diabetes | ECE2019

Insulin requirements during lactation in women with diabetes mellitus type 1 in comparison with pre-pregnancy levels – a retrospective study

Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Linardi Anastasia , Michou Aikaterini , Milionis Charalampos , Lekkou Anastasia , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Lactation is a period of particular importance regarding the management of glycemia in women with Diabetes Mellitus type 1 (DM1), the aim being to prevent hypoglycemia during breastfeeding. The purpose of this study was to investigate the variation of insulin requirements during lactation in comparison with pre-pregnancy levels in women with DM1 and to find potential correlation factors.Materials-methods: We conducted a retrospective case f...

ea0063p996 | Environment, Society and Governance | ECE2019

When do Greeks seek information on obesity and diet?

Ilias Ioannis , Venaki Evangelia , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Michou Aikaterini , Linardi Anastasia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Internet users perform health information-seeking searches triggered by personal symptoms or diseases. Such searches may provide information - albeit indirectly - on disease patterns and epidemiology (PLoS One. 2014, 9:e109583, PNAS 2016; 113:6689-94). It was recently reported that in Asia (more particularly in Taiwan), online searches for obesity and diet (indirectly reflecting corresponding health-seeking behaviors) at times of financial crisis (recession) were...

ea0049ep793 | Female Reproduction | ECE2017

Cynicism and common endocrine diseases in pregnancy

Ilias Ioannis , Linardi Anastasia , Milionis Charalambos , Venaki Evangelia , Tselebis Athanasios , Nikopoulou Stamatina , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Cynicism (or cynical distrust) is described as a state of mind and belief that most people are selfish. Cynicism is an attitude characterized by general distrust of the motives of others, and some experts describe it as a form of chronic anger. Negative emotions, especially cynicism, may be harmful to physical health.Aim: The assessment of cynicism in pregnant women with common endocrine diseases.Subjects – Metho...

ea0070aep395 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Betamethasone administration in pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes mellitus

Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Linardi Anastasia , Michou Aikaterini , Milionis Charalampos , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Betamethasone (BM) is widely used in pregnancy. Its diabetogenic potential is known, and in combination with placental insulin resistance in pregnancy, leads to a transient increase in glycemia. Our aim was to study the changes in glycemia in women with singleton pregnancies and pre-existing diabetes mellitus, under insulin therapy, after administration of BM for obstetric causes.Materials and methods: We closely monitored and assessed the ...

ea0070ep286 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2020

Macroprolactinoma in an adolescent girl with secondary amenorrhea – A case report

Venaki Evangelia , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Linardi Anastasia , Petychaki Foteini , Togias Stefanos , Michou Aikaterini , Ilias Ioannis , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Prolactinomas are rarely found in adolescents under 15 (incidence 0.1/1.000.000). They account for 50% of all types of pituitary adenomas in childhood and adolescence (2% of intracranial tumors). The mean time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis is 2.4 years on average for girls. In cases of macroadenomas, TSH and GH deficiency may coexist. The gold standard primary therapy is dopamine agonists. In case of non-response, or the presence of large prolactinomas with...

ea0081ep316 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2022

Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the management of gestational diabetes?

Ilias Ioannis , Togias Stefanos , Papadopoulou Vassiliki , Kougioumtzi Ekaterini , Mastrodimou Vassiliki , Michou Ekaterini , Milionis Charalampos , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Researchers argue that increased morbidity is noted in pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Reports indicate that the pandemic has led to disruptions in care of persons with diabetes. Glycated hemoglobin A1c (A1c) is not sufficient in screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) but may be of use in monitoring glycemia in GDM. To the best of our knowledge no studies honed on late pregnancy glycemia (via A1c), as a surrogate of the access/qual...

ea0070ep382 | Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2020

TSH levels vis-à-vis total sperm count and testosterone levels

Kakoulidis Ioannis , Ilias Ioannis , Stergiotis Stefanos , Togias Stefanos , Michou Aikaterini , Lekkou Anastasia , Mastrodimou Vaso , Pappa Athina , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: The role of thyroid hormones is important in testicular development and function (involvement in Sertoli cell proliferation and functional maturation control and postnatally in Leydig cell differentiation and steroidogenesis). Additionally, thyroid hormone receptors are found in testicular cells throughout development and in adulthood. Our aim was to study thyroid hormone effects on testicular function.Materials and methods: We retrospectiv...

ea0070ep427 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Thyroid function in pregnancy and atmospheric pollution

Ilias Ioannis , Kakoulidis Ioannis , Togias Stefanos , Stergiotis Stefanos , Michou Aikaterini , Lekkou Anastasia , Mastrodimou Vaso , Pappa Athina , Venaki Evangelia , Koukkou Eftychia

Introduction: Exposure to air pollution and in particular to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or particulate pollutants less than 2.5 µm (PM2.5) or 10 µm (PM10) in diameter has been linked to thyroid (dys)function in pregnant women. The environmental degradation that has occurred in recent years in the region of Athens led us to a local study of air pollution against thyroid function in pregnant women in Athens. We hypothesized that there may be a dose-effect relati...