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ea0081ep1205 | Late Breaking | ECE2022

Psychological stress levels in men with infertility

Mintziori Gesthimani , Veneti Stavroula , Mousiolis Athanasios , Goulis Dimitrios

Aim: Infertility, defined as the non-achievement of pregnancy by a couple after 12 months of free sexual intercourse, affects 4 - 17% of couples worlwide. In 20% of cases, the cause is found exclusively or mainly in the man. The purpose of this study is to evaluate infertility as a risk factor for increased psychological stress.Material and Methods: A case – control study was conducted in which the levels of psychological stress of men with infertil...

ea0056p1071 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2018

Thyroid autoantibodies and quality of life in patients with benign thyroid diseases

Mintziori Gesthimani , Veneti Stavroula , Panagiotou Athanasios , Georgiou Thomas , Kita Marina

Objective: Thyroid autoimmunity has been proposed as a risk factor for impaired health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL), depression and anxiety, though evidence is still limited. The aim of the current study is to assess the association of thyroid autoimmunity with quality of life in patients with benign thyroid disease.Design: A cross-sectional study was implemented, that included consecutive patients with benign thyroid diseases who visited the outpatie...

ea0063p357 | Thyroid 1 | ECE2019

Association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and Graves’ disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Anagnostis Panagiotis , Veneti Stavroula , Adamidou Fotini , Artzouchaltzi Aikterini-Maria , Boboridis Kostas , Kita Marina

Introduction: The pathogenesis of Graves’ disease (GD) and Graves’ orbitopathy (GO) is not completely understood. On the other hand, vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms have been associated with susceptibility to a variety of chronic autoimmune diseases. The primary aim of this study was to synthesize the best available evidence regarding the association between VDR gene polymorphisms and risk of GD. Secondary aim was to search for their association with GO.<...

ea0063p1158 | Thyroid 3 | ECE2019

Cosmetic complaints in patients with thyroid disease

Mintziori Gesthimani , Veneti Stavroula , Panagiotou Athanasios , Adamidou Fotini , Efstathiadou Zoe , Kita Marina

Introduction: Patients with benign thyroid disease may present an impaired Quality of Life (QoL). However, evidence of cosmetic complaints in patients with thyroid disease is limited. The aim of the current study was to investigate the cosmetic complaints of patients with thyroid disease and determine any associations with specific clinical characteristics.Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed. Patients with benign thyroid disease who attended t...

ea0070aep139 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Comparative efficacy of parathyroidectomy and conservative management in patients with mild primary hyperparathyroidism: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled studies

Anagnostis Panagiotis , Vaitsi Konstantina , Veneti Stavroula , Papavramidis Theodosios , Kenanidis Eustathios , Potoupnis Michael , Tsiridis Eleftherios , Goulis Dimitrios

Objective: Whereas parathyroidectomy (PTx) has an established benefit in patients with symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), its efficacy in patients with mild (asymptomatic) PHPT has not been proven. The aim of this study was to systematically investigate and meta-analyze the best available evidence from randomized-controlled trials regarding the efficacy of PTx on fracture risk (primary endpoint), as well as bone mineral density (BMD), serum calcium concentrations,...

ea0073aep652 | Thyroid | ECE2021

Pre-operative vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for post-thyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Vaitsi Konstantina , Anagnostis Panagiotis , Veneti Stavroula , Papavramidis Theodosios S. , Goulis Dimitrios

ContextWhether pre-operative vitamin D deficiency (VDD) contributes to post-operative hypoparathyroidism (hypoPT) risk is unknown.ObjectiveTo meta-analyze the best available evidence regarding the association between pre-operative vitamin D status and hypoPT risk.Data SourcesA comprehensive literature search was conducted in PubMed, CENTRAL and Scopus databases, u...