Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0011p36 | Bone | ECE2006

Assessment of bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with adrenal incidentaloma (ai): comparison between dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and quantitative ultrasonometry (QUS)

Reimondo G , Bovio S , Ventura M , Osella G , Angeli A , Terzolo M

The aim of the present study was to compare the assessment of BMD measured either by DEXA or by QUS in patients with AI. We evaluated 40 patients with AI, who underwent an evaluation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function and bone densitometry measured either by DEXA (Hologic QDR 4500 W) at lumbar spine and at femur or QUS (Achilles Express) at the right foot. Subclinical CushingÂ’s syndrome (SCS) was defined as abnormal response to at least 2 standard tests...

ea0040p18 | (1) | ESEBEC2016

Massive bilateral pheocromocitomas: a rare case

Martins D , Baptista C , Rodrigues D , Miguel Melo , Cardoso L M , Vicente N , Oliveira D , Ventura M , Lages A , Carrilho F

Introduction: Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine-secreting tumor that arises from the chromaffin tissue of the adrenal medulla. Of the reported cases, only 10% consist in bilateral lesions and the probability of multiple endocrine neoplasia should always be investigated.Clinical case: Female patient, 19 years old, presented with a clinical history with 2 years of evolution, characterized by episodes of palpitations, headache, nausea and abdominal d...

ea0029p848 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ICEECE2012

Hormonal Therapy Promotes Hormone-Resistant Phenotype by Increasing DNMT Activity and Expression in Prostate Cancer Models

Gravina G. , Festuccia C. , Piccolella M. , Motta M. , Ventura L. , Pomante R. , Zani B. , Pestell R. , Tombolini V. , Lenzi A. , Jannini E.

We hypothesized that hormonal therapy favors the development of the hormone-resistant (HR) phenotype through epigenetic mechanisms. Human prostate cancer (Pca) tissues and in vitro and in vivo models were used to verify this hypothesis. We demonstrated that tumor cells continuously treated with BCLT or cultured in androgen depleted medium progressively acquire higher DNMT activity and expression. Increased DNMT expression and activity also paralleled the up-regul...