Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035p845 | Pituitary Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2014

NFPA and hypopituitarism: a retrospective analysis of 260 patients and focus on the prevalence of isolated hypoadrenalism

Carosi Giulia , Malchiodi Elena , Ferrante Emanuele , Sala Elisa , Verrua Elisa , Beck-Peccoz Paolo , Spada Anna , Mantovani Giovanna

Introduction: Non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA) accounts for about 40% of all pituitary tumors. One or more anteropituitary deficiencies are present at diagnosis in 60–80% of NFPA. Hypopituitarism classically appears with the following order: GH→FSH/LH→TSH→ACTH. Aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence and the order of appearance of pituitary deficiencies in patients with NFPA.Materials and methods: We retrospectively...

ea0037gp.19.02 | Pituitary–Acromegaly | ECE2015

Assessment of bone quality, measured by trabecular bone score, in acromegaly

Malchiodi Elena , Sala Elisa , Verrua Elisa , Cairoli Elisa , Carosi Giulia , Ferrante Emanuele , Filopanti Marcello , Ulivieri Fabio Massimo , Eller-Vainicher Cristina , Chiodini Iacopo , Mantovani Giovanna , Spada Anna

Introduction: Acromegaly is characterised by chronic exposure to high GH and IGF1 levels that leads to increased bone turnover. Regardless of BMD value, acromegalic patients seem to have an increased vertebral fracture risk probably due to a reduction of bone quality. Trabecular bone score (TBS) is a new index used for assessing bone microarchitecture. In this study TBS was used for the first time to analyze bone quality in acromegaly.Methods: 16 new acr...

ea0032p861 | Pituitary – Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

Incidentally discovered pituitary adenomas: single-center experience on 205 patients

Malchiodi Elena , Ferrante Emanuele , Mantovani Giovanna , Toini Alessandra , Sala Elisa , Verrua Elisa , Giavoli Claudia , Filopanti Marcello , Spada Anna , Beck-Peccoz Paolo

Introduction: Pituitary incidentalomas are lesions discovered on an imaging study performed for an unrelated reason. Their frequency varies among 0.2–38% and it is continuously increasing due to the development of neuroimaging techniques. The aim of the study is to investigate clinical and biochemical characteristics of 205 consecutive patients (70% female, mean age 53.6±18.2 years) with incidental pituitary adenoma (IPA) followed at our center from 1990 to present.<...

ea0056p823 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2018

Recovery of the adrenal function after pituitary surgery in patients with Cushing Disease: remission or recurrence?

Serban Andreea , Verrua Elisa , Sala Elisa , Locatelli Marco , Arosio Maura , Mantovani Giovanna , Ferrante Emanuele

Background: The treatment of choice in patients with Cushing Disease (CD) is pituitary surgery (PS). A successful PS is generally followed by adrenal insufficiency (AI). Although the remission rate after PS may reach 96.6% of cases, approximately 1/3 of cured patients experience the recurrence of the disease during lifetime. The aim of this study was to analyze the duration of AI in relation with the recurrence of CD.Materials and methods: We performed a...

ea0063p725 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology 2 | ECE2019

Remission rate of acromegaly after somatostatin analogs withdrawal: an update

Carosi Giulia , Sala Elisa , Sindaco Giulia Del , Verrua Elisa , Serban Andreea Liliana , Ferrante Emanuele , Arosio Maura , Mantovani Giovanna

Objective: Several studies reported that a long-time therapy with somatostatin analogs (SSTa) in acromegaly could induce persistent remission event after drug withdrawal. The aim of this study was to evaluate GH/IGF-I secretion after SSTa discontinuation in a series of acromegalic patients.Materials and methods: Data of 21 patients regularly referred to our Centre and previously included in a multicentre study, have been updated at the last available fol...

ea0063p1006 | Environment, Society and Governance | ECE2019

Telemedicine in the management of acromegalic patients

Sindaco Giulia Del , Sala Elisa , Carosi Giulia , Verrua Elisa , Serban Andreea Liliana , Ferrante Emanuele , Arosio Maura , Mantovani Giovanna

Background: In acromegalic patients, quality of life reduction and neuropsychological impairment are common, in addition to well-known complications related to the pituitary adenoma and to the GH/IGF-I excess. Acromegalic patients need a lot of outpatient visits and a multidisciplinary approach during the management of the disease and its comorbidities. Aim of the project is to analyze the role of an electronic health device (eHD) with remote monitoring in management of acrome...

ea0037ep806 | Pituitary: clinical | ECE2015

Psychological and neurocognitive evaluation in patients with pituitary adenoma

Sala Elisa , Zarino Barbara , Malchiodi Elena , Verrua Elisa , Carosi Giulia , Locatelli Marco , Rampini Paolo , Carrabba Giorgio , Spada Anna , Mantovani Giovanna

Reduced health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and impairment in neurocognitive functions are a possible complaint in patients with pituitary adenoma. Psychiatric comorbidities in Cushing’s disease are well known. However recent studies showed HRQoL reduction and psychiatric symptoms in patients with pituitary disease with or without hormonal excess. Aim of this study is to analyse HRQoL, psychiatric symptoms and neurocognitive functions in patients with pituitary adenoma...

ea0049ep1043 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2017

Salivary and serum cortisol levels by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry after standard dose ACTH test in the diagnosis of central hypopituitarism

Morelli Valentina , Polledri Elisa , Mercadante Rosa , Sonzogni Beatrice , Mantovani Giovanna , Palmieri Serena , Malchiodi Elena , Verrua Elisa , Barbieri Anna Maria , Ferrante Emanuele , Arosio Maura , Fustinoni Silvia , Chiodini Iacopo

Objective: The diagnosis of central hypoadrenalism (HPAI) is a major clinical challenge. The gold standard procedure remains insuline tolerance test (ITT). Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) is considered the best procedure for the evaluation of cortisol levels. This study aimed to evaluate cut-offs of serum (TM-SeC) and salivary cortisol (SaC) by LC-MS/MS and serum cortisol by ECLIA assay (E-SeC) after Standard dose ACTH test (SDCT) in diagnosing HPAI.<...

ea0041oc11.4 | Bone &amp; Calcium Homeostasis | ECE2016

The prevalence of GNAS deficiency-related diseases in a large cohort of patients characterized by the EuroPHP network

Marta Elli Francesca , Linglart Agnes , Garin Intza , de Sanctis Luisa , Bordogna Paolo , Grybek Virginie , Pereda Arrate , Giachero Federica , Verrua Elisa , Mantovani Giovanna , Perez de Nanclares Guiomar

The clinical condition resulting from end-organ resistance to parathormone (rPTH), caused by (epi)genetic alterations of GNAS, was termed as Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP). The high phenotype heterogeneity, the existence of additional clinical features such as resistance to other hormones (TSH/GHRH/gonadotropins) and Albright’s hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO), led to the distinction of specific PHP subtypes.The purpose of the present work is to prov...

ea0035p898 | Pituitary Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2014

Recurrence of hyperprolactinemia after withdrawal of cabergoline in prolactinomas

Sala Elisa , Bellaviti Paola , Ferrante Emanuele , Malchiodi Elena , Verrua Elisa , Giavoli Claudia , Profka Eriselda , Beck-Peccoz Paolo , Spada Anna , Mantovani Giovanna

Introduction: The optimal treatment duration for prolactinomas to minimize reccurences is not clear. 2011 Endocrine Society Guidelines suggested that cabergoline withdrawal may be safely undertaken after 2 years in patients achieving normoprolactinemia and tumor volume reduction.Materials and methods: We analyzed 74 patients (mean age=46.9±14.4, M/F=19/56, macro/micro=18/56) bearing a prolactinoma. Patients were divided in 3 groups: Group A (23) tre...