Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep546 | Diabetes complications | ECE2017

Screening for macrovascular complications in diabetic patients in Korça, Albania

Lumi Ema , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common metabolic disorder and is associated with development of chronic macrovascular complications leading to significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical profile of macrovascular complications in diabetic patients in Korca, Albania.Material and methods: A total of 456 cases with type 2 DM attending Department of Endocrine (outpatient/inpatient), from Januar...

ea0081ep192 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2022

Fahr Syndrome secondary to pseudohypoparathyroidism.

Shehu Tea , Hoxha Violeta , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Background: Fahr’s Syndrome, also known as striopallidodentate calcinosis is a rare form of neurological disorder characterized by abnormal calcified deposits in basal ganglia, cerebellar and cerebral cortex. Its prevalence goes from 2 to 12.5%. Etiology of this disorder is very wide and involves endocrinopathy, mitochondrial myopathies dermatological abnormalities, infectious disease or may be idiopathic. We present a case of a patient with diffuse brain calcifications d...

ea0081ep1046 | Thyroid | ECE2022

Occult papillary thyroid carcinoma with lymphatic metastasis as first presentation of the disease - A report of two cases

Haxhiraj Adela , Cerma Adishah , Hoxha Violeta , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Occult papillary carcinomas are small thyroid carcinomas (<1 cm) diagnosed after an initial manifestation of lymph nodes or distant metastasis. We report two cases of patients with this pattern of clinical presentation.Case description: The first case is a 21-year-old woman, with a one-year history of a growing cervical cyst. Fine needle aspiration of the cyst showed metastasis from papillary thyroid cancer. She had no previous history ...

ea0049ep1470 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Thyroid nodule size and the risk of malignancy

Puca Entela , Lumi Ema , Olldashi Blertina , Bitri Sonila , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron , Puca Edmond

Introduction: Thyroid nodule size is routinely assessed and has been a cause for concern, if it is a carcinoma or not.Aim: Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between thyroid nodule size and cancer risk. It was a retrospective analysis of 386 patients with thyroid nodules who referred to surgery in our hospital from January 2011 to March 2016. Patient’s demographic data, nodules size, and final pathology were recorded. All data were analyses us...

ea0037ep1300 | Clinical Cases–Thyroid/Other | ECE2015

Incidental thyroid cancer in a subcentimetric nodule with benign ultrasound criteria in a patient with Graves' disease

Demaj Enalda , Ahmeti Endri , Kermaj Marjeta , Hoxha Violeta , Husi Gerond , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Introduction: A thyroid nodule discovered in a patient with Graves’ disease (GD) should be evaluated and managed according to guidelines. A subcentimetre incidental thyroid cancer founded in a patients with GD, without high-risk history, without suspicious sonographic (US) features has not been reported yet.Clinical case: A 40-year-old female patient, presented to our hospital with symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. On physical examination heart rate was 1...

ea0081ep242 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2022

Primary vs tertriary hyperparathyroidism in a patient with medullary nefrocalcinosis and chronic renal failure

Shehu Tea , Hoxha Violeta , Ylli Dorina , Cerma Adishah , Ylli Agron

Background: Nephrocalcinosis is characterized by the deposition of calcium products in kidney parenchyma and tubules. It may cause acute or chronic kidney injury or be incidentally detected radiographically in a patient with normal kidney function. Most patients with nephrocalcinosis do not progress to end-stage kidney disease, but with certain underlying conditions, may be associated with progressive kidney dysfunction.Methods: The patient was diagnosed...

ea0035p1019 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Oral solution of levothyroxine vs tablets in subclinical hypothyroidism: evaluation of outcomes

Pastore Renato , Mentuccia Daniela , Ylli Dorina , Ilaria Giordani , Simona Frontoni

Introduction: Oral levothyroxine (LT4) is the standard treatment for hypothyroidism and serum TSH represents the best marker for assessing the proper LT4 dose. The absorption and bioequivalence of different commercial LT4 preparations might be variable. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of levothyroxine oral solution vs tablets.Methods: Fifty-eight patients (six males, 52 females; average age, 46.9±12....

ea0056p416 | Diabetes complications | ECE2018

Comparitive angiographic profile in diabetic and non-diabetic patient (retrospective study)

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , YLLI Dorina

Background: Diabetes is one of the risk factor for coronary disease. Patient with diabetes have a increased prevalence and incidence of coronary vessels disease compare with the people without diabetes in the general population.Aim and objectives: To compare the study of angiographic coronary results in the patient with and without diabetes.Materials and methods: 172 pacients; 66 with diabetes and 106 without diabetes was admitted ...

ea0056p801 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2018

Gonadotroph pituitary macroadenoma inducing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Puca Entela , Lumi Ema , Ylli Dorina

Case report: We report a young woman with ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS), headache, visual field defect and pituitary macro adenoma. The patient was treated about four years ago as pituitary PRL-secreting adenoma with carbergoline. The evaluation of other hormones FSH, LH and Estradiol values wasn’t done. The patient presented to our hospital with abdominal pain and headaches and amenohrrea. The pregnancy test was negative and pelcic ultrasound demonstrated enl...

ea0075d06 | Diabetes | EYES2021

Factors predisposing to diabetes onset in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Cerma Adishah , Muja Ardita , Haxhiraj Adela , Ylli Dorina

Background: The presence of diabetes and the degree of hyperglycemia is considered an independent factor in the clinical severity of COVID-19 infection, impacting the duration of hospital stay and other related medical conditions.Objective: To identify the correlation between the insulin needs in COVID-19 patients and hospital stay and other related medical conditions. To identify the factors that would contribute to diabetes onset during COVID-19 infect...