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...

ea0099ep443 | Thyroid | ECE2024

Assessment of iodine deficiency among pregnant women in tirana, albania

Xhemollari Ira , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Background: Iodine Deficiency (ID) represent a significant public health problem globally, particularly among pregnant women.Aim: To estimate the prevalence and predictors of ID among pregnant women residing in Durres AlbaniaMethods: A survey cross-sectional study conducted on 162 pregnant women, from May to June 2021. Demographic information, iodized salt usage, and other clinical information were collected using a questionnaire c...

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 ...

ea0090p372 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2023

Diabetic ketoacidosis as first presentation of diabetes mellitus in a subject with Friedreich’ ataxia. A case report and review of literature

Kermaj Marjeta , Zeneli Olta , Hoxha Violeta , Poshi Klodiana , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Friedreich ataxia (FA) is a multisystem autosomal recessive disease with progressive clinical course involving the neuromuscular and endocrine system. Individuals with FA have an increased risk of developing diabetes. In FA-associated diabetes, both insulin deficiency and insulin resistance have been reported. We present a case with FA, presented with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) as the first presentation of diabetes mellitus.Case Presentati...

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...

ea0099ep1111 | Thyroid | ECE2024

Toxic adenoma in a patient with hashimoto’s thyroiditis. a case report and review of the literature

Kermaj Marjeta , Selaj Ana , Hoxha Violeta , Poshi Klodiana , Ylli Dorina , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Thyroid nodules are common in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (HT) patients. They are usually hypo-functioning or "cold" areas on the scan. Presentation as a functioning "nodule" is extremely unusual. Warner reported the first case of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hot nodule in 1971. This rare condition has been previously reported in a few cases too. We present a 55-year-old woman with toxic adenoma and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with local com...

ea0099ep590 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2024

Severe biphasic disorder of calcium homeostasis in a patient with rhabdomyolysis: Case report

Puca entela , Puca Edmond , Ylli Dorina

Management of calcium disorders can be a real challenge during the different stages of acute kidney injury complicating rhabdomyolysis.Aim: The aim of this presentation is to present a clinical case diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, which was complicated by severe hypocalcemia during the acute phase and later on during the recovery phase with hypercalcemia.Case presentation: We present a female patient, 57 years old, who presented to ...

ea0099ep586 | Thyroid | ECE2024

An unusual hyperthyroidism presentation

Lekbello Megi , Celo Eni , Ylli Dorina

We would like to report the case of a 45-year-old woman who came to our emergency department two months ago complaining of exhaustion, vomiting, and stomach pain. In the last three weeks, she had three admissions to the ER due to vomiting. She did not have any chronic illnesses, and her only medication for the vomiting was oral electrolytes. In the last two months, she claims to have lost four to five kilograms. The physical examination showed tachycardia (135 beats per minute...