Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029p271 | Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Lipid Metabolism | ICEECE2012

The effect of potassium supplementation on the endothelium, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and blood pressure in patients at moderate cardiovascular disease risk

Graham U. , McCance D. , Young I. , Mullan K.

There is limited evidence on the effect of potassium (K+) supplementation on endothelial function. Three studies suggest a beneficial effect in healthy volunteers and mild hypertensives. However potassium increases aldosterone due to a direct effect on the adrenal gland and there is evidence that aldosterone excess is detrimental to cardiovascular health. We therefore aimed to determine the effect of potassium supplementation on endothelial function in patients with >10% c...

ea0026p70 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2011

First prognostic analysis of stage III adrenocartical carcinoma patients after complete resection: a retrospective French Multicentric Study from the INCA-COMETE network

Do Cao C , Leboulleux S , Borget I , Bertherat J , De la Fouchardiere C , Hecart A C , Caron P , Tabarin A , Niccoli P , Rohmer V , Drui D , Schillo F , Raingeard I , Young J , Ghuzlan A , Borson-Chazot F , Bertagna X , Pattou F , Wemeau J L , Francis Z , Libe R , Aubert S , Baudin E

Objective: To assess outcome of stage IIIĀ–ENSAT adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) patients after complete macroscopic resection and prognostic factors for disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS).Methods: A retrospective review of 68 stage III ACC patients treated surgically between 1994 and 2009 in the French COMETE network was performed. Characteristics of patients were reviewed by a single investigator as well as the Weiss score by expe...