Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0056p223 | Calcium & Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2018

Hip fractures and vitamin D deficiency

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Giannakopoulos Andreas , Pastroudis Alexandros , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with the development of osteomalacia, as it decreases intestinal calcium absorption and bone mineralization. However, severe vitamin D deficiency may also be correlated with secondary hyperparathyroidism which induces osteoporosis. In addition, it induces muscular dysfunction which along with frailty in old age it may induce falls.Aim: The aim was to present a group of patients with severe vitamin D defici...

ea0056p290 | Calcium & Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2018

Vitamin D and obesity

Athanassiou Lambros , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Koteli Asimoula , Mavragani Clio , Athanassiou Panagiotis , Koutsilieris Michael

Introduction: Vitamin D has been found to be associated with multiple chronic diseases, including diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune diseases. Low vitamin D levels have also been observed in patients with obesity.Aim: The aim was to study vitamin D levels in patients with morbid obesity.Methods: In a group of 32 patients with morbid obesity, BMI 41.77±1.15 (m...

ea0056ep174 | Thyroid | ECE2018

Graves’ ophthalmopathy presenting with hypothyroidism

Athanassiou Panagiotis , Pantazi Eleni , Athanassiou Lambros , Xanthakou Eleni , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia

Introduction: Graves’ disease is a multi-system autoimmune disease characterized by hyperthyroidism, ophthalmopathy and pretibial myxedema. The disease presents with hyperthyroidism or more rarely with ophthalmopathy. It runs a various course and many times during its natural course permanent hypothyroidism may ensue.Aim: The aim was to describe the case of a patient with Graves’ disease presenting with ophthalmopathy and subclinical hypothyroi...

ea0073aep68 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2021

Primary hyperaldosteronism. A clinical profile of the disease without arterial hypertension

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Xanthakou Eleni , Fortis Athanasios , Kalogirou Thomais , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Primary hyperaldosteronism may be due to an adrenal adenoma and is an increasingly recognized cause of secondary arterial hypertension. The disease causes hypokalemia and is usually treated surgically by excision of the adrenal adenoma. However, it appears that it may present with a clinical profile without arterial hypertension. The aim was to describe three cases of primary hyperaldosteronism who presented with hypokalemia and an adrenal adenoma with normal blood pressure. A...

ea0081p501 | Thyroid | ECE2022

Thyroid involvement in the context of sars-cov-2 infection

Athanasiou Ifigenia Kostoglou , Athanassiou Lambros , Nikolakopoulou Sofia , Konstantinou Alexandra , Mascha Olga , Bliziotis Ioannis , Samaras Charilaos , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction: The SARS-CoV-2 virus has severely affected humanity. The disease causes pneumonia which may be severe. In many cases, patients, especially if there are comorbidities, may have a fatal outcome. The disease affects all organs and the variability of its manifestations has attracted intense scientific interest. Aim: The aim of the study was to describe the case of a patient who developed subacute thyroiditis after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 ...

ea0063p1185 | Thyroid 3 | ECE2019

Goiter and hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Xanthakou Eleni , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Fortis Athanasios , Samaras Charilaos , Potamousi Paraskevi , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is known to induce nodularity in the thyroid and in some cases to coexist with papillary thyroid carcinoma. However, the effect of the development of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis on the course of nodular goiter is not known.Aim: The aim was to describe the effect of the development of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in the course of nodular goiter.Methods: A cohort of 12 patients, female, age...

ea0063ep28 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2019

The impact of gastrointestinal diseases on bone quality: description of two cases

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Fasfali Dimitra , Fabri Anastasia , Giagtzoglou Ioannis , Siarkos Evangelos , Samaras Charilaos , Potamousi Paraskevi , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction: Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract may have on effect on bone quality manifesting either as osteomalacia or as osteoporosis. Gastritis may have an effect on bone as it requires long term treatment with proton pump inhibitors. Gastrointestinal neoplasms may be accompanied by nutrient malabsorption. These diseases may also be related with vitamin D deficiency.Aim: The aim was to describe two cases of gastrointestinal diseases, namely chro...

ea0070ep86 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Edentulism and the management of osteoporosis

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Manta Erasmia , Tsakiridis Pavlos , Giannakopoulos Andreas , Pastroudis Alexandros , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Complete or partial edentulism is common in middle age, especially in postmenopausal women. Edentulism may be the result of either dental problems or periodontitis or both. Periodontitis is characterized by systemic inflammation and may be accompanied by osteoporosis. Osteoporotic patients on treatment with anticatabolic agents may develop osteonecrosis of the jaw. The aim was to present the management of osteoporosis in an edentulous patient with severe periodontitis who deve...

ea0070ep89 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Cortisol secreting adrenal adenoma. A clinically silent cause of osteoporosis

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , ATHANASSIOU Lambros , Ginis Alexandros , Manta Erasmia , Tsakiridis Pavlos , Giannakopoulos Andreas , Pastroudis Alexandros , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Adrenal adenomas are nowadays frequently diagnosed in the context of abdominal imaging. Osteoporosis may be a presenting manifestation of a cortisol producing adrenal adenoma. The aim was to present two cases of patients diagnosed and treated for osteoporosis who later in the course of the disease were diagnosed with a cortisol producing adrenal adenoma. Two patients, female aged 53 and 56 years, respectively, presented with osteoporosis. T score was −2.8 and &#...

ea0070ep118 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Periodontitis and osteoporosis. A frequent coexistence with dangerous implications

Kostoglou–Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Manta Erasmia , Mavroudi Maria , Giannakopoulos Andreas , Pastroudis Alexandros , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Periodontitis is a serious medical condition which may lead to edentulousness in middle aged patients. It is a chronic inflammatory systemic disorder which affects the oral cavity, the maxilla and mandible. It may be associated with osteoporosis. It presents unique problems in the management of osteoporosis. The patients are in the imminent danger of losing teeth. Some of the antiosteoporotic agents may induce osteonecrosis, while they may complicate the implantation of dental...