Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0081p769 | Late-Breaking | ECE2022

Coexistence of hypopituitarism caused by Sheehan′s syndrome and Hashimoto′s thyroiditis. A case report, review of literature.

Kermaj Marjeta , Zaimi Irsa , Guni Mirjeta , Shkurti Adela , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Hypopituitarism due to Sheehan′s syndrome is a rare complication and its diagnosis is often overlooked. The vast majority of people with hypothyroidism have primary hypothyroidism, often due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Coexistence of hypopituitarism and primary hypothyroidism, may accelerate clinical manifestations, mainly those associated with hypothyroidism. Hashimoto′s Thyroiditis with concomitant hypopituitarism is rare but has been described...

ea0063ep36 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2019

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Hoxha Edlira , Hoxha Violeta , Husi Gerond , Fureraj Thanas , Celo Eni , Ylli Agron

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a well- known and a major acute complication of diabetes, mainly of the patients with type 1 diabetes. It is not uncommon in patients with type 2 diabetes. This situation is characterised by the presence of serum ketones greater than 5 mEq/l and ketonuria, a blood glucose level greater than 250 mg/dl, a blood PH less than 7.3 and a serum bicarbonate level of less than 18 mEq/l. There are different factors that cause ketoacidosis. DKA can be the initial...

ea0063ep157 | Thyroid | ECE2019

Thyroid storm, a rare but life-threatening appearance of hyperthyroidism

Lekbello Megi , Hoxha Violeta , Husi Gerond , Fureraj Thanas , Duva Ermira , Ylli Agron

Thyrotoxicosis is characterised by the excess of thyroid hormones into blood. The most extreme appearance of it, is thyroid storm which is presented as an acute, severe, life-threatening, hypermetabolic state caused by the added quantities of thyroid hormones, causing adrenergic hyperactivity and abnormal periphery response of thyroid hormones. The incidence of thyroid storm is evaluated at 0.2/100000 in year. The mortality of untreated thyroid storm varies from 80–100% w...

ea0049ep495 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Prevalence of obesity and diabetes among in a developing country (Albania)

Ylli Dorina , Thomo Tomi , Hoxha Violeta , Kermaj Marjeta , Husi Gerond , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron

It is well known nowadays the positive effect that early detection of prediabetes has in preventing and postponing the diabetes onset. The aim of our study is to explore the diabetes prevalence in Albania and to identify and stratify the population at risk for developing diabetes.Material and methods: A large scale multicentre screening was performed in Albania as part of a National Campaign. 15744 patients were consecutively recluted. The following data...

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...

ea0041gp102 | Endocrine Nursing | ECE2016

Influence of educational training course in improving the knowledge of diabetes mellitus among nurses of Diabetes Education Units in Albania

Kermaj Marjeta , Ylli Dorina , Zeqja Anisa , Fureraj Thanas , Hoxha Violeta , Husi Gerond , Ylli Agron

Background: The involvement of nurses in diabetes patient education has an important contribution in the improvement in the quality of care provided. Experience and knowledge in diabetes and its management are crucial for teaching patients with diabetes effectively.Material and methods: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of nurse Training Course in the improvement of the knowledge of diabetes among nurses. Ten Diabetes Education Unit’s n...

ea0041ep79 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2016

Large bilateral adrenal metastatic melanoma

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Rista Elvana , Hoxha Eneida , Puca Entela , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron

Background: Adrenal metastatic melanoma can be found in up to 50% of patients with melanomas. These tumors are not hormone-secreting, and they usually present with locally advanced disease.The case: We report on the presence of a bilateral massive metastatic adrenal melanoma in a 56-year old woman with the initial clinical diagnosis of bilateral adrenal cyst or hemorrhage, and chronic adrenal failure. The patient underwent surgery one month before the ad...

ea0041ep526 | Diabetes complications | ECE2016

Diabetic muscle infarction in a 54-year-old female: a case report

Lumi Ema , Puca Entela , Dyrmishi Blertina , Bitri Sonila , Puca Edmond , Pengo Petrika , Ylli Agron

Introduction: Diabetic muscle infarction is a very uncommon complication of diabetes and predominately occurs in type 1 diabetes (70% of cases) or long standing poorly controlled type 2 diabetic patients, often misdiagnosed as cellulitis. It is defined as spontaneous ischemic necrosis of skeletal muscle that is unrelated to atheroembolism or occlusion of major arteries.Case presentation: We report a case of 54-years-old women non-smoker with an 8 years h...

ea0041ep1075 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Toxic adenoma as a cause of dementia

Dyrmishi Blertina , Olldashi Taulant , Ranxha Eris , Fureraj Thanas , Ylli Agron , Puca Entela

Background: Psychiatric symptoms have been reported quite frequently in thyroid disease. Dementia associated with hyperthyroidism is less well documented.The case: We present the case of a 62 years old woman, who initially presented for a neurological consultation about her symptoms suggested Alzheimer’s disease. The patient had been under treatment for more than seven years for type 2 diabetes and developed frequently episodes of hypoglycemia. She ...

ea0041ep1142 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2016

Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in Albanian experience

Golemi Ersida , Ylli Dorina , Alimehmeti Mehdi , Hysi Gerond , Nelaj Ermir , Spahiu Edi , Ylli Agron

Background: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the gold standard in detecting thyroid cancer. The overall incidence of thyroid cancer is 9–13% in patients with thyroid nodule that are eligible for FNAB. If the sample taken is sufficient, a negative FNA-B response eliminates the carcinoma risk in 98–99% of cases.The aim of the study: To access the role of FNAB in the early diagnosis of thyroid cancer in Albania.Materi...