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58th Annual ESPE

Vienna, Austria
19 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019

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The theme of this year’s meeting is Variety and Variation in Paediatric Endocrinology. Join us in Vienna to explore the diversity we encounter in our discipline and the care that we have to exercise when using the term “normality”. Whilst gaining an update on the latest treatments, clinical best practice and cutting edge research in the field of paediatric endocrinology.

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Fat, Metabolism and Obesity

hrp0092p1-39 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Differences Between Short- and Long-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Adolescence

Ybarra Marina , Rocha Franco Ruth , Santos Tiago Jerônimo dos , Rachid Ludmilla , Bezerra Marilia P. C. , Cominato Louise , Damiani Durval , Prieto Velhote Manoel Carlos

Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been established as a safe and effective bariatric procedure during adolescence, but its long-term results remain uncertain. Our aim was to report and compare the short- and long-term outcomes of LSG in adolescents.Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients submitted to LSG between 2010 and 2013 in our Institution. Baseline, short-term (1 year) and lon...

hrp0092p1-40 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Late Pregnancy Exposure to Mono(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) Phthalate Affects Weight Z-scores in Children up to 2 Years

Shah-Kulkarni Surabhi , Kim Hae Soon , Park Hyesook , Hong Yun-Chul , Kim Yangho , Ha Eun-Hee

Background: Endocrine-disruptor compounds (EDCs) like phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) can have long term effect on children's physical growth. Studies have reported that effect of EDCs exposure on concurrent physical parameters like weight. But there is a knowledge gap with regards to long term effects of EDCs exposure on children's physical growth. Thus, in this study we evaluated the prenatal exposure of EDCs: BPA and phthalates and their influence ...

hrp0092p1-41 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Growth Arrest-Specific 6 (Gas6) Protein is Associated with Adiposity and Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Children and Adolescents

Zajdel-Cwynar Olimpia , Matusik Pawel , Olszanecka-Glinianowicz Magdalena , Malecka-Tendera Ewa

Introduction: Growth arrest-specific 6 (Gas6) is a vitamin K-dependent protein produced by several types of cells including adypocytes and regulates their homeostasis. Previous studies indicate that Gas6 signaling may be involved in the pathogenesis of obesity and its complications, including systemic inflammation and insulin resistance. However, little is known about the clinical significance of the Gas6 system in childhood obesity. The aim of the study was t...

hrp0092p1-42 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

De-novo and Depot-Specific Androgen Production in Human Adipose Tissue - a Source of Hyperandrogenism in Obese Females

Wagner Isabel Viola , Sahlin Lena , Kulle Alexandra , Klöting Nora , Döbeln Viola , Savchuk Iuliia , Dötsch Jörg , Söder Olle

Background: Obesity in females is often associated with metabolic complications and hyperandrogenism but the role of adipose tissue (AT) in androgen synthesis remains unclear.Aims/Objectives: Employing human subcutaneous and visceral AT and cultured adipocytes, we studied whether AT could be a source of androgens promoting hyperandrogenism in lean and especially in obese females.Methods</st...

hrp0092p1-43 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Association of Biomarkers of Endothelial Dysfunction with MicroRNAs Levels in Overweight and Obese Adolescentes

Huang Fengyang , Brianza-Padilla Malinalli , Bonilla-Jaime Herlinda , del-Río-Navarro Blanca Estela , Villafaña-Rauda Santiago , Romero-Nava Rodrigo , Sánchez-Muñoz Fausto

Background and Aims: MicroRNAs play important regulatory roles in cholesterol homeostasis and endothelial dysfunction. The aim of present study was to characterize the expression of miRNAs in overweight/obese adolescents and to identify the possible correlation with metabolic profile and inflammatory biomarkers.Methods: 79 overweight and obese adolescents aged 13.0±2.0 years and 28 normal weight adolescents aged 13....

hrp0092p1-44 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Metabolic Complications After Paediatric Liver Transplantation: A 10-year Longitudinal Study in a South-East Asian Population

Beng Hui Ng Nicholas , Yijuan Lim Yvonne , Wei Li Ho Cindy , Anjian Sng Andrew , Aw Marion , Seng Lee Yung , Yin Loke Kah

Background: Improved patient and graft survival post-liver transplantation has led to a parallel increase in metabolic syndrome (MS) reported in multiple centres. We aimed to study the prevalence and risk factors of metabolic complications in our paediatric liver transplant (LT) cohort.Methods: This was a retrospective review of the LT database from 1995-2018. We studied the incidence of overweight, obesity (WHO BMI crit...

hrp0092p1-45 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and eGFR Levels could be Linked by the PNPLA3 I148M Polymorphism in Obese Children

Di Sessa Anna , Marzuillo Pierluigi , Guarino Stefano , Capalbo Daniela , Rosaria Umano Giuseppina , Pedulla' Marcella , La Manna Angela , Cirillo Grazia , Miraglia Del Giudice Emanuele

Background: The patatin like phospholipase containing domain 3 (PNPLA3) I148M polymorphism has an effect on modulation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in non-obese non-diabetic adults and in children with histologically confirmed Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).Objectives: To explored the impact of PNPLA3 I148M polymorphism on eGFR in obese children with and without NAFLD.<p class="a...

hrp0092p1-46 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

How to Recognize Underlying Somatic Causes of Paediatric Obesity? Performance of the Diagnostic Recommendations of the Endocrine Society Guideline and Suggestions for Improvement

Abawi Ozair , Kleinendorst Lotte , van der Voorn Bibian , Brandsma Annelies , van Rossum Elisabeth , van Haelst Mieke , van den Akker Erica

Background: Underlying causes of obesity are thought to be rare even in specialized paediatric endocrinology clinics. However, evidence is limited. The Endocrine Society (ES) guideline for paediatric obesity makes the following diagnostic recommendations: endocrine evaluation in presence of reduced growth velocity, evaluation of cerebral obesity in presence of CNS injury, re-evaluation of drug choice in patients using antipsychotics. Genetic testing is recomme...

hrp0092p1-47 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

How Early is 'extreme Early-Onset Obesity'? Results of Comprehensive Growth Curve Analysis to Identify Genetic Obesity Disorders Based on Age of Onset of Obesity

Abawi Ozair , Kleinendorst Lotte , Blankers Lizette , van Haelst Mieke , van der Voorn Bibian , van den Akker Erica

Background: Early-onset obesity is associated with genetic obesity disorders. According to the Endocrine Society guideline for paediatric obesity, genetic screening is indicated in selected cases with age of onset (AoO) of obesity <5 years. However, this cut-off value lacks evidence. Identifying genetic obesity is vital as treatment for leptin-melanocortin pathway disorders becomes available. We aimed to determine whether AoO of obesity is predictive for g...

hrp0092p1-48 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Waist Circumference Triglyceride Index is Useful to Predict Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Childhood Obesity

Özcabi Bahar , Demirhan Salih , Aksu Özden , Öztürkmen Akay Hatice , Güven Ayla

Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the performance of waist circumference triglyceride index(WTI) to predict non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) in obese children.Methods: In this study 139 obese children(71 girls) were included(6-18 years). Height, weight, body mass index(BMI), waist circumference(WC), puberty stage, blood pressure, and biochemical values were obtained from the medical records. SDS and percentiles we...

hrp0092p1-49 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Gut Microbiome of North-American Children with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)

Afhami Shima , Tun Hein , Peng Ye , Liang Suisha , Deehan Edward , Madsen Karen , Gantz Marie , Triador Lucila , Walter Jens , Haqq Andrea

Introduction: Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a common syndromic form of childhood obesity, is characterized by failure-to-thrive during infancy followed by progressive hyperphagia and obesity in childhood. The pathogenesis of hyperphagia and weight-gain in PWS is poorly understood and management strategies have had variable and limited success. Several studies support an etiological contribution of dysbiotic gut microbiota in the metabolic derangements of obesit...

hrp0092p1-50 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Two-year Outcomes of Whanau Pakari: A Novel Home-based Intervention for Child and Adolescent Obesity

Anderson Yvonne , Wynter Lisa , O'Sullivan Niamh , Wild Cervantée , Grant Cameron , Cave Tami , Derraik José , Hofman Paul

Background: Whilst multi-disciplinary intervention models for children and adolescents with obesity remain recommended best practice, there is a lack of long-term outcome data, especially in home-based models and programs embedded within the clinical setting. Whānau Pakari is a community-based multi-disciplinary assessment/intervention programme for child obesity, focused on reducing health inequity. Based in Taranaki, Aotearoa/New Zealand, it focusses on...

hrp0092p1-51 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Pathogenic Mutations and Variants in KSR2 in a Cohort of Obese Children

Körber Ingrid , Sowada Nadine , Schirmer Melanie , Herrmann Gloria , Nunziata Adriana , Bald Martin , Ehehalt Stefan , Paetow Ulrich , Ohlenschläger Ute , Rabenstein Hannah , Siebert Reiner , von Schnurbein Julia , Wabitsch Martin

Background: Kinase suppressor of Ras 2 (KSR2) gene codes for a scaffold protein modulating intracellular pathways that involve MEK/BRAF cascade and AMPK signaling. KSR2 plays an important role in energy balance regulation, and KSR2 mutations were reported to be associated with obesity and insulin resistance in mice and humans. In transfected cells, several KSR2 mutations lead to impaired fatty acid oxidation, which improved under met...

hrp0092p1-52 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Effect of Feeding Mode on Longitudinal Body Composition in Early Life

de Fluiter Kirsten S , van Beijsterveldt Inge ALP , Acton Dennis , Hokken-Koelega Anita CS

Background: Excessive gain in fat mass (FM) during the first months of life, known as the critical window for adiposity programming, is associated with an increased risk for adiposity and cardiovascular diseases in later life. Early life nutrition (breastfeeding or formula feeding) might influence body composition (FM and fat free mass (FFM)) development in early life.Aims: To investigate differences in sex-specific long...

hrp0092p1-53 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Age of Obesity Onset could be the First Indicator of Future Metabolic Complications – Preliminary Data of Prospective Multicenter Study

Gawlik Aneta , Wasniewska Malgorzata , Bereket Abdullah , Antosz Aleksandra , Aversa Tommaso , Corica Domenico , Kirkgoz Tarik , Turan Serap , Guran Tulay , Shmoish Michael , Wudy Stefan A. , Hartmann Michaela F. , Gruszczynska Katarzyna , Hochberg Ze'ev

Context: The unified approach for obese children can result in therapeutic failure as obesity is a symptom of several conditions. It was previously suggested that only children with obesity onset beyond age 6 years will develop the metabolic syndrome and T2D. In turn, early childhood obesity carries a few times less risk of adult obesity comparing to that with the onset during juvenility.Aim: We determine the clinical an...

hrp0092p1-54 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Augmented Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Serum Levels in Metabolic Disorders and Association With Endothelial Function in Childhood

Domouzoglou Eleni , Vlahos Antonios , Challa Anna , Papafaklis Michail , Tsatsoulis Agathocles , Michalis Lampros , Chaliasos Nikolaos , Naka Katerina

Introduction: Obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) are linked to increased risk for endothelial dysfunction which is considered as the first step in the progression of cardiovascular disease. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a protein with known effects on various metabolic pathways. In adults, the circulating blood levels of FGF21 have been associated with parameters of lipid/carbohydrate metabolism, and FGF21 is known to be increased in obesity. T...

hrp0092p1-55 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

A Novel Recurrent Heterozygous Plin1 Mutation in Three Russian Patients with Partial Lipodystrophy, Dyslipidemia and Insulin Resistance

Tikhonovich Yulia , Sorkina Ekaterina , Kolodkina Anna , Vasilyev Evgeniy , Petrov Vasiliy , Pogoda Tatyana , Vasiukova Olga , Tiulpakov Anatoly

Introduction: The PLIN1 gene encodes perilipin - a lipid droplet coat protein expressed in adipocytes where it inhibits basal and facilitates stimulated lipolysis. Mutations in PLIN1 have been described in several families with partial lipodystrophy, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance (partial lipodystrophy type 4, Familial, FPLD4). Herein we describe a novel heterozygous c.1210-1delG splicing variant in PLIN1 gene in three unrelate...

hrp0092p1-56 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Relates Rather to Epicardial and Perirenal Fat than Total Body Adiposity in Apparently Healthy Children

Prats-Puig Anna , Xargay-Torrent Silvia , Camós-Carreras Maria , Carreras-Badosa Gemma , Martinez-Calcerrada Jose-Maria , Riera Elena , deZegher Francis , Ibañez Lourdes , Bassols Judit , López-Bermejo Abel

Background: Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is a well-known marker of subclinical atherosclerosis. The distribution of adipose tissue among visceral fat reservoirs rather than the total adipose tissue mass is more likely to be related to subclinical atherosclerosis.Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether epicardial and perirenal fat are more related to cIMT than body adiposity in prepubertal child...

hrp0092p1-57 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is: Preliminary Evidence that Oral Microbiota Diversity may Shape Later Cardiometabolic Health in Children

Henderson Mélanie , Nicolau Belinda , Van Hulst Andraea , Simoneau Gabrielle , Barnett Tracie A. , Drapeau Vicky , Tremblay Angelo , Mathieu Marie-Ève , Paradis Gilles , Zappitelli Michael , Varin Thibaut , Marette André

Background: Emerging evidence suggests a link between the intestinal microbiota and cardiometabolic outcomes in both children and adults. The oral microbiota is less studied, and the association between the oral microbiota and cardiometabolic health in childhood remains largely unknown.Objective: To explore the associations between oral microbiota diversity measured at 8-10 yr and cardiometabolic health in childhood and ...

hrp0092p1-58 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

A Case-Control Study of Exposure to Bisphenol-a and Phthalates in Obese Children

Deodati Annalisa , Bottaro Giorgia , La Rocca Cinzia , Tait Sabrina , Maranghi Francesca , Tassinari Roberta , Busani Luca , Carli Fabrizia , Latta Veronica Della , Buzzigoli Emma , Gastaldelli Amalia , Cianfarani Stefano

Background: The increasing incidence of obesity is a serious global public health challenge. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are exogenous chemicals that interfere with the endocrine system, including adipose tissue. Increasing evidence from epidemiological, animal, and in vitro studies shows that EDCs, in particular bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates (e.g. di-ethyl-hexyl-phthalate, DEHP), can affect body weight, adipogenesis and circulating lipid profile,...

hrp0092p1-59 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Growth Patterns in Non-syndromic Childhood Overweight: Comparing Children with Early of Late Onset Weight Gain

German Alina , Vaisbourd Julia , Wikland Kerstin Albertsson , Gelander Lars , Holmgren Anton , Niklasson Aimon , Hochberg Ze'ev

Background: A rapid weight gain during infancy increases adult lean body mass, whereas weight gain during adiposity rebound at age 4-7 years results in increased adult fat mass and an increased risk of the metabolic syndrome and T2D. To understand the impact of age of obesity onset on growth, we classified non-syndromic childhood overweight into an early onset (EO, age 0-3) and a late onset (LO, age 3-7) group and characterized the growth patterns of the two.<...

hrp0092p1-60 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

The Effect of Improved Metabolic Risk Factors and Metformin Therapy on Circulating Hepatokines in Obese, Insulin-Resistant Adolescents

Kilinç Suna , Kirankaya Aysegül , Atay Zeynep

Introduction: The molecular mechanisms underlying insulin resistance (IR) is complex and has not been fully elucidated yet. The experimental studies point out the role of liver-derived proteins, called hepatokines.Aims: To compare metabolic parameters and hepatokines levels in obese adolescents and healthy controls and to assess the effect of metformin therapy on plasma hepatokines levels in obese, insulin-resistant adol...

hrp0092p1-61 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Association Among PGRN, HMGB1, and Obesity Related Markers in Young Rat Model of High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity

Chen Hongshan , Li Dan , Zhang Yuanyuan , Huang Siqi , He Xiaohua

Objective: We aim to investigate the association among progranulin (PGRN), high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), and obesity related markers in young rat model of high fat diet-induced obesity.Materials and Methods: 20 Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats at the age of 21 days were divided into two groups randomly. The rats were fed with normal diet (NC group) or high-fat diet (OB group). The NC group and OB group were sacrificed ...

hrp0092p1-62 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Short-term Treatment of Liraglutide in Patient with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Cheon Chong Kun , Yoon Ju Young , Choi Im Jeong , Kim Hyun-Ji

Background: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder associated with developmental delay, obesity, and obsessive behavior related to food consumption. Treatment options for weight control in those patients is limited and there are controversies for a surgical approach. Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg is indicated as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with obes...

hrp0092p1-63 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Altered Gut Microbiota in Obese Children: Sex-associated Signature

Chen Ruimin , Ai Zhuanzhuan , Yang Xiaohong , Zhang Ying , Yuan Xin

Background: The incidence of obesity, especially in children, have dramatically increased over the last few decades. Recently, studies highlighted the involvement of gut microbiota in the pathophysiology of obesity. Gender-related differences have been reported in animal and adult. Nonetheless, reports related on the features of gut microbiota in children with obesity is limited and no one reported the different composition of gut microbiota at different sex o...