hrp0095p1-185 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology, and Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2022

Puberty induction in boys with CHARGE syndrome and hypogonadism: experiences of patients, parents and doctors

Dijk Dieuwerke , Bocca Gianni , Ranchor Adelita , Van Ravenswaaij-Arts Conny

CHARGE syndrome is a rare and complex disorder with an incidence of 1:15000 to 1:17000 live births. It is associated with a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to, coloboma of the eye, congenital heart disease, atresia of the choanae, retardation of growth and development, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, ear abnormalities and hearing loss. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is present in 60-88% of individuals with CHARGE syndrome. In these patients, hormone replacement ...

hrp0084p2-191 | Adrenals | ESPE2015

Central Adrenal Insufficiency is not a Common Feature in CHARGE Syndrome

Bocca Gianni , Wong Monica , Ravenswaaij-Arts Conny van

Background: CHARGE syndrome (acronym for coloboma of the eye, heart defects, atresia of the choanae, retardation of growth and/or development, genital hypoplasia, and ear abnormalities) is caused by a mutation in the CHD7 gene. CHARGE syndrome shares features with Prader-Willi syndrome, especially regarding hypothalamic-pituitary abnormalities. In Prader-Willi syndrome, central adrenal insufficiency (CAI) during stressful conditions has been described in a large number of pati...

hrp0084p3-880 | Fat | ESPE2015

Healthcare Professionals’ Perception of Overweight in Preschool-aged Children

Bocca Gianni , Corpeleijn Eva , Broens Jasper , Stolk Ronald , Sauer Pieter

Background: Childhood obesity is still increasing worldwide. Early recognition of overweight or obesity in children by healthcare professionals is of utmost importance, allowing interventions to start at a young age.Objective and hypotheses: We studied whether healthcare professionals adequately perceive preschool childrenÂ’s overweight and whether this is influenced by their own BMI.Method: Healthcare professionals received a ...

hrp0094p1-1 | Adrenal A | ESPE2021

Optimizing the timing of highest hydrocortisone dose in children and adolescents with 21-hydroxylase deficiency

Schroder Mariska A.M. , van Herwaarden Antonius E. , Span Paul N. , Akker Erica L.T. van den , Bocca Gianni , Hannema Sabine E , Kamp Hetty J. van der , Kort Sandra W.K. de , Mooij Christiaan F. , Schott Dina A. , Straetemans Saartje , Tellingen Vera van , Velden Janielle A. van der , Sweep Fred C.G.J , Claahsen-van der Grinten Hedi L. ,

Context: Children with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD) require chronic glucocorticoid administration to substitute glucocorticoids and suppress adrenocorticotropic hormone-induced hyperandrogenemia. There is still no evidence about the best timing of the highest hydrocortisone (HC) dose. Administration of the highest dose in the morning aims to mimic the physiological rhythm of cortisol, while a high dose late in the evening may inhibit the early-morning inc...