hrp0089p2-p052 | Bone, Growth Plate & Mineral Metabolism P2 | ESPE2018

Evaluation of Bone Mineral Density in a Cohort of Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency

Cenciarelli Valentina , Bruzzi Patrizia , Predieri Barbara , Cerbone Caterina , Madeo Simona , Leo Francesco

Background: Growth Hormone (GH) plays an important role in linear growth and in bone turnover during childhood. GH deficiency (GHD) may cause secondary osteoporosis associated to low bone mineral density (BMD), impairment of bone turnover and increased fracture rate. The effects of treatment with recombinant human Growth Hormone (rhGH) on bone metabolism are controversial. We aimed to assess BMD using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) among a cohort of children with GHD ...

hrp0092rfc7.6 | Diabetes and Insulin Session 2 | ESPE2019

Health-Related Quality of Life and Diabetes Control in Immigrant and Italian Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and in their Parents

Predieri Barbara , Boncompagni Alessandra , Bruzzi Patrizia , Cenciarelli Valentina , Madeo Simona F. , Pugliese Marisa , Toffoli Carlotta , Bocchi Federica , Iughetti Lorenzo

Background/Objectives: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic metabolic disease that requires daily and complex management for both patients and their caregivers, impairing the quality of life. Aim of this cross-sectional observational study was to determine whether metabolic control and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of T1D subjects and their parents could be influenced by immigration status.Methods: We enrolled 125...

hrp0092p1-185 | Diabetes and Insulin (1) | ESPE2019

Endothelial and Heart Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Predieri Barbara , Lami Francesca , Cenciarelli Valentina , Ciancia Silvia , Righi Beatrice , Madeo Simona F. , Bruzzi Patrizia , Prampolini Beatrice , Iughetti Lorenzo

Background/Objectives: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Even if CVD become mainly manifest in adulthood, the process of atherosclerosis starts in childhood. Ultrasound is a reliable and noninvasive method for detecting early structural and functional atherosclerotic changes in arterial wall and heart. Aim of this study was to determine early ultrasound signs of atherosclerosis and of left ventricular (LV) syst...