hrp0094con2.1 | Should children with isolated idiopathic GHD be retested in early/mid-puberty, rather than wait until adult height is achieved? | ESPE2021

Should children with isolated idiopathic GHD (IIGHD) be retested in early/mid-puberty, rather than wait until adult height is achieved? (PRO)

Loche Sandro ,

More than 60% of patients with IIGHD have normal GH responses to stimulation when retested at the end of growth, and more than 40 % when retested between one year from the start of treatment and mid puberty. This is probably due to the poor diagnostic accuracy of GH stimulation tests and IGF-I measurement. These are strong arguments in favour of early retesting to avoid the burden, cost and potential side effects of unnecessary treatment. There should be no risk of early termi...

hrp0089p1-p157 | GH & IGFs P1 | ESPE2018

EasypodTM Connect Observational Study: The Italian Experience

Loche* Sandro , Centonze Chiara

Objective: The Easypod Connect Observational Study (ECOS) is a prospective long-term observational study aimed at evaluating the level of adherence in patients receiving growth hormone via the easypod device. ECOS started in 2010 in 24 countries. The easypod auto-injector device enables accurate records of patients’ adherence to recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) to be collected, providing real-world data for evaluation. We present three years prospective adherence ...

hrp0092p2-132 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Association Between TSH and Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Children and Adolescents

Guzzetti Chiara , Ibba Anastasia , Casula Letizia , Casano Simona , Loche Sandro

Introduction: Hyperthyrotropinemia is common in patients with obesity and has been hypothesized that high TSH could be associated with an adverse metabolic profile. Few studies have been performed in pediatric population and the results are controversial.Objective: Aim of the study was to evaluate the association between TSH and metabolic syndrome (MS) in a large group of obese children and adolescents.<p class="abst...

hrp0089p2-p140 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P2 | ESPE2018

Sex-related Differences and Effect of Puberty on Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Children and Adolescents

Guzzetti Chiara , Ibba Anastasia , Casula Letizia , Pilia Sabrina , Loche Sandro

Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a known complication of obesity. It is still unclear whether gender and puberty influence the prevalence of MS in children and adolescents.Objective: Aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of gender and puberty on the prevalence of MS and on cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in obese children and adolescents.Patients and Methods: 1437 obese patients (age 9.7 (2.2–17.9) ys; 660 Mal...

hrp0094p2-456 | Thyroid | ESPE2021

Hashimoto Thyroiditis: long term follow-up from childhood to young adulthood

David Francesco , Casula Letizia , Guzzetti Chiara , Ibba Anastasia , Loche Sandro

Introduction: The evolution of Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) has been investigated by several studies both in pediatric and adult age. However, there are limited data on the progression of the disease from childhood to adulthood.Objective: Aim of the study was to describe the evolution of thyroid function in children with HT from childhood to young adulthood.Patients and Methods: The diagnosis of HT was defined by the presence of anti...

hrp0092p2-178 | Growth and Syndromes (to include Turner Syndrome) | ESPE2019

Adult Height of Patients Enrolled in PATRO Children, An Ongoing Observational Study of the Long-term Safety And Effectiveness Of Omnitrope®

Kanumakala Shankar , Backeljauw Philippe , Otfried Schwab Karl , Loche Sandro , Zabransky Markus , Zouater Hichem

Objectives: PATRO Children is an observational, international, longitudinal study of the long-term safety of a recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH; Omnitrope®, Sandoz). The effect of rhGH treatment on growth and adult height (AH) is assessed as a secondary objective of the study.Methods: This ongoing study is conducted in hospitals and specialised endocrinology clinics across 14 countries. The study po...

hrp0094p1-198 | Thyroid B | ESPE2021

Novel single nucleotide variation in DUOX2 and NPTX1 genes in two Sardinian sisters with transient congenital hypothyroidism

Ibba Anastasia , Guzzetti Chiara , Casula Letizia , Murianni Agnese , Persani Luca , Loche Sandro ,

Introduction: Transient congenital hypothyroidism (TCH) refers to a temporary deficiency of thyroid hormone identified after birth, with low thyroxine (T4) and elevated thyrotropin (TSH). Approximately 17%-40% of children diagnosed with CH by newborn screening (NBS), have transient hypothyroidism. Levo-thyroxine (L-T4) early treatment is recommended at the dose 10-15 µg/kg/day. Children with thyroid gland in situ should be re-evaluated after the ...

hrp0094p2-213 | Fat, metabolism and obesity | ESPE2021

Influence of birth weight on cardiovascular risk factors in obese children and adolescents

Paraluppi Valentina , Casano Simona , Guzzetti Chiara , Ibba Anastasia , Murianni Agnese , Gallo Manuela , Casula Letizia , Loche Sandro ,

Background: Birth weight (BW) is associated with the development of obesity, insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes in adulthood. The results of studies on the correlation between BW and the severity of obesity and cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) among obese children are contradictory. The objective of our study was to evaluate the association between birth weight and the presence of CVRF in genetically homogeneous group of obese children and adolescents.</...

hrp0094p2-250 | Growth hormone and IGFs | ESPE2021

Patterns of suboptimal adherence to growth hormone treatment in children living in Italy

Centonze Chiara , van Dommelen Paula , Tornicasa Vincenzo , Koledova Ekaterina , Loche Sandro ,

Background: Monitoring adherence to growth hormone (GH) treatment is important, because poor adherence can lead to suboptimal clinical outcomes. The easypod™ electromechanical injection device in combination with the web-based easypod™ connect platform electronically records and transmits accurate, objective records of the date, time and dose injected of patients receiving GH with growth disorders, allowing physicians to accurately monitor patients&#...

hrp0095rfc10.3 | GH and IGFs | ESPE2022

A rare HESX1 variant in a patient with congenital hypopituitarism

Anastasia Ibba , Paraluppi Valentina , Lussu Anna , Guzzetti Chiara , Casula Letizia , Loche Sandro

Background: Congenital hypopituitarism (CH) is characterized by a deficiency of one or more pituitary hormones. Mutations in the genes coding for transcription factors, such HESX1, involved in the development of the pituitary, determine a highly variable phenotype which may include severe midline defects, septo-optic dysplasia and other congenital abnormalities. A small number of HESX1 variants have been identified in humans. The phenotype sh...