hrp0092p2-160 | GH and IGFs | ESPE2019

Metabolic Outcome in Adolescents with Growth Hormone Deficiency During Transition Phase

Improda Nicola , Moracas Cristina , Paolo Ciccarelli Gian , Capalbo Donatella , Salerno Mariacarolina

Background: It is well known that GH deficiency (GHD) in adulthood is associated with detrimental cardiovascular (CV) effects. Although data are controversial, adolescents with childhood-onset GHD (COGHD) and reconfirmed GHD may have increased metabolic risk after GH treatment withdrawal at final height (FH).Aim: Aim of our study is to compare growth response and metabolic profile in idiopathic COGHD adolescents with rec...

hrp0082p2-d3-437 | Growth Hormone (2) | ESPE2014

Long-Term Effects of GH Replacement Therapy on Thyroid Function in GH Deficiency Children

Esposito Andrea , Donato Iolanda Di , Rezzuto Martina , Alfano Sara , Moracas Cristina , Capalbo Donatella , Salerno Mariacarolina

Background: Several studies have investigated the effects of GH replacement therapy (GHRT) on thyroid function in children with GH deficiency (GHD) leading to contrasting results. Indeed, GHRT has been reported to affect the peripheral metabolism of thyroid hormones, to alter TSH secretion by pituitary and to unmask secondary hypothyroidism.Objective and hypotheses: To evaluate long-term effects of GHRT on thyroid function in a large cohort of GHD childr...

hrp0086p1-p34 | Adrenal P1 | ESPE2016

Primary Adrenal Insufficiency in Children: Results from a Large Nationwide Cohort

Capalbo Donatella , Rezzuto Martina , Cappa Marco , Ferro Giusy , Balsamo Antonio , Baronio Federico , Russo Gianni , Stancampiano Marianna , Greggio Nella Augusta , Tosetto Ilaria , Valenzise Mariella , Wasniewska Malgorzata Gabriela , Maghnie Mohamad , Calcagno Annalisa , Radetti Giorgio , Longhi Silvia , Moracas Cristina , Betterle Corrado , Salerno Mariacarolina

Background: Primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) is a rare life-threatening disorder. Data on PAI in children are scanty, with the exception of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD).Objective and hypotheses: Evaluate etiology of PAI in a large cohort of children and characterize clinical presentation in subjects with PAI not due to 21-OHD.Method: Children followed in eight tertiary centers wer...

hrp0095p1-413 | Adrenals and HPA Axis | ESPE2022

Incidence and severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children with primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency during the pandemic in Italy

Moracas Cristina , Russo Gianni , Baronio Federico , Ortolano Rita , Rita Stancampiano Marianna , Cavarzere Paolo , Zoller Thomas , Longhi Silvia , Felicia Faienza Maria , Patti Giuseppa , Elisabeth Street Maria , Guzzetti Chiara , Valenzise Mariella , Giavoli Claudia , Salerno Mariacarolina , Capalbo Donatella

Background: Adrenal insufficiency (AI) is a rare condition caused by an inadequate production of glucocorticoids. Preliminary data in adults suggest that AI could be associated with an increased susceptibility to infections; moreover, AI patients are at risk to develop a severe course of infectious diseases and to experience a life-threatening adrenal crisis. The aim of our study is to evaluate the severity and the outcome of COVID-19 in pediatric AI patients ...