hrp0086p2-p759 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology P2 | ESPE2016

A Case of Central Precocious Puberty in a Patient with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Tornese Gianluca , Faleschini Elena , Ventura Alessandro

Background: Hypogonadism is one of the major diagnostic criteria of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). A hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is often present as a result of hypothalamic dysfunction (together with other hormonal disorders, such as growth hormone deficiency and hypothyroidism).Presentation: A 8.5-year-old boy with genetically-confirmed PWS (maternal uniparental disomy) presented in our Endocrinology Unit for routinely follow-up. Therapy with rhGH was ...

hrp0092p3-168 | Growth and Syndromes (to include Turner Syndrome) | ESPE2019

Efficacy of Growth Hormone Treatment in a Patient with Chronic Granulomatous Disease, who Developed Acute Myeloid Leukemia after Bone Marrow Transplantation

Bossini Benedetta , Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Tawfik Sameh , Maximova Natalia , Barbi Egidio , Tornese Gianluca

Background: Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immunodeficiency. Growth retardation is a common finding, due to recurrent severe infections and inflammatory complications. Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) can lead to stable remission, with overall pediatric survival rates > 90% after non-myeloablative conditioning transplants. As reported in previous studies, growth rates in CGD recovered following BMT.<strong...

hrp0089p2-p266 | Growth &amp; Syndromes P2 | ESPE2018

A Novel FGFR1 Mutation in Kallmann Syndrome with Growth Hormone Deficiency

Tornese Gianluca , Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Pavan Matteo , Faleschini Elena , Barbi Egidio

Background: Kallmann syndrome (KS) is a genetic disorder, mainly characterized by the association of anosmia (due to hypo/aplasia of the olfactory bulbs) and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (due to GnRH deficiency). Both partial or complete forms are described. Other features (skeletal and renal malformations, deafness, bimanual synkinesis) can be variably associated. Behind this phenotypic heterogeneity, there is a considerable complexity of genetic mutations. KAL1, <e...

hrp0086p1-p824 | Syndromes: Mechanisms and Management P1 | ESPE2016

Growth Hormone Deficiency in Noonan Syndrome: Does it Influence Clinical Response to GH Therapy?

Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Tornese Gianluca , Faleschini Elena , Masera Nicoletta , Pozzobon Gabriella , Selicorni Angelo , Ventura Alessandro

Background: Short stature is a main feature of Noonan syndrome (NS). Although rhGH is commonly used in NS patients, it is not known whether a defect in the secretion of GH influences the response to rhGH therapy.Objective and hypotheses: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rhGH treatment in NS patients, according to the presence of GH deficiency at the baseline.Method: We retrospectively collected data ...

hrp0082p2-d3-392 | Fat Metabolism &amp; Obesity (2) | ESPE2014

HbA1c and Metabolic Parameters in a Pediatric Overweight/Obese Population

Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Grillo Andrea , Faleschini Elena , Tornese Gianluca , Ventura Alessandro

Background: HbA1c was recommended as diagnostic tool in adults at risk for diabetes. In obese patients, HbA1c shows an association even with other features of metabolic syndrome. However, its value in pediatric population for this purpose has yet to be established.Material and methods: We determined HbA1c (IFCC method) in 307 overweight/obese children and adolescents (age 11.4±3.2; range 3.0–17.9 and BMI 27.9±4.7; range 20.4–47.6) val...

hrp0082p2-d3-498 | Endocrine Oncology | ESPE2014

A Rare Brain Tumor in Noonan Syndrome: Report of Two Cases

Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Tornese Gianluca , Cattaruzzi Elisabetta , Blank Eva , Kieslich Matthias , Ventura Alessandro

Background: Noonan syndrome (NS) is a congenital polymalformative disorder caused by aberrant up-regulated signalling through RAS GTPase. Although NS is associated with hematologic malignancies, no predisposition for neuronal tumors was reported so far.Objective and hypotheses: We describe two cases of young patients with NS and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNET). This is the first case series reporting a rare type of intracranial tumor in NS....

hrp0084p2-357 | Fat | ESPE2015

TG:HDL Ratio as Best Predictor for IGT Screening in Overweight Children

Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Radillo Lucia , Grillo Andrea , Tornese Gianluca , Faleschini Elena , Ventura Alessandro

Background: The prevalence of dysglycaemia is high among overweight children and adolescents. Current screening criteria with fasting laboratory values have low sensitivity to detect IGT. Fasting triglycerides (TG) >1.17 mmol/l has been proposed as a criterion for screening obese children and adolescents at risk for IGT.Aims and objectives: We aimed to compare the performance of different screening criteria for detecting IGT in obese and overweight c...

hrp0092p1-360 | GH and IGFs (2) | ESPE2019

Prevalence of Children Born Small for Gestational Age with Short Stature who Qualify for Growth Hormone Treatment: A Preliminary Population-Based Study

Tamaro Gianluca , Pizzul Mariagrazia , Gaeta Giuliana , Servello Raffaella , Trevisan Marina , Ada Materassi Paola Manera , Macaluso Anna , Valentini Denis , Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Tornese Gianluca

Background: In 2003 recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) was approved by European Medicines Agency to treat short children born small for gestational age (SGA), but so far no study evaluated the prevalence of SGA children with short stature who qualify for rhGH treatment in Europe.Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of SGA and short stature in children born SGA and of SGA children who qualify for rhGH treatment ...

hrp0084p2-254 | Diabetes | ESPE2015

Can We Rely on Finger Stick Haemoglobin A1c? Comparison of Levels Assayed by DCA 2000 with IFCC Reference Method in a Paediatric Cohort

Tornese Gianluca , Milic Nadia , Spetti Laura , Gembrini Daniela , Loganes Carmen , Pellegrin Maria Chiara , Radillo Lucia , Radillo Oriano , Faleschini Elena , Ventura Alessandro

Background: DCA 2000 is still a very popular device to determine HbA1c levels in diabetes practices through a finger stick. It allows clinicians to give immediate feedback to patients and to make changes in diabetes management during the three-monthly assessment.Objective and hypotheses: To compare HbA1c values measured with DCA 2000 with corresponding values measured with IFCC (considered as the reference method) in a single paediatric centre, to assess...