hrp0092rfc5.1 | Thyroid | ESPE2019

Hurthle Cell Carcinoma in Childhood: Retrospective Analysis of a Large Series

Pepe Giorgia , Valenzise Mariella , Zirilli Giuseppina , Cannavò Laura , Tuli Gerdi , Corrias Andrea , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Background: in general population Hurthle cell cancer (HCC) accounts for 3-7% of all differentiated thyroid cancers (TC) with a more aggressive course, while its relative prevalence and behavior in childhood is uncertain due to the lack of specific literature reviews.Objective: to describe the largest pediatric HCC cohort to date reported and to estimate its relative prevalence among TC variants in childhood.<p c...

hrp0089p1-p136 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism P1 | ESPE2018

Bone Maturation as a Predictive Factor of Catch-up Growth During the First Year of Life in Born Small for Gestational Age Infants: A Prospective Study

Pepe Giorgia , Calafiore Mariarosa , Valenzise Mariella , Morabito Letteria , De Luca Filippo , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Background: About 85–90% of children born small for gestational age (SGA) experience a catch-up growth that occurs mostly during the first year of life and results in a full stature recovery by the age of 2. The remaining 10–15% do not undergo compensatory growth, achieving - if untreated - an adult height approximately 20 cm below their peers.Objective: The aim of this prospective one-center study was to investigate the relation between bone m...

hrp0094p1-99 | Thyroid A | ESPE2021

Early adiposity rebound in children with congenital hypothyroidism diagnosed by newborn screening

Aversa Tommaso , Corica Domenico , Maria Cecilia Lugara , Messina Francesca , Pepe Giorgia , Wasniewska Malgorzata ,

Background: It is reported that children with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) are at increased risk of developing childhood obesity. Moreover, it is known that the timing of adiposity rebound (AR) in childhood is strongly linked with future obesity. Aims of our study were to explore the timing of AR and to identify factors affecting AR in a cohort of children with CH diagnosed by newborn screening and treated with levothyroxine. Design: one-center, retrospectiv...

hrp0094p1-153 | Fetal Endocrinology and Multisystem Disorders B | ESPE2021

Different faces of minipuberty in preterm twin girls

Pepe Giorgia , Calafiore Mariarosa , Velletri Maria Rosa , Mondello Isabella , Pomi Alessandra Li , Wasniewska Malgorzata ,

Background: minipuberty (MP) consists in a postnatal activation of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, which occurs physiologically in both sexes during the first months of life. FSH and LH peak between 1 and 3 months, stimulating sex hormones secretion. In preterm infants, MP might lead to a stronger and more protracted hormonal stimulation, even if specific literature data are limited and not univocal. Immaturity of the hypothalamic feedback has been ...

hrp0095p1-281 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2022

Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the efficacy of outpatient counseling in childhood obesity management.

Corica Domenico , Li Pomi Alessandra , Curatola Selenia , Pepe Giorgia , Tropeano Angelo , Aversa Tommaso , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Introduction: The Covid-19 pandemic drastically modified social life and lifestyle in particular among children and adolescents, promoting sedentary behaviors and unhealthy eating habits. In this scenario, the effectiveness of the outpatient approach for pediatric obesity may decrease.Objectives: Aims of this study were to assess the rate and the factors associated with outpatient drop-out by comparing two groups of chil...

hrp0095p1-539 | Multisystem Endocrine Disorders | ESPE2022

Rett Syndrome Patients: Do They need Pediatric Endocrinologist’s care?

Pepe Giorgia , Corica Domenico , Coco Roberto , Di Rosa Gabriella , Aversa Tommaso , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Background: systematic data about endocrinopathies in Rett syndrome (RTT) patients are still scarce and not univocal.Objective: to assess the prevalence of endocrinopathies in a pediatric population of RTT patients.Design: retrospective observational single center study.Methods: 29 caucasian patients (28 girls,1 boy) with genetically confirme...

hrp0092p1-346 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity (2) | ESPE2019

Non-Invasive Assessment of Liver Steatosis: Usefulness of Elastography in Obese Children – a Pilot Study.

Corica Domenico , Aversa Tommaso , Bottari Antonio , Pepe Giorgia , Morabito Letteria , Curatola Selenia , Spinuzza Antonietta , Alibrandi Angela , Ascenti Giorgio , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is diagnosed in up to 60% of overweight children. Diagnosis and management of NAFLD is challenging due to the lack of non-invasive imaging biomarkers. Ultrasound (US) is the most widely non-invasive method used to identify liver steatosis, however it has low sensitivity to detect mild steatosis and to quantify hepatic fibrosis. Liver Elastography (LE) is a non-invasive methodology used to evaluate hep...

hrp0094p1-73 | Fetal Endocrinology and Multisystem Disorders A | ESPE2021

Minipuberty in born small for gestational age infants: a case control prospective pilot study

Pepe Giorgia , Calafiore Mariarosa , Velletri Maria Rosa , Corica Domenico , Aversa Tommaso , Mondello Isabella , Alibrandi Angela , Wasniewska Malgorzata ,

Objective: Minipuberty (MP) is still not well defined in small for gestational age (SGA) infants, due to controversial literature data. The present study aims to evaluate MP in SGA infants, both preterm and full-term, compared with those born adequate for gestational age (AGA), during the first year of life.Design: Case-Control, Prospective Study.Methods: The study population included 33 SGA newbor...

hrp0094p1-97 | Thyroid A | ESPE2021

The association between serum Thyrotropin within the reference range and cardiometabolic risk in obese children

Tropeano Angelo , Corica Domenico , Curatola Selenia L. , Pomi Alessandra Li , Casto Celeste , Pepe Giorgia , Aversa Tommaso , Alibrandi Angela , Wasniewska Malgorzata ,

Background: The adaptative increase of serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels in obese subjects may affect the metabolic regulation of body tissues and thus promote an unfavorable cardiometabolic profile.Aim: To investigate the association between serum TSH, free thyroxine (FT4) and cardiometabolic risk factors in euthyroid obese children and adolescents.Material and Methods: Four hundred ninety-one Caucas...

hrp0095rfc11.2 | Late Breaking | ESPE2022

Dynamics of meal-related plasma asprosin levels

Corica Domenico , Pepe Giorgia , Aversa Tommaso , Currò Monica , Curatola Selenia , Li Pomi Alessandra , Alibrandi Angela , Ientile Riccardo , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Background: Asprosin is an adipokine involved in glucose homeostasis and its plasma levels physiologically increases in fasting conditions and decreases with refeeding. In non-diabetic children and adolescents with obesity, insulin resistance (IR) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) seem to influence the physiological variation in meal-related asprosin levels 120 minutes after an oral glucose load (Corica et al. doi:10.3389/fendo.2021.805700). No data ...