hrp0089fc13.6 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty 2 | ESPE2018

Teamwork Saves Lives: How Pediatric Multidisciplinary care can Prevent ‘Unexplained Deaths’ in Adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Davidse Kirsten , Pellikaan Karlijn , Rosenberg Anna , Baan Janneke , de Graaff Laura

Introduction: Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a complex hypothalamic disorder, causing hypotonia, intellectual disability (ID), pituitary hormone deficiencies and hyperphagia. Up to 4% of young patients with PWS die unexpectedly, every year. The mean age of reported deaths in PWS is 29.5 years; 20% of deaths even occur below age 18 years. Mortality data show that more than 50% of deaths are of cardio-pulmonary origin. Morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension are strong risk fa...

hrp0097p2-143 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2023

Improving detection of rare overgrowth syndromes referred to the endocrinology ward for analysis of acromegaly

van Essen Trui , Rosenberg Anna , de Herder Wouter , Jan van der Lelij Aart , de Graaff Laura

Background: In our center for adults with rare genetic syndromes, we see adolescents and young adults with overgrowth syndromes, among others. In our 'general endocrinology' outpatient clinic, we also see patients with overgrowth, but in these cases the overgrowth is due to excess of growth hormone (GH). Our clinical impression is that the differentiation between the two is often challenging. Therefore, we believe it is important to emphasize the dif...

hrp0092fc8.3 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty Session 1 | ESPE2019

Absence of Central Adrenal Insufficiency in Adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Rosenberg Anna , Davidse Kirsten , Pellikaan Karlijn , Donze Stephany , Hokken-Koelega Anita , van der Lely Aart Jan , de Graaff Laura

Introduction: Individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) suffer from hyperphagia, hypotonia and hypothalamic dysfunction, leading to a variety of pituitary hormone deficiencies. Central adrenal insufficiency (CAI) has been reported in PWS, while each of these studies used different testing modalities and cut-off values. Therefore, reported prevalence of CAI ranges from 0% to 60%. It has been speculated that CAI might be responsible, at least in part,...