hrp0092p1-166 | Adrenals and HPA Axis (1) | ESPE2019

Cortisol levels in glucagon stimulation tests in children evaluating for short stature: clinical and laboratorial correlations

Maliachova Olga , Triantafyllou Panagiota , Slavakis Aris , Dimitriadou Meropi , Christoforidis Athanasios

Background: Glucagon stimulation test (GST) is used to assess growth hormone (GH) and cortisol reserves in children being investigated for GH deficiency, as a small percentage of children with idiopathic GH deficiency can also exhibit deficiency in the adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH)-cortisol axis. However, the extent of normal cortisol response after glucagon stimulation and its associations with clinical and laboratory parameters have not been thoroughly...

hrp0089p2-p095 | Diabetes & Insulin P2 | ESPE2018

Impaired Adrenal Function in Pediatric Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 Evaluated with Low-Dose Synacthen Test

Kalymniou Marialena , Dimitriadou Meropi , Slavakis Aris , Christoforidis Athanasios

Background: Primary adrenocortical insufficiency (AddisonÂ’s disease) is reported to be five more times frequent in adult patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) than in the general population with a multifactorial aetiology involving autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic mediators. Recent data indicate that more than half of children with T1DM show subnormal cortisol response. Subnormal cortisol response may impair the metabolic control of patients with T1DM as the...

hrp0084p2-424 | GH & IGF | ESPE2015

Timing of GH Peak in Provocation Tests is Important in Predicting the Effectiveness of Treatment with rhGH in Prepubertal Children with GHD

Georeli Irene , Triantafyllou Panagiota , Slavakis Aris , Christoforidis Athanasios

Background: Peak GH level during stimulation tests (STs) stands as an important parameter in growth prediction models and recently it was shown that timing of the peak value in glucagon stimulation test (GST) may be an important indicator of growth hormone deficiency (GHD).Objective and hypotheses: To detect a possible relationship between timing of the peak value of GH during STs and the effectiveness of treatment with rhGH in children with idiopathic G...