hrp0092rfc9.2 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism (to include Hypoglycaemia) | ESPE2019

Age-Specific Reference Values for Plasma FT4 and TSH Concentrations in Healthy, Term Neonates at Day Three to Seven, and 13 to 15 of Life

Naafs J.C. , Heinen C.A. , Zwaveling-Soonawala N. , van der Schoor S.R.D. , Tellingen V. van , Heijboer A.C. , Fliers E. , Boelen A. , van Trotsenburg A.S.P.

Background: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is a common and preventable cause of mental retardation in children, and is detected using dried blood spots in many neonatal screening programs. Upon suspicion of CH, plasma free thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations are measured. CH can be of thyroidal or central origin (CH-T and CH-C, respectively). While CH-T diagnosis is based on an elevated plasma TSH in combination with a low FT4,...

hrp0089p3-p292 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty P3 | ESPE2018

MRI Changes in Time after Cranial Irradiation, and their Relation with Pituitary Function in Survivors of Childhood Medulloblastoma

van Ommen CCN , van Iersel L , Lequin MH , Clement SC , Janssens GOR , Boot AM , Caron HN , Claahsen-van der Grinten HL , Granzen B , Han KS , Michiels E M , van Trotsenburg ASP , Vandertop WP , van Vuurden DG , Kremer LCM , Schouten-van Meeteren AYN , van Santen HM

Background: Hypothalamic-pituitary (HP) deficiencies are frequent in childhood brain tumor survivors (CBTS) after cranial radiation. There is currently no consensus on the most optimal way to screen for HP dysfunction regarding diagnostic tests or time interval. It is not known whether MRI changes in time in the HP-region or in brain volume are predictive of HP dysfunction.Aim: To quantify changes in the HP-region and in brain volume on MRI in CBTS after...