hrp0084p1-147 | Miscelleaneous | ESPE2015

A New LC-MS/MS Assay for the Analysis of Sulfated Steroids in Human Serum: Quantification of Cholesterol Sulfate, Pregnenolone Sulfate, 17-Hydroxypregnenolone Sulfate and Androgen Sulfates

Sanchez-Guijo Alberto , Oji Vinzenz , Hartmann Michaela F , Traupe Heiko , Wudy Stefan A

Background: Steroids are found in human blood predominantly as sulfated steroids. Conjugation of steroids increases their solubility in blood, facilitating their physiological regulation and excretion. Chromatographic separation and quantification of an extensive number of sulfated steroids is challenging. For instance, androgen sulfates are structurally related and their signals are very similar in mass spectrometry.Objective and hypotheses: Some of the...

hrp0084p2-449 | Growth | ESPE2015

Risk for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Young Adults Born Preterm

Breij Laura M , Kerkhof Gerthe F , Hokken-Koelega Anita C S

Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Accelerated catch-up in weight during infancy in subjects born term has been associated with increased risk for NAFLD in adulthood, but this association has not been studied in subjects born preterm.Objective and hypotheses: To investigate the associations of birth weight, gain in weight for length and accelerated catch-up in weight in the...

hrp0084p2-553 | Thyroid | ESPE2015

Efficacy of Supplemental Liothyronine for Patients with Congenital Hypothyroidism and Pituitary Resistance to Thyroid Hormone

Paone Laura , Fleisch Abby F , Feldman Henry , Cappa Marco , Brown Rosalind , Wassner Ari J

Background: Recent guidelines recommend levothyroxine (LT4) monotherapy for all infants with congenital hypothyroidism (CH). However, up to one-third of patients have pituitary resistance to thyroid hormone and, to normalize their TSH, require supranormal circulating levels of T4. Liothyronine (T3) has been proposed as a supplemental therapy for such patients, but data demonstrating its use and efficacy are limited.Object...

hrp0084p3-865 | Fat | ESPE2015

Waist Circumference to Body Height is a Suitable Measure of Cardiovascular Risk in Overweight and Obese Children

Yakovenko Vira , Teufel Ulrike , Henn Laura , Bettendorf Markus , Hoffmann Georg F , Grulich-Henn Juergen

Background: Several methods have been used to evaluate the risk of cardiovascular diseases in obese children. Both BMI and waist-to-hip ratio were suggested as risk factors. However, they did not prove to estimate the risk for cardiovascular events in adulthood. Recent studies suggest that the ratio of waist circumference to body height (WHtR) is a more reliable predictor for cardiovascular risk in 6-10-year old children (Kuba et al. 2013).Objec...

hrp0084p3-919 | GH & IGF | ESPE2015

Familial Short Stature Associated to Terminal Microdeletion of 15q26.3: Variable Phenotype not Involving the IGF1 Receptor Gene

Lucaccioni Laura , Madeo Simona F , Stanghellini Ilaria , Bruzzi Patrizia , Predieri Barbara , Iughetti Lorenzo , Percesepe Antonio

Background: Terminal deletions of chromosome 15q are associated with different degrees of pre- and post-natal growth failure, dysmorphic features, functional impairments and congenital anomalies. Although monosomies of 15q26 do not represent a classical contiguous gene syndrome, candidate genes for selected features have been identified. Short stature is referred to deletions of the IGF1-R gene, located on 15q26.3. We demonstrate evidence of phenotype comparable with 15q26 mon...

hrp0084p3-1194 | Thyroid | ESPE2015

Development and Risk Factors of Thyroid Dysfunction in Patients with Positive TPO Antibodies

Gomez C Nicolas , McNeilly J , Mason A , Ahmed S F , Wong S C , Shaikh G

Background: Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is the most common thyroid disorder in the paediatric age range. However, the development of thyroid dysfunction in biochemically euthyroid children with positive TPOAbs and associated risk factors is unclear.Objective and hypotheses: To evaluate the evolution of children with positive TPOAbs and normal thyroid function and identify predictive factors for the development of thyroid dysfunction.<p class="a...

hrp0094p1-107 | Adrenal B | ESPE2021

Cortoic Acids: Renaissance of a Forgotten Class of Steroids

Schauermann Marcel , Wachter Ulrich A. , Homoki Janos , Hartmann Michaela F. , Hua Yifan , Remer Thomas , Wudy Stefan A. ,

Initially discovered in the 1970s, the C21 steroidal acids α-cortolic acid, β-cortolic acid, α-cortolonic acid and β-cortolonic acid present the terminal oxidative products of cortisol metabolism. Undergoing renal elimination, these cortoic acids have been assumed to represent up to 25% of total urinary cortisol metabolites. However, their analysis has been difficult, only few data has been published in adults, and this class of steroids has beco...

hrp0094p2-310 | Growth and syndromes (to include Turner syndrome) | ESPE2021

Incidental pituitary adenoma detection in two patients affected by Williams Syndrome: only a coincidence?

Ciancia Silvia , Madeo Simona F. , Cattini Umberto , Bruzzi Patrizia , Lucaccioni Laura , Predieri Barbara , Iughetti Lorenzo ,

Case reports: Patient 1 was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome (WS) when she was 11 years-old. She presented typical facial features, mental retardation (IQ 34) and chronic constipation. Pregnancy and neonatal period were unremarkable. Her growth has always been satisfying. No cardiac defects were detected at echocardiogram. Cerebral MRI showed enlarged pituitary (height of 9 mm) in the contest of which a mass with suprasellar extension was detected. Thyroid and adrenal...

hrp0092fc9.4 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism (to include Hypoglycaemia) | ESPE2019

Prenatal Environment and Genetic Background Influence Urinary Steroid Excretion in Monozygotic Twins with Intra-Twin Birth-Weight Differences

Schulte Sandra , Woelfle Joachim , Schreiner Felix , Kasner Charlotte , Gruenewald Mathias , Hartmann Michaela F. , Wudy Stefan A. , Bartmann Peter , Gohlke Bettina

Background: Low birth-weight and unfavourable intrauterine conditions are associated with a subsequent impact on the endocrine system. Many studies reported hyperandrogenaemia and precocious adrenarche in children born small for gestational age (SGA). However, little information is available on steroid profiles in these subjects.Objective and Hypotheses: We followed genetically identical twins with intra-twin birth-weigh...

hrp0092rfc7.6 | Diabetes and Insulin Session 2 | ESPE2019

Health-Related Quality of Life and Diabetes Control in Immigrant and Italian Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and in their Parents

Predieri Barbara , Boncompagni Alessandra , Bruzzi Patrizia , Cenciarelli Valentina , Madeo Simona F. , Pugliese Marisa , Toffoli Carlotta , Bocchi Federica , Iughetti Lorenzo

Background/Objectives: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic metabolic disease that requires daily and complex management for both patients and their caregivers, impairing the quality of life. Aim of this cross-sectional observational study was to determine whether metabolic control and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of T1D subjects and their parents could be influenced by immigration status.Methods: We enrolled 125...