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See detailRytmes endocriniens circadiens
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Scientific conference (2016, April 13)

A current research topic, that is developed in this presentation, is the study of disturbance of circadian hormonal cycles and the secretion of melatonin. Traumatic brain injury is associated to ... [more ▼]

A current research topic, that is developed in this presentation, is the study of disturbance of circadian hormonal cycles and the secretion of melatonin. Traumatic brain injury is associated to hypopituitarism in up to 10-35% of cases, depending on the dynamic tests used to diagnose hypopituitarism (Valdés-Socin & al 2009, Valdés-Socin & al 2015).Melatonin secretion and hormonal rhythms are severely disturbed in acute TBI patients (Seifman & al. Front Neurol 2014).Light is the primary variable that entrains the main circadian clock in the central nervous system. The retinohypothalamic tract generates an overt 24-hour rhythm. These coordinated outputs are conveyed through to the rest of the body via neuroendocrine (ie melatonin and ACTH-cortisol secretion), autonomic (sympathetic and parasympathetic pathways) and behavioral pathways (feeding, locomotor activity, etc).Finally, we will discuss some recent data connecting light pollution and nocturnal human activity with the metabolic syndrome (chronobesity). [less ▲]

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See detailhCG: false positives and persistent hCG levels
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Scientific conference (2016, March 29)

Human Chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a complex glycoprotein with several bioactive forms. These five variants comprise placental forms (hyperglycosilated hCG is the first form, then after 10 weeks of ... [more ▼]

Human Chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a complex glycoprotein with several bioactive forms. These five variants comprise placental forms (hyperglycosilated hCG is the first form, then after 10 weeks of pregnancy total hCG takes over), cancer promoter forms (hCGb, hyperglycosilated hCGb), and a pituitary form (sulfated hCG). Current routine laboratory tests do not discriminate between these multiple variants of hCG. Low persistent detectable levels of hCG may be associated with various benign and malignant conditions, such as quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease, raised pituitary hCG, or false positive elevation caused by circulating heterophilic antibodies. Clinico-biological discussion are mandatory to avoid erroneous diagnosis and treatment.In this review we summarize and discuss the different causes of false positive hCG assay. We suggest that current gynecological protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of trophoblastic disease should consider the inclusion of hCG test in urine and/or a test for heterophilic antibodies, when appropriate to avoid unnecessary studies and treatment. References. Valdes Socin H, Syrios P, Gadisseur R, et al. Persistent low levels of hCG: please do not miss phantom hCG! (pseudohypergonadotropinemia syndrome). Acta Clinica Belgica (abstract) 2013;68:465. Cole LA. hCG, the wonder of today’s science. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 2012;10:24–42. B. González Aguilera, P. Syrios, R. Gadisseur, F. Luyckx, E. Cavalier, A. Beckers & H. Valdes-Socin. Persistent low levels of serum hCG due to heterophilic mouse antibodies: an unrecognized pitfall in the diagnosis of trophoblastic disease . Gynecological Endocrinology 2016. DOI:10.3109/09513590.2015.1132303 [less ▲]

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See detailDouble genetic defect in a case of congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
Potorac, Iulia ULg; Pintiaux, Axelle ULg; VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg et al

in Abstract book - 17th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology (2016, March)

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See detailLa glande pinéale, la mélatonine, et la régulation des rythmes hormonaux
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Scientific conference (2016, February 29)

The pineal gland, melatonin, and the regulation of hormonal rhythms Dr. H Valdés-Socin. Head of clinic. Department of Endocrinology. CHU de Liège The pineal gland is known by Anatomists since the middle ... [more ▼]

The pineal gland, melatonin, and the regulation of hormonal rhythms Dr. H Valdés-Socin. Head of clinic. Department of Endocrinology. CHU de Liège The pineal gland is known by Anatomists since the middle ages. Andrea Vesalius described it in the chap VII of his monumental book "De humani corporis fabrica (1555)". René Descartes had the intuition that the pineal gland is a "third eye" and that is how his illustrator Florent Schuyl represented it in figure 34 of Descartes book "De Homine" (1662). As for the artists, some of them illustrated from their paintings some craniotomies in which the surgeon performs the extraction of the stone of madness. Thus, "the extraction of the stone of madness" from Pieter Huys, is exposed in the Museum of the Périgord (1561). Jan Sanders showed the same subject in his painting "The surgeon" (1550) exhibited in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. During the 20th century the anatomy and the physiology of the pineal gland will be revisited: it appears so that the pinealocytes are in close relationship to the photoreceptors. In certain animal species (birds, reptiles) the pinealocytes are also photosensitive: their pineal gland is directly sensitive to light. In addition, in humans, the pinealoblastomes may occur related to the "trilateral retinoblastoma syndrome" caused by mutations in the RB1 gene (13q14.2) (Plowman & al Clin Oncol 2004). These patients present with retinoblastoma in both eyes but also in the pineal. This only strengthens the intuition of Descartes as the pineal as a "third eye". As for the genetic and hereditary aspect, we had the opportunity as well as other authors, to describe the family presentation of pineal lesions with hypersecretion of melatonin (Allouch & al 2002). With the greater availability of Radiology and brain scans, it was discovered with interest that the pineal gland is often calcified. This calcification can be observed since the second decade of life. It is not yet established if the pineal gland should be considered a"stone of madness " however it is a sort of “cerebral lithiasis”. Indeed, during this oral presentation, we will show some data linking the pineal gland and the light to seasonal depression. "Folly" induced by the long winter nights can be prevented from light therapy treatment. Severe head trauma is associated to Hypopituitarism up to 10-35% of cases, depending on the dynamic tests used to diagnose hypopituitarism (Valdés-Socin & al 2009, Valdés-Socin & al 2015). A current research topic is the study of disturbance of circadian hormonal cycles and secretion of melatonin. The secretion of melatonin occurs at night, and its synthesis is made in the pineal gland and then discharged to the general circulation. However, there is a quantitatively most important melatonin production at the level of the digestive tract. This melatonin would have essentially a paracrine effect. The administration of melatonin in humans results in variable pharmacokinetics due to its hepatic metabolism and its urinary excretion. Membrane melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptors use G proteins transduction. They are distributed mainly in the CNS at the level of the retina, hypothalamic nuclei and the pineal gland. They are also found in the periphery and in endocrine glands. A third melatonin receptor or MT3 is intracellular: this is the quinone reductase enzyme that has an important role in protection against oxidative stress (Lucchetti & al FASEB 2010). A current research topic is the role of a variant MT2 receptor (Variant rs 10830963) in diabetology. Patients harbouring this variant has been shown to have a a decrease in the early phase of insulin secretion(Langenberg & al Diabetologia 2009), and have a higher fasting morning glycemia, and consequently, an increased risk of developing a type 2 diabetes. These findings were demonstrated in a meta-analysis involving 170 000 patients (Mao & al PLOS one 2012). The same variant has been identified in patients at risk of developing glucose intolerance and gestational diabetes (al Diabetologia 2012, Liao, Walford & al PLO one 2012) Melatonin is synthesized in the pineal gland from the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin. Enzymes such as alkylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT) and of acetylserotonin O-methyltransferase (ASMT) ensure the synthesis of melatonin from serotonin. Apart from melatonin which can be prescribed as such in Belgium, there are synthetic analogs of melatonin such as CIRCADIN. AGOMELATONINE is available in France (lab SERVIER). VALDOXAN is a structural analogue of melatonin developed as a sedative antidepressant daily, which must be taken at sunset. It is a MT1 and MT2 melatonin receptor agonist and antagonist of the serotonin 5HT2C receptors. We can also mention RAMELTEON (TAKEDA lab), which is registered as an hypnotic. Références B Claustrat. Médecine du Sommeil 2009 Allouch A , Valdes Socin H, Hendrick JC, Beckers A et Legros JJ. Pinéalomes familiaux: études biologiques et génétiques préliminaires. Annales Endocrinol 2002 (abstract). H Valdes-Socin, L Vroonen, P Robe, D Martin, A Beckers. Hypopituitarisme consécutive aux dommages cérébraux: le trauma crânien et l’hémorragie sous-arachnoïdienne mis en cause. Rev Med Liège 2009 ;64(9),457-464. Valdes-Socin, Potorac , Matagne, Bonneville & Beckers. Etude et prévalence des troubles neuroendocriniens dans une série de 65 patients avec dommages cérébraux post traumatiques (TBI) recrutés à partir de la médecine d'expertise. Annales d'Endocrinologie (abstract) 2015 Goyal &l. Diabetol Metab Syndr. Melatonin supplementation to treat the metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.2014 Nov 18;6:124. doi: 10.1186/1758-5996-6-124. eCollection 2014. Romo-Nava & al. Melatonin attenuates antipsychotic metabolic effects: an eight-week randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Bipolar Disord. 2014 Jun;16(4):410-21. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12196. Epub 2014 Mar 17. [less ▲]

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See detailLes gastrites chroniques autoimmunes: actualités diagnostiques et thérapeutiques.
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Scientific conference (2016, February 24)

The challenge for the clinician is to detect early gastric autoimmunity markers to avoid some of its complications such as micronutriments and drug malabsorption. Indeed autoimmune gastritis may be ... [more ▼]

The challenge for the clinician is to detect early gastric autoimmunity markers to avoid some of its complications such as micronutriments and drug malabsorption. Indeed autoimmune gastritis may be associated with the development of neuroendocrine tumors (NET), gastric adenocarcinomas or even MALT lymphomas. In this lecture we summarize recent diagnostic tools and new therapies taylored for autoimmune gastritis. [less ▲]

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See detailPersistent low levels of serum hCG due to heterophilic mouse antibodies: an unrecognized pitfall in the diagnosis of trophoblastic disease.
Gonzalez Aguilera, B.; Syrios, P.; Gadisseur, R et al

in Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (2016)

Phantom hCG refers to persistent mild elevations of hCG, leading physicians to unnecessary treatments whereas neither a true hCG nor a trophoblastic disease is present. We report the case of a 23-year-old ... [more ▼]

Phantom hCG refers to persistent mild elevations of hCG, leading physicians to unnecessary treatments whereas neither a true hCG nor a trophoblastic disease is present. We report the case of a 23-year-old woman with persistent low levels of serum hCG detected one month after miscarriage. As choriocarcinoma was suspected, a chemotherapy trial of methotrexate was prescribed, without any hCG reduction. Subsequently, laparoscopy ruled out a trophoblastic residue and the patient was referred to the Endocrine Unit for further investigations. While low levels of hCG were still detected in serum, no hCG was detected in the urine. In addition, when serum was processed in a HBT tube for revealing heterophilic antibodies, hCG was no longer detected. Such finding indicated the presence of phantom hCG due to heterophilic mouse antibodies interaction. This case raises the need of clinico-biological discussion to avoid inappropriate therapeutic decisions. Based on this case experience and after review of the literature, we suggest that current gynecological protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of trophoblastic disease should consider the inclusion of urinary hCG and/or a test for serum heterophilic antibodies when appropriate. [less ▲]

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See detailRetard Pubertaire et Hypogonadisme
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Scientific conference (2015, December 04)

Puberté et Hypogonadisme Hypogonadotrope Prof AS Parent & Dr H Valdes-Socin. Le retard pubertaire est une des manifestations cliniques les plus significatives de l’hypogonadisme hypogonadotrope, et un ... [more ▼]

Puberté et Hypogonadisme Hypogonadotrope Prof AS Parent & Dr H Valdes-Socin. Le retard pubertaire est une des manifestations cliniques les plus significatives de l’hypogonadisme hypogonadotrope, et un véritable défi diagnostic pour l’ensemble des cliniciens. Il faut cependant rappeler que l'activité de l'axe hypothalamo-hypohyso-gonadique (HHG) se déroule en plusieurs phases. A leur tour, ces différentes étapes sont une fenêtre diagnostique privilégiée pour suspecter un hypogonadisme. Une première phase d'activité de l’axe HHG se produit lors de la 16ème semaine de vie intra-utérine. Ainsi, le suivi gynécoobstétrique et échographique sont susceptibles de mettre en évidence des anomalies tels qu’un micropénis ou une ectopie testiculaire. La période post-natale immédiate est une deuxième fenêtre d'opportunité pour les pédiatres et les néonatologues, qui peuvent alors diagnostiquer un hypogonadisme hypogonadotrope. Cette période dite de « mini-puberté » se caractérise par une augmentation des gonadotrophines et de la sécrétion des hormones stéroïdes sexuelles. C’est encore opportunité pour ne pas méconnaitre un hypogonadisme, et ainsi ne pas devoir attendre alors la puberté ni une consultation à l’âge adulte pour infertilité. Le phénotype d’hypogonadisme congénitale est variable selon les sexes, d’après l'importance du déficit, et, in fine, selon les différentes anomalies génétiques. Des importantes avancées génétiques réalisées au cours de ces dix dernières années nous ont permis de mieux comprendre l’hypogonadisme hypogonadotrope congénital qui se décline en syndrome de Kallmann, normosmique et syndromes complexes. Très récemment, ces différents diagnostics génétiques sont disponibles au CHU de Liège et seront discutés au cours de cette présentation. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilial thyrogastric autoimmune syndrome : a study of 22 kindreds
Sid, Sélim ULg; LUTTERI, Laurence ULg; BEGUIN, Yves ULg et al

in Abstract book - 20th Annual Congress of the Belgian Society of Internal Medicine (2015, December)

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See detailSwitch from Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) to Graves Basedow (GB) disease : a controlled study in a series of 15 patients
Maiga, I; BETEA, Daniela ULg; Geenen, Vincent ULg et al

in Abstract book - 20th Annual Congress of the Belgian Society of Internal Medicine (2015, December)

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See detailHypogonadisme Hypogonadotrope: sémiologie, physiopathologie, avancées génétiques et prises en charge
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Scientific conference (2015, November 27)

Le contrôle neuroendocrinien de la reproduction chez les mammifères est régi par un réseau de neurones hypothalamiques d'environ 1500 neurones à GnRH, qui modulent l’activité de l'axe de la reproduction ... [more ▼]

Le contrôle neuroendocrinien de la reproduction chez les mammifères est régi par un réseau de neurones hypothalamiques d'environ 1500 neurones à GnRH, qui modulent l’activité de l'axe de la reproduction au cours de la vie. Plus récemment on a décrit une modulation du générateur à GnrH par des neurones à GnIH, kisspeptines et neurokinin B. L'hypogonadisme hypogonadotrope se décline en acquis (post traumatisme cranien ou TBI, post radiothérapie, associé à des maladies métaboliques ou inflammatoires, etc) et hypogonadisme hypogonadotrope congénital (HHC). Le HHC est un syndrome clinique qui est caractérisé par une insuffisance pubertaire partielle ou complète. Le HH congénital peut résulter d'une insuffisance hypothalamique de la sécrétion/action du GnRH ou d'une insuffisance de sécrétion/effets des gonadotrophines hypophysaires LH et FSH. Chez l'homme, plusieurs gènes qui participent à l'olfaction et à la migration neuronale de GnRH interagissent pendant l’embryogénèse et le développement fœtal. Un nombre grandissant de mutations de ces gènes est responsable de l’ HH congénital. Basé sur la présence ou l'absence de troubles de l'olfaction, le HH est divisé en deux syndromes : HH avec anosmie/hyposmie (le syndrome de Kallmann) et l’ hypogonadisme hypogonadotrophique normosmique isolé (HHnI). Le syndrome de Kallmann (KS) est une maladie hétérogène qui affecte 1 personne sur 5000, avec 3 à 5 fois plus d’hommes que de femmes. Le KS est associé à des mutations de gènes qui sont principalement liées à des défauts de la migration neuronale. Ces défauts reproductifs et olfactifs comprennent un phénotype variable, y compris une surdité neurosensorielle, un colobome, des syncinéties controlatérales bimanuelles, des malformations crâniofaciales et une agénésie rénale. Fait intéressant, les mutations invalidantes de certains gènes responsables du KS : PROKR2, FGFR1, FGF8, CHD7, DUSP6 et WDR11, sont également associées à un hypogonadisme IHH normosmique, tandis que des mutations KISS1/KISSR, TAC3/TACR3, GNRH1/GNRHR, LEP/LEPR, HESX1, βFSH et βLH (syndrome de Pasqualini) ne sont présentes que chez les patients atteints de IHH normosmique. Dans ce cours interuniversitaire Ulg-UlB, nous exposons les aspects cliniques , physiopathologiques, les avancées génétiques et la prise en charge de l'hypogonadisme hypogonadotrope en pathologie humaine. [less ▲]

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See detailTabagisme et endocrinologie, bilan glucidique, y inclus le diabète.
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Scientific conference (2015, November 14)

Tabac et Endocrinologie Résumé du Cours du Dr H Valdes-Socin Endocrinologie. CHU de Liège Presque un tiers des hommes et des femmes fument régulièrement en Belgique. Hormis les effets délétères bien ... [more ▼]

Tabac et Endocrinologie Résumé du Cours du Dr H Valdes-Socin Endocrinologie. CHU de Liège Presque un tiers des hommes et des femmes fument régulièrement en Belgique. Hormis les effets délétères bien connus de la fumée de tabac sur la sphère ORL cardio-pulmonaire et son association avec diverses néoplasies, on reconnait aujourd’hui des conséquences sur le système neuroendocrinien, sur l’axe thyroïdien et reproducteur, qui font l’objet de cet article. Non seulement les fumeurs actifs, mais également le fœtus porté par une mère fumeuse et les fumeurs passifs exposés à la fumée de tabac, sont à risque d’importants troubles de santé. Le tabac est un facteur reconnu de risque de survenue d’ophtalmopathie basedowienne. Quelques uns des composants actifs du tabac comme les thiocyanates sont goitrigènes. Au niveau reproducteur, le tabac est un facteur responsable d’infertilité chez les hommes comme chez les femmes. Chez les bébés issus de parents fumeurs il existe un risque plus élevé de présenter une mort subite. Ces conséquences constituent un enjeu majeur de santé publique. Une campagne pour le sevrage tabagique a été lancée par le Service Fédéral de Santé Publique et par l’Inami en Belgique. [less ▲]

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See detailHypercalcémie paranéoplasique et hypercalcémie associée à la Néoplasie Multiple de type I (NEM1): traitement par Cinacalcet
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; POLUS, Marc ULg

Conference (2015, October 17)

Paraneoplastic hypercalcemia and hypercalcemia associated with neoplastic syndromes are particularly resistant to conventional hypocalcemic treatments. We present and discuss two case reports in which ... [more ▼]

Paraneoplastic hypercalcemia and hypercalcemia associated with neoplastic syndromes are particularly resistant to conventional hypocalcemic treatments. We present and discuss two case reports in which Cinacalcet was used to control hypercalcemia. Paraneoplastic hypercalcemia is present in the first case report, in association with a metastasic neuroendocrine pancreas. In the second case report ,cinacalcet is used to control hypecalcemia in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia and hyperparathyroidism not controlled by neck surgery. Cinacalcet is an oral agonist of the Calcium Sensing Receptor. The hypocalcemic effects of Cinacalcet have not been documented so far in hypercalcemia-paraneo plastic linked to cancer of the pancreas (Valdés-Socin & al. Rev Med Switzerland 2009). On the other hand, its use seems promising in the MEN1-associated hyperparathyroidism. (Giusti & al. Endocrine 2015). [less ▲]

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See detailSyndrome thyrogastrique autoimmun (STGA) : la gastrite auto-immune isolée (GAI) et celle associée à Helicobacter (Hp) ont des caractéristiques anatomocliniques différentes
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; MESUREUR, Thierry ULg; POLUS, Marc ULg et al

in Abstract book - Annales d'Endocrinologie - 32ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2015, October)

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See detailNouvelle mutation du Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 (FGFR1)-cause d'hypogonadisme hypogonadotrope idiopathique normosmique
Potorac, Iulia ULg; Chachati, Anne-Sophie ULg; Debray, François-Guillaume ULg et al

in Abstract book- Annales d'Endocrinologie - 32ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2015, October)

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See detailHypogonadisme hypogonadotrope normosmique familial : identification d'une nouvelle mutation c.1664-2A> T du gène FGFR1
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; Pintiaux, Axelle ULg; LIBIOULLE, Cécile ULg et al

in Abstract book - Annales d'Endocrinologie - 32ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2015, October)

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See detailHyperthyroïdie sur maladie de Basedow survenant après une hypothyroïdie de Hashimoto : étude clinique et biologique sur 10 cas
Maiga, Ibrahima ULg; BETEA, Daniela ULg; Beckers, Albert ULg et al

in Abstract book - Annales d'Endocrinologie - 32ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2015, October)

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See detailEtude et prévalence des troubles neuroendocriniens dans une série de 65 patients avec dommages cérébraux post-traumatiques (TBI) recrutés à partir de la médecine d'expertise
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; Potorac, J; Matagne et al

in Abstract book - Annales d'Endocrinologie - 32ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2015, October)

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See detailThe acromegalic voice of Tango: Don Edmundo Rivero.
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; De Herder, W. W.; Beckers, Albert ULg

in Journal of endocrinological investigation (2015), 38(9), 1023-4

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