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39th Meeting of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Oral Communications

Oral Communications (Endocrine Nurse Session)

ea0027oc6.1 | Oral Communications (Endocrine Nurse Session) | BSPED2011

A service evaluation of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) across South Wales in 2010

Potter Samantha , Warner Justin

Introduction: Despite 50 years of treating CAH with steroids, clinical practice still varies considerably. In 2002 a consensus statement provided ‘best practice’ guidelines for the management of the condition. In South Wales CAH is managed by an Endocrine Network. A service evaluation was performed to obtain parents views on their experience.Methods: Thirty-one patients with CAH were identified. A questionnaire was designed using the consensus ...

ea0027oc6.2 | Oral Communications (Endocrine Nurse Session) | BSPED2011

An analysis of the clinical and cost effectiveness of GH replacement therapy before and during puberty: should we increase the dose?

Howard Sasha , Butler Gary

Background: We aim to investigate the influence of GH on pubertal growth in children receiving GH replacement therapy for GH deficiency.Methods: We analyse a large dataset of children (n=236) with GH deficiency from the international KIGS database. We examine the relationship between pubertal growth and treatment with GH replacement therapy using linear regression and repeated measures analysis, and the incremental cost benefit of increasing doses...

ea0027oc6.3 | Oral Communications (Endocrine Nurse Session) | BSPED2011

Paediatric endocrine nurse specialists: roles, education and aspirations

Musson Pauline , Collin Jacquie

Introduction: Clinical nurse specialists (CNS) practice at an advanced level of nursing. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) competency framework for paediatric endocrine nurses sets out expected levels of practice and academic attainment for ‘competent, experienced and expert’ practitioners. This paper reports the findings of an initial scoping exercise undertaken to explore current roles, academic attainment and aspirations of this group of nurses in order to inform...