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Society for Endocrinology BES 2018

Glasgow, UK
19 Nov 2018 - 21 Nov 2018

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The Society for Endocrinology BES will take place 19-21 Nov 2018 in Glasgow. Come and exchange knowledge, share experiences and strengthen collaborations across our global community of endocrinologists.

Poster Presentations

Nursing practice

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Assessement of Diabetes Distress in patients with diabetes mellitus taking insulin in a clinic in the United Arab Emirates

Hamann L Kelly , Jamieson Andrew

Screening of patients with diabetes for psychological distress should be undertaken regularly by the diabetes nurse specialist. Patients requiring intensive treatment of their diabetes experience emotional and mental health issues at a rate higher than the general population and recent clinical research shows value in cognitive and behavioral therapy. We undertook a survey of a mixed population in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to assess diabetes distress scores among our patient...

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Nurse led parathyroid clinics – Improving the patient journey

Milne Alison , Murray Lynne , Stirling Claire , Middleton Morag

Introduction: Our endocrine service introduced a nurse led parathyroid clinic to provide an efficient pathway for patients referred with hypercalcaemia.This benefits patients and clinical staff.Materials/Methods: Patients referred with a raised calcium level are vetted by the endocrine consultants and directed to the nurse led clinic. The patients are seen within 6 weeks using a standard proforma and checklist. Relevant investigations to include renal fu...

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The varied psychological support Acromegaly patients receive across the UK and what they believe can help improve their care; A patient perspective

Irwin Holly , Jackson Sue

Introduction: When reviewing data from an Acromegaly focus group, it highlighted the lack of psychological support they receive. I became interested to see how psychological support varies geographically across the UK. I also wanted to identify what patients viewed as the priority in order to improve their Acromegaly care.Methods: 1. 7 Acromegaly patients from across the UK, with a mix of age, sex and treatment experience were filmed as part of a focus g...

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Conducting research in vulnerable populations can be safe, beneficial and well received if infrastructure and staff experience are appropriate to patient’s needs

Lyons Greta , McGowan Anne , Moran Carla

Introduction: Patients with complex health care needs and severely limited communication and mobility may be less likely to participate in research studies, and may find continued participation in such studies challenging. Allan Herndon Dudley syndrome (AHDS), due to defective thyroid hormone transporter (MCT8), causes severe neurological and physical disability. A multicentre trial (the TRIAC trial) studying the efficacy of the thyroid hormone analogue TRIAC in this rare cond...