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49th Annual Meeting of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Belfast, Ireland
02 Nov 2022 - 04 Nov 2022

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49th Meeting of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Oral Communications

Oral Communications 10

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Hormone replacement therapy in paediatric turner syndrome – evaluation of current practice in a dedicated paediatric turner clinic and subsequent development of patient resources

Mackie Gabriella , Smyth Arlene , Mason Avril

The British Society for Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes (BSPED) published guidance in 2016 on optimal Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) for pubertal induction in Turner Syndrome (TS). Transdermal preparations of oestrogen are the most appropriate method of oestrogen delivery in TS, as it avoids first pass metabolism of the liver, and thereby does not exert a meaningful effect on blood pressure.Objective: To assess change in prescribing practice in acc...

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Patient and parent experiences with oral hydrocortisone formulations for adrenal insufficiency

Boulos Nabil , Davis Nikki , Kumaran Anitha , Davies Justin

Background: The choice of hydrocortisone (HC) formulation for children with adrenal insufficiency necessitates considerations for dose accuracy, palatability, and practicality in everyday life to optimise medicine adherence and health outcomes. Recently, several diverse new formulations have become available in the UK, but no information is available on real-life patient preferences for the different formulations.Objectives: Explore patient and parent ex...

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Development and testing of a novel ‘Growth monitor’ Smartphone App for growth monitoring and the detection of growth disorders

Thaventhiran Thilipan , Orr Joanna , Morris Joan , Hsu Ann , Martin Lee , Davies Kate , Harding Vincent , Dunkel Leo , Chapple Paul , Storr Helen

Background: Growth monitoring identifies treatable conditions in apparently healthy children and prevents inappropriate referrals. Systematic growth monitoring is not currently a UK priority and growth disorders are frequently diagnosed late.Objectives: Develop and test the accuracy of a smartphone app which enables families to measure a child’s height at home as a cost-effective alternative to primary care growth monitoring.M...

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Increasing patient adherence and reducing drug wastage: impact of a personalised patient support programme integrated with a digital connect ecosystem

Marie Larkin Anne , Morrissey Rose , Kaur Gurpreet , Morgan Kate , Rita Batista Ana

Background: For chronic non–life-threatening conditions such as growth hormone deficiency, adherence to treatment can be difficult to maintain at a high level especially when the benefits are not immediately apparent.1 Here, we briefly explore some of the components within an e-health ecosystem that aims at personalizing treatment and improving adherence among patients receiving recombinant human growth hormone (r hGH; somatropin, Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmsta...

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Factors affecting the hypoglycaemic response in the insulin tolerance test in paediatric patients

Xiao Yu , Puthi Vijith , Gorman Samantha , Hendriks Emile , Thankamony Ajay

Background: The Insulin Tolerance Test (ITT) is the gold standard for assessing pituitary function in adults, but used variably in paediatrics due to concerns of serious adverse events. Our aim was to assess the safety of ITT and identify factors associated with the hypoglycaemic response.Methods: We retrospectively collected the following data from patients who underwent ITT (n=122) under Paediatric Endocrinology from 2019-2021: demography, ant...

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A comparative study observing the association between graves’ disease and the covid-19 pandemic in children

Uppal Kamalpreet , Warner Justin , Williams Georgina , Pryce Rebekah , Hawkes Davida , Bindu Avatapalle Hima

Background: Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19), an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus has been linked to autoimmunity. Graves’ disease (GD) is a common subtype of paediatric hyperthyroidism and an autoimmune condition, where antibodies stimulate the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor on the thyroid gland to produce excess thyroid hormone. Although, paediatric GD is rare, incidence have risen before the pandemic, and this rise has accelerated since the Covid-19 pande...