Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep1169 | Male Reproduction | ECE2017

Can salivary testosterone be used in the monitoring of men using transdermal testosterone replacement therapy?

Ahern Tomas , Adaway Jo , Monaghan Phillip , Trainer Peter , Keevil Brian

: In community-dwelling men, salivary testosterone (Sal-T) concentrations are thought to represent tissue hormone levels and correlate strongly with serum free-T levels. Measurement of salivary glucocorticoid concentrations is a non-invasive and objective means of assessing cortisol exposure in users and non-users of hydrocortisone therapy. We assessed relationships of Sal-T with transdermal testosterone replacement therapy (TD-TRT) and with markers of testosterone exposure. I...

ea0037ep575 | Obesity and cardiovascular endocrinology | ECE2015

Can obese patients on antipsychotic medications achieve weight loss in an unmodified general population lifestyle-intervention weight management programme?

Mat Arimin , Ahern Tomas , Breen Cathy , Dunlevy Colin , O'Shea Donal

Background: Many antipsychotics are obesogenic and contribute to significant weight gain with serious implications on patients’ physical and mental well-being. However, patients on antipsychotics are often excluded from unmodified lifestyle-intervention weight management programmes and trials.Objectives: To determine if weight loss is possible for antipsychotic-medicated obese patients when enrolled in an unmodified lifestyle-intervention weight man...

ea0044p204 | Reproduction | SFEBES2016

Gonadotropin Induction of Spermatogenesis in Men with Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism: an audit

Jinadev Pushpa , Ahern Tomas , Pichaipillai Lakshmi , Tofeec Khaled , Gibson Christine , Komlosy Nicci , Wu Frederick

Introduction: Infertility affects 15% of couples worldwide. Male factors account for half of cases seeking medical care.Objectives and methods: To ascertain whether the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) guidelines regarding gonadotrophin induction of spermatogenesis in men with hypogonadism are being followed in our unit. Data were collected retrospectively from clinical records.Results: 26 couples were ident...

ea0037ep574 | Obesity and cardiovascular endocrinology | ECE2015

The prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome among inpatients at a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in the Republic of Ireland

Mat Arimin , Ahern Tomas , Hoare Tracey , McCarran Paul , Kennedy Harry G , O'Shea Donal

Introduction: Patients in secure forensic psychiatric units are at high risk of developing obesity due to complex interplay of factors including antipsychotic medications, restrictions on freedom and poor motivation to healthy lifestyle and physical activities.Aim: To establish the prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a secure forensic psychiatric hospital in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).Methods: We carried out a...

ea0021p142 | Diabetes and metabolism | SFEBES2009

Healthcare professionals frequently fail to recognise severe obesity

Ahern Tomas , McGowan Anne , Davis Maeve , Billfalk-Kelly Astrid , O'Shea Donal

Severe obesity continues to dramatically increase in prevalence and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery recommends that bariatric surgery only be performed on those with severe obesity. Gastric bypass surgery decreases mortality by 40% at 7.5 years.Using photographs of volunteers from a hospital based weight management clinic, we performed a survey of endocrinologists, general pr...

ea0014p113 | (1) | ECE2007

Selective intra-arterial calcium stimulation with hepatic venous sampling in investigation of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia

Shazli Yusof Mohd , Ahern Tomas , Smith Thomas P , O’Shea Donal

A retrospective analysis of the results of all intra-arterial calcium stimulations performed at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, in the years 2001-2006. All patients with symptoms suggestive of hypoglycemia had 72 hour fasting test with evidence of inappropriately elevated insulin and c-peptide at the time of hypoglycemia. These patients were investigated further with pancreatic imaging and selective intra-arterial calcium stimulation with hepatic venous sampling (ASVS). A...

ea0037gp.08.01 | Reproduction: Male and endocrine disruptors | ECE2015

Characteristics and predictors of primary hypogonadism in ageing men: longitudinal data from the European Male Ageing Study

Ahern Tomas B , Huhtaniemi Ilpo T , Carter Emma L , Finn Joseph D , Pye Stephen R , O'Neill Terence W , Bartfai Gyorgy , Casanueva Felipe F , Forti Gianni , Giwercman Aleksander , Han Thang S , Kula Krzysztof , Lean Michael EJ , Pendleton Neil , Punab Margus , Vanderschueren Dirk , Wu Frederick C W

Introduction: Primary hypogonadism (PHG, testosterone <10.5 nmol/l and LH >9.5 U/l) without a recognisable cause affects ~2% of community-dwelling middle-aged and older men. We sought to identify the clinical significance of, and risk factors for, this apparently age-related hypogonadal state.Methods/design: The European Male Ageing Study (EMAS) is a prospective observational cohort survey of 3.369 community-dwelling men aged 40–79 in eight ...