Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0044p87 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2016

Do guidelines improve practice? A re-audit of thyroid nodule ultrasound reporting at Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation Trust post-BTA Thyroid Cancer Guidelines 2014

Aldibbiat Ali , Tee Su , Madathil Asgar

Introduction: BTA guidelines-2014 outlined the need for key features to be included in thyroid ultrasound scan (USS) reporting including risk stratification. The aim of this audit was to evaluate the quality of thyroid-USS reporting at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCT); using BTA guidelines as the gold standard.Methods: All thyroid/neck-USS between 1st November to 31st December 2015 were retrieved from radiology records at NHCT. Scans ev...

ea0037ep1175 | Clinical Cases–Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2015

Synacthen induced phaeochromocytoma crisis, an unusual presentation

Aldibbiat Ali , Ganguri Murali , Bliss RD , James Andy

75 male was referred to endocrine service with incidental pituitary macroadenoma measuring 4.2×3.1×3.3 cm noted on MRI-C-Spine done for ankylosing spondylitis with Atlanto-axial joint instability. He had reduced secondary sexual characteristics and left quadrantanopia. Endocrine studies confirmed thyrotroph and gonadotroph failure but normal lactotroph and HPA axis. He underwent trans-sphenoidal tumour resection followed by external beam radiation due to tumour resid...

ea0015oc35 | Thyroid | SFEBES2008

Circulating endothelial progenitor cells are reduced in subclinical and overt hypothyroidism

Shakoor Abdul , Aldibbiat Ali , Ingoe Lorna , Campbell Susan , Sibal Latika , Isaacs John , Shaw James , Home Philip , Weaver Jolanta

Introduction: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is recognised as an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Low number of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPC), defined as mononuclear cells, expressing endothelial (vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, VEGFR-2) and stem cell (CD-34, CD-133) markers is associated with CVD. Our aim was to identify whether reduced EPC number might contribute to increased CV risk in subclinical and overt hypothyroidism (Hy)...