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ea0078OC9.6 | Oral Communications 9 | BSPED2021

’Think Adrenal’: An innovative trust-wide safety and education programme designed for the care of patients with adrenal insufficiency

Tollerfield Sally , Atterbury Abigail , Wadey Hannah , Katugampola Harshini

Over 700 patients with known adrenal insufficiency are treated across the trust. Whilst unwell or fasting for a procedure, these patients potentially risk suffering an adrenal crisis. A flagging system has already been implemented on the electronic patient records (EPR) which identifies patients who are ‘on replacement Hydrocortisone’. Following an inpatient adrenal crisis which could have been more optimally managed, we sought to highlight care of this vulnerable co...

ea0085p4 | Adrenal 1 | BSPED2022

Establishing the utility of the 60-minute serum cortisol sample in a standard synacthen test in a tertiary paediatric centre

Tollerfield Sally , Ridout Deborah , Atterbury Abigail , Wadey Hannah , Amin Rakesh , Gan Hoong-Wei , Katugampola Harshini

Background: The standard synacthen test (SST) is commonly utilised to interrogate the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in children. It comprises baseline and 30-minute serum cortisol concentrations (SCC), after injecting synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)[1–24]. There is debate regarding the utility of a 60-minute SCC in the SST protocol with most studies to date conducted in adults.Aim: To assess the utility of a 60-minute SCC in ...