Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p62 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2012

Web-based 360-degree assessment survey to assess care and service improvement needs in an Endocrine unit

Gordon Nadia , Prague Julia , Aylwin Simon JB

Context: Better, reproducible and structured methods of assessing care provided to endocrine patients are needed. Similarly, access to regional units and referral pathways could be improved with nationally agreed standards for waiting times.Objective: To gain views on the current level of patient care and how services might be improved using a 360-degree assessment process.Method: Three web based surveys were created using SurveyMo...

ea0013p221 | AMEND Young Investigator's Award | SFEBES2007

Low penetrance of symptomatic or occult phaeochromocytoma/paraganglioma in a large kindred of subjects with a point mutation (268C>T) in exon 3 of the SDHB gene

Sivapackianathan Rasheeta , Izatt Louise , Schulte Klaus-Martin , Aylwin Simon JB

Mutation in the genes encoding subunits of the succinate dehydrogenase enzyme complex, SDHB, SDHC and SDHD are associated with an increased risk of developing adrenal or extra-adrenal phaeochromocytoma and cervical paraganglioma. However, the penetrance in large kindreds has seldom been reported and the optimal screening for asymptomatic carriers has not been determined.The index case had a previous history of carotid body tumour and later died with meta...