Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0010p36 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2005

Is the variation in insulin sensitivity related to the variation in docosahexaenoic acid composition in red blood cell membrane?A pilot study

Islam S , Thomas B , Swaminathan R , Lowy C

BackgroundPreliminary in vivo studies have shown that fatty acid composition of membranes, where insulin receptors are embedded, can provide significant correlations for insulin resistance. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a member of the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid family present in the membrane that may modulate insulin action. The aim of the study was to investigate if variation in insulin sensitivity is related to variation in DHA in red blood...

ea0029p1522 | Pituitary Clinical | ICEECE2012

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome due to a functioning gonadotroph adenoma

Mohandas C. , Mustafa O. , Prague J. , Whitelaw B. , Thomas N. , King A. , Aylwin S B.

Background: Gonadotroph adenomas usually present as non-functioning pituitary adenomas.We describe a patient with a functioning gonadotroph adenoma presenting with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: an exceptionally rare presentation of pituitary disease.Case history: A 26-year-old female presented with a 10-year history of worsening lower abdominal pain, bloating, dysmenorrhea and irregular periods in 2006. She was found by ultrasound to have multiple o...