Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019oc37 | Thyroid, reproduction and endocrine tumours | SFEBES2009

Elderly patients presenting with hyperthyroidism have a paucity of symptoms and signs: a cross-sectional study of 3563 UK patients

Boelaert K , Torlinska B , Franklyn J

Hyperthyroidism is common affecting up to 2% of the UK population and the prevalence is highest in young and middle-aged women. Although patients may have clinical symptoms suggestive of hyperthyroidism, rates of undiagnosed hyperthyroidism range from 0.5 to 1.5%, especially in the elderly. We investigated 3563 UK patients to (i) assess the influence of ageing on clinical signs and symptoms and (ii) identify symptoms and signs indicating hyperthyroidism in different age groups...

ea0029p1620 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ICEECE2012

Successful treatment of hyperthyroidism is associated with significant risks of overweight/obesity independent of the treatment modality employed

Torlinska B. , Holder R. , Franklyn J. , Boelaert K.

Introduction: Obesity is a growing health concern in developed countries. Patients undergoing treatment for hyperthyroidism frequently express concerns regarding excessive weight gain, especially when offered treatment with I-131.Methods: We investigated 1047 patients with overt hyperthyroidism attending a specialist thyroid clinic to determine the extent of weight changes and to identify risk factors for weight gain following treatment. Weight differenc...