Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0015oc15 | Reproduction | SFEBES2008

Evaluation of the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its treatment in a West London pregnant population

Salmasi Huda , Banerjee Anita , Donaldson Mandy , Wren Alison M

Vitamin D deficiency is a particular concern in pregnancy as it can affect both mother and infant, with problems lasting into childhood. A high prevalence of deficiency during pregnancy has been reported among known risk groups. Current guidelines on supplementing pregnant women are conflicting, with universal replacement recommended by the Department of Health but not supported by NICE guidelines. We aimed to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in a West London p...

ea0013p243 | Neuroendocrinology and behaviour (including pituitary) | SFEBES2007

Use of the dexamethasone-suppressed corticotrophin-releasing hormone test to predict cure in patients with cushing’s disease following pituitary surgery

Banerjee Anita , Martin Niamh , Dhillo Waljit , Roncaroli Federico , Meeran Karim

Establishing failure of trans-sphenoidal surgery (TSS) to cure Cushing’s disease in the immediate post-operative period is essential for early surgical re-exploration. However, there is no consensus regarding the definition of apparent cure. We studied whether the dexamethasone-suppressed corticotrophin-releasing hormone test (LDDST-CRH test) immediately following TSS could accurately identify those with Cushing’s disease requiring further definitive treatment.<p...

ea0018p4 | (1) | MES2008

Management of a phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy

McGowan Barbara , Williamson Catherine , Meeran Karim , Banerjee Anita , Min Lee , Fleming Bill , Bassett Duncan , Tan Tricia

A 30-year-old lady was transferred to our hospital at 37 weeks of pregnancy. Hypertension was noted at 24 weeks of gestation and managed with methyldopa and labetalol. Despite treatment, BP was labile with a systolic of 90–220 and diastolic of 50–129 mmHg. She reported occasional palpitations but not chest pain or shortness of breath. The patient had a history of migrainous headaches but not hypertension prior to pregnancy. Her brother had previously had an operation...

ea0018p16 | (1) | MES2008

Primary hyperparathyroidism and pregnancy

Kirkby-Bott James , Williamson Catherine , Palazzo Fausto , Banerjee Anita , Meeran Karim , Tan Tricia

Primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in pregnancy is an uncommon phenomenon, mostly occurring in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. HPT in pregnancy may cause complications affecting both the mother (renal stones, pancreatitis) and fetus (neonatal tetany, seizures, intra-uterine growth retardation and preterm labour). We report two recent cases that highlight the potential risks.Results: The patients, 37 and 35 years old at presentation respectively, both presented ...