Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0005p56 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2003

An occult cause of hirsutism

O'Mullane N , Watson A , Bannerjee B

A 64 year-old woman was referred because of male pattern baldness and hirsutism. There were no virilizing or Cushingoid features and no abnormalities on gynaecological assessment.Investigations: Testosterone 7.4 nmol/L [0-2.4], FSH 81.0 iu/L, LH 38.3 iu/L, 17 Alpha hydroxyprogesterone 11.0 nmol/L [0-10], Free androgen index 21.1 [0-7.5], DHEA sulphate 1.9 micromol/L [2.2-10.0], urine free cortisol less than 150 nmol/24 hrs. Chest x-ray normal, abdominal and pelvic ultrasou...

ea0010p96 | Thyroid | SFE2005

Comparison of radioiodine with radioiodine plus lithium in the treatment of hyperthyroidism

Ahmed K , Nijher G , Bannerjee A , Frank J , Meeran K

Introduction: Radioactive Iodine (RAI) is a well-established and effective treatment for hyperthyroidism. Lithium (Li) blocks the release of organic iodide and thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland without effecting thyroidal RAI uptake. Through decreasing the loss of RAI from the thyroid it has also been shown to reduce urinary RAI excretion. Its use as an adjunct to RAI in the therapy of hyperthyroidism has been postulated, but information on the subject is limited....