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ea0007p125 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | BES2004

The changing patterns of presentation and treatment of acromegaly in the UK as reflected by the UK National Acromegaly Database

Wass J , Carson M , Bates P

The UK Acromegaly Register was established in 1997 and holds data on patients with acromegaly from 17 centres in the UK. Of 1466 records, 431 (29%) were diagnosed pre-1984, 580 (40%) between 1984 and 1993 and 455 (31%) between 1994 and 2003.Surgery was and remains the most frequently applied primary treatment for acromegaly: 46% of cases pre-1984, 53% 1994-2003. The proportion treated by surgery alone has risen from 16% to 28% in 1994 to 2003 (P<1x10-...

ea0005p126 | Endocrine Tumours and Neoplasia | BES2003

Outcomes in acromegaly: A retrospective study of 419 patients from the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom

Ayuk J , Clayton R , Sheppard M , Stewart P , Bates A

Increased mortality in patients with acromegaly has been confirmed in a number of retrospective studies, but causative factors and relationship to serum IGF1 remain uncertain. The West Midlands Acromegaly database contains details of 419 patients (178 males). Serum IGF1 data from the Regional Endocrine Laboratory was available for 338 patients (81%). At diagnosis mean age was 47 years (range 12-84) and mean GH was 70plus/minus5.4 milliunits per litre. 61% were treated by surge...