Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0070aep171 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Does real-life time spent within the therapeutic range affect degree of improvement in bone mineral density in men receiving testosterone therapy for hypogonadism?

Osei-Osafo Stephen , Sharma Dushyant , Beeharry Deepa

Background: Hypogonadism in males is associated with a reduction in bone mineral density (BMD). It is known that the reversal of this is achievable through adequate hormone replacement; however, the degree to which this is dependent on the proportion of time patients spend within the recommended therapeutic range (>15 nmol/l) in real-ife has not yet been established.Aim: To evaluate the degree to which the proportion of time that a hypogonadal p...

ea0073aep118 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

A retrospective review of the management of skeletal effects following thyroid stimulating hormone suppression therapy (tshst) in patients treated for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (dtc)

Beeharry Deepa , Ahmed Simra , Sharma Dushyant

BackgroundThyrotropin Stimulating Hormone Suppression Therapy (TSHST) in Differentiated Thyroid cancer (DTC) patients can result in reduced bone mineral density (BMD) which is a potential serious problem [1]. Studies on the effects of TSHST on BMD have demonstrated conflicting results [2–5]. There is insufficient guidance regarding the degree and duration of TSHST in the context of skeletal effects despite multiple existing guidelines.<p class="...

ea0031p311 | Pituitary | SFEBES2013

White matter changes on magnetic resonance imaging in Klinefelter syndrome

Beeharry Deepa , Iqbal Amena , Overend Louise , Srinivas-Shankar Upendram

Introduction: Klinefelter syndrome may involve multiple organ systems. The CNS, magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI) findings (white matter changes, reduction in ventricular volume and brain size) are under recognised.We present the case report of a 47-year-old man with schizophrenia who presented with a 4-month history of lethargy, self-neglect and decline in cognitive function. Brain MRI revealed abnormal white matter changes in left frontal and temp...

ea0077p130 | Nursing Practice | SFEBES2021

Assessing the effectiveness of the endocrine specialist nurses (ESN) hydrocortisone education video created during covid-19 pandemic

Grounds Kerrie , Lewin Michelle , Hamilton Amanda , Jones Karen , Beeharry Deepa , Sharma Dushyant

Background: During Covid-19 pandemic, we recognised the importance of optimising adrenal insufficient patientsÂ’ ability to manage adrenal crisis and seek medical intervention thereby reducing the need for more intensive support. Evidence suggests omission of steroids during an adrenal crisis is a medical emergency and can be fatal. Research by National Reporting Learning System (2020) identified 4 deaths, 4 admissions to critical care, 320 incidents relating to steroid re...

ea0031p313 | Pituitary | SFEBES2013

Myotonic dystrophy: a rare cause of primary hypogonadism

Thorne Alison , Iqbal C M , Beeharry Deepa , Mayes Tom , Srinivas-Shankar Upendram

Male hypogonadism is usually considered in the presence of classical symptoms like reduced libido, erectile dysfunction and reduced bone mineral density.We present the case history of a 43-year-old man with learning difficulties who presented with long-standing lethargy. Clinical examination revealed bilateral ptosis, muscle weakness and slow relaxation of handgrip. He had abdominal obesity, pseudo-gynaecomastia, frontal balding, reduced facial, chest, a...