Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0086p150 | Nursing Practice | SFEBES2022

Use of Health Literacy Tools to Improve Written Information for Patients with or at Risk of Adrenal Insufficiency

Shepherd Lisa , Asia Miriam , Breen Louise

Background: The National Patient Safety Alert (2020) and introduction of the NHS Steroid Emergency Card has led to the development of guidelines, publications and patient information, aiming to improve safety and management of adrenal insufficiency and prevention of adrenal crisis. Health Education England (HEE), ‘Plain English’ and NHS England guidance recommends patient information is accessible and clear to a broad range of people, to ensure patients are fully awa...

ea0094p4 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2023

Implementation and impact of perioperative guidelines and the steroid emergency card for the management of adrenal insufficiency and prevention of adrenal crisis

Breen Louise , Simpson Helen , Shepherd Lisa

Background: Peri-operative guidelines (POG) published early 2020, were followed by the NHS National Patient Safety Alert (NatPSA) and launch of the NHS Steroid Emergency Card (SEC) in Aug 2020. The NatPSA was sent to all NHS health and care providers. This survey was undertaken to assess the implementation and impact of both.Methods: A pilot survey was undertaken at Endocrine Nurse Update 2022 and amended survey emailed ...

ea0028p159 | Nursing practise | SFEBES2012

Evaluation of a nurse-led telephone consultation service for adults with Hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease

Breen Louise , Powrie Jake , Kariyawasam Dulmini , Betal Dipannita , Carroll Paul

Hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease (GD) is traditionally managed in the secondary care ambulatory setting. Conventionally patients are required to attend for regular review at 4–12 weekly intervals, presenting practical difficulties for many adults. Nurse-led Telephone Consultations are gaining momentum in the care of long-term conditions. This Service Development Project (SDP) addressed whether or not a specialist nurse delivered telephone consultation could be ...

ea0021p386 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

Interpreting adrenal status in thyrotoxicosis

Breen Louise , McGowan Barbara , Carroll Paul , Thomas Stephen

A 19-year-old, female of West African descent presented with a 5 months history of thyrotoxicosis. The GP had commenced carbimazole. She had continuing clinical and biochemical thyrotoxicosis TSH <0.01 (0.3–5.5 mU/l), FT4 68.0 (9–20 pmol/l) and FT3 18.9 (3.4–5.6 pmol/l). Thyroid antibodies were present at elevated titre and technetium uptake scanning showed toxic diffuse hyperplasia with an uptake function of 37%, confirming Graves&#146...

ea0094p154 | Nursing Practice | SFEBES2023

Improving collaboration between endocrine patient support groups and the society for endocrinology

Breen Louise , Smith Vick , Okoro Grace , Turner Helen

Background: Patient Support Groups (PSG) play a key role in the support, education, research and training for patients and clinicians alike, as well as providing invaluable input to key documents e.g. Defining the Future of Endocrinology (DfE), highlighting the importance of a closer working relationship with SfE.About the PSG Network: Established in Sept 2021, the network includes representation from SfE affiliated PSG ...

ea0063p430 | Adrenal and Neuroendocrine Tumours 2 | ECE2019

Efficacy of DHEA in improving Quality of Life in prolonged HPA axis suppression from exogenous steroids

Anandappa Samantha , Kumar Rakshit , Breen Louise , Thakali Sonu , Tam Maria , Magtoto Cynthia , Carroll Paul , Velusamy Anand

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) has been a subject of controversy for more than a decade being called ‘a miracle hormone’, the ‘elixir of life’ and ‘an anti-aging supplement’. However, recent literature has proven mild to moderate benefit in selected group of patients. Data is mostly limited to primary adrenal failure patients with adequate glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid replacement and in hypopituitarism from variable aetiology associated wit...

ea0046p27 | (1) | UKINETS2016

Modality to detect pancreatic NETS in MEN1: EUS or MRI?

Joshi Mamta , McGowan Barbara , Powrie Jake , Breen Louise , Jacques Audrey , Izatt Louise , Carroll Paul

Background: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (pNETs) are commonly reported in patients with MEN1. The estimated incidence is reported as 40–80% of adults with MEN1 and pNETs are frequently multifocal. Guidelines recommend that CT, MRI and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) can be used for detection and surveillance of pNETs in MEN1. MRI has been the most commonly used modality, but EUS may be more sensitive in detecting pNETs.Objective: To compare the sen...

ea0044p128 | Neoplasia, cancer and late effects | SFEBES2016

Timing and outcome of surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism in MEN1

Joshi Mamta , McGowan Barbara , Hubbard Johnathan , Powrie Jake , Breen Louise , Jacques Audrey , Izatt Louise , Carroll Paul

Background: There is no consensus on the optimal timing of surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) in MEN1. Experienced centres recommend subtotal or total parathyroid surgery with three and a half gland surgery along with thymic removal as a favoured procedure; but long-term outcomes have rarely been reported.Objective: To investigate the indications and outcomes for surgery in patients with PHPT in MEN1Methods: Review of c...

ea0021p286 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Oral and transdermal oestrogen treatments have differing effects on GH sensitivity in hypopituitary women receiving GH replacement

Tanna Amit , Madula Rajiv , Sandhu Harinderjeet , Powrie Jake , Thomas Stephen , Brackenridge Anna , Breen Louise , Carroll Paul

Background: The route of oestrogen replacement has an influence on GH sensitivity in hypopituitary women, although the practical relevance of this effect remains unclear.Objectives: To compare the effects of oral and transdermal oestrogen replacement on GH requirement in adult females with hypopituitarism receiving GH replacement.Methods: This cross-sectional, observational study included 69 GH-deficient women each receiving a stab...

ea0013p290 | Steroids | SFEBES2007

Glucocorticoid treatment and the consequences in adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Doherty Emma , Powrie Jake , Breen Louise , Thomas Stephen , Brackenridge Anna , Carroll Paul

No guidelines exist for the management of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) in adults. With no ideal glucocorticoid regimen to replicate normal physiology, best practice remains unclear. Concerns have been raised regarding overtreatment, particularly with longer acting steroids, and potential adverse effects on body composition and bone mineral density (BMD).We examined the case records of all 35 patients currently under review in our unit. Mean±...