Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0052p06 | (1) | UKINETS2017

Nutritional assessment and vitamin deficiencies in patients with NETs

Lim Sheryl , Reynolds Mark , Chaudhry Rayhan , Blackhouse Jennifer , Rees Aled , Khan Mohid

Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) have diverse natural history and clinical syndromes. As a result of the disease or related to management, patients may have altered gut or pancreatic function that can cause nutritional deficiencies. There is a lack of consistent evidence-based dietetic guidance for patients with NETs.Aim: This study evaluated whether nutritional status and nutritional deficiencies had been assessed in patients with NETs in an ...

ea0087oc1 | Oral Communications | UKINETS2022

Urine 5-HIAA levels and quality-of-life in neuroendocrine neoplasia. Is there an association?

Chaudhry Rayhan , White Benjamin , Kandiah Chandrakumaran , Vincent Royce , Srirajaskanthan Rajaventhan , Clement Dominique , Ramage John

Introduction: Patients with neuroendocrine neoplasia (NEN) may experience psychological distress related to secretory effects of the tumour. 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) is a metabolite of serotonin, the most important secretory product in carcinoid syndrome. This study aims to determine if urine 5-HIAA levels correlate with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with NEN.Methods: A retrospective single-centre cohort study was conducte...

ea0046p23 | (1) | UKINETS2016

Evaluation of faecal elastase 1 in symptomatic patients with neuroendocrine tumours

Chaudhry Rayhan , Newbould Rachel , Williams Megan , Reid Kieran , Donnelly Lauren , Lewis Janet , Khan Mohid

Monitoring patients with NETs reveals a significant prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms, often unrelated directly to the tumour1. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency exemplifies a common treatable cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in NET patients undergoing therapy with somatostatin analogues. There is a paucity of data regarding this important issue which affects quality of life in NETs. We explored the value of faecal elastase (FE) as a marker of exocrine pancr...