Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0062cb13 | Additional Cases | EU2019

Unusual thyroid case… Flying away from the herd…!

Hussein Ziad , Chung T

We report a 42-year-old female who was known to have autoimmune hypothyroidism for nearly 20 years with positive antiTPO antibodies. She was well controlled on levothyroxine including three antenatal periods when she required a slightly higher dose of 125 mcg daily. No significant past medical history and denies use of herbal/over the counter medications. In early 2017, the patient started to experience nonspecific symptoms of lethargy and tiredness. Her thyroid state was mana...

ea0038p105 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2015

Pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis: two case reports

Lim Chung Thong , Banerjee Ritwik

Pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis (PAO) is a rare syndrome of spontaneous fragility fractures, most commonly vertebral, occurring in late pregnancy or lactation. The aetiology and pathogenesis of this osteoporosis are unknown, and early diagnosis and management are essential because of the severity of the morbidity associated with these fractures. The management includes cessation of breastfeeding, use of specific osteoporosis drugs, and adequate analgesia.<p...

ea0031p338 | Steroids | SFEBES2013

A ‘Heavy’ price of beauty therapy

Rashid Nazia , Teng Chung Teng

Introduction: Iatrogenic Cushing’s syndrome from potent topical steroid use, resulting in suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is well recognised. However, this may not be well acknowledged in amongst a general medical take. We report a case of Cushing’s syndrome from long term use of skin whitening cream and topical steroids, highlighting the importance of detailed history taking.Case history: A 49-year-old Nigerian female wa...

ea0019p247 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

The specificity of ACTH recognition by the MC2R

Chung Teng-Teng , Clark Adrian

Background: The ACTH receptor (melanocortin 2 receptor – MC2R) is unique in that it is highly selective for ACTH and excludes all other MSH peptides. This contrasts with all other members of the melanocortin receptor family, which show broader specificity. The specificity of recognition of ACTH by the MC2R appears to depend on the presence of four basic residues, lysine, lysine, arginine, arginine at positions 15–18. Of α-, β- and γ-MSH are either iden...

ea0056gp72 | Diabetes Complications | ECE2018

Toe-brachial index is associated more strongly with progression of diabetic nephropathy than ankle-brachial index in type 2 diabetic patients

Cho Dong-Hyeok , Chung Jin-Ook , Chung Dong-Jin , Chung Min-Young

Background and aims: Atherosclerosis is more prevalent among people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) than among those with normal renal function. Ankle-brachial index (ABI) and toe-brachial index (TBI) are a simple useful method for assessing peripheral atherosclerosis. The aim of our study was to investigate whether ABI or TBI were more strongly associated with progression of diabetic nephropathy such as change of urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR), serum creatinine leve...

ea0086p18 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2022

Adrenal reserve and glucocorticoid requirements post unilateral adrenalectomy for primary aldosteronism

Bakaya Kaushiki , Bharadwaj Aniket , Chung Teng-Teng

Introduction: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension that can be cured by surgery. Mild autonomous cortisol co-secretion is a recognised feature of PA, which is associated with an increased cardiometabolic penalty and the possibility of adrenal insufficiency postoperatively. There have also been case reports of adrenal crisis post adrenalectomy for this patient subtype. We report our experience of adrenal insufficiency post adrenalectomy ...

ea0062oc5 | Oral Communications | EU2019

A case of SDHC mutation with two neuroendocrine tumours. Is it just a coincidence?

Hussein Ziad , Baldeweg S , Chung T

Case history: 63 year man with two trans-temporal incomplete resections of a glomus jugulare tumour (HNPGL) in 1993 and 2000 with regular surveillance scans for residual disease. Eight years later, an MRI demonstrated an incidental pituitary macroadenoma with cavernous and sphenoid sinuses invasion. The patient was asymptomatic but, his biochemistry revealed a markedly raised prolactin of 43,000 mIU/l with no other pituitary hormone deficiency. Cabergoline was commenced and th...

ea0038p122 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2015

The effects of maggot debridement therapy on length of hospital inpatient stay

Liyawdeen Muhammad , Lim Chung , Banerjee Ritwik

In recent years, there is increased interest in using maggot debridement therapy (MDT) for ulcer treatment. MDT has shown beneficial effects on ulcers’ rate of healing, need for surgical intervention, and number of antibiotic-free days. In this retrospective study, we looked into the effects of MDT on the length of inpatient stay and need for surgical intervention.Data were collected from 33 randomly selected patients admitted into hospital with pri...

ea0038p422 | Steroids | SFEBES2015

Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage in a patient with anti-phospholipid syndrome

Ojewuyi Taofeek , Alkrekshi Akram , Chung Teng Teng

A 38 year old woman was admitted with three day history of right sided chest pain, right upper abdominal pain and vomiting. She has anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS) treated with long term lower molecular weight heparin (Dalteparin) for inferior vena cava thrombosis. On presentation, she was hemodynamically stable with haemoglobin of 154 g/l, CRP 170 mg/l, white cell count 15×109/l, platelet of 90×109/l and sodium of 136 mmol/l. CXR showed consol...

ea0038p454 | Thyroid | SFEBES2015

Incidental thyroid malignancy in Grave’s thyrotoxicosis

Rashid Nazia , Kurzawinski Tom , Chung Teng-Teng

Introduction: Correlation of papillary thyroid cancer and lymphocytic thyroiditis is well documented but the incidence of thyroid malignancies in Graves’ disease especially in the absence of nodular thyroid disease is considered to be uncommon.Method: We conducted a retrospective audit of forty-four patients with established diagnosis of Grave’s thyrotoxicosis treated with total thyroidectomy from 2010-2013 (36 months), in a tertiary care centr...