Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p349 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

The outcome of treatment of relapsed hyperthyroidism with a fixed dose of 550 MBq radioiodine

Lewis AS , Rea T , Atkinson AB , Bell PM , Courtney CH , McCance DR , Mullan K , Hunter SJ

Radioiodine is the treatment of choice for relapsed hyperthyroidism although the optimum protocol is uncertain. We assessed the outcome of therapy with 131I in relapsed hyperthyroidism using a fixed dose regimen.We retrospectively studied 449 patients (M: F 82: 367; age range 13–89 y, median 42 y) treated between 2003 and 2007 with a fixed dose of 550 MBq 131I for relapsed hyperthyroidism. Patients were classified as either Gra...

ea0015p133 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2008

Retinol binding protein 4 and adiponectin multimers in obesity: influence on insulin resistance and effects of weight reduction

Bradley U , Spence M , McKinley MC , Ennis CN , Courtney CH , McEneny J , Bell PM , Young IS , Hunter SJ

Altered adipokine levels may explain the link between obesity and insulin resistance. One potential candidate is retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) which is elevated in type 2 diabetes and correlates with the magnitude of insulin resistance. Low adiponectin levels are also associated with insulin resistance. Adiponectin circulates in multimeric complexes and multimer distribution may also be important.We measured RBP4 and adiponectin multimers in 24 obese ...