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ea0029p448 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ICEECE2012

Primary hypoparathyroidism presenting as recurrent TIAs with intracranial calcification

Reddy M. , Tanday R. , Agha-Jaffar R. , Valabhji J. , Cox J.

Intracranial calcification seen on CT may be an incidental finding or it can be a direct cause of neurological symptoms depending on which areas of the brain are affected. The differential cause for the formation of intracranial calcium deposits include hypoparathyroidism, congenital infections i.e. toxoplasmosis and Fahr’s syndrome.A 50–year–old woman was referred to the transient ischaemic attack (TIA) clinic in December 2011, with recur...

ea0029p180 | Bone & Osteoporosis | ICEECE2012

Investigating recurrent hypophostaemia

Agha-Jaffar R. , Reddy M. , Bassett D. , Cox J.

Oncogenic osteomalacia is a rare paraneoplastic phenomenon characterised by abnormal phosphate metabolism typically caused by discrete benign tumours. Due to the indolent presentation and slow progression, diagnosis is often delayed and localisation of the tumour can prove difficult. We present the case of a 64-years-old gentleman who was investigated by the endocrinology department for hypophosphataemia. Three years prior to this, he had started to experience exertional fatig...

ea0008p66 | Neuroendocrinology and behaviour | SFE2004

A Comparative Growth Hormone Study in Acromegaly

Patel D , Appleby-Deen F , Cox J , Johnston DG

Background- The reduced survival in acromegaly is strongly related to high serum Growth hormone (GH) concentrations. This increased mortality is proportional to the GH excess on day curve data and hence reduction can improve mortalilty to normal levels. The threshold ofcure has changed over the last three decades and additional parameters have been introduced to assess disease activity.Aim- To compare GH measurement equivalence dur...

ea0034p307 | Pituitary | SFEBES2014

The incidence of hypopituitarism in post interventional subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) survivors in a tertiary neurosurgical unit

McGlynn Stephen J , Cox Joanna , Giritharan Sumi , Gnanalingham Kanna , Hughes David , Sheldrick Russell , Kearney Tara M

Background: SAH is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Survivors report long term psychological distress, sleep disturbance, libido changes and fatigue. Previous studies describe an increased incidence of hypopituitarism.Hypothesis: Evaluation of psychological symptoms and clinical and radiological features of SAH could predict the incidence of hypopituitarism.Patients and Methods: 102 post-interventional SAH survivors ...