Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0044p63 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2016

Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma audit

Ravindran Ravikumar , Dacruz Thomas , Rees Aled

Aim: To assess whether using urine catecholamines as a second line investigation has affected clinical decision making in patients with suspected pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.The need for the audit: New society of endocrine guidelines in June 14, have recommended using urine metanephrines as the initial screening test for PPGL. Current practise at University Hospital Wales is to offer urine catecholamines as the second line test to patients with a ...

ea0021p382 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

Severe thyrotoxicosis due to metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma

Dacruz Thomas , Kotonya Christine , Morgan Roger , Jones M Keston

Differentiated thyroid cancers function less well than normal thyroid tissue but continue to secrete thyroglobulin (Tg) which can be iodinated to form thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyroxine (T3). Functioning metastases causing thyrotoxicosis are rare. The majority of reported cases have large volume, metastatic follicular tumours. A significant proportion develop T3 toxicosis with normal T4 levels. T3 toxicosis is often mild....

ea0044ep47 | (1) | SFEBES2016

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic state following Diazoxide therapy for Insulinoma

Tabasum Arshiya , Taylor Peter , Dacruz Thomas , Kang Katherine , Wenike-Briggs Mina , Jenkins Katie , Bolusani Hemanth

A 67-year-old lady was admitted through her General Practitioner with a history of reduced oral intake & unresponsiveness. She was diagnosed to have an insulinoma in 2012 and has been on diazoxide 75 mg thrice daily as she was deemed to be unfit for any surgical intervention. On clinical examination, she was pyrexial, tachycardic, hypoxic and had an initial GCS of 3. She was noted to have shingles on her chest & right basal coarse crackles.On adm...

ea0025p222 | Pituitary | SFEBES2011

Has you appearance changed over the last few years? Oh I’m really ugly now!

Eligar Vinay Somashekar , Dacruz Thomas , Thind Munveer , Rao Srinivas , Williams Meurig , Rice Samuel

Forty two year Mrs SJ, community support worker with a background history of hypothyroidism was referred by her GP with excessive tiredness and weight gain. She had been attending her surgery for few months with somatic symptoms and her GP had noticed significant change in facial characteristics and large hands. She complained of increase in her feet size from a size 6 to a 9. No disturbance of vision was reported.She was noted to have hyperglycaemia and...