Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0085p49 | Adrenal 2 | BSPED2022

Effect of high-dose maternal steroids on neonatal adrenal function

Ahmed Aneeq , Gopalakrishna Nagapratheek , Hattangadi Ibani , De Silva Shamani , Ferguson Elspeth , Elder Charlotte

Background: Limited data support concerns that corticosteroid use in pregnancy, for maternal health reasons, can suppress the neonatal Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis. We sought to determine if neonates born to mothers on high-dose steroids are at risk of adrenal suppression.Methodology: Our tertiary neonatal unit guidance advises that babies born to mothers receiving ≥7.5 mg/day prednisolone for 28 consecutive days in the 3rd trimester u...

ea0045oc6.1 | Oral Communications 6- Endocrine | BSPED2016

The intra- and inter-user reliability of testicular volume estimation – a simulation study

Akbarian-Tefaghi Ladan , De Silva Shamani , Langley Joseph , Stanton Andrew , Wright Neil , Elder Charlotte

Background: Measuring testicular volume (TV) by orchidometer is a standard method of pubertal staging in boys. A paucity of evidence exists as to its inter and intra-user reliability and the impact of clinicians’ gender, training and experience on the accuracy of measurements. Specifically engineered prosthetic models of different size testes were developed to investigate the reliability of TV estimation.Method: The study was conducted over the thre...