Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p159 | Nursing practise | SFEBES2012

Evaluation of a nurse-led telephone consultation service for adults with Hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease

Breen Louise , Powrie Jake , Kariyawasam Dulmini , Betal Dipannita , Carroll Paul

Hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease (GD) is traditionally managed in the secondary care ambulatory setting. Conventionally patients are required to attend for regular review at 4–12 weekly intervals, presenting practical difficulties for many adults. Nurse-led Telephone Consultations are gaining momentum in the care of long-term conditions. This Service Development Project (SDP) addressed whether or not a specialist nurse delivered telephone consultation could be ...

ea0025p343 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Optimal use of thyroid antibody assays in the identification of auto-immune thyroid disease

Kariyawasam Dulmini , Chuah Lingling , Granville Swana , Karim Yousuf , Carroll Paul

Background: A variety of thyroid antibody assays are used in the diagnosis of auto-immune thyroid disease (AITD). Commonly both thyroid peroxidase (TPOab) and thyroglobulin antibodies (TGab) are measured but the added value of testing two markers has not been established.Method: We retrospectively collected clinical and laboratory data on 500 consecutive patients who had thyroid autoantibodies requested from a specialist endocrine department of a tertiar...

ea0055p18 | Poster Presentations | SFEEU2018

Type 1 diabetes presenting with unilateral left foot drop

Li Adrian P Z , Best Jonathan , Kariyawasam Dulmini , Brackenridge Anna , Thomas Stephen , Maltese Giuseppe

Case history: A 26-year-old lady presented with a two-week history of weakness associated with pins and needles affecting the lateral calf and dorsomedial aspect of her left foot. The patient denied any trauma or symptoms including weight loss. She had no drug allergies and was taking no regular medications. She had a vegan diet supplemented with multivitamins. Her past medical and family history was unremarkable. On examination, she had a narrow-based high-steppage-gait. Lowe...

ea0090p12 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2023

HPA axis suppression in patients treated with glucocorticoids: relationship to dose, duration and likelihood of recovery

Gregori Maria , Carroll Paul , Thakali Sonu , Breen Louise , Velusamy Anand , McGowan Barbara , Kariyawasam Dulmini , Tremble Kathryn , Saqib Aaisha

Background: Tertiary adrenal insufficiency (TAI) is a complication of long-term exogenous steroid use which results in suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The short synacthen test (SST) is used to assess HPA axis function and recovery during glucocorticoid weaning. This study examined the effect of steroid preparation, dosage and therapy duration on HPA axis suppression.Method: A retrospective analysis of 950 SSTs performed betw...

ea0085p64 | Diabetes 3 | BSPED2022

Protocol for a feasibility study and process evaluation of a psychosocially modelled diabetes education programme for young people with type 1 diabetes: the yes study

Parsons Judith , Kariyawasam Dulmini , Soukup Tayana , Sevdalis Nick , Baldellou Lopez Maria , Forde Rita , Ismail Khalida , Jones Marie , Ford-Adams Martha , Yemane Nardos , Pender Siobhan , Thomas Stephen , Murrells Trevor , Silverstein Alex , Forbes Angus

Background: Adolescence is a challenging time for people with type 1 diabetes (T1DM), associated with worsening glycaemia and disengagement with care. Educational interventions often focus on imparting diabetes-specific skills rather than attending to some of the broader psychosocial challenges young people commonly experience. To address this, we codesigned a psychosocially modelled programme of diabetes education, named ‘Youth Empowerment Skills’ (YES), with young ...