Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020p327 | Clinical case reports and clinical reports | ECE2009

Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea following dopamine agonist therapy for large macroprolactinoma

Edavalath Mahamood , Nannapaneni Ravi , Jones M Keston

Introduction: Dopamine agonists have been routinely used in the treatment of prolactinomas since 1971. Increasingly, cabergoline is used as first-line treatment because of its tolerability and improved patient compliance. CSF rhinorrhoea is a rare but recognised adverse effect of rapid tumour shrinkage following dopamine agonist therapy. We report a case of cabergoline induced CSF rhinorrhoea in a young man with macroprolactinoma.Case: A 26-year-old stud...

ea0016p778 | Thyroid | ECE2008

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy: a rare cause of status epilepticus

Edavalath Mahamood , Cossburn Mark , Rees Aled

Background: Hashimoto’s encephalopathy is a rare steroid-responsive condition associated with high antithyroid antibody titres. We report a case of autoimmune thyroiditis presenting with status epileptics.Case: A 36-year-old non-epileptic Caucasian lady presented as an emergency with uncontrolled generalised seizures requiring sedation, short-term ventilation and maintenance sodium valproate therapy. Further enquiry revealed a 3–4 week history ...

ea0013p94 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2007

Comparison of 30 minute Short Synacthen test and 60 minute Short Synacthen test for assessment of the hypothalamo-pituitary–adrenal axis

Edavalath Mahamood , Hudson Peter , Leigh Jennifer

Aim: Short Synacthen test (SST) has become increasingly accepted and widely used screening test for the assessment of the integrity of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), however there are difference of opinion about the duration of the test and most acceptable is 30 minutes plasma cortisol level after giving 250 μg of synacthen. Therefore we have compared 30 minutes SST with 60 minutes SST for assessment of the HPA axis.Method: Response to th...

ea0038p119 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2015

An audit in to the investigation of spontaneous hypoglycaemia: experience at a tertiary centre

Katreddy Mahesh , Varadhan Laks , Varughese George , Edavalath Mahamood , Nayak Ananth

Background: Adult spontaneous hypoglycaemia in non-diabetic patients is not a diagnosis per se but a manifestation of a disease and is often a diagnostic challenge. Although rare, it’s important to exclude endogenous hyperinsulinemia, because treatment can be curative. The aim of our audit was to assess the usefulness of various investigations done for spontaneous hypoglycaemia in diagnosing Insulinoma.Methods: Data on 98 non-diabetic patie...