Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p369 | Thyroid | SFEBES2012

Management of persistent TSH elevation in hypothyroid patients

Eligar Vinay , Min Thinzar , Jones Martin

Inappropriately raised TSH levels in patients on thyroxine replacement therapy are frequently encountered in clinical practice. Following discussing patient compliance with medication, causes of thyroxine malabsorption including drug interactions, coeliac disease or autoimmune gastritis should be considered. We describe the investigation of a patient with persistently elevated TSH levels in spite of apparently taking adequate thyroxine replacement.Case H...

ea0034p6 | Bone | SFEBES2014

Impact of vitamin D replacement in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and co-existing vitamin D deficiency

Das Gautam , Eligar Vinay , Govindan Jyothish , Davies Stephen

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism may be associated with more severe and progressive disease. In such patients there is higher levels of parathormone and markers of bone turnover, large parathyroid adenomas and more frequent fractures than vitamin D replete patients.Aims and objectives: To determine whether vitamin D repletion of patients with PHPT and co-existing vitamin D insufficiency or defi...

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...

ea0092op-08-05 | Oral Session 8: Hypothyrodism / Nodules | ETA2023

Thyroid hormone profiles in individuals on non standard thyroid hormone replacement

Taylor Peter , Arooj Aneela , Hanna Stephanie , Eligar Vinay , Muhammed Zubair , Stedman Mike , Premawardhana Lakdasa , Okosieme Onyebuchi , Heald Adrian , Dayan Colin

Context: Up to 15% of people with hypothyroidism remain symptomatic despite treatment with levothyroxine. A proportion of these utilise combination thyroid hormone replacement, T3 monotherapy and desiccated thyroid extract (DTE). We sought to explore thyroid hormone profiles in these patients.Methods: We performed hourly blood tests (8.30am-4.30pm) to assess TSH, T3 and T4 levels in 49 individuals (n =14 combination thyroid hormone replacement, ...