Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0070aep553 | General Endocrinology | ECE2020

‘I would say this is a good clinic for friends & family to be looked after in if they need similar treatment or care’ – Young Adult Endocrine (YAE) Service Evaluation

Feliciano Chona , Gleeson Helena , Toogood Andrew

Aim: To evaluate the current service provisions and provide action plan for improvement within the YAE service.Methods: A friends and family questionnaire given to all patients attending the YAE service from October 2018 – January 2019. Survey questions included: whether they thought this was a good clinic for friends and family to be looked after in, what we did well and what we could do better. For YA patients transferring from children’s s...

ea0059oc4.5 | Clinical highlights | SFEBES2018

Hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis recovery rate of patients with glucocorticoid-induced adrenal insufficiency (GC-induced AI)

Feliciano Chona , Gleeson Helena , Tomlinson Jeremy , Nightingale Peter , Willets Matthew

Aim: To evaluate the recovery rate, characteristics and factors that might help predict the HPA axis recovery of patients with glomerulonephritis (GN) and GC-induced AI.Study Design: A retrospective study involving all GN patients referred from January 2014-December 2016 with a confirmed diagnosis of GC-induced AI with a planned weaning from conventional Prednisolone (Pred) immunosuppression and switch onto Hydrocortisone (HC). Data collected up to Novem...

ea0056gp27 | Adrenal clinical | ECE2018

The short synacthen test can be used to predict recovery of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis function and guide clinical practice

Pofi Riccardo , Feliciano Chona , Sbardella Emilia , Argese Nicola , Woods Conor P , Grossman Ashley B , Jafar-Mohammadi Bahram , Gleeson Helena , Lenzi Andrea , Isidori Andrea M , Tomlinson Jeremy W

The 250 mg short synacthen test (SST) is the most commonly used tool to assess the integrity of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. There are many instances when compromise to HPA-axis function is potentially reversible (including the use of suppressive dose of prescribed glucocorticoids), but currently there are no data to guide clinicians as to the frequency of repeat testing or to the likelihood of HPA-axis recovery. We performed an observational, retrospective, anal...