Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p3 | Bone | SFEBES2012

Outcome of patients with negative neck exploration for primary hyperparathyroidism

Parameswaran Rajeev , Gleeson Fergus , Sadler Gregory , Mihai Radu

Background: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine disease expected to be curable in 95% of patients undergoing surgical treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the postoperative course of patients with failed surgical treatment.Methods: Prospective database recorded clinical, biochemical, radiological, operative and pathological details of patients operated in a large tertiary referral centre.Results: Betw...

ea0015p193 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2008

Cost-effectiveness of scan-directed parathyroidectomy

Mihai Radu , Weisters Mary , Stechman Michael , Gleeson Fergus , Sadler Greg

Background: Concordant parathyroid localization studies using sestamibi and ultrasound scans allow minimally invasive parathyroidectomy to be the procedure of choice for patients with non-familial primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). This study investigates the financial implications of scan-directed parathyroid surgery.Methods: Analysis of hospital records for a cohort of consecutive unselected patients treated in a tertiary referral centre over a 5-year...