Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0034p72 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2014

Enigma of an 18 year Acromegalic Window: what your mind knows but eyes may still miss?

Foucault Danielle , De Parijat

A 46-year-old Asian male attended our endocrine unit in April 2013 following a referral from his GP for the investigation of a neck mass. Serum TSH level was normal and USS revealed a euthyroid multinodular goiter. He mainly complained of increasingly frequent and severe headaches, polydypsia, polyuria, perspiration, and night sweats.On examination, the patient had prognathism, an enlarged and protruding tongue, thickened lips, prominent supraorbital rid...

ea0034p102 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2014

Are we appropriately referring patients for short synacthen testing?

Foucault Danielle , Guthrie Sara , De Parijat

Aims: Short synacthen test (SST) is commonly used to diagnose adrenal insufficiency (AI), and with serum ACTH, can help differentiate between primary and secondary AI. The aim of this audit was to evaluate the clinical appropriateness of SST in our endocrine unit.Methods: We looked at all SSTs performed between August 2012 and August 2013. Relevant clinical information was collected from patient notes and database. A SST was considered inappropriate if n...