Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0027p34 | (1) | BSPED2011

All Wales steroid card: the way forward

Tharian Kavitha , Fraser Carol , Pryce Rebekah

Introduction: Children on long-term steroid replacement for adrenal insufficiency may need emergency administration of i.m. hydrocortisone when unwell. There was a recent incident in Wales in terms of the out of hospital administration of hydrocortisone by ambulance crew. A child on long-term hydrocortisone for hypopituitarism became unwell at school. When the ambulance crew attended, it was brought to our attention that they cannot administer i.m. hydrocortisone unless the un...

ea0027p47 | (1) | BSPED2011

Audit of paediatric patients with IDDM on CSII (pump) therapy in a District General Hospital

Tharian Kavitha , Phillips Geraldine , Fraser Carol , Pryce Rebekah

Introduction: Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) or ‘pump’, therapy is used for intensification of insulin therapy. NICE guideline 2008 recommends CSII as an option for adults / children 12 years or older with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), when multiple daily injection (MDI) insulin therapy results in disabling hypoglycaemia/fails to reduce HbA1c levels below 8.5%, and for children below 12 years whenever MDI is impractical or inappropriate...