Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0030p57 | (1) | BSPED2012

Grave problem, unrelated to fracture

Frerichs Carley , Tinklin Tracy

Two weeks after fracturing his humerus a 14-year-old male presented with ongoing epigastric pain and vomiting. He was persistently tachycardic but normotensive. Treatment with intravenous fluids and ranitidine, for a presumed gastritis, was commenced.Initial blood tests revealed a mildly raised urea and creatinine, normal inflammatory markers and full blood count. Further investigation showed a moderate hypercalcaemia with an albumin adjusted calcium of ...

ea0033oc4.3 | Oral Communications 4 | BSPED2013

The incentive trial: do financial rewards improve glycaemic control in teenagers with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes?

Frerichs Carley , Thomas Douglas , Randell Tabitha

Introduction: Adolescence is recognised as a period where compliance to diabetes treatment is challenging and adolescents assume increasing responsibility for their diabetes self-management. In this study we investigated whether giving modest financial rewards motivated teenagers with type 1 diabetes to improve glycaemic control.Methods: Population; young people with type 1 diabetes, age 13–16 years at entry, duration of diabetes of >2 years and...

ea0085p54 | Diabetes 2 | BSPED2022

Technology alone is not the answer for closing the deprivation gap in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)

Sims Jack , Riddle Miles , Mitchell Thomas , Frerichs Carley

Introduction: Children and young people with T1DM living in the least deprived areas have better diabetes control vs those in most deprived areas with UK NPDA data suggesting that deprivation and ethnicity are associated with less use of technology.1Aims: 1. Review distribution of technology between different socio-economic and ethnic groups 2. To compare mean recent HbA1c results between groups using different combinations of technology<p...

ea0039oc3.1 | Oral Communications 3 | BSPED2015

Long standing autoimmune hypothyroidism with macro-orchidism and pituitary mass: Van Wyk-Grumbach syndrome

Alsaffar Hussain , Phanse Supriya , Frerichs Carley , Didi Mohammed , Senniappan Senthil

Introduction: Van Wyk-Grumbach syndrome was first described in 1960 in patients presenting with long standing juvenile hypothyroidism, delayed bone age and precocious puberty. Literature review indicates only few cases reported in males compared to females. We are reporting this case in a male patient who presented with short stature.Case: A 7.25-year-old boy was referred for endocrine opinion due to short stature. He had not grown over the last 18 month...

ea0033p35 | (1) | BSPED2013

Tired, tachycardic, toxaemic, teenagers: fluids in severe DKA

Frerichs Carley , Davies Patrick , Alurkar Shri , Randell Tabitha , Denvir Louise

DKA guidelines aim to reduce risk of cerebral oedema. We present the outcomes of three young females with severe DKA with reduced conscious level at diagnosis that required deviation from these guidelines.A. 12-year-old, pH 6.88 with DKA and sepsis. Received 20 ml/kg initial fluid bolus. CT head scan was normal. Hypotension required further fluid boluses, inotropes and an increase in fluids to 65% above the rate on DKA protocol. Although slow to wake aft...

ea0039oc2.1 | Oral Communications 2 | BSPED2015

Severe hyponatremia with neurological involvement in a child with adrenal insufficiency

Frerichs Carley , Alsaffar Hussain , Ramakrisnan Renuka , Dharmaraj Poonam , Kumar Ram , Senniappan Senthil , Das Urmi

Case report: A 13-year-old male presented with a 10-day history of vomiting. He was haemodynamically stable. His biochemistry was evaluated revealing a sodium level of 96 mmol/l. He had been seen 2 years previously with short stature. Sodium was normal at this time. He had speech and language delay, learning difficulties and was under investigation for autism. He had reportedly salt craved for years. Potassium, urea, creatinine, and glucose were normal throughout the admission...

ea0036P56 | (1) | BSPED2014

Low birth weight is not a feature of polycystic ovarian syndrome in a British cohort of adolescents, but obesity and metabolic syndrome are common associations

Frerichs Carley , Das Urmi , Dharmaraj Poonam , Didi Mohammed , Hernon Mary , Ramikrishnan Renuka , Blair Jo

Background: Adolescent polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is being diagnosed more frequently as the prevalence of childhood obesity increases. Adolescent PCOS has been associated with low birth weight (LBW), exaggerated adrenarche (EA) and metabolic syndrome in Mediterranean populations. This study describes the clinical phenotype of a cohort of northern European girls.Methods: A retrospective study of adolescents with PCOS, diagnosed according to the Ro...

ea0039ep40 | Diabetes | BSPED2015

Pancreatitis, adrenal insufficiency and autoimmune diabetes mellitus in a girl with probable sarcoidosis

Frerichs Carley , Ramakrishnan Renuka , Alsaffar Hussain , Das Urmi , Dharmaraj Poonam , Baildam Eileen , Cleary Gavin , McCann Liza , Nayak Suneela , Senniappan Senthil

Case report: A 9-year-old girl of mixed ethnic origin presented with symptomatic hypercalcaemia with a 3-month history of weight loss and lethargy. Autoimmune hypothyroidism had been diagnosed 10 months previously. Serum vitamin D concentration (11 nmol/l) was low and cholecalciferol 20 000 units daily for 7 days followed by 800 units daily was commenced. One month later, her symptoms worsened and she had developed anaemia and renal impairment. Hypercalcaemia was noted (Corr C...

ea0045p9 | Bone | BSPED2016

The use of Bone Health Index standard deviation score (BHI-SDS) in the analysis of cohorts with constitutional delay of growth (CGP), Growth Hormone deficiency (GHD), Turners syndrome (TS) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

Park Julie , Alsaffar Hussain , Frerichs Carley , Parvatti Prashant , Dharmaraj Poonam , Das Urmi , Didi Mohamed , Ramakrishnan Renuka , Senniappan Senthil , Abernethy Laurence , Blair Jo

Background: BoneXpert software calculates bone health index (BHI) from 100 measurements of cortical thickness and mineralisation of three metacarpals. BHI-SDS is derived from 3,121 X-rays from 231 healthy Caucasian children, corrected for bone age (BA), estimated from the same x-ray.BHI-SDS is new with relatively unknown clinical utility. Strong correlations between BHI and dual-energy x-ray (DXA) absorptiometry and peripheral quantitative computed CT me...