Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0025p341 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

What is the influence of rheumatologic conditions on response to medical therapy of Graves’ disease?

Gulati Kavita , O'Sullivan Miriam , Molloy Michael , Stapleton Mary , Harney Sinead , O'Halloran John , Ryan John , Tuthill Antoinette

Anecdotal reports suggest that management of GravesÂ’ disease (GD) is more challenging in patients with concomitant autoimmune disease, however there are few studies evaluating this premise and thus no satisfactory evidence base to guide clinicians. We aimed to identify the impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on treatment outcomes of GD.We identified all GD patients (n=265) who attended endocrinology clin...

ea0021p7 | Bone | SFEBES2009

Osteoporosis in a young cohort: aetiology and gender differences in referral for DXA

Ryan Stephen , Crowley Rachel K , Chavrimootoo Shawn , Harney Sinead , Tuthill Antoinette

In young patients osteoporosis is associated with endocrine and inflammatory conditions. Early identification of osteoporosis may reduce later morbidity.We aimed to establish the aetiology of low bone mineral density (LBMD) in young patients at our centre. We identified risk factors and impact of gender on BMD in a young at-risk cohort.All patients between 20 and 55 years old who underwent DXA scan between 2004 and 2009 were identi...