Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0055wb3 | Workshop B: Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary (II) | SFEEU2018

Big hands result in a good catch

Houlford Ben

A 36 year old gentleman with a BMI of 22 was seen in diabetes clinic. He had a 1 year history of type 2 diabetes (and no family history of diabetes). He was on insulin but had later been started on metformin and had been able to reduce his insulin dose. He was advised to continue reducing his insulin dose and the consultant decided that due to the patient’s morphology he would request an IGF-1 level. At his next follow up the patent had vastly reduced his insulin doses an...

ea0055we1 | Workshop E: Disorders of the adrenal gland | SFEEU2018

Lumps and bumps, fears and phaeos: Infrequent symptoms and conflicting test results in a man with three lesions in three organs

Houlford Ben

A 42 year old gentleman was referred to endocrinology clinic by a consultant urologist due to an incidental finding of a 14 mm adrenal nodule on the patient’s right adrenal gland. He was originally seen by gastroenterology having been referred due his 7 year history of twice yearly attacks lasting around 30 min, comprising of flushing of the face, palpitations, burning sensation in his stomach, sweating, vomiting and loose bowel motions. The gastroenterology consultant di...

ea0048wf6 | Workshop F: Disorders of the parathyroid glands, calcium metabolism and bone | SFEEU2017

Primary hyperparathyroidism – that’s easy for you to say

Houlford Ben

Mr JP, a 64-year-old gentleman with a background of type 2 diabetes mellitius, ischaemic heart disease and hypertension was referred due to hypercalcaemia. He had a long history of hypercalcaemia, 9 years according to the biochemistry records and his adjusted calcium was 2.9 mmol/l on presentation. His parathyroid hormone level was 8.1 pmol/l. JP had clear symptoms of hypercalcaemia – polydipsia, polyuria, problems with concentration, fatigue, headaches and generalised ac...

ea0059p075 | Clinical practice, governance & case reports | SFEBES2018

Pituitary MRIs in hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism – essential or essentially a waste of time?

Houlford Ben , Cummings Michael

We audited 46 pituitary MRI scans for patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. We were particularly interested to see if adopting The Endocrine Society’s (TES) 2010 guidelines for Testosterone Therapy in Men with Androgen Deficiency Syndromes (pituitary MRIs only for those with testosterone level below 5.3 mmol/l, panhypopituitarism, persistent hyperprolactinaemia or if the patient has symptoms consistent with a mass effect such as headaches, a visual field defect or ...

ea0062p11 | Poster Presentations | EU2019

A rare case of co-existing Thyroid Hormone Resistance and Graves’ disease

Houlford Ben , Sheil Kim , Chong Jimmy

Case history: A 52 year old lady presented to her GP with a 2 year history of headaches, anxiety and loose stools. The GP found lid retraction and fine tremor but no goitre. Her heart rate was 100. Her GP sent blood for thyroid function tests and results showed a TSH of <0.03 mu/l and free T3 of >30.8 pmol/l. She was started on propranolol 40mg thrice daily and referred to endocrinology. In clinic she described palpitations whilst watching TV and sweatiness. She had su...