Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020p302 | Clinical case reports and clinical reports | ECE2009

Paraneoplastic Cushing’s syndrome due to prostate cancer: a rare occurrence

Sivaraman Subash , Jenkins David

We present the case of a 72-year-old gentleman was admitted to our hospital with atrial fibrillation secondary to severe hypokalemia of 1.8 mmol/l, but normal serum sodium and creatinine. He had prostate cancer with extensive liver and bone metastases. After potassium supplementation 180–200 mmol/day for 10 days serum levels persisted between 2.3 and 2.9 mmol/l. During this short period he developed early Cushingoid features, jaundice and diabetes. After overnignt dexamet...

ea0029p616 | Diabetes | ICEECE2012

A novel case of diabetes mellitus and aniridia in a Caucasian family

Chen D. , Jenkins A. , Campbell L.

Introduction: We describe a novel case of familial congenital aniridia in a Caucasian woman with associated insulin requiring diabetes mellitus. This human combination has been described in Asian families in association with a heterozygous Paired Box 6 (PAX6) mutation (1) with subsequent evidence supporting that the mutation in this transcription factor causes decreased Proconvertase 1/3 function in the pancreas and a high proinsulin to insulin ratio (2). Our case does not hav...

ea0003p287 | Thyroid | BES2002

Provision of a new strength thyroxine tablet would facilitate tight control of TSH concentrations in primary hypothyroidism

Bhala N , Weetman A , Jenkins R

BACKGROUND Recent evidence has suggested that minor degrees of thyroid dysfunction are associated with adverse outcomes and this argues for tight control of thyroid hormone replacement. Thyroxine (T4) tablets are available in 25, 50 and 100 microgram strengths in the UK but some patients require doses which cannot be obtained with these strengths. We have examined data from a thyroid register to determine the proportion of patients whose mean daily T4 dose cannot be achieved w...

ea0044ep95 | (1) | SFEBES2016

Thyrotoxicosis resistant to treatment: Graves’ disease or Factitious thyrotoxicosis: A Puzzle

Nagi Dinesh , Holems Simon , Jenkins Richard

We describe an interesting case of a man who poses a significant ongoing management challenge. He presented with mild biochemical evidence of T3 thyrotoxicosis (FT3, 8.2, FT4 13.6, TSH 0.02). Carbimazole 20 mg was started and despite increasing dosage, he deteriorated significantly. He was concordant with medication. His TBII and thyroid auto-antibodies were negative. A Tc uptake scan showed reduced uptake. Prednisolone was added, thinking that he may have thyroiditis. Despite...

ea0034p321 | Reproduction | SFEBES2014

Fertility and pregnancy outcomes for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome in the UK: a retrospective observational study

Morgan Christopher , Jenkins-Jones Sara , Rees Aled

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by anovulation and insulin resistance but the effects on reproductive outcomes are unclear.Objectives: To determine the impact of PCOS upon fertility, pregnancy complications and delivery method.Methods: Data were extracted from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Patients with a diagnosis of PCOS (2000–2012) were matched to controls (1:2) by age (±1 year)...

ea0028p78 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2012

An Unusual Clinical Presentation May Indicate an Unusual Condition: Phaeochromocytoma presenting as Acute Left Ventricular Failure

Hariman Christian , Jenkins David , Newrick Paul

Introduction: Acute left ventricular failure is rarely caused by phaeochromocytoma. The rarity and severity of this presentation may result in delayed investigation and incorrect management.Case Report: A 22 year old woman was admitted with headache, vomiting, back pain and malaise. She was initially treated for suspected septic shock with intravenous antibiotics and fluids. Within 24 hours of admission, she rapidly deteriorated and developed pulmonary o...

ea0007p152 | Neuroendocrinology and behaviour | BES2004

Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus in the mouse does not deplete vasopressin neurons or activate oxytocin neurons

Morris J , Epton M , Jenkins D

Hereditary nephrogenic diabetes (di/di) in mice results from a failure of vasopressin (VP)action caused by overactive renal cAMP phosphodiesterase activity. The adult animals pass large amounts of dilute (100 mOsm per kg) urine and have hyperosmotic plasma (40 mOsm per kg greater than wild-type). Their osmotic status is therefore similar to that in Brattleboro rats in which both VP and oxytocin (OT) neurons are hyperactive and the neural lobe is depleted of both OT and VP. The...

ea0006oc29 | Neuroendocrinology | SFE2003


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Introduction: Lanreotide Autogel(R) is a long-acting somatostatin analogue preparation that is presented in pre-filled syringes for deep subcutaneous (sc) injection. The efficacy and tolerability of lanreotide Autogel given in titrated doses (ATG-TITRATE) for the treatment of acromegaly was assessed during this study.Methods: The study extended an existing study, during which fixed doses of lanreotide Autogel (ATG-FIX, 60, 90 and 120 mg) were ...

ea0068p28 | Abstracts | UKINETS2019

Paraganglioma in a patient with cyanotic congenital heart disease

Umme Rubab , Jenkins Petra , Purewal Tejpal , Sharma Dushyant , Hegde Pallavi

Introduction: Phaeochromocytoma (PHAEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) are neuroendocrine tumors arising from neural crest-derived cells either in the adrenal gland (PHAEO) or along the central sympathetic and parasympathetic chains (PGL), including the carotid body. There is convincing evidence linking hypoxia pathways with development of PHAEO/PGL especially with genetic susceptibility. Association between PHAEO and PGL and cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) are well recognise...

ea0028oc3.3 | Obesity, thyroid and Addison's disease | SFEBES2012

Risk of diabetes, cancer, large vessel disease and mortality in young women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a retrospective database analysis

Morgan Chris , Jenkins-Jones Sara , Currie Craig , Rees Aled

Background: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is associated with insulin resistance, hyperandrogenism and dyslipidaemia but the effects of these disturbances on long-term health are not known.Aims: To determine the relative risk of diabetes, cancer, large vessel disease (LVD) and death for young women diagnosed with PCOS.Design: Data were extracted from The General Practice Research Database (GPRD), a longitudinal, anonymised resear...