Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0025p337 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Seasonal variation in thyroid autoimmunity as assessed by anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies is related to temperature

Middleton Gina , Barker John , Razvi Salman

Background: Environmental factors play a role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune conditions. The incidence of type 1 diabetes is higher in winter. It is unclear whether autoimmune thyroid disease is similarly affected by seasonal variation. We aimed to study the variation in anti thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies in relation to calendar month of sampling.Methods: We obtained TPO-antibody results for the 12 months (October 2009 till September 2010). Indi...

ea0015p396 | Thyroid | SFEBES2008

Subclinical thyroid disorders in ischaemic heart disease: audit of clinical practice within rapid access chest pain clinic

Shakoor Abdul , Blount Emily , Low Melanie , Howe Rachel , Razvi Salman , Barker John , Weaver Jolanta

Introduction: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH, higher serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal thyroid hormone) is associated with an increased risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD). Subclinical thyrotoxicosis (SCT, lower serum TSH with normal thyroid hormone) is also associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.Aim and methods: To examine the relationship between IHD and thyroid disorders in...