Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0038p247 | Obesity, diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2015

Is polycythaemia a marker of an increased cardiovascular risk in transmen?

Naing Aye , Lei Lily , Jones Katie , Barrett James , Seal Leighton

A retrospective single centre audit was conducted on the effects of polycythaemia in trans-male and native male.Polycythaemia is a recognised side effect of testosterone treatment. It could be viewed as a maker of excess testosterone action. We examined whether lipid profiles as a marker of cardiovascular risk differed in a population of polycythaemic transmen (TM) and native males (NM).Forty-six NM and 12 TM were identified to hav...

ea0031p38 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2013

Development of an inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry method for measurement of urine iodine and assessment of iodine status in subclinical hypothyroidism

Jones Katie , Rogers Joanne , De Lloyd Anna , Rees Aled , Ludgate Marian , Evans Carol

Iodine deficiency may lead to reduced thyroid hormone production and ultimately hypothyroidism. The UK has previously been considered to be iodine sufficient, however recent evidence suggests the UK may be iodine deficient. Iodine status can be assessed in several ways, including measurement of urinary iodine excretion, for which inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is considered the gold standard method.An ICP-MS method for determinatio...