Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p298 | Diabetes | ECE2010

The IMPERIAL study: physicians' perceptions regarding intensification of insulin therapy

Kalra Sanjay , Kalra Bharti , Kumar Satish

The Indian Medical Practitioners Expressions Regarding Drug Interventions in All Aspects of Metabolic Syndrome (IMPERIAL) study-5 was planned to assess physiciansÂ’ perceptions regarding the relative importance and effectiveness of various methods used to upgrade or intensify insulin therapy in patients not achieving glycemic control.Seventy-four diabetologists/endocrinologists, with clinical experience of 20.25±5.0 years, attending a conference...

ea0016p613 | Reproduction | ECE2008

Growth hormone improves semen volume, sperm count and motility in men with idiopathic normogonadotropic infertility

Kalra Sanjay , Kalra Bharti , Sharma Amit

Objective: The aim of this exploratory study was to assess the effect of growth hormone on semen parameters in men with primary infertility and normogonadotropic idiopathic oligoasthenospermia.Method: This study was performed as a prospective, open- label, non-randomized observational study in a private practice in fourteen men, aged 26 to 35, with normogonadotropic idiopathic oligoasthenospermia. Growth hormone 1.5 IU/day was administered for 6 months a...

ea0022p177 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

Pursuit endocrinology – perceptions, understanding and reactions of students undertaking internal medicine training regarding endocrinology

Kalra Sanjay , Agrawal Navneet , Unnikrishnan AG , Sahay Rakesh , Kalra Bharti

This paper studies the attitudes of postgraduate medical students towards endocrinology and diabetology as a career.Fifty post graduate students, pursuing residency in internal medicine, at various colleges throughout India, were requested to fill up a pre-tested, five point Likert scale questionnaire designed to assess their likings for various branches and aspects of medicine.The average age of the respondents was 27 years, with ...

ea0022p279 | Diabetes | ECE2010

Effectiveness of patterns of intensification of premixed insulin analogue therapy

Kalra Sanjay , Kalra Bharti , Unnikrishnan A G , Agrawal Navneet

This study was designed as a retrospective multicentric study to assess the efficacy of various methods of effective intensification and optimization of premixed insulin analogue therapy. 200 consecutive OPD charts of patients poorly controlled on premixed insulin twice daily were reviewed for changes advised by the treating physician. Data was assessed for cues, methods and efficacy of intensification of therapy.A casual blood glucose value >250 mg%...

ea0016p193 | Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases | ECE2008

Use of three dose premixed aspart: clinical correlates

Kalra Sanjay , Kalra Bharti , Sharma Amit , Chhabra Bhavika

Objective: Premixed aspart is being used in once, twice and thrice-daily regimes in persons with diabetes. This study was designed as a cross-sectional, observational study to assess the need for three-dose premixed aspart in different subsets of subjects with type 1 and type 2 diabetes attending an endocrine OPD.Methods: Records of 200 consecutive patients receiving premixed insulin were assessed to determine the frequency of insulin dosage and its clin...

ea0022p280 | Diabetes | ECE2010

Knowledge, attitudes and practices of type 1 diabetes patients regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

Kalra Sanjay , Kumar Satish , Kalra Bharti , Agrawal Navneet , Sharma Amit , Prusty Vinay

This multicentric, observational, non interventional study of patients with type 1 diabetes observed their knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including nutraceuticals. One hundred and thirty-five subjects with type 1 diabetes, aged <20 years, and their parents were surveyed using a structured pre-tested questionnaire.The cohort included 65.92% boys, 37.04% rural dwellers and 31.85% patients with...