Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p159 | Nursing practise | SFEBES2012

Evaluation of a nurse-led telephone consultation service for adults with Hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease

Breen Louise , Powrie Jake , Kariyawasam Dulmini , Betal Dipannita , Carroll Paul

Hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease (GD) is traditionally managed in the secondary care ambulatory setting. Conventionally patients are required to attend for regular review at 4–12 weekly intervals, presenting practical difficulties for many adults. Nurse-led Telephone Consultations are gaining momentum in the care of long-term conditions. This Service Development Project (SDP) addressed whether or not a specialist nurse delivered telephone consultation could be ...

ea0025p343 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Optimal use of thyroid antibody assays in the identification of auto-immune thyroid disease

Kariyawasam Dulmini , Chuah Lingling , Granville Swana , Karim Yousuf , Carroll Paul

Background: A variety of thyroid antibody assays are used in the diagnosis of auto-immune thyroid disease (AITD). Commonly both thyroid peroxidase (TPOab) and thyroglobulin antibodies (TGab) are measured but the added value of testing two markers has not been established.Method: We retrospectively collected clinical and laboratory data on 500 consecutive patients who had thyroid autoantibodies requested from a specialist endocrine department of a tertiar...

ea0055p18 | Poster Presentations | SFEEU2018

Type 1 diabetes presenting with unilateral left foot drop

Li Adrian P Z , Best Jonathan , Kariyawasam Dulmini , Brackenridge Anna , Thomas Stephen , Maltese Giuseppe

Case history: A 26-year-old lady presented with a two-week history of weakness associated with pins and needles affecting the lateral calf and dorsomedial aspect of her left foot. The patient denied any trauma or symptoms including weight loss. She had no drug allergies and was taking no regular medications. She had a vegan diet supplemented with multivitamins. Her past medical and family history was unremarkable. On examination, she had a narrow-based high-steppage-gait. Lowe...