Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0070aep716 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2020

A rare case of panhypopituitarism caused by TNF-α inhibitors

Koutroukas Vaios , Dimitropoulos Ioannis

Aim: To present an unusual case of hypophysitis caused by TNF-α inhibitors and demonstrate the importance of astuteness with regards to endocrine axes testing when clinical circumstances indicate.Case: A 78-year-old gentleman with known fistulating Crohn’s disease (treated with adalimumab and infliximab in the past) presented with vomiting, dizziness, hyponatraemia and hypotension in early December 2018. SST showed he was cortisol-deficient, i...

ea0091wg6 | Workshop G: Disorders of appetite and weight | SFEEU2023

Post-prandial hypoglycaemia of unknown origin

Koutroukas Vaios , Dhatariya Ketan , Brooke Antonia

Introduction: α 19-year-old female patient with no past medical history presented with multiple collapses following exercise due to hypoglycaemia. From the history it transpired that she had had previous symptoms consistent with hypoglycaemia on multiple occasions, with no relation to fasting or food or a specific diurnal or nocturnal pattern. The two most severe episodes (requiring paramedic treatment) were in the recovery period from anaerobic exercise. Her body mass in...

ea0065p299 | Neuroendocrinology | SFEBES2019

Use of serial Short Synacthen tests (SST) in determining failure of hypothalamic–pituitary−adrenal (HPA) axis in patients with pituitary disorders

Koutroukas Vaios , Twine Gina , Flanagan Daniel , Aziz Aftab

Introduction: The study aim was to compare serial Short Synacthen test (SST) results to diagnose secondary Adrenal Insufficiency (AI) in patients with confirmed pituitary diseases.Methods: Serial SST results of patients, tested between 2006 and 2018 in the department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, at a tertiary centre, were reviewed retrospectively. Patient details were obtained from local dynamic test database, maintained by Endocrine Nurse Specialist. ...

ea0065p306 | Neuroendocrinology | SFEBES2019

Long term effects of cranial radiotherapy on hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis in patients with established pituitary diseases

Koutroukas Vaios , Bond Hannah , Lim Elizabeth , Twine Gina , Flanagan Daniel , Aziz Aftab

Introduction: Radiotherapy is an important adjuvant treatment for pituitary and cranial diseases. The aim of the study was to observe response of Radiotherapy (RTX) on Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal (HPA) axis determined by serial Short Synacthen tests (SSTs). Methods: Patients treated with adjuvant Cranial Radiotherapy between the years 2000 and 2018 in the department of Radiation Oncology and who also underwent serial Short Synacthen tests, i...