Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0012s8 | Thyroid at the beginning and end of life | SFE2006

Mortality and morbidity in thyroid dysfunction

Leese G

The Thyroid Epidemiology and Audit Research Study (TEARS) involves electronic linkage of various clinical datasets to establish a comprehensive thyroid dataset (“TEARS database”). This includes linking a thyroid follow-up register, all regional biochemistry results, regional prescribing data, a radioactive iodine database, hospital admissions and the General Register of Deaths, all of which use a common patient identification number. Specific algorithms were used to ...

ea0005p268 | Thyroid | BES2003

A managed clinical network for thyroid disease

Cuthbertson D , Jung R , Leese G

The high prevalence of thyroid disease necessitates efficient and effective monitoring. We expanded a hospital-based register to a managed clinical network for almost 10,000 patients with thyroid disease. Evaluation of our network compared to register data from 1991 demonstrates changing trends in treatment of hyperthyroidism. Use of radio-iodine significantly increased (58 percent v 44 percent; p less than 0.001) with a reduction in thyroid surgery (34 percent v 47 percent; p...

ea0010oc11 | Thyroid and pituitary | SFE2005

Mortality and vascular outcomes in the thyroid population: an observational study comparing relative levels of mortality and morbidity using the record linkage of patient level datasets

Flynn R , MacDonald T , Morris A , Jung|G##Leese R

Objective: To describe the mortality and vascular morbidity in patients after treatment for hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.Method: We constructed an electronic database using record linkage of a community thyroid follow-up register, radioiodine database, regional biochemistry, regional prescribing database, hospital admissions and regional death certification. This was made possible by a unique patient identifier used locally for all healthcare episo...

ea0007p307 | Clinical practice | BES2004

Incidence and prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in the general population of Tayside, Scotland

Flynn R , MacDonald T , Morris A , Jung R , Leese G

Background: The objective of this study was to define the incidence and prevalence of treated thyroid dysfunction in a complete and representative population base.Method: We used record-linkage technology to retrospectively identify subjects treated for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism in the general population of Tayside, Scotland from 1 January 1993 to 30 April 1997. Thyroid status was ascertained by record-linkage of patient-level datasets containing...