Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0027p45 | (1) | BSPED2011

Uptake of BSPED revised guidelines for paediatric DKA management in Scotland

Livingstone Emma , Ardill Rosalyn

Introduction: Diabetic ketoacidosis remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children with type 1 diabetes. BSPED guidelines for management of paediatric DKA were revised in 2009.Methods: We performed a telephone questionnaire of all 13 centres in Scotland who provide inpatient paediatric (<16 years) care, and reviewed their DKA guidelines. These were audited against the 2009 BSPED guidelines. Criteria studied were; method of ketone me...

ea0028p305 | Steroids | SFEBES2012

Ageing and social isolation increase susceptibility to anxiety in mice lacking 5α-reductase type 1

Di Rollo Emma , Livingstone Dawn , Walker Brian , Andrew Ruth

Glucocorticoid excess is associated with increased anxiety and accelerated cognitive decline. Concentrations of glucocorticoids within tissues, including the brain, are influenced by local metabolism. 5α-Reductase 1 (5αR1), expressed in brain, converts corticosterone to its A-ring reduced metabolites, which have a different spectrum of activities. Here, we investigated if mice homozygous for disrupted 5αR1 alleles (5αR1-KO) experience heightened anxiety and...