Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p260 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Hypoglycaemia during the insulin stress test – how low do we go?

Lockett H , Twine G , Flanagan D

Introduction: The insulin stress test (IST) used to assess the hypothalamic┬ľpituitary┬ľadrenal (HPA) and growth hormone axes requires blood glucose to fall below 2.5 mmol/l. This level of hypoglycaemia is considered safe for selected patients but blood glucose levels below this are associated with increasing risk. We reviewed the depth and length of hypoglycaemia in a cohort of patients undergoing IST.Method: Between October 2004 and 2008, 138 I...

ea0009p189 | Clinical | BES2005

Myelinolysis following the treatment of Addisonian crisis

Lockett H , Smith J , Dyer R , Crook N

Myelinolysis is a recognised complication following over-rapid correction of hyponatraemia. However, the risk of myelinolysis following the treatment of Addisonian crisis is rarely reported. We report 2 cases of primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) both associated with severe hyponatraemia. In the first case, myelinolysis developed following treatment with corticosteroids and isotonic saline in line with current recommendations. In the second case, deliberately cautious correct...