Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0065p338 | Nursing practice | SFEBES2019

Cortisol alert dog: Improving patient outcomes?

Loo Helen , Marland Anne , Shoosmith Zara , Turner Helen

Introduction/Aim: In Addison’s disease, patient-self maintenance of adequate cortisol levels is essential. Optimising cortisol control is challenging and well documented. Traditional management aims to ensure adequate daily cortisol levels, management of stressful situations/acute illness, avoiding over replacement. Alert dogs are currently used to support patients with hypoglycaemia unawareness. Recent reported international studies of alert dogs in primary and secondary...

ea0066oc8.4 | Oral Communications 8 | BSPED2019

Optimising transition care in endocrinology: an example of patient-focused quality improvement

Makaya Taffy , Pal Aparna , Anderson Gemma , Loo Helen , Ashraf Muhammad Masood

Introduction: The importance of good transition care has been highlighted by NICE and NHSI. Over the last 5 year we have focused on transforming our endocrine transition service.Background: Our centre took part in the BSPED/BES-led 2014 National Adolescent Care and Transition Audit of Young people with Hormone Conditions. From this we identified key areas for service improvement including: families wanted to establish a better relationship with and have ...

ea0086p13 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2022

Counselling for adrenal insufficiency for patients on long term steroids amongst physicians and patients

Marie Hannon Anne , Rose Frances , Singh Andev Rajinder , Loo Helen , Marland Ann , Pal Aparna

Patients with adrenal insufficiency (AI) should be informed about ‘sick day rules’ and risk of a life-threatening adrenal crisis if corticosteroids are abruptly stopped or if the steroid dose is inadequate.Aims and Methods: To assess current practice with regard to steroid advice given across medical specialties at Oxford University Hospital Trust. To assess patient knowledge both in a specialist Endocrine department and in a medical specialty ...