Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0051p017 | Gonadal, DSD and reproduction | BSPED2017

Turner syndrome transition - audit of paediatric clinic, RHC Glasgow

Abbas Joshua , Mason Avril

Background: Turner syndrome is a lifelong condition that requires lifelong engagement with health services. The Paediatric Endocrinologist has a role in developing a plan for transition and establishing follow-up in an adult clinic. A clinic proforma outlining expected investigations during transition has been in use in the Glasgow Turner clinic since 2015 based on the recommendations of the Turner Syndrome Study Group. More recently The Endocrine Society Transition Toolkit ha...

ea0051p028 | Miscellaneous/other | BSPED2017

Introducing a patient held record in a turner transition clinic, RHC Glasgow

McBride Teresa , Mason Avril

Introduction: A Patient Held Record (PHR) has been developed for use in adolescent girls with Turner Syndrome (TS) attending a dedicated Turner Transition clinic, RHC Glasgow. The PHR has been devised to encourage knowledge of TS; medcial care and ways to maintain good health and to promote self advocacy.Aim: To assess patient acceptability and user friendliness of a PHR in adolescent girls with TS.Method: A PHR and questionnaire w...

ea0059p073 | Clinical practice, governance & case reports | SFEBES2018

Transition in Turner syndrome

Zahra Baryab , Mason Avril

Background: A Turner Syndrome (TS) Transition clinic, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow(RHCG), with paediatric and adult endocrinology/gynaecology teams was set up in 1998.Objective: 1) To evaluate the success of TS transition2) To determine what factors influence long-term follow-up in an adult service – good early attendance in an adult clinic and meeting an adult specialist prior to transfer to adult clinic.<p class="...

ea0039oc9.3 | Oral Communications 9 | BSPED2015

National audit of transition in endocrinology: joint between society for endocrinology and the british society for paediatric endocrinology & diabetes

Gleeson Helena , Mason Avril , Shaikh Guftar , Dimitri Paul

Background: Transition is an important stage in the care of a young person with a long-term endocrine condition.Objective: To explore current services for young people (YP) with endocrine conditions from the perspective of paediatric and adult endocrinologists, and YP and their parents using their services.Methods: There were two components:- i). service questionnaire for completion by paediatric and adult endocrinologists ii). &#1...

ea0045p43 | Gonadal, DSD and reproduction | BSPED2016

Extending the clinical utility of urinary gonadotrophin estimation in turner syndrome

McNeilly Jane D , Ahmed S Faisal , Mason Avril

Background: Girls with Turner Syndrome (TS) are at increased risk of primary ovarian failure. Previous studies have demonstrated that urinary gonadotrophins (UG) can be used as a non- invasive biochemical marker of pubertal status but their value in monitoring and managing girls with primary ovarian failure is unclear.Aims: To determine the range of UG in girls with Turner Syndrome (TS) and its correlation to serum LH and FSH.Patie...

ea0051p020 | Miscellaneous/other | BSPED2017

Blood pressure monitoring and management in young girls with turner syndrome

Murtaza Mohammed Ibrar , McVey Lindsey , Fletcher Alexander , Anderson Ellen , Leighton Emma , Wong Jarod , Mason Avril

Background: Hypertension (HT) is common in adults with Turner Syndrome (TS) but less is known about HT in children with TS.Aim: To determine the frequency of HT in girls with TS in West of Scotland and to assess its association with clinical characteristics. Patients and methods Retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 126 girls with TS in the West of Scotland, with at least 2 clinic blood pressure (BP) measurements in the preceding 12 months. HT was de...

ea0039oc6.4 | Oral Communications 6 | BSPED2015

Associated renal anomalies in children with Turner syndrome: 43-year experience from a single-centre

Lucaccioni Laura , Wong S C , Strano Rosario , Donaldson Malcolm , Cascio Salvatore , Mason Avril

Objective: To assess prevalence, clinical features, and follow-up of renal/urological malformations in patients with Turner syndrome (TS).Methods: The medical records of 182 patients with TS born between 1970 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed.Results: Twenty-one girls (11.5%) were identified with renal/urological anomalies: 15 (71%) horseshoe kidney (HSK), 1 (4.7%) malrotation, 2 (9.5%) single kidney, and 1 (4.7%) duplex colle...

ea0039ep114 | Pituitary and growth | BSPED2015

Growth monitoring in girls attending a tertiary paediatric ENT service with middle ear disease

Bremner Morven , Carbarns Amy , Essa Ismail , Bradley Rebecca , Choong Wong Sze , Mason Avril , Kubba Haytham

Background: Recurrent middle ear disease may lead to poor growth or may suggest an underlying diagnosis associated with short stature. The aim of the study was to describe stature in a cohort of girls attending a paediatric ENT service.Methods: Height and weight was measured in all girls attending ENT clinics over an 8 week period (n=83). A mid-parental height (MPH) was calculated from reported parental heights. Th...

ea0036oc3.2 | Oral Communications 3 | BSPED2014

Vertebral fracture assessment in a paediatric population using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

Kyriakou Andreas , Shepherd Sheila , Lucaccioni Laura , Shaikh M Guftar , Mason Avril , Ahmed S Faisal

Background: Vertebral Fractures (VF) are recognized as an important aspect of bone health in children and adolescents. The clinical utility of vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) has not been evaluated in the paediatric population.Method: VFA was performed independently by two non-radiologist observers, in 165 patients (77M/88F) as part of their investigation for low bone mineral density. Lateral thoracolumbar...

ea0036P18 | (1) | BSPED2014

Suppression of bone turnover and its determinants in children receiving bisphosphonate therapy

Kyriakou Andreas , McNeilly Jane D , McMillan Martin , Guftar Shaikh M , Mason Avril , Faisal Ahmed S

Introduction: Bisphosphonate therapy (BPT) reduces osteoclast activity and may be associated with adynamic bone turnover. The extent of suppression of bone turnover and its determinants are unclear.Methods: Markers of bone metabolism were evaluated in 15 children (9M/6F) receiving cyclical BPT intravenously for osteoporosis. The median age at first biochemical assessment was 10.8 years (0.16, 16.3). Serum type I collagen cross-linked C-telopeptide (CTX),...