Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0038p117 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2015

Cardiac manifestations of a phaeochromocytoma

May Christine J , Gittoes Neil , Toogood Andrew , Ayuk John

Hypertension is the most commonly recognised cardiac manifestation of a phaeochromocytoma. There are however a variety of other cardiac presentations including arrhythmias and the increasingly reported Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. We present the case of a female patient presenting acutely to the general medical take who was found to have cardiac arrhythmias and transient left ventricular dysfunction.The initial presentation was breathlessness, chest pain, s...

ea0065p285 | Neuroendocrinology | SFEBES2019

The argument for growth hormone day curve testing in acromegaly; significant discrepancy between mean growth hormone and random growth hormone levels

Healy Ultan , Kahn Shoaib , Vincent Alex , Martinez Jacinto , May Christine J H , Wass John , Shine Brian , Jafar-Mohammadi Bahram , Pal Aparna

Endocrine Society guidelines recommend random growth hormone (RGH) <1 mcg/l as indicative of biochemical control of acromegaly. Growth hormone (GH) control may also be determined using the mean GH (MGH) of a growth hormone day curve (GHDC). We report a retrospective analysis of 461 consecutive GHDCs, from 121 patients with treated acromegaly, performed in a single centre between 2009 and 2019. Each GHDC contained 7–9 GH measurements (mean 8.9) taken at regular interva...