Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p17 | Bone | SFEBES2012

Audit of pre-operative imaging in primary hyperparathyroidism

McLaren Laura , Gallagher Andrew , Gallacher Stephen , MacLean Fergus , Hinnie John

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) affects 0.3% of the population. It is characterised by hypercalcaemia with an inappropriately high parathyroid hormone level. The majority of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism are asymptomatic and are diagnosed following an incidental finding of hypercalcaemia. Symptomatic disease is related to hypercalcaemia and can present with complications such as renal calculi and osteoporosis. Parathyroidectomy is the treatment of ...

ea0031p23 | Bone | SFEBES2013

Audit of cost-saving following introduction of investigation protocol for primary hyperparathyroidism

Skelton Adam , Smith Christopher , McLaren Laura , Stobo David , Gallacher Stephen , Gallagher Andrew , MacLean Fergus , Hinnie John

This group has previously audited the effect of a protocol for investigation of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP); the protocol stating that only patients meeting criteria for parathyroidectomy should have parathyroid imaging carried out. This showed a reduction in the number of radiological investigations (USS, CT, MRI and sestamibi scans) done in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism following introduction of this protocol.The aim of this audit was...