Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0015p200 | Growth and development | SFEBES2008

Growth retardation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not universally associated with growth hormone resistance

Wong SC , Smyth A , McNeill E , Hassan K , McGrogan P , Ahmed SF

Background and aim: It is often proposed that growth retardation in IBD is associated with a state of growth hormone resistance but published data on the GH-IGF1 axis are scarce. We describe the results of routine clinical assessment of this axis in a group of such children.Methods: A retrospective study of 24 children with IBD (22 CD, 2 UC) with growth retardation and/or pubertal delay who underwent insulin tolerance test (ITT) following referral to the...

ea0027p78 | (1) | BSPED2011

Audit of Endocrine Adolescent Transition Clinic, RHSC Glasgow, 2008–2010

Mason Avril , Ahmed S F , Donaldson M D , McNeill E , Campbell V , Perry C , Shaikh M G

Introduction: A multi-disciplinary endocrine Adolescent Transition Clinic (ATC), with key professionals from paediatric and adult services, was instituted at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, in October 2008 serving young people in the West of Scotland. A good transition should improve clinic attendance, health outcomes and quality of life into adulthood.Aim: To systematically review the success of ATC in engaging young people following thei...

ea0017p56 | (1) | BSPED2008

Implementing the RCN competency framework for paediatric endocrine nurses

Davies K , P Musson , Casey A , Walker J , Whitehead A , Martin L , Langham S , McNeill E , Reid J , Davies JH

Background: There have been a number of drivers that have led nurses to take on extended roles that have been traditionally been the domain of doctors. Competency frameworks for specialist nurses have been developed in other paediatric specialities, such as diabetes, oncology and epilepsy. However, this has not been established for paediatric endocrine nurses.Aim: To establish a competency framework for paediatric endocrine nurse specialists.<p class...