Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0004p97 | Thyroid | SFE2002

Completing the loop: follow up and outcome of patients receiving radioactive iodine for thyrotoxicosis - the impact of a telephone clinic and adjunctive lithium

Mehta C , Murphy E , Stanley S , Meeran K

Significant delays in follow up and institution of thyroxine replacement for patients developing post-radioiodine (RAI) hypothyroidism were revealed by a three year retrospective audit. To reduce the incidence of undiagnosed early hypothyroidism and lengthy waits between outpatient visits, a telephone clinic was introduced in August 2000. Thyroid function tests are checked at 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks post-treatment. Results are checked weekly by a Specialist Registrar. Patients wh...

ea0012p83 | Pituitary | SFE2006

Pituitary macroadenomas: are combination antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy contraindicated?

Tan TM-M , Caputo C , Mehta A , Hatfield E , Martin N , Meeran K

We describe a case of pituitary apoplexy in a patient with a known non- functioning macroadenoma. A 57 year old female was incidentally found to have a 20 x 16 mm solid and cystic pituitary mass abutting the optic chiasm on MRI scanning. She had gonadotrophin deficiency on endocrine testing and normal visual fields. Although repeat perimetry 12 months later revealed a mild superior bi-temporal hemianopia, the patient elected not to have surgery.Several m...