Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p83 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Screening for primary aldosteronism in a secondary care diabetes population

Steven S , Mettayil J , Chapman J

Introduction: Hypertension remains a significant co-morbidity in the population with diabetes, with a prevalence of 20–60%. In type 2 diabetes, hypertension is often present as part of the metabolic syndrome of insulin resistance. In type 1 diabetes, hypertension may reflect the onset of diabetic nephropathy.Aims: To investigate the prevalence of, and to stratify, hypertension in our diabetes clinic population. To investigate prevalence of risk fact...

ea0019p366 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

Anticonvulsant induced central hypothyroidism

Mettayil J , Quinton R , Ball S

Since the observation in 1961, that phenytoin treatment caused a reduction in protein bound iodine, the effect of various anticonvulsants on the thyroid hormones and in causing sub clinical and overt hypothyroidism has been a matter of debate. There are no reports linking newer antiepileptics like lamotrignine to thyroid hormone abnormalities. We report three patients who developed overt hypothyroidism while on treatment with Primidone, Lamotrignine and Carbamazepine respectiv...

ea0015p168 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2008

Hepatic nodular hyperplasia masquerading as hepatic metastasis secondary to A virilising adrenal tumour

Kamaruddin MS , Mada S , Mettayil J , Nag S

An adrenal ‘incidentaloma’ is an adrenal mass, discovered serendipitously during a radiological examination performed for indications other than an evaluation for adrenal disease. We present a case of a 66-year-old lady with an unexpected finding of a 3 cm right adrenal mass and multiple liver lesions suggestive of metastatic disease following investigations for a suspicious lung lesion which turned out to be an infective process. Liver biopsies revealed hepatic nodu...