Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0091wf8 | Workshop F: Disorders of the parathyroid glands, calcium metabolism and bone | SFEEU2023

Hypercalcaemia Secondary to Immobilisation, forgotten phenomenon

Busu Zvidzayi , Pierides Michael , Farooqui Azhar

Background: Hypercalcaemia is a commonly encountered electrolyte abnormality within the acute medical take; identification of the underlying aetiology can guide optimised care.Case : A 23 year old male patient with a background of insulin dependent diabetes, diabetic nephropathy (chronic kidney disease stage 1) was admitted feeling acutely unwell. Clinical and bed side investigations identified he was in severe diabetes ketoacidosis. His condition prompt...

ea0065p37 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2019

Group education clinics for patients with adrenal insufficiency; a DGH experience

Smurthwaite Hannah , Pierides Michael , Patel Kishor , Owen Lisa , Mani Hamidreza

Background: Adrenal crisis is a potentially life-threatening situation which can affect any patient with adrenal insufficiency (AI). Patients with AI and healthcare professionals looking after them should know the sick day rules and when and how to use parenteral hydrocortisone. Patient stories and feedback from patients with AI indicated low standards locally. We therefore aimed to empower patients through education and provide them with a hydrocortisone emergency kit.<p ...

ea0062p33 | Poster Presentations | EU2019

A case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis

Sim Sing Yee , Pierides Michael , Patel Kishor , Mani Hamidreza

Case history: Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) which was first described in 1902 is characterised by episodes of painless muscle weakness, hypokalaemia and thyrotoxicosis without any total body potassium deficit. It predominantly affects people of Asian descent between 20 and 40 years old with a 2 percent incidence compared to 0.2 percent in non-Asian descent. The pathogenesis of TPP is related to an increase Na+/K+-ATPase activity in the skeletal muscle leading to an influ...

ea00100wf3.3 | Workshop F: Disorders of the parathyroid glands, calcium metabolism and bone | SFEEU2024

Challenges in management of hypoparathyroidism and severe hypocalcaemia in autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome -Is recombinant human parathyroid hormone or PTH pump an option?

Rathi Kiran , Pierides Michael , Busu Zvidzayi , Nadeem Sajjad

We present a case of 18 Year male with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome who presented with seizures to A and E presumed secondary to his profound severe hypocalcemia. Adjusted calcium levels of 1.80 mmol/l.Background: Primary adrenal insufficiency, Hypoparathyroidism, Pancreatic insufficiency and malabsorption, Pernicious anaemia, Aspergers syndrome and Stem cell deficiency in the eye. On admission he received calcium gluconate stat doses which was foll...

ea0059p189 | Reproduction | SFEBES2018

From Evidence to Practice, group education as part of routine outpatient clinic in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome a proof of concept intervention

Mani Hamidreza , Reddy Narendra , Bhake Ragini , Pierides Michael , Patel Kishor , Levy Miles

Background: The benefits of patient education in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are known but a cost effective way to offer the education to these patients need to be assessed. As part of a quality improvement project in an outpatient setting we tested the idea of incorporating group education for women with PCOS in their routine care process. We tested two different methods.Methods: 1. January-June 2017: Ad hoc open patient invitation<p...

ea0013p264 | Reproduction | SFEBES2007

Retinol binding protein 4 suppresses during normal pregnancy – an inverse relationship with insulin resistance

Pierides Michael , Lewandowski Krzysztof , Bennet Jeanette , Dunlop Diane , Randeva Harpal , O’Hare Paul

Retinol binding protein-4 (RBP4) is an adipokine reportedly linked to physiological states of insulin resistance and impaired glycaemia. Pregnancy is a physiological state characterised by changes in carbohydrate metabolism and increased insulin resistance. Our aim was to determine plasma levels of RBP4 during early pregnancy, late pregnancy and postpartum in normal women.Fasting plasma levels of RBP4, insulin and glucose were collected and assayed (ELIS...