Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0010s28 | Bone breaking diseases | SFE2005

Switching on dead bones

Miller M

The treatment of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) with growth hormone (GH) leads to increased bone turnover, new bone formations and increased bone mineral density (BMD). This response is paralleled by an increased demand for bone substrate. We present a case in which the increased turnover induced by GH treatment revealed previously occult metabolic bone disease.The patient a 56-year-old male with panhypopituitarism following treatment for acromegaly, co...

ea0019p39 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Use of testosterone undecanoate 1000 mg (Nebido) injections to induce puberty in 2 men with Kallmann’s syndrome presenting in their 6th decade

Siddaramaiah N , Miller M , Quinton R

Nebido (testosterone undecanoate 1000 mg injection) was used to induce pubertal development in 2 apubertal men with KallmannÂ’s syndrome, in their 6th decade.Case 1: Originally diagnosed with KallmannÂ’s syndrome aged 21, but then discontinued treatment for the next 25 years. Now aged 50, he was markedly eunuchoid: G3-4, P3, A1.Investigations: Testosterone 1.0 nmol/l, LH and FSH <0.5IU/l.Normal fe...

ea0007p250 | Clinical case reports | BES2004

Osteomalacia precipitated by growth hormone treatment in the adult: increased bone turnover unmasking occult vitamin D deficiency

Abouglila K , Miller M , Ball S

Growth Hormone (GH) deficiency in the adult is associated with sub-optimal bone mineral density (BMD) and reduced bone turnover. GH replacement therapy results in increased bone turnover and new bone formation with biphasic changes in BMD: We report a case in which the anabolic effects of GH on bone precipitated profound Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency.The patient 56-year-old man with panhypopituitarism following treatment for acromegaly commenced adult GH ...