Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0021p58 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Audit on the safety of the insulin stress tests in a tertiary endocrine referral centre

Ng Jen Min , Aye Myint , Ward Leanne , Narayanan Deepa , Atkin Stephen L , Kilpatrick Eric S

Background: The insulin stress test (IST) is accepted as the gold standard investigation of the hypothalamio-pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA). The test has been shown to be reliable though potentially unpleasant for the patient and has been associated with complications such as loss of consciousness, seizures, arrythmias, angina, myocardial infarction and death. To this effect close medical supervision is always required when an IST is performed.Methods...