Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0034p196 | Nursing practise | SFEBES2014

Treating vitamin D deficiency in coeliac patients

Komlosy Nicci , Jagger Caroline

Vitamin D deficiency has been estimated to affect one billion people world wide1. It is especially prevalent in Coeliac disease which is estimated to affect one in a 100 people. The intolerance to absorb gluten reduces not only the absorption of calcium, but can also further induce secondary hyperparathyroidism, infertility and a small increased risk of bowel carcinoma and osteoporosis.A joint nurse/dietetic Coeliac and Osteoporosis clinic was...

ea0086p171 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2022

Myriad Complications of Cushing’s syndrome

Shaikh Sheeba , Komlosy Nicci , Gibson Christine , Lewis Alexander

Introduction: Ectopic CushingÂ’s syndrome constitutes the second most common paraneoplastic syndrome and has been seen in 1-5 % of small cell lung cancers. It has a poor prognosis and can present with life-threatening complications.Case: We present a 66-year-old lady who attended with peripheral oedema, bruising and visual blurring. Past medical history included bronchiectasis, oesophageal web, ischemic colitis, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, and hypoxic br...

ea0086p138 | Thyroid | SFEBES2022

Antithyroid Arthritis syndrome: A rare side effect

Shaikh Sheeba , Komlosy Nicci , Gibson Christine , Lewis Alexander

Carbimazole is one of the most commonly prescribed endocrine medications. There are a wide range of side effects associated including bone marrow disorders, severe cutaneous reactions, agranulocytosis and vasculitis. There have been few reports of anti-thyroid associated arthritis, described as migratory arthritis with prompt resolution following medication discontinuation. Side effects reported in British national Formulary and Electronic Medicine Compendium include myopathy ...

ea0044p204 | Reproduction | SFEBES2016

Gonadotropin Induction of Spermatogenesis in Men with Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism: an audit

Jinadev Pushpa , Ahern Tomas , Pichaipillai Lakshmi , Tofeec Khaled , Gibson Christine , Komlosy Nicci , Wu Frederick

Introduction: Infertility affects 15% of couples worldwide. Male factors account for half of cases seeking medical care.Objectives and methods: To ascertain whether the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) guidelines regarding gonadotrophin induction of spermatogenesis in men with hypogonadism are being followed in our unit. Data were collected retrospectively from clinical records.Results: 26 couples were ident...

ea0086p323 | Endocrine Cancer and Late Effects | SFEBES2022

Managing PPGL surveillance in the COVID-19 recovery period: experience of a newly-established Endocrine Genetics MDT

Hunter Louise , Gibson Christine , Komlosy Nicci , Bastin Ambily , Balmuri Laxmi , Hanley Neil , Jennings Rachel , Woodward Emma , Lewis Alex

Background: Lifelong surveillance should be offered to people with hereditary phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL), including asymptomatic carriers of pathogenic gene variants. Regular biochemical and radiological surveillance aims to improve disease detection and prognosis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, outpatient appointments were cancelled or postponed. Departments continue to face large backlogs of work. Clinicians in the USA reported 15% PPGL patients missing at lea...