Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0015p281 | Reproduction | SFEBES2008

Pre-analytical factors affecting measurement of plasma kisspeptin by radioimmunoassay

Ramachandran Radha , Patterson Michael , Murphy Kevin G , Dhillo Waljit S , Patel S , Kazarian A , Ghatei Mohammad A , Bloom Stephen R

Background: Kisspeptin is a peptide product of the KiSS-1 gene and a key regulator of the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis. Pregnancy is associated with raised plasma kisspeptin concentrations. However, there is significant variation in the plasma kisspeptin levels quoted in previous studies. We investigated the effects of pre-analytical factors including processing time and anticoagulant type on plasma kisspeptin-immunoreactivity (IR) measurement.Meth...

ea0006p49 | Neuroendocrinology and behaviour | SFE2003

QLS-H, A MEASURE OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN ADULT UK GHD PATIENTS

Patel S , Edwards D

QLS-H is a new, weighted QoL questionnaire developed for patients with hypopituitarism. We evaluated QLS-H data from UK patients in the HypoCCs International surveillance study, and compared results with a sample of the general UK population (n=1090).The QLS-H questionnaire was administered at baseline and at yearly intervals. Scores were corrected for age and gender differences, and expressed as Z-scores based on UK-specific reference ranges. Using this...

ea0006p48 | Growth and development | SFE2003

QLS-H, A MEASURE OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN ADULT UK GHD PATIENTS

Patel S , Ross R , Edwards D

QLS-H is a new, weighted QoL questionnaire developed for patients with hypopituitarism. We evaluated QLS-H data from UK patients in the HypoCCs International surveillance study, and compared results with a sample of the general UK population (n=1090).The QLS-H questionnaire was administered at baseline and at yearly intervals. Scores were corrected for age and gender differences, and expressed as Z-scores based on UK-specific reference ranges. Using this...

ea0024p12 | (1) | BSPED2010

A family kindred with persistent Mullerian duct syndrome secondary to AMH deficiency

Farikullah J , Nappo S , Hennayake S , Patel L , Ehtisham S

Background: Persistent Müllerian Duct syndrome (PMDS) is characterised by the presence of Müllerian structures in a 46XY male. PMDS can result from either a defect in Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) production or in the AMH receptor. AMH causes the Müllerian ducts to atrophy, enabling the testes to move transabdominally to the deep inguinal rings and into the scrotum. In the absence of AMH action, PMDS can cause problems with testicular descent. We present a f...

ea0026p24 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2011

Hormones failing the heart

Pierides M , Cullen J , Al-Hamali S , Patel K , O'Malley B

Cardiovascular disease and diastolic hypertension are major causes of morbidity in CushingÂ’s although left ventricular failure is more rarely described. There are three other cases of documented dilated cardiomyopathy with subsequent left ventricular failure.Thirty-five year old lady who presented with obesity and striae was found to have a suppressed ACTH, elevated cortisol (914 post dexamethasone suppression test) and a right adrenal adenoma (on C...

ea0009oc5 | Oral Communication 1: Diabetes and metabolism | BES2005

Changes in gut hormones after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity favour an anorectic state

Borg C , le Roux C , Ghatei M , Bloom S , Patel A , Aylwin S

ObjectiveBariatric surgery has an important role in the management of morbidly obese patients. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is an established bariatric procedure. In this study, we aimed to investigate prospective changes in the entero-hypothalamic endocrine axis following RYGB, examining the meal-stimulated responses of peptide-YY (PYY), glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and ghrelin.MethodsSix female patien...

ea0024bc1.4 | (1) | BSPED2010

Lessons from Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY): a common DSD but with significant variation in presentation

Gopal-K J S , Patel L , Ehtisham S , Amin R , Hennayake S , Banerjee I , Clayton P E , Skae M S

Background: Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is the commonest sex chromosomal disorder. Characteristic features include male phenotype with hypogonadism and progressive testicular failure, gynaecomastia and learning difficulties. The association between mediastinal germ cell tumours (GCT-M) and KS is well established, with KS occurring in 20% of GCT-M patients and the reported incidence of GCT-M in KS being 1.5 per 1000 (Nichols, 1991). Genital anomalies are also known to be rarely o...

ea0017p38 | (1) | BSPED2008

An exploratory investigation into the cognitive profile of children with congenital hyperinsulinism of infancy (CHI)

Rust S , Patel L , Clayton P , Skae M , Banerjee I , Harrison A , Amin R , Rigby L , Hall C

Previous research concerning the cognitive profile of children with CHI has identified a high incidence of significant learning difficulty (Rother et al. 2001, Jack et al. 2003). Both studies report an incidence of 30 to 50% cognitive skills within the learning disability range in both study populations. Furthermore, Rother et al. (2001) suggested that all children investigated demonstrated some form of cognitive difficulty, ranging from learning disabilit...

ea0009oc2 | Oral Communication 1: Diabetes and metabolism | BES2005

The relationship of beta-cell function with age: effect of population migration

Heald A , Anderson S , Patel J , Rudenski A , Vyas A , Laing I , Hughes E , Prabharakan D , Durrington P , Gibson J

AimsThe increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus with age in the context of ageing populations worldwide highlights the need to understand better factors that influence glucose homeostasis. Our hypothesis was that lifestyle change accompanying migration influences the relationship between pancreatic beta cell function (HOMA-B) and age.MethodsWe compared a specific migrant Gujarati community in Britain...