Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0045p26 | Diabetes | BSPED2016

Ensuring complete data for the national paediatric diabetes Audit – An Approach Using Python

Price Victoria , Shah Akhil , McGuigan Michael

Introduction: Diabetes teams need to keep electronic data records for supporting participation in the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA), and other governance activities. NPDA benchmarks diabetes services against each other, and services are keen to make sure their data is accurate so that it gives a good reflection of their service. Twinkle is a specialised database that is widely used for this purpose.Twinkle allows units to produce specific rep...

ea0045p69 | Pituitary and growth | BSPED2016

Changes in Height and IGF-I SDS in the first year of GH treatment are related to BMI SDS

Price Victoria , Blair Jo , Hawcutt Dan

Background: During childhood, growth hormone (GH) doses are usually calculated using total body weight (TBW). This may result in inappropriately high doses in obese children where the intravascular compartment does not increase in proportion with the increase in weight, as the volume of distribution of GH is consistent with the majority of the drug being distributed in the total body water compartment.Methods: Single centre, retrospective cohort study of...

ea0039oc1.2 | Oral Communications 1 | BSPED2015

Delayed puberty due to a non-functioning pituitary adenoma

Giri Dinesh , Price Victoria , Sinha Ajay , Didi Mohammed , Senniappan Senthil

Background: Constitutional delay of growth and puberty (CDGP) is the commonest cause of delayed puberty in boys and differentiation of CDGP from other causes of delayed puberty can sometimes be challenging. We report a boy with delayed puberty due to a pituitary adenoma.Case: A 15-year-old boy was referred for endocrinology consultation with concerns regarding short stature and delayed puberty. There was no history or laboratory evidence suggestive of ch...

ea0039ep127 | Thyroid | BSPED2015

Combination T3/T4 therapy in paediatric patients with autoimmune hypothyroidism unresponsive to T4 therapy alone

Price Victoria , Alsaffar Hussain , Dharmaraj Poonam , Ramakrishnan Renuka

Introduction: We do not fully understand why some hypothyroid patients complain of persistent symptoms despite normalisation of TSH with levothyroxine therapy. Recent evidence in adults suggests that polymorphism in deiodinase2 enzyme could lead to lower level of T3 in some tissues and persistence of symptoms. A combination therapy with T3/T4 may improve symptoms especially psychological well-being, mood and memory in such patients. Combination...