Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0077p89 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary | SFEBES2021

New presentation of asymptomatic acromegaly in patients with macroprolactinomas

de Bray Anne , Rahim Asad , Juszczak Agata

Background: Current guidance for the management of macroprolactinomas recommends full pituitary profile at baseline and subsequently only if symptomatic. Pituitary adenomas that co-secrete growth hormone and prolactin at presentation are well-recognised. Case reports of acromegaly after prolactinoma treatment are associated with symptomatic acromegaly. We present two patients with asymptomatic acromegaly years after diagnosis of macroprolactinoma.Patient...

ea0086p282 | Thyroid | SFEBES2022

The future of TSH receptor antibody (TRAb) testing at university hospitals birmingham (UHB)

Milner Imogen , Kennedy Louis , Rahim Asad

Background: Graves’ disease (GD) is an autoimmune condition accounting for up to 80% of thyrotoxicosis cases.1 90% of these patients have TSH receptor antibodies (TRAbs).2 Current NICE guidance recommends testing for TRAbs in adults with confirmed thyrotoxicosis to differentiate between thyrotoxicosis with hyperthyroidism (e.g GD and toxic multinodular goitre) and thyrotoxicosis without hyperthyroidism (e.g thyroiditis).2Objective: To evaluate the n...

ea0065p96 | Bone and calcium | SFEBES2019

Primary hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy – successful pregnancy outcomes in a series of five cases

Kalaria Tejaskumar , Hazlehurst Jonathan , Rahim Asad

Primary hyperparathyroidism is rarely diagnosed in pregnancy; not only because it is uncommon in that age group but also because many of the symptoms overlap with non-specific pregnancy symptoms (nausea, vomiting, fatigue, constipation). Primary hyperparathyroidism with significant hypercalcaemia can potentially cause serious maternal (preeclampsia, nephrolithiasis, pancreatitis and hypercalcaemic crisis) and foetal (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal hypocalcaemia leading to t...

ea0065p400 | Thyroid | SFEBES2019

An abnormal TSH can persist throughout pregnancy following gestational transient thyrotoxicosis and is not associated with increased maternal or foetal risk: a single centre retrospective cohort study

Black Annabel , Hazlehurst Jonathan , Rahim Asad

Introduction: Gestational transient thyrotoxicosis (GTT) affects 2–3% or pregnancies of European women and 11% of pregnancies of Asian women and typically resolves within the 2nd trimester. GTT rarely manifests with the typical symptoms of thyrotoxicosis and instead is associated with hyperemesis gravidarum. GTT can be confused with thyrotoxicosis occurring in pregnancy which requires prompt treatment with antithyroid drugs (ATDs) to minimise maternal and foetal risk. Inj...

ea0065p409 | Thyroid | SFEBES2019

Patients with hypothyroidism of differing aetiologies are often inadequately treated without appropriate dose adjustment: a retrospective cohort study based in primary and secondary care

Turton Sophie , Hazlehurst Jonathan , Rahim Asad

Introduction: Primary hypothyroidism is most commonly caused by autoimmune hypothyroidism whilst additional causes include post radioactive iodine treatment (RAI) whereas central hypothyroidism is typically associated with pituitary disease. Treatment in primary hypothyroidism aims to maintain the TSH within the reference range whilst treatment of central hypothyroidism is aimed at maintaining free T4 in the upper half of the reference range as established by intern...

ea0048cb12 | Additional Cases | SFEEU2017

Investigating menstrual disturbance: a series of unfortunate events

Vamvakopoulos Joannis , Bates Andrew , Rahim Asad

A 20-year-old lady presented to her GP with menstrual irregularity and worsening right-sided headaches with associated vomiting. Blood tests showed a mildly raised testosterone level and a markedly raised prolactin level, approximately 80% of which was macroprolactin (normal monomeric prolactin level). She was subsequently referred by her GP for an MRI Pituitary, which was reported as showing a 6-mm hypoenhancing lesion. Medical history includes migraines and hayfever; she was...

ea0019p27 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

The utility of routine biochemistry in detecting vitamin D deficiency in South Asians with and without type 2 diabetes

Tahrani A , Ball A , Shepherd L , Rahim A , Bates A

Background: Vitamin-D deficiency and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are common in South Asians (SA). The diagnosis of a vitamin-D deficiency in the setting of a chronic disease depends on a high index of suspicion and adequate investigation. This involves bone profile, occasionally in conjunction with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D. The ability of routine investigations to identify vitamin-D deficient patients have not been widely studied.Aims: To assess the ability o...

ea0013p187 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2007

The prevalence and detection of vitamin d insufficiency in Asian patients with type 2 diabetes

Yemparala Meher Prasad , Shepherd Lisa , Rahim A , Bates AS

Aim: To determine the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in Asian patients with type 2 diabetes and to determine the most appropriate screening investigations.Introduction: The high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and type 2 diabetes in the Asian community is well recognised. Vitamin D insufficiency (levels < 50 nmol/l) is associated with impaired insulin secretion and increased insulin resistance. The prevalence of Vitamin D insufficiency in p...

ea0065p309 | Neuroendocrinology | SFEBES2019

Post trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery outcomes: single centre, single surgeon outcome data

Badawy Hannah , Hazlehurst Jonathan , Shad Mohammad , Rahim Asad

Introduction: Transsphenoidal pituitary surgery (TSPS) may be required either as a treatment for endocrinopathies or because of the risk or consequence of pituitary lesion expansion into adjacent structures, in particular optic chiasm compression. Published literature recommends surgery is performed by dedicated experienced surgeons with anticipated complication rates available as a comparator.Methods: This retrospective audit included all patients diagn...

ea0041ep452 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2016

Circulating adipokine levels and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome

Zehra Sitwat , Hingorjo Mozaffer Rahim , Imran Erum , Qureshi Masood Anwar

Objectives: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing rapidly with obesity being a major risk factor. Adipocytes, besides storing fat, release a number of adipokines. Our study explored the association of leptin and resistin released by adipocytes in the pathogenesis of T2DM in context of metabolic syndrome.Methods: This was a cross sectional study in which we measured plasma levels of insulin, leptin and resistin in 50 healthy non-...