Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p352 | Thyroid | SFEBES2012

Direct access thyroid ultrasound for general practice - clinical indications and frequency of thyroid function assessment prior to making request

Raja Omair , Odedra Bhim , Gunganah Kirun , Druce Maralyn , Richards Polly

Introduction and Objectives: Guidelines are available for the investigation of thyroid nodules. These include a general agreement that patients with abnormal thyroid function tests (TFTs) do not need routine ultrasound (US) assessment. Thyroid US is a common imaging request made by General Practitioners (GPs). This audit was devised to determine the range of clinical indications for GP thyroid US and the frequency with which TFTs are assessed by the GP prior to requesting the ...

ea0028p6 | Bone | SFEBES2012

Recurrent pancreatitis in patient with Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcaemia (FHH) sucessfully treated with cinacalcet

Gunganah Kirun , Pittaway James , Raja Omair , O'Toole Sam , Druce Maralyn , Grossman Ashley

Case: A 22 year-old female student presented with a history of recurrent pancreatitis since 2007. The most common causes of pancreatitis, including drugs, gallstones, corticosteroids, excess alcohol and hypertriglyceridaemia were excluded. She was noted to have elevated serum calcium, which was considered to be the cause of her pancreatitis, with a detectable serum PTH level. An initial diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism was made. However, two neck explorations failed to...

ea0028p77 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2012

Haemofiltration as a treatment for severe, resistant hypercalcaemia

Pittaway James , Raja Omair , O'Toole Sam , Gunganah Kirun , Srirangalingam Umasuthan , Hanson Philippa , Drake William

Introduction: We describe two patients admitted to our institution with severe hypercalcaemia, resistant to conventional treatment, requiring haemofiltration. Patient 1 was admitted to hospital with profound hypercalcaemia (5.8 mmol/L) secondary to primary hyperparathyroidism (PTH >263 Pmol/L). The hypercalcaemia had been discovered on a surgical admission 3 months previously and was being managed with 0.9% normal saline and pamidronate infusions at an outside hospital. On...

ea0031p358 | Thyroid | SFEBES2013

Prevalence of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies, their prognostic significance and impact on patient care in a cohort of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer

O'Toole Sam , Pittaway James , Raja Omair , Buckland Matthew , Plowman Nick , Brennan Carmel , Waterhouse Mona , Akker Scott , Drake Will , Druce Maralyn

Background: The measurement of thyroglobulin (Tg) is important in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), but interpretation is subject to interference by anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb). National guidelines recommend measurement of TgAb status but no consensus exists on how surveillance should be adapted in cases of TgAb positivity.Aims: To evaluate the impact of TgAbs on clinical management, in a single-centre cohort of...