Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0011p794 | Thyroid | ECE2006

The effect of block & replacement regime following radioiodine therapy for thyrotoxicosis on thyroid function in the post-radioiodine period

Vaidya B , Estcourt S

Introduction: Radioiodine (Iodine-131) is a widely used treatment for thyrotoxicosis. Fluctuation in thyroid hormone levels following radioiodine treatment is common. Hypothyroidism occurs in approximately 5.5% of patients per month in the first 6 months, with onset time hard to predict. In contrast, some patients remain hyperthyroid either due to persistent pre-radioiodine thyrotoxicosis or transient exacerbation following radioiodine. We examined whether the block & repl...

ea0019p364 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

The patient experience of services for thyroid eye disease in the United Kingdom: a questionnaire survey

Estcourt S , Hickey J , Dayan C , Vaidya B

Introduction: Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a chronic disorder with a potential to cause facial disfigurement and visual impairment. Recent surveys of clinicians have shown variability and deficits in the management of TED. The European Group on GravesÂ’ Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) recently published guidelines on the management of TED, recommending that all patients with TED should be referred to specialist multi-disciplinary TED clinics. We aimed to study the patientsÂ’ expe...