Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p52 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

A hypokalaemia of all sorts

Mehta SR , Levy MJ , Robinson S

A 31-year-old German lady attended A&E with a 1 week history of bilateral leg swelling. The leg swelling had been gradual in onset and was not associated with shortness of breath, chest pain or haemoptysis. She had no history of renal or cardiac disease. Her only past medical history was of mild indigestion. She did not have any regular medication use. On examination she was systemically well but had bilateral pitting lower limb oedema. Blood pressure was 120/80 mmHg (comp...

ea0008p13 | Clinical case reports | SFE2004

Running out of sodium

Mehta SR , Cox JPD , Johnston DG

A 30 year old lady attended the Accident and Emergency department (A&E) with vomiting, collapse and confusion several hours after completing her first London Marathon in 5 hours. During the race she kept herself hydrated with water and isotonic fluids and took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). On arrival in A&E her Mini Mental Test Score was 0 and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was 11. She was volume replete and haemodynamically stable but confused and restless...

ea0019p271 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

The challenges in managing prolactinomas in patients with psychiatric illness treated with antipsychotic medication

Mehta SR , McGowan BMC , Ghaffar A , Shaikh H , Martin NM , Hatfield ECI , Meeran K

Antipsychotic induced hyperprolactinaemia, mediated by blockade of dopamine D2 receptors, is much more common than prolactinoma in patients receiving antipsychotic medication. We present two cases of the latter.Case 1: A 47-year-old gentleman with depression treated with amitriptyline, fluoxetine and risperidone presented with headaches and a left sided visual field defect. Pituitary MRI showed a 2 cm macroadenoma abutting the optic chiasm. Prolactin was...