Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep513 | Diabetes (complications & therapy) | ECE2015

Insulin prescription audit

Saeed Nabeel , Brassill Mary Jane

Insulin is a life-saving drug but can be life threatening if not prescribed properly. A prospective, consecutive audit of insulin prescription was carried out on all medical and surgical patients admitted to South Tipperary General Hospital with types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus in November 2013. The practice was compared with hospital guidelines which are consistent with other hospitals nationally. Three prescribing practices were audited: i) the prescription of insulin on insu...

ea0038p468 | Thyroid | SFEBES2015

TSH receptor antibodies testing in hypothyroid pregnant women

Saeed Nabeel , Ahmed Shakir , Haddadin Firas

Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine condition and if untreated can have serious consequences in pregnant women. Generally, TSH receptor antibodies (TRAb) is performed in hyperthyroid pregnant women as high titres can cause foetal hyperthyroidism Neonatal thyrotoxicosis develops in 1% of infants born to thyrotoxic mothers due to placental transfer of TRAb.As part of management of hypothyroid pregnant women, TRAb are checked routinely in our hospital in k...