Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p356 | (1) | ECE2007

Outcomes of a fixed dose of 370 MBq of radioiodine in hyperthyroidism

Howat Isabel , Sawers Hilary , Sawers Stewart

In 1995 the Royal College of Physicians issued guidelines for the use of radioiodine in hyperthyroidism. They recommended administration of enough radioiodine to achieve euthyroidism, with acceptance of a moderate rate of hypothyroidism e.g. 15–20% at 2 years and 1–3% per annum thereafter. Guide activity was 400–550 MBq for standard hyperthyroidism (mainly Graves’ disease), at least 550 MBq for toxic multinodular goitre, and 300–500 MBq in toxic adenom...

ea0015p67 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2008

Acromegaly in a patient with bronchial carcinoid complicated by oesophageal varices

Livingstone Kerry , Sawers Hilary , James Andy

We present the case of assumed ectopic GHRH from residual bronchial carcinoid on the basis of an elevated serum GH, an elevated IGF-1 impaired glucose tolerance and an acromegalic appearance. The patient was diagnosed with a left bronchial carcinoid in 1985, aged38 years. Treated with a left pneumonectomy. She remained well until she presented in 1994 with an oesophageal variceal bleed. She had no evidence of portal hypertension or liver disease. CT chest revealed a mediastina...