Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0013p93 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2007

NICE Guidelines for Adult Growth Hormone replacement: an audit of impact on practice in Scotland

Philip S , Carson M , Howat I , Patterson C , Schofield C , Booth A , Patrick AW , Leese GW , Bevan JS , Connell JMC

Background: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the use of Growth Hormone (GH) replacement in adults with GH deficiency (GHD) were published in 2003, and subsequently ratified for use in Scotland.Aim: To identify all adults in Scotland currently receiving GH and to assess whether they meet the NICE criteria for starting and continuing GH replacement.Methods: All endocrinologists in Scotland were surveye...

ea0002p14 | Clinical case reports | SFE2001

Case report: Ganglioneuroblastoma exclusively secreting dopamine

Schofield C , Worth R , Ewins D , DeCossart L , Hawe J , Bowles S , Smith L

Ganglioneuroblastoma is a rare neoplasm of adults, containing both primitive neuroblastomatous and mature ganglioneuromatous elements of sympathetic cell origin. We describe an adult patient with a ganglioneuroblastoma exclusively secreting dopamine.A 41 year old lady represented 6 days post laparoscopic excision of endometriosis with a 2 day history of right sided abdominal pain. Only on direct questioning did she admit to a vague 2 month history of occ...

ea0002p31 | Diabetes and metabolism | SFE2001

Use of fluoride oxalate tubes to monitor the accuracy of home blood glucose measurements during pregnancy in patients with insulin dependent and gestational diabetes

Stanaway S , Schofield C , Smethurst P , Nicholson A , Ewins D , Worth R

The teratogenic effects of diabetes and the diabetogenic effects of pregnancy make tight glycaemic control during gestation essential. Regular review of the patients is neccessary though the short intervals between appointments make the relatively slow-to-change HbA1c unsuitable for making clinical decisions. Instead, the clinician must rely on home blood glucose (HBG)monitoring results from the patient. These depend on having an accurate meter and good technique aswell as hon...