Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0025p5 | Bone | SFEBES2011

Risk factors for femoral neck fracture in Indian postmenopausal women (BMD, Vitamin D study and Propensity for a fall)

Paul Thomas , Arulselvan Sivan , Thomas Nihal , Seshadri Mandalam , Jose Arun

Introduction: Hip fractures are the most serious osteoporotic fractures and difficult to prevent them without a precise knowledge of the causative factors. The risk factors, which precipitate hip fracture in elderly may vary according to the local customs and practices. Indian data on risk factors for hip fractures are scant. The present study was undertaken to assess the various risk factors leading to femoral neck fracture in postmenopausal women and also to define the thres...

ea0019p151 | Diabetes, Metabolism and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2009

Body composition in HIV infected South Indian men

Thomas Nihal , Asha HS , Paul Thomas , Seshadri Mandalam

Background and objective: Widespread use of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) has led to a decrease in morbidity and mortality with this infection. HAART is also associated with body fat redistribution, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia, well known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The prevalence of fat redistribution in studies ranges from 11 to 83%. The objective of this study was to look at changes in body composition in HIV infected men and to determin...

ea0031p27 | Bone | SFEBES2013

The diagnosis of osteoporosis among subjects of Southern Indian origin above 50 years of age: the impact of the indian council of medical research vs caucasian bone mineral density reference standards

Paul Thomas , Mruthyunjaya Mahesh , Shyamasunder Asha , Naik Dukhabandu , Rajaratnam Simon , Thomas Nihal , Seshadri Mandalam

Introduction: In the year 2010, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has published a normative data for mone mineral density (BMD) measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning. However, its impact on the diagnosis of osteoporosis when compared to currently used Caucasian database has not been analysed.Objectives: To study the effect of the newly generated ICMR database (ICMRD) on the diagnosis of osteoporosis compared with the Hol...

ea0013p201 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2007

Pheochromocytoma- an experience from a south indian referral center

Thomas Nihal , Seshadri Mandalam , Paul Thomas , Nair Aravindan , Mj Paul , Rajarathinam Simon , Prabu Suresh , Oommen Regi

Background: Pheochromocytomas are tumors arising from chromaffin cells diagnosed in <1% of patient evaluated for hypertension.Methodology: A retrospective analysis of case records of those patients with histopathologically confirmed pheochromocytoma in our hospital from 1993–2006 (14 years) was conducted.Result: A total of 94 patients were diagnosed to have pheochromocytoma during this period. The median age at presentatio...

ea0015p101 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2008

Infectious causes of adrenal insufficiency: a report from South India

Lau Sue Mei , Sarawagi R. , Behera Kishore Kumar , Paul Thomas , Rajaratnam Simon , Thomas Nihal , Seshadri Mandalam Subramaniam

Aim: To determine the aetiology of Addison’s disease in patients admitted to a tertiary care hospital in South India from 2001 to 2007.Method: Forty-five patients with Addison’s disease were admitted during this period. Etiological work up was carried out in all these patients.Results: Thirteen patients (29%) had a possible infectious cause: 11.1% histoplasmosis, 8.8% confirmed tuberculosis, 4.4% presumed tuberculosis, 4...

ea0013p200 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2007

Bone metastases in papillary carcinoma thyroid and the role of I-131 ablation

Paul Thomas , Thomas Nihal , Seshadri Mandalam , Kumar Kishore , Selvan Ben , Nair Aravindan , Oommen Regi , Shanthly Nylla , Abraham Deepak

Aim: To study patients with Bone metastases in papillary carcinoma thyroid and the role of I-131 ablation.Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients with papillary carcinoma of thyroid between 1960–2005 in our institution.Results: Of 1538 patients who had thyroid carcinoma, papillary carcinoma was seen in 1228 (79.8%), and 21 patients with papillary carcinoma (1.71%) had bone metastases. Seventy percent of them were between 4...