Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0003p129 | Endocrine Tumours and Neoplasia | BES2002

Hypercalcaemia associated with clear cell carcinoma of the ovary

Haq M , Simpson R

A 74 year old female presented with symptoms of recent fatigue, nausea and weight loss. No other symptoms were present. She had previously had a hysterectomy with conservation of both ovaries 30 years previously for fibroids. The rest of her history was unremarkable. No undue clinical findings were apparent on examination. Initial bloods revealed normal haematology, biochemistry and liver profiles. Corrected calcium was elevated at 3.07 millimoles per litre(2.1-2.6). Subsequen...

ea0019p262 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Improvements in insulin sensitivity outweigh a decline in pancreatic beta-cell function in newly diagnosed acromegalic subjects treated with primary medical (Somatuline Autogel®) therapy

Gayton E , Annamalai A , Webb A , O'Toole S , Ariyaratnam S , Semple R , Simpson H , Gurnell M

Background: Insulin resistance (IR) commonly manifests in acromegaly leading to impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Studies have shown that ‘control’ of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) hypersecretion typically ameliorates glucose homeostasis. However, suppression of beta-cell function by somatostatin analogues may potentially attenuate glycaemic benefits of reduced IR. Effects on insulin’s other pleiotropic ef...