Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0038p325 | Pituitary | SFEBES2015

Using modified clamp study to replicate insulin stress test

Tan Horng Kai , Twine Gina , Flanagan Daniel

Introduction: Insulin stress test (IST) has long been the gold standard for testing the hypothalamus-pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. There are concerns about the safety of IST as hypoglycaemia can give rise to various symptoms including seizure and coma although this is rarely seen in clinical practice. Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemic clamp is a common research procedure used to induce hypoglycaemia in a step-wise fashion to study the effect of hypoglycaemia.<p class="a...

ea0021p193 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2009

Two cases of meningitis as a complication of pituitary adenoma

Tan Horng Kai , Jayashekara Acharya , Flanagan Daniel

Introduction: Meningitis is a recognized complication of the treatment of pituitary adenoma. It is usually considered as a peri-operative problem but does need to be considered as a potential complication at other points in the treatment pathway. We present two patients with meningitis where the link to pituitary pathology was originally unrecognized.Case report:Patient 2: 41 years old lady, presented with a history of nasal drip u...