Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0016p86 | Bone and calcium | ECE2008

Vitamin D deficiency and supplementation in pregnancy, a randomised study of 180 women in four ethnic groups

Yu CYH , Newton L , Sethi M , Teoh TG , Robinson S

Objective: To determine the vitamin D status in pregnancy and to evaluate the effects of daily and of single-dose vitamin D supplementation.Design: A prospective randomised study, in an inner city ante-natal clinic.Participants: Forty-five women in each of the four ethnic groups, Indian Asians, Middle Eastern, Black and Caucasian, were studied (incomplete delivery data at time of submission).Intervention: Wom...

ea0015p15 | Bone | SFEBES2008

Vitamin D status in pregnancy in four ethnic groups

Sethi Mieran , Yu Christina , Newton Lynne , Teoh TG , Robinson Stephen

Background: Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is a growing public concern amongst ethnic minority groups in the UK. This is related to both skin colour and clothing.Aim: To investigate vitamin D status in four ethnic groups in an inner city obstetric practice. This was part of an ongoing study of vitamin D deficiency and supplementation in pregnancy.Subjects: Women from St Mary’s Hospital, London were recruited at 28 weeks ges...

ea0015p66 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2008

Sepsis, metabolic acidosis and gestational diabetes: a missing clue

Baburaj Rajashree , Oliver Nick , Cox Jeremy , Teoh TG , Robinson Stephen

A 23-year-old Rwandan lady was 27 weeks pregnant and reported feeling non-specifically unwell for 3 days followed by 24 h of diarrhoea and vomiting. She denied fever, rash, polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss or foreign travel. She has sickle cell trait with no other past medical history. Laboratory glucose at 16 weeks gestation was 5.1 mmol/l.On admission she looked unwell and was tachycardic and dehydrated. Her capillary blood glucose was 17.9 mmol/l and...