Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0059ep16 | Adrenal and steroids | SFEBES2018

Two cases of Addison’s disease in pregnancy

Sabin Jodie , Carroll-Moriarty Leigh , Thorogood Natasha , Bradley Karin

Addison’s disease rarely newly presents during pregnancy. We highlight two cases diagnosed within 3 months. A 41-year-old with mild depression on Sertraline, presented at 11-weeks’ gestation with an 8-week history of fatigue, weight loss, dizziness and vomiting. Persistent hyponatraemia was noted (Na 122–127 mmol/l). Random cortisols were 298–428 nmol/l. Sertraline withdrawal and fluid restriction at another centre did not improve her hyponatraemia, the use...

ea0031p276 | Pituitary | SFEBES2013

TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma identified in pregnancy: management of an unusual case

Triay Jessica , Wynick David , Thorogood Natasha , Bradley Karin

A 35-year-old woman was referred with biochemical hyperthyroidism (T4 30 pmol/l; T3 7 pmol/l) without TSH suppression (5.4 mIU/l). She was 7 weeks pregnant following natural conception, and reported no symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Migraines had been a feature in very early pregnancy, but her medical history was otherwise unremarkable and there was no significant family history. Examination findings were entirely normal.Investigation...

ea0021p89 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Severe primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and osteomalacia in pregnancy complicated by post parathyroidectomy hypocalcaemia related transient congestive cardiac failure (CCF): a case report

Thorogood Natasha , Kurzawinski Tom , Conway Gerard , Baldeweg Stephanie

Introduction: PHPT is reported to be rare in pregnancy, with 150 cases described in the literature. Its incidence is 8/100 000 in childbearing women/year. PHPT may lead to a loss of up to 50% of pregnancies through miscarriage or stillbirth, dehydration, hyperemesis, nephrolithiasis, pre-eclampsia, fractures and pancreatitis in mothers; and death, hypocalcaemia and tetany in neonates. Intrauterine growth retardation, low birth weight and pre-term labour were described. Rate of...

ea0038p98 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2015

Hyponatremia: an audit of the initial investigation and management

Ghaffar Imran , Downie Paul , Ahmad Bushra , Thorogood Natasha , Thomas Paul , Bradley Karin

Background: Hyponatremia is the commonest electrolyte abnormality encountered in clinical practice. It is associated with increased mortality and prolonged length of stay. Errors in establishing the aetiology of hyponatremia can lead to inappropriate treatment with adverse outcomes. An accurate diagnosis requires a careful clinical and biochemical assessment. An audit was undertaken to determine current practice at University Hospitals Bristol.Method: A ...