Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0059p004 | Adrenal and steroids | SFEBES2018

Feasibility of immunological markers and osteocalcin as a barometer of glucocorticoid replacement

Ramadoss Vijay , Choudhury Sirazum M , Meeran Karim

Objective: To investigate a selection of novel bone or immunomarkers which may act as indicators for steroid replacement in Adrenal Insufficiency (AI).Introduction: AI is a condition where individuals are not able to produce sufficient steroids for their body’s requirement. Although mortality rates have improved since the introduction of exogenous steroid replacement, this condition is still associated with increased mortality and morbidity. This co...

ea0077p3 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2021

Improving outcomes from SSTS: Redefining Cortisol Cut-Offs

Choudhury Sirazum , Ramadoss Vijay , Lazarus Katharine , Tan Tricia , Meeran Karim

Background: Short Synacthen Tests (SSTs) are integral to the diagnosis of Adrenal Insufficiency (AI). A 30-minute stimulated cortisol value is assessed against local assay dependent thresholds to ascertain or exclude the diagnosis. A diagnosis of AI is a life changing event requiring the initiation of life long glucocorticoid replacement therapy for survival. Glucocorticoid replacement is associated with long term morbidity and mortality, including an increased risk of diabete...