Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0039oc5.9 | Oral Communications 5 | BSPED2015

Assessing aortic dilatation using aortic sized index is inappropriate in children and adolescents with Turner syndrome

Wong S C , Ehtisham S , Cheung M , Zacharin M

Background: Aortic sized index (ASI) defined as aortic dimensions/body surface area (BSA), has been proposed as a method of identifying aortic dilatation in Turner syndrome. A recent paper reported centile charts of aortic dimensions across for BSA using echocardiogram in 451 children and adults with TS allowing for calculation of Z scores.1Methods: We report Z scores for aortic root adjusted for BSA from clinical echocardiog...

ea0039ep98 | Other | BSPED2015

Cardiovascular assessment in Turner syndrome: current practice in the UK

Mason A , Smyth A , Ahmed S F , Wong S C

Background: In 2007, the Turner syndrome (TS) consensus study group developed an international guideline for clinical care of girls and women with TS. Given emerging concerns of long term cardiovascular complications, the consensus recommends that cardiac MRI should be performed when girls are old enough to tolerate the procedure or at the time of transition and to be repeated at least every 5–10 years.Method: We conducted a survey ...

ea0039ep112 | Pituitary and growth | BSPED2015

Skeletal disproportion in Turner syndrome

McVey L , Fletcher A , Donaldson M D , Wong S C , Mason A

Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluate sitting height (SH) and leg length (LL) in girls with Turner syndrome.Methods: Retrospective study of SH and LL SDS, using SH–LL SDS (~0 in a proportionate child) as a measure of disproportion in 76 girls with Turner syndrome. Eligible girls were aged at least 4 years, had not started recombinant GH, and had no other chronic disease. 40 girls with measurements prior to pubertal induction and at adult height...

ea0039oc6.4 | Oral Communications 6 | BSPED2015

Associated renal anomalies in children with Turner syndrome: 43-year experience from a single-centre

Lucaccioni Laura , Wong S C , Strano Rosario , Donaldson Malcolm , Cascio Salvatore , Mason Avril

Objective: To assess prevalence, clinical features, and follow-up of renal/urological malformations in patients with Turner syndrome (TS).Methods: The medical records of 182 patients with TS born between 1970 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed.Results: Twenty-one girls (11.5%) were identified with renal/urological anomalies: 15 (71%) horseshoe kidney (HSK), 1 (4.7%) malrotation, 2 (9.5%) single kidney, and 1 (4.7%) duplex colle...

ea0039ep18 | Bone | BSPED2015

Trends of use of bisphosphonates in children with secondary osteoporosis

Henderson S , Alhashem G , Shaikh G , Mason A , Ahmed S F , Wong S C

Aim: To review trends in bisphosphonate use in children with secondary osteoporosis attending a Tertiary Paediatric Endocrine Unit (2004–July 2015).Methods: Data were gathered from a combination of a clinical and pharmacy database. Results reported as median (range).Results: A total of 42 children (19M) commenced on bisphosphonates treatment over the 11-year period, median age 11.8 years (3.3–18.4). 19 were on pamidronate...

ea0039ep97 | Other | BSPED2015

Body surface area estimation in girls with Turner syndrome: implications for interpretation of aortic sized index

Fletcher A , McVey L , Donaldson M , Hunter L , Mason A , Wong S C

Background: Recent consensus recommends assessment of aortic dimensions with aortic sized index (ASI) normalized for body surface area (BSA) defined as absolute aortic dimension/BSA, in girls with Turner syndrome (TS) as young as 10 years. There are currently multiple formulae for estimating BSA without agreement on a preferred method. We assess the clinical validity of each formulae as this may have implications on interpretation of ASI.Method: We calcu...

ea0036oc4.8 | Oral Communications 4 | BSPED2014

Recombinant human GH in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease: short term effects on bone biomarkers and long term effects on bone and lean mass

Altowati M A , Shepherd S , McGrogan P , Russell R K , Wong S C , Ahmed S F

Background: Recombinant human GH (rhGH) may improve bone mass in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).Objective: To investigate rhGH on bone and body composition in paediatric IBD.Method: Bone biomarkers were evaluated in 12 children, 11CD (10M), median age 14.4 year (8.9, 16.2) who received rhGH (0.067 mg/kg per day) as part of a 6 months RCT. Eight received rhGH for 24 months and had DXA evaluation. Results were reported a...

ea0036P19 | (1) | BSPED2014

Young adults with Klinefelter syndrome and congenital anorchia treated with testosterone from adolescence have normal bone and muscle mass but increased central adiposity

Wong S C , Scott D , Smriti T , Ebeling P , Zacharin M

Background: Decreased bone mineral density using dual energy absorptiometry (DXA) is reported in mixed cohorts of testosterone treated and testosterone naïve men with Klinefelter syndrome (KS). Bone mass and body composition in men with congenital anorchia (CA) have not been reported.Hypothesis: Men with KS and CA treated with testosterone from adolescence have normal bone mass and body composition.Methods: DXA and pQCT were p...

ea0030p51 | (1) | BSPED2012

Growth and glucose homeostasis after 2 years in children with inflammatory bowel disease receiving recombinant GH therapy for growth retardation

Towati Mabrouka A L , Wong S C , Galloway P J , Hassan K , Russell R K , McGrogan P , Ahmed S F

Background: A recent RCT of rhGH in IBD over 6 months showed that improvement in linear growth was associated with a reduction in insulin sensitivity.Objectives: To investigate the effects of prolonged rhGH on growth and glucose homeostasis in children with IBD.Patients and methods: Eleven children (10CD/1UC) (9 m) with a median age of 14.7 years (range, 8.9, 16.2) who received rhGH (0.067 mg/kg per day) as part a 6-month RCT were ...

ea0039oc6.5 | Oral Communications 6 | BSPED2015

The measurement of urinary gonadotrophins for assessment and management of pubertal disorders

Lucaccioni Laura , McNeilly Jane , McMillan Martin , Kyriakou Andreas , Wong S C , Predieri Barbara , Iughetti Lorenzo , Shaikh M Guftar , Mason Avril , Ahmed S Faisal

Objective: Prospective evaluation of the relationship between first morning urinary gonadotrophins (uGn) measured by immunoassay and corrected for creatinine (uLH:uCr and uFSH:uCr), and basal serum gonadotropins (sLH and sFSH) and in response to LHRH stimulation test. Prospective evaluation of uGn trend in patients receiving GnRH analogue (GnRH-a; decapeptyl SR, 11.25 mg, every 10–12 weeks).Methods: Enrolled 15 (12M) patients evaluated for delayed p...