Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0004p26 | Clinical case reports | SFE2002

Heparin Induced HyperKalemia

Thomas C , Smeeton F , Leatherdale B

Subcutaneous heparin is commonly used for prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis. Heparin induced hypoaldosteronism can lead to hyperkalemia and natriuresis. These side effects are more common in elderly, renal insufficient and diabetic patients. We present a case with heparin induced hyperkalemia in a patient with diabetes.An 85 year old lady with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus of 32 years duration with peripheral neuropathy was admitted under the vas...

ea0004dp5 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2002


Kolawole B , Abodunde O , Ikem R , Fabiyi A

The purpose of this study was to measure well-being and treatment satisfaction among clinic patients with type 2 diabetes using a diabetes specific instrument as well as determine correlates of these measures. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using the Well-Being Questionnaire (1) and the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (2). Other demographic and clinical indices of age, sex, body mass index, disease duration and blood glucose levels were also recorded. Sco...

ea0004dp10 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2002


Ostberg J , Beckman A , Cadge B , Conway G

IntroductionWomen with Turner Syndrome have an increased prevalence of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss (CHL) is thought to be caused by craniofacial abnormalities or defective mucociliary transport resulting in impaired middle ear ventilation, increased otitis media and tympanic perforations. Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) progresses with age, possibly due to premature aging. An adult population was assessed for the impact of childhood treatment...

ea0003oc25 | Metabolism | BES2002

Programming of adult adipose tissue metabolism by prenatal glucocorticoids in the rat

Cleasby M , Walker B , Seckl J

Prenatal dexamethasone (dex) administration in rats retards foetal growth, and programmes hyperinsulinaemia and glucose intolerance in adult offspring. This can be explained in part by increased hepatic gluconeogenesis, due to up-regulated glucocorticoid receptor (GR) expression, but may also involve impaired peripheral glucose disposal. In this model, we previously showed no increase in skeletal muscle GR, and have now examined GR and key metabolic genes in adipose tissue.</...

ea0003p13 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2002

Isolated growth hormone deficiency and BPES

Varghese B , Donnai D , Shalet S

The index patient is a 40 year old male with BPES (Blepharophimosis, Ptosis, Epicanthus inversus Syndrome) associated with isolatedgrowth hormone deficiency. BPES is a rare genetic disease occurring either sporadically or as an autosomal dominant disorder. There are two phenotypes; in type 1, eyelid abnormalities are associated with ovarian failure and in type 2 eyelid abnormalitiesonly. The genes for both types have been mapped ...

ea0003p18 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2002

Lack of cortisol response using the glucagon stimulation test in diabetic autonomic neuropathy

Devendra D , Millward B , Flanagan D

The glucagon stimulation test (GST) is used as a provocative test of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPAA) but the response to this test is variable and the mechanism of action remains unclear. The GST has never been studied in diabetic patients with autonomic neuropathy (AN). We illustrate the assessment of cortisol response in two diabetic patients with AN who were suspected of having adrenocortical deficiency. Case one: A 40 year old type 1 diabetic suffers from di...

ea0003p28 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2002

Cushing's syndrome of indeterminate origin. Sucessful treatment of a liver abscess after therapy with a block and replacement medical regimen

Harding J , Kennedy A , Sheridan B , Atkinson A

A 67 yr old lady was admitted with left ventricular failure, angina, and atrial fibrillation. She was hypokalaemic (2.5mmol/l). There was a 3 year history of hypertension and a new diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. There was a recent history of weight gain, muscle weakness, bruising and facial puffiness. On examination she appeared cushingoid. A 24 hour urine for free cortisol was 1438nmol\/24h (normal<350). A basal 0800h serum cortisol was 1061nmol/l. After low dose dexameth...

ea0003p47 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2002

Thromboembolism in patients with Cushing's disease - a retrospective case review

Ahmad B , Turner H , Wass J

Patients with Cushing's disease are well known to develop easy bruising due to cortisol excess but are also predisposed to thrombembolism.We present four patients who developed thromboembolism during active Cushing's disease.Case 1- Four year history of hypertension, osteoporosis and central obesity. A DVT developed prior to referral. Initial urinary free cortisol(UFC)was 524nmol/24hrs. Inferior petrosal sinus sampling indicated ...

ea0003p66 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2002

Ghanaian influenza

Field B , Davis K , Meeran K

We report the case of a 57-year-old woman who presented with headache of sudden onset and with blurring of vision in the right eye. This had been preceded by a week's history of fever, rigors and coryzal symptoms which had been treated as malaria and had subsequently settled. Examination demonstrated proptosis and complete ophthalmoplegia of the right eye with 6/60 acuity. Baseline investigations included normal urea and electrolytes, clotting screen and full blood count, with...

ea0003p94 | Diabetes &amp; Metabolism | BES2002

Screening strategy and cost analysis of gestational diabetes mellitus in Iranian pregnant women

Larijani B , Hosseinnezhad A , Bastanhagh M , Pajouhi M

Much controversy exists surrounding, the screening, diagnosis, treatment and even existence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This study aims to compare sensitivity and cost of two screening strategy of GDM.2416 pregnant women referred to five university hospital clinics were followed up until delivery. The universal screening performed. Obstetric and family histories were taken followed by a complete physical examination. Retrospectively were conc...