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Unacceptably high rate of diabetic ketoacidosis in Ireland

The frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is “unacceptably high in Ireland,” according to study research presented before the IES Annual Meeting. The researchers stated that the reduction of DKA incidence in Ireland is “an important therapeutic target”. DKA has significant morbidity and long-term adverse impacts on metabolic control, and is a severe complication of type…

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Hadden Lecture outlines the modern management of acromegaly

This year’s Hadden Lecture during the IES Annual Meeting was titled ‘The Modern Management of Acromegaly’, and was delivered by Prof William Drake, Professor of Clinical Endocrinology in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK, who specialises in pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid disease. Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results from too much growth hormone (GH)…

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Workforce shortages creating service delivery challenges

Challenges currently facing endocrinology in Ireland include the need for “more resources, more endocrinology posts, more nursing posts,” according to the IES’s Annual Meeting local organiser. Dr Marcia Bell, Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospital, who co-ordinated this year’s meeting, told MI that “the highlights [of the meeting] were probably the atmosphere, the collegiality, the collaboration,…

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Cortisol the focus of 2019 IES McKenna lecture

Prof Mark Sherlock delivered this year’s McKenna Lecture at the 2019 IES Annual Meeting, which took place in the Ardilaun Hotel, Co Galway, from 11-12 October. His lecture was titled ‘The Ups and Downs of Cortisol: From Endocrinology to Intracrinology’. Speaking to the Medical Independent (MI), Prof Sherlock, Consultant Endocrinologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, said that…

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Irish Endocrine Society and International Society of Endocrinology Joint Symposium

Irish Endocrine Society & International Society of Endocrinology Joint Symposium Dr Aonghus O’Loughlin, Dr Stephen Hunter. Irish Endocrine Society & International Society of Endocrinology Joint Symposium Dr Dilep Kumar, Dr Hafiz Muhamad Zia-Ul– Hussnain, Dr Elsheikh Ali. Irish Endocrine Society & International Society of Endocrinology Joint Symposium Prof Mark Sherlock, Prof Richard Ross. Irish Endocrine…

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Irish Endocrine Society Annual Conference

Clayton Hotel, Cork, 19-20 October 2018 Worse pregnancy outcomes in women treated for gestational diabetes at less than 24 weeks A new study has determined poorer pregnancy outcomes occur in women treated for gestational diabetes at less than 24 weeks when compared to women diagnosed between 24 and 28 weeks’ gestation. Titled ‘Gestational Diabetes (GDM…

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Irish Endocrine Society 41st Annual Meeting

rish Endocrine Society 41st Annual Meeting, 13-14 October 2017, Grand Hotel, Malahide, Dublin Vitamin D deficiency common in nursing home patients Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency is more common in patients in nursing homes than in patients in a community hospital setting, according to a new study presented at the 2017 Irish Endocrine Society Annual…

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