hrp0094p2-102 | Diabetes and insulin | ESPE2021

Unmet need in technology for diabetes management in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia

Alsaffar Hussain , Deeb Asma ,

Introduction: Diabetes is a global disease with approximately 425 millions of people affected throughout the world. The treatment cost for diabetes constitutes a significant economic burden and is estimated to increase in areas of Africa, South East Asia and the middle east in parallel to the increase to the disease incidence. These regions contribute differently in the global market revenue for the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and insulin pump t...

hrp0094p2-108 | Diabetes and insulin | ESPE2021

Impact of the COVID19 pandemic on Paediatric Diabetes Services in Arab Countries

Alsaffar Hussain , Hadi Wasnaa ,

Introduction: The COVID19 pandemic had an impact on different health services due to the lockdowns, curfews, or reducing provision of some clinical services in order to minimise the infection spread. Cancellation of clinic appointments was observed. Some patients also did not attend their appointments due to the fear of contracting the infection.Objectives: This study looked at the impact of the pandemic on the paediatri...

hrp0095p2-74 | Diabetes and Insulin | ESPE2022

Knowledge and Confidence of Omani Paediatric Residents in Managing Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA); A Cross Sectional Survey

Al-Rawahi Maryam , Alsaffar Hussain

Background: Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common complication of Type 1 diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). Unfortunately, medical errors are not uncommon during management of DKA leading to significant morbidity and mortality. Junior doctors/residents are usually the clinicians who initiate the management of DKA. There are many studies conducted to assess the knowledge of junior doctors, residents, and medical students in management of DKA in many countries including Bahr...

hrp0094p2-119 | Diabetes and insulin | ESPE2021

First Survey About Pediatric Diabetes Services in Iraq

Faisal Rehab , Abdoun Dawood S. , Alsaffar Hussain ,

Background: Diabetes mellitus is the second most common chronic disease of childhood. It requires appropriate management and follow up to reduce the complications. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is the most common type of diabetes that affects children. Most of the developed countries launched registries. In Iraq, there is no access to statistics or national report about the provided service. Rather, there is no standardization of the practice.<p class="a...

hrp0095p2-17 | Adrenals and HPA Axis | ESPE2022

Adrenal Dysfunction in Omani Children Live with Transfusion Dependent Beta-Thalassemia: A Routine Assessment is Recommended.

AlHousni Samira , AlMamari Ruwaya , Samara Walaa , Wali Yasser , Alsaffar Hussain

Introduction: Thalassemia is an autosomal recessive inherited disease that requires frequent blood transfusion. The life expectancy of thalassaemic children improved with regular blood transfusion and chelating agents. Hemosiderin precipitation in endocrine glands of patient with Transfusion Dependant Thalassaemia (TDT) leads to progressive gland dysfunction. The adrenal insufficiency is one of the complications that results from iron deposition either in the ...

hrp0095p2-115 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2022

Is it Hyponatremia or Pseudohyponatremia? Management of Low Serum Sodium in Patient with Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Hypertriglyceridemia

Alsaffar Hussain , Al-Mamari Moza , Al-Mamari Salim , AlShidhani Azza

Background: Hyponatremia is an electrolyte disorder, that may lead to severe complications such as rhabdomyolysis, seizures, coma, and death. Clinicians do take hyponatremia seriously. However sometimes clinicians should be careful in interpreting the low laboratory sodium level as it does not necessarily reflect the actual natremic status especially when the patient is euvolemic and having normal serum osmolality, for which pseudohyponatremia should be consid...

hrp0084p2-485 | Hypo | ESPE2015

Is Bedside Monitoring of Blood Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Levels Reliable in the Management of Hypoglycaemia in Children?

Phanse Supriya , Collingwood Catherine , Alsaffar Hussain , Didi Mohammed , Senniappan Senthil

Background: Bedside blood ketone measurement has often been used in the management of diabetic ketoacidosis. However there is no available data on its reliability in the evaluation of hypoglycaemia in children. We aimed to assess the reliability of bedside ketones (β-hydroxybutyrate, BHB) in the evaluation of hypoglycaemia in children.Objective and hypotheses: To assess reliability of bedside ketone measurement in a clinical setting of hypoglycaemia...

hrp0084p3-1113 | Pituitary | ESPE2015

A Rare case of Congenital Hyperinsulinism Associated with Hypopituitarism due to Pituitary Stalk Interruption Syndrome

Alsaffar Hussain , Phanse Supriya , Didi Mohammed , Senniappan Senthil

Introduction: Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a rare genetic disorder that is characterised by persistent hypoglycaemia in infants and children. We are reporting a rare case of diffuse CHI who was also found to have hypopituitarism and several other congenital anomalies. A similar association has not been reported in literature.Case: A female baby was born at 42 weeks gestation with a birth weight of 4.185 kg (1.72SDS). She suffered shoulder dystocia...

hrp0084p3-1240 | Turner | ESPE2015

Patients with Turner’s Syndrome Should Have Ophthalmological Examination before Commencing Recombinant GH Treatment

Alsaffar Hussain , Thomason Eleanor , Blair Joanne , Didi Mohammed

Introduction: Turner’s syndrome (TS) is caused by an abnormality of one of the X chromosomes. Short stature or slow growth is one of the first manifestations of TS and it is recommended that GH therapy should be initiated as soon as it becomes apparent that affected girls are not growing normally to optimise final adult height. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a well-known side effect of GH therapy, and it has also been reported in girls with TS with or witho...

hrp0094p2-100 | Diabetes and insulin | ESPE2021

The knowledge and Confidence in Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) among Iraqi Paediatric Residents: a Cross Sectional Study

Alsaffar Hussain , Al-Jumaili Ali Hasan , Hadi Wasnaa ,

Introduction: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common medical emergency and is the most common cause of death in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus due its complications. Paediatric residents are usually the first line whom managing paediatric emergencies in Iraqi hospitals. They form the backbone of the provided service. It is important to make sure they are practicing at the highest possible standard to ensure patients’ safety. Therefore, it is cruc...