hrp0095p1-211 | Adrenals and HPA Axis | ESPE2022

Effect of maternal steroid medication prescribed during pregnancy on neonatal adrenal function

Ahmed Aneeq , Hattangadi Ibani , Gopalakrishna Nagapratheek , De Silva Shamani , Elder Charlotte , Ferguson Elspeth

Background: There is limited data supporting concerns that systemic corticosteroids, prescribed in pregnancy for maternal health reasons, can suppress the neonatal Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis. Our study aimed to determine if neonates born to mothers on long-term or high dose steroids are at risk of adrenal suppression.Methodology: Neonates who underwent assessment of adrenal function over a seven-year perio...

hrp0086p1-p753 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology P1 | ESPE2016

The Intra- and Inter-User Reliability of Testicular Volume Estimation – A Simulation Study

De Silva Shamani , Akbarian-Tefaghi Ladan , Langley Joseph , Stanton Andrew , Wright Neil P , Elder Charlotte J

Background: Measuring testicular volume (TV) by orchidometer is a standard method of pubertal staging in boys. A paucity of evidence exists as to its inter and intra-user reliability and the impact of cliniciansÂ’ gender, training and experience on the accuracy of measurements.Objective and hypotheses: We engineered prosthetic models of different size testes to investigate the reliability of TV estimation.Method: The study was ...