hrp0086p2-p59 | Adrenal P2 | ESPE2016

Hospitalisation in Children with Adrenal Insufficiency and Hypopituitarism: Is there a Differential Burden Between Boys and Girls and Between Age Groups?

Rushworth R. Louise , Chrisp Georgina , Falhammar Henrik , Torpy David

Background: There is a paucity of information on the utilisation of hospital services by children and adolescents with adrenal insufficiency (AI) and hypopituitarism.Objective and hypotheses: To determine the number of episodes of hospitalisation in children with adrenal insufficiency (AI) and hypopituitarism in Australia, and to analyse trends in these admissions.Method: An analysis of all admissions to Australian hospitals in pat...

hrp0092p1-299 | Adrenals and HPA Axis (2) | ESPE2019

Medical Identification Jewellery Use in Children and Young Adults with Adrenal Insufficiency

Chrisp Georgina , Falhammar Henrik , Quartararo Maria , Torpy David , Rushworth R. Louise

Background: Adrenal insufficiency (AI) is a rare disorder in the paediatric population. Patients are at risk of an adrenal crisis (AC), which comprises hypotension, acute abdominal symptoms, reduced consciousness, hypoglycaemia, hyperkalaemia and hyponatremia. Immediate administration of parenteral hydrocortisone is essential to prevent AC progression but delays may occur when health attendants are unaware of the underlying AI diagnosis. Medical jewellery is a...

hrp0086lbp12 | (1) | ESPE2016

An Analysis of Symptoms and Signs of Adrenal Insufficiency in Children with CAH Admitted to Hospital in Australia

Chrisp Georgina , Maguire Ann , Quartararo Maria , Falhammar Henrik , Hameed Shihab , King Bruce , Munns Craig , Torpy David , Rushworth R. Louise

Background: An adrenal crisis (AC) is a life-threatening complication of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Despite modern therapies, children with CAH still present with symptomatic adrenal insufficiency (AI) and AC.Objective and hypotheses: The aim of the study was to determine the spectrum of symptoms and signs of AI in children with diagnosed CAH who were admitted to hospital for an acute illness, as well as to evaluate the use of stress dosing an...