As part of IMA Kochi's academic initiative, a summary of the monthly CME of Cochin IMA conducted at IMA House, Kochi on 29/01/2020 is being published. This CME was done by the Central Kerala Endocrine Society and covered 3 endocrine topics of great relevance to every day clinical practice. Chairperson: Dr Mini Pillai. Please click on the image to view the summary.
As part of IMA Kochi's academic initiative, a summary of the monthly CME of Cochin IMA conducted at IMA House, Kochi on 29/01/2020 is being published. This CME was done by the Central Kerala Endocrine Society and covered 3 endocrine topics of great relevance to every day clinical practice. Please click on the image to view the summary.
A 60 year old male presented with the third episode of symptomatic hyponatremia within a span of 10 months. Prior to the first episode , he had been on hydrochlorothiazide - losartan combination for hypertension and this was subsequently changed to Telmisartan-Cilnidipin combination. TSH was 1.09. During the current episode, TSH was 1.48 and T4 was 4.03(low) suggestive of secondary hypothyroidism. An MR imaging showed a pituitary macroadenoma with suprasellar and bilateral parasellar extension.
As part of Cochin IMA’s academic initiative, the summary of CME programs will be published on JCP-IMA. As the abstract exceeds 600 characters, it is being published as an image. This abstract is from Weight Loss CME by Aster Medicity 24.11.19.
We were taught that a patient with Graves’ disease is protected against thyroid cancer. Is it time to question this premise?. A recent study from Greece looked at patients who were operated for Graves’ Disease ( thyroidectomy is more preferred in this country as treatment for Graves’). It was found that the chance of harbouring a malignancy was much higher in those with Graves’ with a thyroid nodule or nodules ( which was picked on ultrasound done routinely prior to surgery).
22 year old graduate, noticed stretch marks over her abdomen few months before presentation but was otherwise totally asymptomatic. Over the next few months, she noticed 2 kg weight gain. BP and blood glucose were normal. She had no Cushingoid features but had hyperpigmentation of knuckles. A dexamethasone suppression test was borderline abnormal. Further tests confirmed mild cortisol excess and a pituitary microadenoma on MRI. Although we initially thought a wait and watch approach is better, she continued to gain weight and was keen to undergo TNTS. Postoperatively she is in remission.
A 28 year old woman presented with recurrent vomiting of several years duration. There were no other gastrointestinal symptoms. She had no neurological symptoms. There were no allergies. Her blood tests showed a TSH of 75 and a low T4 of 2.98. She was started on Thyroxine.