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Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica

Posted by Akheel Syed on 24 March, 2017

Treatment with pregabalin did not significantly reduce the intensity of leg pain associated with sciatica and did not significantly improve other outcomes, as compared with placebo, over the course of 8 weeks. The incidence of adverse events was significantly higher in the pregabalin group than in the placebo group.

N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1111-1120

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Manchester University SCE in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course 24–25 March 2017

Posted by Guest Author on 15 February, 2017

Manchester University Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course

When: 24th – 25th of March 2017

Where: Seminar Room A & B, 5th floor, St Marys Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, M13 9WL

Provisional Agenda

Friday 24th  March

08.30-09.00 Registration, tea/coffee

09.00-09.20 Why endocrinology SCE exam, how to prepare for it. Dr Naveed Younis
09:20-10.20 Diabetic foot, type 1 diabetes, diabetes neuropathy (relevant national and NICE  Guidelines). Professor Satyan Raj Bhandari
10.20-11.20 General Endocrinology.  Professor Stephen Shalet
11.20-11.40 Coffee break

11.40-12.40 Pituitary, Growth hormone, ectopic hormones, general endocrinology. Professor Stephen Shalet
12.40-13.20 Lunch

13.20-14.30 Diabetes Microvascular complications (renal and eye), screening and management, legal issues, Diabetes and driving, miscellaneous and guidelines. Dr Naveed Younis
14.30-15.30
15.30-115.50 Coffee break

15.50-16.50 Andrology and gonads, related rare conditions and syndromes, erectile dysfunction, PCOS, Hormone replacement. Dr U Srinivas-Shankar
16.50-17.50 Adrenal, endocrine investigations and dynamic tests. Dr Kelly Cheer
17.50-18.00 End of day 1

Saturday 25th  March

09.00-10.00 Lipoprotein disorders, cardiovascular risk management, severe insulin resistance, lipid guidelines, monogenic diabetes, monogenic diabetes and lipodystrophy. Dr Handrean Soran
10.00-11.00 Diabetic emergencies, in-patient diabetes, National diabetes Guidelines, Diabetes and Endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Dr Rahul Yadav
11.00-11.20 Coffee break

11.20-12.20 Parathyroid, Vitamin D, bone disorders, calcium and electrolytes, miscellaneous Endocrinology and lessons from previous exams. Dr Handrean Soran
12.20-13.20 Diagnosis, general diabetes management, insulin therapy, pumps, DAFNE, DESMOND, pre-diabetes, data interpretation and relevant guidelines. Dr Naveed Younis
13.20-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 National and international endocrine guidelines, endocrine consequences of cancer, MEN. Dr Salman Razvi
15.00-16.00 Obesity, disorders of appetite & weight, bariatric surgery, related guidelines, weight and diabetes treatment. Dr Akheel Syed
16.00-16.20 Coffee break

16.20-17.20 Thyroid, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid Nodules general endocrinology and relevant guidelines. Dr Salman Razvi
17.20-18.20 Mock exam 50 Questions. Dr. Mo Alhelfi, Dr Handrean Soran, Dr.Naveed Younis
18.20-18.30 End of day 2

Organisers:

Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust;
Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, University Hospital South Manchester Foundation Trust
Co-ordinator: Dr. Moayed Alhelfi (ST7 Diabetes &Endo/NMGH)

Who should attend?

SpRs in Diabetes and Endocrinology, CMTs who plan a carer in this speciality, chemical pathology and metabolic medicine trainees, any other trainee or HCP who is planning to take the SCE exam or to improve his/her knowledge in diabetes and endocrinology. Primary care physicians/trainees and over sea doctors are welcome.

How to reserve your place:

1-Fill the registration form enclosed then  email it to  Dr M Alhelfi

2-Payment £75.00: by cheque (for details see the registration form below). The registration fee covers catering but does not cover accommodation or travel. Delegates should arrange their own accommodation and travel.

Registration Form

To register for this course:

1.Email this registration form to Dr M Alhelfi

2.Payment £75.00 (cheque payable  to Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- Lipid Disease Fund 9172

To be posted to :

Debra Eccles, Secretary to Dr Handrean Soran, Department of Medicine, 5th Floor, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL.

Name:
Address for correspondence
E-mail
Telephone
Work address
When do you plan to take the exam?
Job title (GP, ST, SHO…) if speciality trainee, please state which Deanery?
Dietary requirement
How did you hear about this course?       E-mail | YDF | Deanery | Other
I have enclosed a cheque for £75.00 payable  to Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- Lipid Research Fund 9172
Notes1-Please write your name on the back of the cheque.

2-Registration does not include accommodation.

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Screening for GDM after bariatric surgery

Posted by Guest Author on 9 February, 2017

Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: screening for gestational diabetes

Adam Safwaan, Ammori Basil, Soran HandreanSyed Akheel A. Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: screening for gestational diabetes

Safer alternatives are needed to traditional oral glucose tolerance test

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SCE D&E Revision Weekend: 25-26 Feb 2017

Posted by Guest Author on 23 January, 2017

Specialty Certificate Examination in Diabetes & Endocrinology Revision Weekend

Dates: 25-26 February 2017

Venue: Hilton Manchester Airport Hotel, Hale Barns, Manchester

Programme

Day 1: 25th February 2017
08:30 – 08:55 Coffee and registration
08:55 – 09:00 Introduction Dr M Banerjee
09:00 – 10:00 Session D1 Diabetes – General: Professor S Rajbhandari
10:00 – 11:00 Session E1 Pituitary, MEN & miscellaneous endocrinopathies: Dr D Cuthbertson
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee  
11:15 – 12:15 Session E2 Adrenal disorders & Pregnancy with Endocrine disorders: Dr B Issa
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 – 14:00 Session M1 Calcium & bone metabolism: Dr A Basu
14:00 – 15:00 Session E3 Paediatric & Transitional Endocrinology: Dr Helena Gleeson
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee  
15:15 – 16:15 Session E4 Thyroid cancers and nodules: Dr A Mukherjee
16:15 – 17:15 Session E5 Thyroid disorders (except thyroid cancers): Dr C Higham
17:15 – 18:15 Session E6 Pituitary disorders: Dr C Higham
18:15 – 18:30 Close
Day 2: 26th February 2016
08:00 – 08:15 Coffee and registration
08:15 – 09:15 Session E7 Reproductive endocrinology: Dr J T Krishnamurthy
09:15 – 10:15 Session D2 Diabetes – complications: Dr N Younis
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee  
10:30 – 11:30 Session D3 Diabetes – special circumstances: Dr M Banerjee
11:30 – 12:30 Session M2 Electrolyte disorders: Dr P Praveen
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch  
13:15 – 14:15 Session M3 Lipid metabolism & cardiovascular risk: Dr H Bharaj
14:15 – 15:15 Session M4 Obesity: Dr A Syed
15:15 – 16:45 Session T1 Mock exam (90 minutes – 60 questions)
16:45 – 17:30 Session T2 Coffee + Discussion of Mock exam questions: Dr M Banerjee
17:30 Close Feedback and Conclusion

Organiser: Dr. Moulinath Banerjee, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust | Email

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Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer

Posted by Akheel Syed on 21 January, 2017

BMJ 2016;355:i631

The increasing incidence (of thyroid cancer) is most likely due to overdiagnosis—the detection of subclinical cancers never destined to cause harm

https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6312

 

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Manchester University Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course: 24-25 Mar 2017

Posted by Louise Hunter on 29 November, 2016

Dates: 24th  and 25th  March 2017

Venue: Seminar Room A, 5th Floor, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, M13 9WL

Organisers:

Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, University Hospital South Manchester Foundation Trust

Co-Organiser: Dr. Moayed Alhelfi (ST7 Diabetes &Endo/NMGH)

This is a two day intensive Endocrine and Diabetes SCE exam course delivered by expert consultants specialised in the field they cover. 14 sessions aiming at covering the curriculum. More than 400 new questions will be discussed. Mock exam will be on day 2 of the course.

Who should attend?

1-    SpRs in Diabetes and Endocrinology,

2-    CMTs who plan a career in this speciality,

3-    Chemical pathology and metabolic medicine trainees,

4-    Any other trainee or HCP who is planning to take the SCE exam or to improve his/her knowledge in diabetes and endocrinology.

5-    Primary care physicians/trainees and overseas doctors are welcome.

 

To reserve your place:

1-   Fill in the registration form then email it to diabendosce2017@gmail.com

2-    Payment £75.00: by cheque (for details see the registration form). The registration fee covers catering but does not cover accommodation or travel. Delegates should arrange their own accommodation and travel.

For any enquires, please contact Dr.Mo Alhelfi (diabendosce2017@gmail.com)

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Vitamin D deficiency – clarity at last or further clouding?

Posted by Akheel Syed on 13 November, 2016

Vitamin D Deficiency — Is There Really a Pandemic? N Engl J Med 2016; 375:1817-1820| DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1608005

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1608005

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Semaglutide and CV Outcomes

Posted by Akheel Syed on 12 November, 2016

Semaglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2016; 375:1834-1844

In patients with type 2 diabetes who were at high cardiovascular risk, the rate of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or nonfatal stroke was significantly lower among patients receiving semaglutide than among those receiving placebo, an outcome that confirmed the noninferiority of semaglutide.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1607141

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SfE Visiting Professor – Prof Martin Reincke, Wednesday 2 November.

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 27 October, 2016

Please find details for Prof Martin Reincke’s visit to Manchester next week during which he will give a lecture followed by an afternoon of clinical cases/topics. It is at the AV Hill Building at the University of Manchester which can be accessed if your car is parked at the Grafton St. Car Park based at Manchester Royal Infirmary (AV Hill is the building with the DNA picture stuck on it when viewed from Upper Brook St.).

sfe-visiting-professor-2016

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Testosterone in the spotlight

Posted by Akheel Syed on 16 October, 2016

A couple of recent articles in The BMJ that cast the spotlight on prescribed and illicit use of testosterone

Testosterone supplementation for “low T” is not supported by evidence, review concludes

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5166 (Published 22 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5166

Anabolic steroid use

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5023 (Published 13 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5023

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