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Associate Professor Penny Hunt

PositionAssociate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (UOC)
QualificationsMB ChB(Otago) MD(Otago) FRACP
Research summaryThyroid disease

Research

Dr Hunt is a consultant endocrinologist. Her research interests include:
  • Genetic susceptibility to autoimmune thyroid disease in New Zealand

Publications

Goh, Z., Phillips, I., Hunt, P. J., Soule, S., & Cawood, T. J. (2019). Three-year follow up of adrenal incidentalomas in a New Zealand centre. Internal Medicine Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/imj.14332

Gilmour, L. S., Hunt, P. J., MacKenzie, K. E., & de Bock, M. (2019). DICER1 and associated conditions: Identification of at-risk individuals and recommended surveillance strategies-letter. Clinical Cancer Research, 25(5), 1688. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.Ccr-18-2897

Goh, Z., Phillips, I., Hunt, P. J., Soule, S., & Cawood, T. J. (2018). Characteristics of adrenal incidentalomas in a New Zealand centre. Internal Medicine Journal, 48(2), 173-178. doi: 10.1111/imj.13651

Holdaway, I. M., Hunt, P., Manning, P., Cutfield, W., Gamble, G., Ninow, N., … Metcalfe, S. (2015). Three-year experience with access to nationally funded growth hormone (GH) replacement for GH-deficient adults. Clinical Endocrinology, 83(1), 85-90. doi: 10.1111/cen.12691

Inder, W. J., Meyer, C., & Hunt, P. J. (2015). Management of hypertension and heart failure in patients with Addison's disease. Clinical Endocrinology, 82(6), 789-792. doi: 10.1111/cen.12592

Journal - Research Article

Goh, Z., Phillips, I., Hunt, P. J., Soule, S., & Cawood, T. J. (2019). Three-year follow up of adrenal incidentalomas in a New Zealand centre. Internal Medicine Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/imj.14332

Goh, Z., Phillips, I., Hunt, P. J., Soule, S., & Cawood, T. J. (2018). Characteristics of adrenal incidentalomas in a New Zealand centre. Internal Medicine Journal, 48(2), 173-178. doi: 10.1111/imj.13651

Holdaway, I. M., Hunt, P., Manning, P., Cutfield, W., Gamble, G., Ninow, N., … Metcalfe, S. (2015). Three-year experience with access to nationally funded growth hormone (GH) replacement for GH-deficient adults. Clinical Endocrinology, 83(1), 85-90. doi: 10.1111/cen.12691

Hamilton, A., Newby, P. R., Carr-Smith, J. D., Disanto, G., Allahabadia, A., Armitage, M., … Hunt, P. J., … Simmonds, M. J. (2014). Impact of month of birth on the development of autoimmune thyroid disease in the United Kingdom and Europe. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 99(8), E1459-E1465. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-1270

Ellis, E., Chin, P. K. L., Hunt, P. J., Lunt, H., Lewis, J. G., & Soule, S. G. (2012). Is late-night salivary cortisol a better screening test for possible cortisol excess than standard screening tests in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes? New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1353). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Schouten, B. J., Prickett, T. C., Hunt, P. J., Richards, A. M., Geffner, M. E., Olney, R. C., & Espiner, E. A. (2012). C-type natriuretic peptide forms in adult hyperthyroidism: Correlation with thyroid hormones and markers of bone turnover. Clinical Endocrinology, 76(6), 790-796. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04295.x

Bolland, M. J., Holdaway, I. M., Berkeley, J. E., Lim, S., Dransfield, W. J., Conaglen, J. V., … Hunt, P. J., & Toomath, R. J. (2011). Mortality and morbidity in Cushing’s syndrome in New Zealand. Clinical Endocrinology, 75(4), 436-442. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04124.x

Brownlie, B. E. W., Hunt, P. J., & Turner, J. G. (2010). Juvenile thyrotoxicosis: A South Island, New Zealand experience with long-term outcome. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1313). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1313/4084/content.pdf

Schouten, B. J., Doogue, M. P., Soule, S. G., & Hunt, P. J. (2009). Iron polymaltose-induced FGF23 elevation complicated by hypophosphataemic osteomalacia. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 46(2), 167-169. doi: 10.1258/acb.2008.008151

Elmslie, J. L., Porter, R. J., Joyce, P. R., Hunt, P. J., Shand, B. I., & Scott, R. S. (2009). Comparison of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and adiponectin in overweight bipolar patients taking sodium valproate and controls. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(1), 53-60. doi: 10.1080/00048670802534341

Schouten, B. J., Hunt, P. J., Livesey, J. H., Frampton, C. M., & Soule, S. G. (2009). FGF23 elevation and hypophosphataemia after intravenous iron polymaltose: A prospective study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 94, 2332-2337. doi: 10.1210/jc.2008-2396

Cawood, T. J., Hunt, P. J., O'Shea, D., Cole, D., & Soule, S. (2009). Recommended evaluation of adrenal incidentalomas is costly, has high false-positive rates and confers a risk of fatal cancer that is similar to the risk of the adrenal lesion becoming malignant: Time for a rethink? European Journal of Endocrinology, 161(4), 513-527. doi: 10.1530/EJE-09-0234

Soule, S., Florkowski, C., Potter, H., Pattison, D., Swan, M., Hunt, P., & George, P. (2008). Intermittent severe, symptomatic hyponatraemia due to the nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 45(5), 520-523. doi: 10.1258/acb.2007.007211

Gurnell, E. M., Hunt, P. J., Curran, S. E., Conway, C. L., Pullenayegum, E. M., Huppert, F. A., … Chatterjee, V. K. K. (2008). Long-term DHEA replacement in primary adrenal insufficiency: A randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 93(2), 400-409. doi: 10.1210/jc.2007-1134

Elmslie, J. L., Porter, R. J., Joyce, P. R., Hunt, P. J., & Mann, J. I. (2006). Carnitine does not improve weight loss outcomes in valproate-treated bipolar patients consuming an energy-restricted, low-fat diet. Bipolar Disorders, 8, 503-507.

Taylor, J. C., Gough, S. C., Hunt, P. J., Brix, T. H., Chatterjee, K., Connell, J. M., … Weetman, A. P. (2006). A genome-wide screen in 1119 relative pairs with autoimmune thyroid disease. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 91(2), 646-653.

Soule, S., Pemberton, C., Hunt, P., Cole, D., Raudsepp, S., & Inder, W. (2005). Prandial regulation of ghrelin secretion in humans: Does glucagon contribute to the preprandial increase in circulating ghrelin? Clinical Endocrinology, 63(4), 412-417. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2005.02357.x

Dechairo, B. M., Zabaneh, D., Collins, J., Brand, O., . . ., Hunt, P. J., & ... (2005). Association of the TSHR gene with Graves' disease: The first disease specific locus. European Journal of Human Genetics, 13(11), 1223-1230.

MacFarlane, M. R., Soule, S., & Hunt, P. J. (2005). Intraosseous lipoma of the body of the sphenoid bone. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 12(1), 105-108.

Hall, R. J., Merriman, M. E., Green, R. A., Markham, V. H., Smyth, D. J., Heward, J. M., … Braithwaite, A., … Darlow, B. A., … Harrison, A. A., Highton, J., Hunt, P. J., Manning, P. J., … Scott, R. S., Taylor, B. J., Willis, J., … Merriman, T. R. (2003). The Deleted in Colorectal Carcinoma (DCC) gene 201 R → G polymorphism: No evidence for genetic association with autoimmune disease. European Journal of Human Genetics, 11, 840-844.

Espiner, E. A., Ross, D., Yandle, T. G., Richards, A. M., & Hunt, P. J. (2003). Predicting surgically remedial primary aldosteronism: Role of adrenal scanning, posture testing, and adrenal vein sampling. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 88(8), 3637-3644.

Inder, W. J., & Hunt, P. J. (2002). Glucocorticoid replacement in pituitary surgery: Guidelines for perioperative assessment and management. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 87(6), 2745-2750.

Hunt, P. J., Marshall, S. E., Weetman, A. P., Bunce, M., Bell, J. I., Wass, J. A., & Welsh, K. (2001). Histocompatibility leucocyte antigens and closely linked immunomodulatory genes in autoimmune thyroid disease. Clinical Endocrinology, 55, 491-499.

Hunt, P. J., Gurnell, E. M., Huppert, F. A., Richard, C., Prevost, A. T., Wass, J. A., … Chatterjee, V. K. K. (2000). Improvement in mood and fatigue after dehydroepiandrosterone replacement in Addison's disease in a randomized, double blind trial. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 85(12), 4650-4656.

Hunt, P. J., Marshall, S. E., Weetman, A. P., Bell, J. I., Wass, J. A., & Welsh, K. I. (2000). Cytokine gene polymorphisms in autoimmune thyroid disease. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 85, 1984-1988.

Snowdon, J. A., Hill, G. R., Hunt, P. J., Carnoutsos, S. A., Spearing, R. L., Espiner, E. A., & Hart, D. (2000). Assessment of cardiotoxicity during haemopoietic stem cell transplantation with plasma brain natriuretic peptide. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 26(3), 309-313.

Weetman, A. P., & Hunt, P. J. (1999). The immunogenetics of thyroid-associated orbitopathy. Experimental Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes, 107(Suppl 5), S149-S151.

Hunt, P. J., Espiner, E. A., Nicholls, M. G., Richards, A. M., & Yandle, T. G. (1997). The role of the circulation in processing pro-brain natriuretic peptide (Pro BNP) to amino-terminal BNP and BNP-32. Peptides, 18(10), 1475-1481.

Hunt, P. J., Richards, A. M., Nicholls, M. G., Yandle, T. G., Doughty, R. N., & Espiner, E. A. (1997). Immunoreactive amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-ProBNP): a new marker of cardiac impairment. Clinical Endocrinology, 47(3), 287-296.

Lainchbury, J. G., Richards, A. M., Nicholls, M. G., Hunt, P. J., Ikram, H., Espiner, E. A., Yandle, T. G., & Begg, E. (1997). The effects of pathophysiological increments in brain natriuretic peptide in left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Hypertension, 30, 398-404. doi: 10.1161/01.HYP.30.3.398

Hunt, P. J., Espiner, E. A., Nicholls, M. G., Richards, A. M., & Yandle, T. G. (1996). Differing biological effects of equimolar atrial and brain natriuretic peptide infusions in normal man. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 81(11), 3871-3876.

Hunt, P. J., Espiner, E. A., Richards, A. M., Yandle, T. G., Frampton, C. M., & Nicholls, M. G. (1995). Interactions of atrial and brain natriuretic peptides at pathophysiological levels in normal men. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology, 269, 1397-1403.

Hunt, P. J., Yandle, T. G., Richards, A. M., Espiner, E. A., & Nicholls, M. G. (1995). The amino-terminal portion of pro-brain natriuretic peptide (Pro-BNP) circulates in human plasma. Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications, 214, 1175-1183.

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Journal - Research Other

Gilmour, L. S., Hunt, P. J., MacKenzie, K. E., & de Bock, M. (2019). DICER1 and associated conditions: Identification of at-risk individuals and recommended surveillance strategies-letter. Clinical Cancer Research, 25(5), 1688. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.Ccr-18-2897

Inder, W. J., Meyer, C., & Hunt, P. J. (2015). Management of hypertension and heart failure in patients with Addison's disease. Clinical Endocrinology, 82(6), 789-792. doi: 10.1111/cen.12592

Yong, K. W., Soule, S., & Hunt, P. (2014). Endocrine encephalopathy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1394). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Upton, T. J., Hunt, P. J., & Doogue, M. P. (2014). Hyponatraemic seizure following arginine vasopressin for von Willebrand disease: Pernicious, predictable and preventable. Internal Medicine Journal, 44(5), 521-522. doi: 10.1111/imj.12404

Wheeler, B., George, P. M., MacKenzie, K., Hunt, P., Potter, H. C., & Florkowski, C. M. (2008). Three cases of congenital adrenal hypoplasia with novel mutations in the (NROB1) DAX-1 gene [Case report]. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 45(6), 606-609. doi: 10.1258/acb.2008.008038

Doogue, M., Soule, S., & Hunt, P. (2007). Another cause of 'pseudophaeochromocytoma': Quetiapine associated with a false positive normetanephrine result. Clinical Endocrinology, 67, 472-476.

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