The enormous number of weekly and monthly original articles and reviews reporting progress in paediatric endocrinology makes it impossible for the clinician or scientist to capture all key developments in this broad specialty.

Springer Healthcare’s medical news bureau, medwireNews, has responded to this challenge by selecting a number of key publications, approximately three per month, which will be summarised and posted here on medwireNews Focus - Paediatric Endocrinology. The chosen publications will cover a wide range of topics, from growth to diabetes, thyroid, pituitary and adrenal disease and obesity. Most will have implications for clinical management.

Also, look out for topical reviews, the views of practising paediatric endocrinologists from around the world, and more to come.

We hope that this initiative continues to provide a useful resource of help to both clinicians and scientists in their daily practice and research.


Martin Savage

Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology,
Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, UK