Plasma concentrations of the adrenal-derived 11-oxygenated-C19 androgen 11-ketotestosterone strongly correlate with salivary levels in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, UK researchers report.
A once-daily regimen of the thyroid hormone analogue Triac normalised serum levels of tri-iodothyronine in a phase II trial of paediatric and adult patients with transporter monocarboxylate transporter 8 deficiency.
Growth hormone deficiency is common among childhood cancer survivors and is associated with the use of hypothalamic-pituitary radiotherapy, alkylating agents and intrathecal chemotherapy, as well as adverse health outcomes, say researchers.
The prevalence of overweight and obesity remains high among European children, say researchers, with “worrisome” rising trends in some countries, despite stabilising rates and downwards trends in other countries.
A Swedish study suggests that, as with girls, puberty has shifted to begin at an earlier age in boys.
Data from two large observational studies show that children treated in the USA receive a higher dose of the commercial growth hormone somatropin and are taller, older, and more likely to be boys than girls relative to those treated in Europe.
Prepubertal children with type 1 diabetes have greater variability in their blood glucose levels than older children, research suggests.
Daily treatment with subcutaneous vosoritide leads to a sustained increase in annualised growth velocity, with generally mild side effects, in children with achondroplasia, show data published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
The latest TODAY2 findings show rapid accumulation of cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes complications following a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes during childhood or adolescence.
The risk of a false–positive result on a low-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test can be reduced in children by measuring cortisol levels at three consecutive time points instead of just one, researchers say.