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02 January 2018
medwireNews: The parental heights of girls with Turner syndrome are infrequently measured, despite their importance in diagnosis and setting growth targets, say researchers. Among 172 girls diagnosed with Turner syndrome at a single clinic, only 94 had measured heights for both parents. The 92 of these with records of their own heights had an... Read More
02 January 2018
medwireNews: Factors including injection exhaustion create barriers to adherence in patients taking growth hormone (GH), but differ between children and adolescents, study findings suggest. When adherence was assessed with the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS), Mania Radfar (Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran) and co-... Read More
02 January 2018
medwireNews: The risk of having a repeat episode of severe hypoglycaemia is elevated for at least 4 years after a previous episode in children with type 1 diabetes, although the risk is highest during the first year, researchers report. During the first year after an episode of severe hypoglycaemia (requiring another person’s assistance), the... Read More
30 November 2017
medwireNews: Heterozygous mutations in the Indian hedgehog gene (IHH) are a potential cause of idiopathic short stature (ISS), say researchers who report that children with these mutations appear to respond well to treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH). The researchers say their work has “extended the known phenotype... Read More
30 November 2017
medwireNews: Findings from a database analysis suggest that salt supplementation may not influence medication doses or height and weight in infants with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). The study, which is published in Hormone Research in Paediatrics, included data from 311 patients (153 female, 205 male) with salt-wasting CAH,... Read More
30 November 2017
medwireNews: Using the Worldwide Pediatric Consensus (PedC) criteria reduces the proportion of adolescent girls diagnosed with polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM) but does not identify those with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), say researchers. The PedC criteria advise a diagnosis of PCOM in adolescents when ovarian volume is larger than... Read More