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01 June 2017
medwireNews: Researchers have found that compounded hydrocortisone capsules used to treat congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and other causes of adrenal insufficiency in children contain inconsistent amounts of the hormone, highlighting the need for licensed paediatric formulations. Oliver Blankenstein (Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin,... Read More
01 June 2017
medwireNews: Levels of thyroid hormones, specifically free tri-iodothyronine (FT3), change markedly during childhood, data from a large prospective study show. The findings emerge from an analysis of children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children – 4442 with thyroid function tests at age 7 years and 1263 with tests at age 15... Read More
01 June 2017
medwireNews: A substantial proportion of children with isolated growth hormone deficiency (IGHD) have a normal result when retested just 1 year later, report researchers. By contrast, all the 95 patients in their study who had multiple pituitary hormone deficiency still had a subnormal GH stimulation response when retested after 1 year of GH... Read More
28 April 2017
medwireNews: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may be a more effective intervention than non-directive, supportive counselling for adolescents with type 1 diabetes who struggle with glycaemic control, a randomised control trial shows. The researchers found that glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels remained stable in patients given CBT,... Read More
28 April 2017
medwireNews: Metabolic changes in transgender adolescents receiving cross-sex hormone therapy are consistent with those previously reported in adults and support the short-term safety of the treatment, say researchers. Jason Jarin (University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, USA) and study co-authors assessed data from 116 adolescents who... Read More
28 April 2017
medwireNews: Researchers have calculated the optimal times to take blood samples for measuring insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 levels in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) receiving the long-acting growth hormone MOD-4023. Peak IGF-1 is best determined on day 2 after MOD-4023 dosing, but mean IGF-1 is better determined on day 4,... Read More