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01 May 2018
medwireNews: Using an insulin pump to provide subcutaneous parathyroid hormone (PTH) is an option for children with hypoparathyroidism and intestinal malabsorption, report researchers. As described in Hormone Research in Paediatrics, Vrinda Saraff and colleagues tested the approach in four children with hypoparathyroidism who received... Read More
01 May 2018
medwireNews: Analysis of data from the NordiNet® International Outcome Study highlights continued delays in treating children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) and the use of suboptimal doses in patients with Turner syndrome (TS). Researchers led by Michel Polak (Hôpital Universitaire Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France), assessed data... Read More
01 May 2018
medwireNews: Children younger than 12 years should be carefully monitored after undergoing surgery for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) because of a high risk of residual or recurrent disease, study results indicate. Researchers retrospectively assessed the outcomes of 62 patients with DTC, of whom 22 were younger than 12 years at... Read More
01 April 2018
medwireNews: Surgical treatment of severely obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes is associated with better glycaemic control and a greater reduction in BMI than medical management, US researchers report. Bariatric surgery also resulted in reduced cardiovascular risk markers and improved kidney function whereas treatment with metformin alone... Read More
01 April 2018
medwireNews: Cyproheptadine hydrochloride may have beneficial effects on growth that are unrelated to its influence on appetite in children with growth hormone (GH) insensitivity syndrome, report researchers. Maryam Razzaghy-Azar (Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran) and co-workers tested the medication in 15 such patients, following... Read More
01 April 2018
medwireNews: The research to date suggests that hormonal treatments achieve the intended physical results in transgender adolescents, but the evidence quality is low and psychosocial issues are barely addressed, say the authors of a systematic review. Denise Chew (University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) and co-workers identified a total... Read More