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01 November 2018
medwireNews: The Endocrine Society has released updated guidelines for the management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency. The guidelines, which are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, contain several changes from the preceding version, published in... Read More
01 November 2018
medwireNews: Researchers have identified a novel mutation in the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)2 gene that they believe to be responsible for impaired pre- and postnatal growth in one of their patients. This finding “argues for the inclusion of IGF2 in gene panels designed for routine diagnostics of intrauterine growth failure... Read More
01 November 2018
medwireNews: Children who start to gain weight in their preschool years are at the highest risk of being obese in adolescence, shows a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. “The probability that young children who are obese will return to a normal weight in adolescence appears to be less than 20% and decreases further with age... Read More
01 October 2018
medwireNews: Boys who have normal or minor abnormalities of their external genitalia despite a 45,X/46,XY karyotype have complications including reduced fertility, report researchers. “Therefore, it seems essential to identify these patients by considering the systematic evaluation of karyotype in patients referred for growth failure... Read More
30 September 2018
medwireNews: Two reports from the GeNeSIS observational study reveal the latest growth data and confirm that the safety profile of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) “remains favourable”. However, Christopher Child (Eli Lilly and Company, Windlesham, UK) and study co-authors note in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &... Read More
30 September 2018
medwireNews: Skewed inactivation of the X chromosome may underlie a proportion of cases of autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) in girls, research suggests. The study by Preamrudee Poomthavorn (Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand) and team included 83 patients (57 with Graves’ disease and 26 with Hashimoto thyroiditis), who were diagnosed at a... Read More