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30 October 2017
medwireNews: Factors including age, thyroid hormone levels and weight loss prior to diagnosis influence whether children gain weight after being treated for Graves’ disease, study results show. Perrin White (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA) and co-researchers found that 222 paediatric patients with Graves’ disease... Read More
30 October 2017
medwireNews: Higher doses of vitamin D3 than currently recommended may be needed to achieve vitamin D sufficiency in schoolchildren living at northern latitudes, show the results of a randomised trial. However, the researchers stress that all three supplemental doses used – 600, 1000 or 2000 IU/day for 6 months – prevented severe vitamin D... Read More
30 October 2017
medwireNews: Factors including age at initiation of growth hormone (GH) therapy and severity of inflammation during treatment determine whether children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) will achieve a favourable growth outcome, study results show. The researchers stress that “clinical monitoring of growth remains crucial”, because the... Read More
29 September 2017
medwireNews: Growth hormone (GH) treatment of children with Silver-Russell Syndrome (SRS)) is associated with early adrenarche, but this does not compromise their growth response, report researchers. The 34 boys and 28 girls in the study reached adrenarche (dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate [DHEAS] level >500 ng/mL) at a median age of 9.2 and... Read More
29 September 2017
medwireNews: The Endocrine Society has published an update to its 2009 guidelines for the treatment of people with gender dysphoria, including recommendations for the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents. The previous guidelines referred to the treatment of “transsexual persons”; the term has now changed to people with “gender... Read More
29 September 2017
medwireNews: A study confirms the presence of impaired cardiac performance, body composition and cardiopulmonary function in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), all of which are reversed by GH replacement. Mariacarolina Salerno (Federico II University, Naples, Italy) and colleagues studied 17 boys and four girls with untreated GHD,... Read More