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01 March 2018
medwireNews: Researchers suggest that obesity could be a factor triggering some girls with premature thelarche to develop precocious or rapidly progressive puberty. The team found that the majority of patients in their study who progressed were older than 2 years of age when their symptoms first appeared, and that these patients had a... Read More
01 March 2018
medwireNews: Hypoglycaemia is a relatively frequent and serious finding in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) during an adrenal crisis, and can be fatal, say Japanese researchers. The team reports that hypoglycaemia was present in 29% of 53 CAH patients who had an adrenal crisis. These patients were among 378 identified in a... Read More
01 March 2018
medwireNews: A study reports the characteristics of a series of patients with heterozygous mutations in the gene encoding aggrecan (ACAN). Fourteen of the 16 reported cases had short stature, with a median height standard deviation score (SDS) of –2.9, and mild skeletal dysplasia, and the other two cases had spondyloepiphyseal... Read More
01 February 2018
medwireNews: Treating patients with congenital hypothyroidism with a high dose of levothyroxine (LT4) from infancy does not compromise their IQ in young adulthood, report researchers. The 76 patients (68% female) in the study had received an average LT4 dose of 13.5 µg/kg per day (ranging from 4.4 to 20.8 µg/kg per day), starting at a median... Read More
01 February 2018
medwireNews: Children with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are more likely to achieve remission than those who have Graves’ disease, a long-term study shows. Among 66 patients with thyrotoxicosis, 10 of 13 diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis achieved remission, compared with just 10 of 53 with Graves’ disease, report Malcolm Donaldson (Royal... Read More
01 February 2018
medwireNews: The benefits of prompt growth hormone (GH) treatment are apparent even in patients diagnosed as deficient at a very young age, a study suggests. The researchers also found that treatment response differed according to whether the patients had multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD) or isolated GH deficiency (IGHD). And they... Read More