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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
31 March 2017
medwireNews: Findings from a large study indicate that 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels during foetal life are not linked to childhood bone health independently of childhood vitamin D exposure. The study is published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, in which commentator Christopher Kovacs (Memorial University of... Read More
31 March 2017
medwireNews: Analysis of the KIGS database confirms the beneficial effects of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on height and weight in children with Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS). Nienke Bakker (Dutch Growth Research Foundation, Rotterdam) and colleagues studied two groups of PWS patients: 522 who received at least 3 years of rhGH... Read More
31 March 2017
medwireNews: Findings from a US population-based study reveal a strikingly high rate of complications among teenagers and young adults who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during childhood or adolescence. The study, which is published in JAMA, shows that the 272 patients with type 2 diabetes had a significantly higher likelihood of... Read More