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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
01 March 2017
medwireNews: The Endocrine Society has released updated clinical guidelines for the diagnostic assessment, prevention and management of obesity in children. The society considered this update a priority; it notes in the report that around 17% of US children and adolescents are obese, and that if these 12.7 million children become obese adults... Read More
01 March 2017
medwireNews: Age, disease severity and socioeconomic status may affect the likelihood of children being hospitalised after their initial diagnosis of salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), say researchers. Ming Yang and Perrin White, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, USA, reviewed the records of... Read More
01 March 2017
medwireNews: The long-acting TransCon growth hormone (GH) has shown comparable efficacy and safety to standard daily somatropin in children with GH deficiency (GHD) in a phase II trial. TransCon GH consists of GH transiently bound to methoxypolyethylene glycol by a proprietary linker, allowing the active drug to be released over the course of... Read More