Paediatric Endocrinology

31 August 2017
medwireNews: Neonatal diabetes could be detected as early as day 5 of life using glucose measurements from dried blood spots, researchers report. “Earlier diagnosis by systematic screening could lead to prompt genetic diagnosis and targeted treatment, thereby avoiding the most severe sequelae of hyperglycaemia in neonates”, say Timothy... Read More
31 August 2017
medwireNews: The Infacort® hydrocortisone preparation of taste-masked granules can be used in children of all ages, including neonates, report researchers. Infacort® (Diurnal Limited, Cardiff, UK) has undergone an as yet unpublished phase III trial in Europe, and the manufacturer submitted it for European marketing authorisation at the end of... Read More
28 July 2017
medwireNews: Updated guidelines for the management of patients with Turner syndrome (TS) have been published, marking the first multi-society recommendations for the condition. The guidelines were developed through meetings initiated by the European Society of Endocrinology and by the Pediatric Endocrine Society in the USA, followed by a... Read More
28 July 2017
medwireNews: Session attendance was only moderate and self-monitoring very poor in youths with type 2 diabetes who participated in the TODAY lifestyle programme, an analysis shows. “Given the salience of program attendance and self-monitoring to lifestyle weight management established in other populations, future research is needed to... Read More
30 June 2017
medwireNews: A randomised controlled trial shows some benefit of metformin treatment in prepubertal children with obesity, but not in pubertal participants. Among the prepubertal children, the 33 who completed 6 months of treatment with metformin 500 mg twice daily had a body mass index (BMI) z score reduction from 3.4 to 2.6, which... Read More
30 June 2017
medwireNews: Sequencing selected genes of patients referred for genetic testing for Silver Russell Syndrome (SRS) can identify those with diagnoses requiring a markedly different management strategy, report researchers. Targeted sequencing allowed Thomas Eggermann (Technical University Aachen, Germany) and study co-authors to make differential... Read More