Paediatric Endocrinology

01 June 2017
medwireNews: Researchers have found that compounded hydrocortisone capsules used to treat congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and other causes of adrenal insufficiency in children contain inconsistent amounts of the hormone, highlighting the need for licensed paediatric formulations. Oliver Blankenstein (Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin,... Read More
01 June 2017
medwireNews: Levels of thyroid hormones, specifically free tri-iodothyronine (FT3), change markedly during childhood, data from a large prospective study show. The findings emerge from an analysis of children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children – 4442 with thyroid function tests at age 7 years and 1263 with tests at age 15... 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: 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
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
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