Paediatric Endocrinology

31 August 2018
medwireNews: Impaired glucose tolerance in obese youths frequently reverts to normal, although the chances of this happening are strongly influenced by ethnicity, researchers report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. However, reverting to normal glucose tolerance was associated with a significant increase in the oral... Read More
31 August 2018
medwireNews: Very young children with Prader–Willi syndrome continue to accrue mental and motor development benefits during 3 years of treatment with growth hormone (GH), say researchers. Stephany Donze (Dutch Growth Research Foundation, Rotterdam) and colleagues previously found that 1 year of GH treatment improved these outcomes in a... Read More
31 July 2018
medwireNews: The Endocrine Society has released a guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of hypothalamic–pituitary and growth disorders in survivors of childhood cancer. Charles Sklar (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA) and guideline co-authors note that 40–50% of childhood cancer survivors “will develop at least one... Read More
31 July 2018
medwireNews: Patients with Silver–Russell syndrome experience issues with their appearance and with social interactions, as well as with their height, show findings from an interview-based study. Lisa Marie Ballard (University of Southampton, UK) and colleagues interviewed 15 patients with Silver–Russell syndrome – all adults at the time –... Read More
01 June 2018
medwireNews: The Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) Pediatric Medication Study investigators have found that increased insulin resistance and hyperresponsive beta cells may explain the rapid progression of type 2 diabetes in children. However, early intervention with insulin did not preserve beta cell function in children with prediabetes or... Read More
01 June 2018
medwireNews: The mortality rate in children with screen-detected congenital central hypothyroidism (CH-C) is elevated, but as the result of comorbidities rather than the condition itself, study findings show. Researchers led by Nitash Zwaveling-Soonawala (Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) followed up 138 patients with CH-C... Read More