Paediatric Endocrinology

01 February 2018
medwireNews: The benefits of prompt growth hormone (GH) treatment are apparent even in patients diagnosed as deficient at a very young age, a study suggests. The researchers also found that treatment response differed according to whether the patients had multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD) or isolated GH deficiency (IGHD). And they... Read More
01 February 2018
medwireNews: Treating patients with congenital hypothyroidism with a high dose of levothyroxine (LT4) from infancy does not compromise their IQ in young adulthood, report researchers. The 76 patients (68% female) in the study had received an average LT4 dose of 13.5 µg/kg per day (ranging from 4.4 to 20.8 µg/kg per day), starting at a median... Read More
01 February 2018
medwireNews: Children with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are more likely to achieve remission than those who have Graves’ disease, a long-term study shows. Among 66 patients with thyrotoxicosis, 10 of 13 diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis achieved remission, compared with just 10 of 53 with Graves’ disease, report Malcolm Donaldson (Royal... Read More
02 January 2018
medwireNews: The risk of having a repeat episode of severe hypoglycaemia is elevated for at least 4 years after a previous episode in children with type 1 diabetes, although the risk is highest during the first year, researchers report. During the first year after an episode of severe hypoglycaemia (requiring another person’s assistance), the... Read More
02 January 2018
medwireNews: The parental heights of girls with Turner syndrome are infrequently measured, despite their importance in diagnosis and setting growth targets, say researchers. Among 172 girls diagnosed with Turner syndrome at a single clinic, only 94 had measured heights for both parents. The 92 of these with records of their own heights had an... Read More
30 November 2017
medwireNews: Using the Worldwide Pediatric Consensus (PedC) criteria reduces the proportion of adolescent girls diagnosed with polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM) but does not identify those with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), say researchers. The PedC criteria advise a diagnosis of PCOM in adolescents when ovarian volume is larger than... Read More