Paediatric Endocrinology

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
01 May 2018
medwireNews: Receiving a Turner syndrome diagnosis after the age of 12 years increases the risk of patients later developing depression and substance use problems, and may also affect their competence, research suggests. This underscores the importance of paediatricians karyotyping girls with “unexplained short stature, amenorrhea, pubertal... Read More
01 May 2018
medwireNews: A trial of flash glucose monitoring shows that the technology is easy and convenient to use but may not be sufficiently accurate to be relied upon in children with congenital hyperinsulinism. Researchers tested the FreeStyle Libre (FSL; Abbot Diabetes Care, Alameda, California, USA) system, which extrapolates blood glucose levels... Read More