Paediatric Endocrinology

01 March 2017
medwireNews: The Endocrine Society has released updated clinical guidelines for the diagnostic assessment, prevention and management of obesity in children. The society considered this update a priority; it notes in the report that around 17% of US children and adolescents are obese, and that if these 12.7 million children become obese adults... Read More
01 March 2017
medwireNews: Age, disease severity and socioeconomic status may affect the likelihood of children being hospitalised after their initial diagnosis of salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), say researchers. Ming Yang and Perrin White, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, USA, reviewed the records of... Read More
01 March 2017
medwireNews: The long-acting TransCon growth hormone (GH) has shown comparable efficacy and safety to standard daily somatropin in children with GH deficiency (GHD) in a phase II trial. TransCon GH consists of GH transiently bound to methoxypolyethylene glycol by a proprietary linker, allowing the active drug to be released over the course of... Read More
30 January 2017
medwireNews: Bariatric surgery in adolescence results in sustained weight loss and improved cardiovascular risk 5 years or more after the procedure, show two studies published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology However, the majority of patients in both studies developed nutritional deficiencies, with anaemia also common and... Read More
30 January 2017
medwireNews: Tailored management aimed at minimising hypothalamic morbidity has resulted in patients developing fewer hormone deficiencies following surgery for paediatric craniopharyngiomas, research from the UK suggests. For 100 patients treated between 1973 and 2000, the aim was to achieve complete resection where possible. By their last... Read More
23 December 2016
medwireNews: Researchers demonstrate the existence of a low-risk group of paediatric patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, who could potentially be treated with lobectomy rather than total thyroidectomy. The team found that 53.4% of 73 patients studied met the American Thyroid Association (ATA) criteria for low-risk disease,... Read More