Researchers have identified pathogenic mutations in the gene encoding the stimulatory G-protein alpha subunit protein in children with severe obesity but few or no clinical signs of pseudohypoparathyroidism.
Children with Cushing’s disease who have a negative magnetic resonance imaging pituitary scan are less likely to achieve remission after surgery than those with a confirmed tumour, say researchers.
An international expert group has published recommendations for the monitoring of bone mineral density in child, adolescent and young adult survivors of cancer.
The human leukocyte antigen polymorphisms that increase the risk of type 1 diabetes are linked to growth and insulin-like growth factor-I levels during infancy, say researchers.
Children with monogenic obesity linked to mutations in the leptin-melanocortin pathway have lower cardiac muscle mass than other obese children, as well as greater tissue storage of sodium, research suggests.
A long-term follow-up study of children with Prader-Willi syndrome has found no evidence to indicate that growth hormone therapy affects the risk or severity of scoliosis in this population.
Researchers find that teenagers with endocrine disorders often have gaps in their knowledge of their condition and how to manage it, making them poorly prepared for transition to adult clinic.
Around 70% of children who survive a brain tumour develop at least one form of endocrine dysfunction, suggests a long-term study of patients attending a hospital in Portugal.
Faster diagnosis and use of individualised treatments for congenital hyperinsulinism has led to major improvements in neurological and endocrine outcomes over time, say Finnish researchers.
A 6 years and 5-month-old girl with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) attends endocrine clinic with her mother. She was first seen by the endocrine team at 18 months old and the referral was made by a geneticist. Mum reports she has been obsessive and extremely challenging with her behaviour around food, and she is concerned about her child’s weight.