Hydrocortisone granules provide a straightforward and accurate means of treating infants and young children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, with the largest issue being weaning them off sweetened pharmacy-compounded powder, research shows.
Following the publication of the long-term mortality findings of the SAGhE consortium, we discuss the safety profile of growth hormone with consortium member Stefano Cianfarani.
Primary ovarian insufficiency affects the majority of girls with autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy, in most cases occurring before they have attained their final adult height, show data from a national cohort.
Three-week-old baby referred to the paediatric endocrine clinic from a general paediatrician with ambiguous genitalia, accompanied by very anxious and upset parents.
Giving hydrocortisone four times daily at a time-varying dose may be the best approach for children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, say the authors of a pharmaco (P)-kinetic and P-dynamic modelling study.
Factors including age at diagnosis and the specific disease influence the likelihood of children with chronic endocrine conditions being lost to follow-up, show French study findings.
Childhood cancer survivors and endocrinopathies – the need for oncologist and endocrinologist collaboration
Dr Sogol Mostoufi focuses on the treatment-related endocrine side effects commonly experienced by childhood cancer survivors, and the need for screening, life-long follow-up and treatment in this high-risk population.
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action DSDnet group have published recommendations for standardised data collection during clinical follow-up of patients with differences of sexual development.
Plasma concentrations of the adrenal-derived 11-oxygenated-C19 androgen 11-ketotestosterone strongly correlate with salivary levels in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, UK researchers report.
The risk of a false–positive result on a low-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test can be reduced in children by measuring cortisol levels at three consecutive time points instead of just one, researchers say.