Growth Hormone

Higher Risk for Meningioma Linked to GH Treatment, Radiotherapy During Childhood

Higher Risk for Meningioma Linked to GH Treatment, Radiotherapy During Childhood

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The risk for meningioma was not significantly higher in patients who did not receive radiotherapy.

Grote Clinical Decision Rule May Be Best for Monitoring Growth in Children

Grote Clinical Decision Rule May Be Best for Monitoring Growth in Children

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Investigators sought to improve growth-monitoring programs by examining existing algorithms and examined the effect of using WHO vs national growth charts on algorithm performance.

Updated Consensus on Management of Acromegaly Includes New Recommendations

Updated Consensus on Management of Acromegaly Includes New Recommendations

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Experts in the management of acromegaly provide new recommendations on the medical management of acromegaly since the last published update in 2014.

Pasireotide Improves IGF-1 in Patients Resistant to Somatostatin Analogs

Pasireotide Improves IGF-1 in Patients Resistant to Somatostatin Analogs

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Monthly pasireotide injections may benefit patients with acromegaly who are resistant to first-generation somatostatin analogs.

Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests for GH Deficiency in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests for GH Deficiency in Childhood Cancer Survivors

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The utility of IGF-I and IGFBP-3 for growth hormone testing in childhood cancer survivors was examined.

Effect of Growth Hormone Treatment on BMD in Adults With Prader-Willi Syndrome

Effect of Growth Hormone Treatment on BMD in Adults With Prader-Willi Syndrome

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Researchers investigated the effects of growth hormone vs placebo, as well as the effects of sex steroid replacement therapy on bone mineral density in growth hormone-treated young adults with Prader-Willi syndrome who had attained adult height.

Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) agonists protect against diabetic retinopathy in animal model

GHRH and GHRH receptor levels are decreased in diabetic rats and humans. Administration of GHRH agonists to diabetic rats reversed signs of diabetic retinopathy.

Pediatric Endocrine Society Provides Guidance for Growth Hormone Use in Pediatric Patients

Pediatric Endocrine Society Provides Guidance for Growth Hormone Use in Pediatric Patients

The guidelines focused on idiopathic short stature, growth hormone deficiency, and primary IGF-I deficiency.

Growth Hormone May Boost Bone Health in Older Women

Growth Hormone May Boost Bone Health in Older Women

However, researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment.

FDA Approves FlexPro PenMate for Norditropin Users

FDA Approves FlexPro PenMate for Norditropin Users

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The FDA has approved the FlexPro PenMate is intended for users of Norditropin, which is indicated for patients with growth hormone-related disorders, who prefer hidden needles during injection.

Doping Doesn't Improve Athletic Performance

Doping Doesn't Improve Athletic Performance

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Use of performance-enhancing substances are not just bad for the image of sport, but they also don't improve athletes' performance.

Ferring to Launch Pediatric Endo Products Zomacton and Zoma-Jet Soon

Ferring to Launch Pediatric Endo Products Zomacton and Zoma-Jet Soon

Ferring announced that the FDA has approved the name changes of its newly acquired products to be marketed as Zomacton (somatropin [rDNA origin]; formerly Tev-Tropin) for injection, and the needle-free delivery system as Zoma-Jet (formerly Tjet).

Genetic Cause of Gigantism Explored

Genetic Cause of Gigantism Explored

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Researchers have discovered a single gene in a region of the X chromosome that may cause excessive growth in children.

Endocrine Society Releases Guidelines for Acromegaly

Endocrine Society Releases Guidelines for Acromegaly

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The Endocrine Society has issued a clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly.

Growth Hormone Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risks

Growth Hormone Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risks

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Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality may be increased in people with higher values of fasting growth hormone.

Growth Hormone Replacement Improves Long-Term Quality of Life in Growth Hormone Deficiency

Growth Hormone Replacement Improves Long-Term Quality of Life in Growth Hormone Deficiency

Patients with growth hormone deficiency reaped significant benefits in quality of live over the long term.

Is Growth Hormone Use Really Rising Among Teens?

Is Growth Hormone Use Really Rising Among Teens?

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Study showing increased GH use among teens may have inherent flaws.

More Teens Using Growth Hormone

More Teens Using Growth Hormone

The percentage of teens using human growth hormone has more than doubled since 2012.

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