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"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

In the last 5 years, many clinicians have faced tough questions about how best to serve transgender youth while doing no harm.

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Safety and Mortality Outcomes Following Pediatric Growth Hormone Therapy

Safety and Mortality Outcomes Following Pediatric Growth Hormone Therapy

Primary cancer rates and mortality risk were no higher for pediatric patients treated with growth hormone therapy.

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

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

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

Effect of Birth Weight and Rapid Weight Gain During Infancy on Insulin Sensitivity

Effect of Birth Weight and Rapid Weight Gain During Infancy on Insulin Sensitivity

Investigators sought to determine the effect of birth weight, weight gain from 0 to 2 years, and adiposity on insulin resistance and sensitivity in early adolescence.

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

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

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.

Counseling Needed for Pediatric Patients With Impaired Fertility

Counseling Needed for Pediatric Patients With Impaired Fertility

Counseling about impaired fertility and sexual function for at-risk pediatric populations in developmentally appropriate ways is essential.

ASMBS Pediatric Committee Updates Guidelines on Bariatric Surgery in Teens

ASMBS Pediatric Committee Updates Guidelines on Bariatric Surgery in Teens

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Pediatric Committee has updated their 2012 evidence-based guidelines.

Appetite Awareness Training May Enhance Behavioral Strategies in Childhood Obesity

Appetite Awareness Training May Enhance Behavioral Strategies in Childhood Obesity

The lifestyle physical activity program included weight education, control, self-monitoring, behavioral change techniques, and maintenance of behavior change.

ISPAD Issues Consensus Statement on Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemia

ISPAD Issues Consensus Statement on Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemia

ISPAD recommends adjustments for fluid management regarding rehydration rates in children and adolescents with diabetes ketoacidosis.

Effect of Infant Feeding Practices and Gut Microbiota on Overweight in First Year

Effect of Infant Feeding Practices and Gut Microbiota on Overweight in First Year

Researchers assessed the effect of formula supplementation vs breastfeeding on the gut microbiome and risk of infant overweight.

Burosumab May Benefit Children With X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

Burosumab May Benefit Children With X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

Subcutaneous burosumab decreases mean Thacher rickets severity total score from dosing every two weeks or every four weeks.

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