Growth hormone use in pediatric growth hormone deficiency and other pediatric growth disorders

R. Rosenfeld, D. B. Allen, M. H. MacGillivray, C. Alter, P. Saenger, H. Anhalt, R. Hintz, H. P. Katz

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Abstract

The diagnosis and management of growth disorders in children, particularly disorders that respond to therapy with growth hormone (GH), raise challeging clinical and economic issues. Several such issues are presented in the following article in which Dr. Ron Rosenfeld examines the evaluation and diagnosis of the child with short stature; Dr. David B. Allen discusses the anabolic and metabolic indications for GH treatment in children; Dr. Margaret H. MacGillivray reviews GH dosing, height outcomes, and follow up; and Dr. Craig Alter presents the payer's perspective on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric GH deficiency. In addressing the use of GH in other pediatric populations, Dr. Paul Saenger focuses on Turner syndrome, Dr. Henry Anhalt on chronic renal insufficiency of childhood, and Dr. Ray Hintz on idiopathic short stature. Dr. Harvey P. Katz presents one managed care organization's policy and implementation plan that is used to guide decisions regarding coverage for GH treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S805-S816
JournalAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Volume6
Issue number15 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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    Rosenfeld, R., Allen, D. B., MacGillivray, M. H., Alter, C., Saenger, P., Anhalt, H., Hintz, R., & Katz, H. P. (2000). Growth hormone use in pediatric growth hormone deficiency and other pediatric growth disorders. American Journal of Managed Care, 6(15 SUPPL.), S805-S816.