Transition from pediatric to adult care for growth hormone deficiency

Ron G. Rosenfeld

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Abstract

The care of patients transitioning from adolescence to adult life always raises challenges for the clinician. This has proven to be especially true in the case of growth hormone (GH) treatment, in part due to the absence of any immediately observable consequences of the cessation of therapy. This paper describes the challenges involved in reestablishing the diagnosis of GH deficiency (GHD), titrating GH dosage, and sustaining patients on long-term GH treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-649
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - Oct 24 2003

Keywords

  • Children
  • Clinical trial
  • Diagnosis
  • IGF-1
  • IGFBP-3
  • Pubertal dosing
  • Somatotropin
  • Somatropin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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