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Meeting Report: Report on the 9th International Congress of the Growth Hormone Research and IGF Societies, September 14-17, 2018, in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2019 Mar;16(3):412-415

Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health Medical Group, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA.

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March 2019
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Meeting Report: The Equality Project on Endocrine Complications in Thalassemia: Selected Highlights from the First Turkish Congress, Antalya, 10th-11th December 2018.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2019 Mar;16(3):401-411

Mediterranean Blood Diseases Foundation (AKHAV), Board Member and Equality Project Manager, Antalya,Turkey.

Major difficulties reported by endocrinologists /pediatricians/ hematologists in the care of thalassemic patients with endocrine complications were: lack of facilities, correct interpretation of tests, unfamiliarity with medical treatment and the cost of diagnostics and therapeutics. Therefore, there is a felt need to educate and train more endocrinologists/pediatricians/hematologists in this field in order to optimise growth and prevent endocrine complications. To achieve this goal, in 2015, a project called Equality was submitted by three countries (Turkey, Spain and Italy) and approved by the European Union (EU) with the aim to train doctors and nurses, taking care of youth and young adults TM patients, in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of endocrine disorders. Read More

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March 2019
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Meeting Report: The Role of Beliefs and Perception on Body Size. Proceedings of the 26th Aschauer Soiree, Held at Aschauhof, Altenhof, Germany, May 26th, 2018.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2019 Mar;16(3):383-400

Department of Anthropology, University of Massachussetts at Amherst, Amherst MA 01003-9278, USA.

Thirty-one scientists met at Aschauhof, Germany to discuss the role of beliefs and self-perception on body size. In view of apparent growth stimulatory effects of dominance within the social group that is observed in social mammals, they discussed various aspects of competitive growth strategies and growth adjustments. Presentations included new data from Indonesia, a cohort-based prospective study from Merida, Yucatan, and evidence from recent meta-analyses and patterns of growth in the socially deprived. Read More

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March 2019
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To Freeze or Not to Freeze? An Update on Fertility Preservation In Females with Turner Syndrome.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2019 03;16(3):369-382

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud university medical center, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Introduction Infertility is a major concern for females with Turner syndrome (TS), regardless of their age. While fertility preservation is now routinely offered to girls and young women with cancer, there are currently no recommendations on fertility preservation in girls and young women with TS who generally face an even higher risk for infertility. Despite the lack of international guidelines, preservation procedures have been performed experimentally in females with TS. Read More

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March 2019
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Enhanced Understanding of the Natural History of Pre-Type 1 Diabetes: Fundamental to Prevention.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2019 Mar;16(3):359-368

Biomedical Sciences Building, J599, University of Florida Shands Hospital, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32603, E-mail:

Due to well-designed studies of birth cohorts and at-risk individuals, our understanding of the natural history of pre- and early type 1 diabetes (T1D) has advanced considerably over the past decade. Genetic risk scores can predict with increasing precision and accuracy who is at risk for T1D, and early staging based upon islet autoantibody status allows for improved mechanistic and natural history studies as well as improved clinical trial design. A growing number of children are being diagnosed with islet autoimmunity prior to the onset of symptoms, and confusion remains surrounding their proper management. Read More

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Apparent Mineralocorticoid Excess in the Pediatric Population: Report of a Novel Pathogenic Variant of the 11β-HSD2 Gene and Systematic Review of the Literature.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2019 Mar;16(3):335-358

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Baystate Children's Hopsital, USA.

Apparent mineralocorticoid excess (AME) is a rare inherited disorder caused by pathogenic variants in the 11β-HSD2 gene resulting in a deficiency of the 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) enzyme catalyzing the conversion of cortisol to its inactive metabolite, cortisone. Impaired cortisol metabolism results in a mineralocorticoid excess-like state presenting as low renin, low aldosterone hypertension (HTN) and hypokalemia. Typically, AME is diagnosed in early childhood. Read More

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March 2019
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Genetic Tumor Syndromes with Endocrine Involvement: A Compendium and an Update.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2019 Mar;16(3):311-334

Section on Endocrinology and Genetics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, United States.

Many hereditary and sporadic tumor and other syndromes are associated with endocrine functional and or structural abnormalities. The last few decades have yielded advancements in the field with improvements in diagnostic testing, screening guidelines and novel treatment options. In general, endocrine functional abnormalities and neoplasms share an early age of onset. Read More

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March 2019
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For Debate: When is Selenium Deficiency Suspected and When is Its Measurement Indicated?

Authors:
Masanobu Kawai

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2019 Mar;16(3):307-310

Department of Gastroenterology and Endocrinology, Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital, 840 Murodo-cho Izumi, Osaka, 594-1101, Japan, E-mail:

Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element involved in numerous biological processes including the antioxidant defense system and thyroid hormone metabolism. Since the content of Se in the body is highly dependent on that in the environment, Se deficiency rarely occurs in individuals living in areas rich in Se; with the exception of preterm infants and patients nourished exclusively with parenteral and enteral nutrition (PN and EN) without Se supplementation. Severe Se deficiency causes increases in T4 levels associated with decreases in T3 levels due to the blockage of the conversion of T4 to T3. Read More

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Meeting Report: 2018 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, Toronto, Canada, May 5-8, 2018, Selected Highlights.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 12;16(2):284-293

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd, MS #61, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA, E-mail:

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December 2018
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Ellis-Van Creveld Syndrome and Dandy-Walker Malformation: An Uncommon Association.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Dec;16(2):275-283

Medical School, Mohammed VI Hospital 4806, 60049 Oujda, Morocco, E-mail:

Ellis-Van Creveld (EvC) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive chondroectodermal dysplasia including chondrodysplasia, postaxial polydactyly, ectodermal dysplasia, and congenital heart disease in 60% of patients. Additional findings may be observed affecting the pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, hematologic, and central nervous systems. We report a case of an 11-year-old Moroccan boy with EVC syndrome and Dandy-Walker malformation. Read More

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December 2018
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Narcolepsy, Precocious Puberty and Obesity in the Pediatric Population: a Literature Review.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Dec;16(2):266-274

Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, E-mail:

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations. The onset of the symptoms usually occurs in childhood, and previous studies have reported an association between narcolepsy and other endocrine diseases in the pediatric population, such as obesity and precocious puberty. The incidence of overweight or obesity ranges from 25% to 74% in patients with narcolepsy type I, while precocious puberty is present in 17% of children with narcolepsy with cataplexy. Read More

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December 2018
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Hypothyroidism in Young Children Following Exposure to Iodinated Contrast Media: An Observational Study and a Review of the Literature.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Dec;16(2):256-265

Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

While it is well documented that exposure to iodinated contrast media (ICM) can interfere with thyroid function in adults, much less is known about the incidence and risk factors associated with ICM induced hypothyroidism in young children. Using a computerized database we identified 843 children who were exposed to ICM between 1998 and 2015. The incidence rate of ICM induced hypothyroidism per 1000 person-years was 9. Read More

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December 2018
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National Cooperative Growth Study: 25 Years of Growth Hormone Data, Insights, and Lessons for Future Registries.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Dec;16(2):240-255

Genentech, 1 DNA Way, MS #4F, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA, E-mail:

Background: The National Cooperative Growth Study (NCGS) data are reviewed from 1985-2010 to report on final demographic, efficacy, and safety findings, and to illustrate the value of long-term, real-world follow-up to physicians and patients.

Methods: The NCGS was a multicenter, open-label, observational, postmarketing surveillance study of Genentech growth hormone (GH) products for the treatment of children with growth failure in North America.

Findings: Data from 65,205 patients representing 240,951 patient-years of experience were collected. Read More

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December 2018
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For Debate: Paediatric T1DM: DKA is Still a Problem.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Dec;16(2):233-239

Hospital Universitario de Cruces, CIBERDEM, CIBERER, BIOCRUCES, Plaza Cruces s/n, 48903 Bizkaia, Spain, E-mail:

Although the treatment of pediatric patients with T1DM has improved ketoacidosis (DKA) remains a frequent problem.

Objective: To estimate temporal changes in the prevalence of DKA at diagnosis of T1DM and to explore the factors associated with its occurrence.

Methods: Paediatric patients diagnosed at Cruces University Hospital (Spain) since 1997 were included. Read More

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December 2018
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Long-Acting Growth Hormone Preparations in the Treatment of Children.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):162-167

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA 3Medical Service, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA.

Human growth hormone (hGH), which had been in use since 1958, was supplanted by recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in 1985 for those with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). Adherence to daily subcutaneous growth hormone is challenging for patients. Thus, several companies have pursued the creation of long acting rhGH. Read More

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September 2018
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Monitoring rhGH Safety: rhGH Registries, SAGhE and Future Needs.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):150-161

Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA, STAT5, LLC, United States.

The safety of growth hormone (GH) therapy in children has been studied extensively. The identification of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in individuals who received pituitary-derived GH led to heightened surveillance for safety issues related to recombinant human GH (rhGH). An excellent safety profile of rhGH has been demonstrated in large Phase IV registries comprising > 600,000 patient-years of rhGH exposure and long-term safety cohorts of adults treated with GH as children. Read More

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September 2018

rhGH Abuse for Sports Performance.

Authors:
Alan D Rogol

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):142-149

Professor, Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, E-mail:

Doping is at least as old as the ancient Olympics. Substances taken to improve athletic performance ranged from stimulants to hallucinogenic plant substances, but more recently include anabolic agents. Recombinant human growth hormone, rhGH, is one agent with a relatively short history of use, but few data to unequivocally show that it actually improves performance. Read More

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September 2018
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Psychosocial Aspects of Short Stature and rhGH Treatment: Implicit Trends over 60+ Years.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):129-141

University of Michigan, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Pediatric Psychology and the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, E-mail:

Between 1958 and today, advances in research and the clinical management of short stature with GH have occurred. Initially, limited supply of pituitary-derived hGH led to strict criteria for diagnosing GH deficiency and tightly controlled treatment protocols. With the advent of biosynthetic GH, the supply has increased, the number of indications for treatment has grown, and the focus of intervention changed from hormone replacement to treatment of short stature. Read More

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September 2018
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Growth Hormone Treatment for Achondroplasia.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):123-128

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Children's Medical Center, Osaka City General Hospital, Miyakojima, Osaka, Japan.

Achondroplasia (ACH) is the most common form of skeletal dysplasia causing rhizomelic, short-limb short stature. Short- and long-term clinical trials have been conducted with rhGH, with similar results across these studies. At supraphysiological dose of GH, height gain of 1-1. Read More

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September 2018
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Growth Hormone Treatment for Idiopathic Short Stature.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):113-122

Maurice Paykel Research fellow in Paediatric Endocrinology, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

ISS is the commonest cause of short stature and poor growth and is arbitrarily defined as a height < -2 SDS without an identified cause. ISS consists largely of normal children with the remainder unrecognised conditions, mainly syndromes and genetic (monogenic and polygenic) causes. Growth response to rhGH is widely variable reflecting the heterogeneity of ISS. Read More

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September 2018
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Growth Hormone Treatment for Short Children Born Small for Gestational Age.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):105-112

Department of Pediatrics, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, E-mail:

Despite the difficulty to define born small for gestational age (SGA), being SGA has been associated with a higher risk of short stature, early-onset and rapid progression of puberty, neurocognitive dysfunctions, alterations in body composition, bone density, glucose and lipid metabolism and increased risk for cardiovascular diseases later in life. The majority of children born SGA experience spontaneous catch-up growth during the first years of life. For those who remain with short stature, treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) may be initiated, preferably after 2-4 years of age. Read More

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September 2018
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Growth Hormone Treatment for Patients with Noonan Syndrome.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):100-104

Institute of Maternal and Child Research, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, E-mail:

Noonan syndrome (NS) is a genetic disorder, which can present clinically with a variable phenotype. Proportional post natal short stature is a common manifestation of NS, with the majority of affected patients having an adult height below the third percentile. Some investigators have reported minor abnormalities in GH secretion and/or action, suggesting that recombinant growth hormone (rhGH) therapy may be useful for the treatment of their short stature. Read More

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September 2018
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Growth Hormone Treatment for Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):91-99

Centre de référence du syndrome de Prader-Willi, Hôpital des Enfants, CHU Toulouse, France, Axe Pédiatrique du CIC 9302/INSERM. Hôpital des Enfants, Toulouse, France, INSERM U1043, Centre de Physiopathologie de Toulouse Purpan, UPS, France.

The European Marketing Authorization for recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in children with Prader-Willi syndrome was the first indication for metabolic and body composition effects in children. In the US it is indicated for short stature associated with PWS. Recombinant hGH is the first treatment for the PWS population and radically changed the care of these children by facilitating access to physicians who prescribe rhGH, mainly paediatric endocrinologists, and manage the organization of multidisciplinary care. Read More

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September 2018
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Growth Hormone Therapy for Turner Syndrome.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):80-90

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Division of Pediatric Endocrinology.

Growth failure is nearly universal in individuals with Turner syndrome (TS). It is a consequence of haploinsufficiency of the short stature homeobox gene located on the short arm of the X chromosome (SHOX). Without treatment, individuals with TS are expected to be on average 20 cm shorter than unaffected adult females. Read More

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September 2018
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Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency: from Transition to Senescence.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):70-79

Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The acute metabolic actions of hGH were discovered in GH-deficient adults (GHDA) 60 years ago and placebo controlled trials of prolonged rhGH replacement therapy appeared 30 years after. Untreated GHDA causes excess morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease and the clinical features include fatigue, reduced aerobic exercise capacity, abdominal obesity, reduced lean body mass, osteopenia, and elevated levels of circulating cardiovascular risk biomarkers. Several of these abnormalities normalize with GH replacement. Read More

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September 2018
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Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) in the Recombinant Human GH (rhGH) Era.

Authors:
Michael B Ranke

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):63-69

Prof emeritus, Children's Hospital, University of Tübingen, Germany, E-mail:

During the phase of using hGH extracted from pituitaries (pit hGH) - 1958-1985 - fundamental experience related to the diagnosis and treatment was accumulated. However, since recombinant hGH (rhGH) had become available diagnosis and treatment of GHD were conducted world-wide in a more standardized way. Treatment with rhGH was also accompanied by documentations in large international pharmaco-epidemiological surveys, which provided new insight. Read More

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Genetic Mutations in the GH/IGF Axis.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):39-62

Centro de Investigaciones Endocrinológicas (CEDIE-CONICET), "Dr. César Bergadá", División de Endocrinología, Hospital de Niños R. Gutiérrez, Buenos Aires, Argentina, E-mail:

The GH/IGF axis plays an important role in the control of pre and postnatal growth. At least 48 monogenic defects have been described affecting the production, secretion, and action of GH and IGFs. Molecular defects of the GH/IGF axis resulting in short stature were arbitrarily classified into 4 groups: 1. Read More

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Regulatory Role for Growth Hormone in Statural Growth: IGF-Dependent and IGF-Independent Effects on Growth Plate Chondrogenesis and Longitudinal Bone Growth.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):33-38

Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City MO, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA, E-mail:

It was initially thought that the growth-promoting effects of GH were exclusively mediated by liver-derived Insulin-like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I). Subsequent studies demonstrated that GH promotes IGF-I synthesis and activity in other organs and in the growth plate. GH has also IGF-I-independent growth-promoting effects. Read More

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September 2018
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Standardization of Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Measurement.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):28-32

Department of Molecular Endocrinology, National Research Institute for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan, E-mail:

Determination of serum levels of GH and IGF-I is crucial for the diagnosis and treatment of GH deficiency and disorders related to GH excess such as acromegaly and pituitary gigantism. However, significant discrepancies in measured GH values among the methods were observed around the world. In Japan, the Study Committee for GH and Its Related Factors of The Foundation for Growth Science standardized GH values measured with various commercially available GH assay kits by creating formulas to adjust them to their averages. Read More

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September 2018
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Gene Sequence and Production of Recombinant MetGH/hGH.

Authors:
John S Parks

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):17-27

Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA, E-mail:

Recombinant human growth hormones were the products of a revolution in biotechnology that took place in the San Francisco Bay area of California in the 1970's. A combination of Herb Boyer's restriction enzymes with Stanley Cohen's bacterial plasmids provided the power to select and amplify virtually any gene. The complementary personalities and talents of Herb Boyer and Robert Swanson led to formation of Genentech and with it the development of a product that overcame the limitations of scarcity and the risks of slow virus contamination inherent in extracted pituitary growth hormone. Read More

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September 2018
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The Era of Cadaveric Pituitary Extracted Human Growth Hormone (1958-1985):Biological and Clinical Aspects.

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Zvi Laron

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):11-16

Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel, e-mail:

The first patient treated with cadaveric pituitary GH (hGH) was reported in 1958. Subsequently, collection of cadaveric pituitaries started in many countries and several centers extracted the hormone using one of two methods: a. Acetone preservation and extraction with hot glacial acetic acid (Rabin method) b. Read More

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September 2018
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Growth Hormone Discovery and Structure.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(Suppl 1):2-10

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, E-mail:

The purpose of this review is to describe and document the discovery of growth hormone (GH) and various activities associated with it. Crucial to this discourse will be a chronicle of results related to the structure of GH. Many individuals were instrumental in the early and current work. Read More

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September 2018
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Meeting Report: The 51st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE), Osaka, Japan, September 28th-30th, 2017.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(1):216-217

Department of Pediatrics, Nihon University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, Email:

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September 2018

Meeting Report: 2018 Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Chicago IL (March 17-20, 2018), Selected Highlights.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(1):209-215

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd, MS #61, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA.

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September 2018
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Clinical Perspectives of Mitochondrial Disorders.

Authors:
Josef Finsterer

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(1):203-208

Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria, E-mail:

Mitochondrial disorders are increasingly recognised world-wide and represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. This is due to the peculiarities of mitochondrial genetics and the extreme genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity of these disorders. Traditional time-consuming and expensive diagnostic steps are increasingly replaced by first-line genetic approaches. Read More

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September 2018

The Management of Permanent Primary Hypoparathyroidism in Children and Adolescents: A Complex Task.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(1):194-202

First Department of Paediatrics "Agia Sophia" Children's Hospital, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Management of hypoparathyroidism (hypoPT), depends on the etiology and the severity of hypocalcemia. Treatment goals include control of hypocalcemic symptoms preserving serum calcium in the low-normal range and phosphate in the high normal range. While correction of serum calcium to low-normal range does not fully correct mineral and bone metabolism it may be associated with increased risk of complications such as nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis and soft tissue calcifications. Read More

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September 2018
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Challenges in Prenatal Treatment with Dexamethasone.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(1):186-193

Department of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency causes elevated androgen levels, which can lead to virilization of female external genitalia. Prenatal dexamethasone treatment has been shown to be effective in preventing virilization of external genitalia when started prior to 7-9 weeks of gestation in females with classic CAH. However, CAH cannot be diagnosed prenatally until the end of the first trimester. Read More

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September 2018
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Is There a Difference between Ultrasonographic (US) Uterine Changes of Oral Versus Transdermal (TD) 17β Estradiol (17β E2) in Girls with Turner Syndrome (TS)? Own Experience and Literature Review.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(1):178-185

Institute of Maternal and Child Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, Unit of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Clinica Las Condes, Santiago, Chile, E-mail:

Background: Among patients with Turner Syndrome (TS), premature ovarian failure is a main feature. Recently published consensus guidelines recommend that transdermal (TD) estradiol is the preferred route for estrogen replacement. Studies related to ultrasound (US) measurements during estrogen replacement in TS patients using estradiol (17β E2) and correlating uterine growth with estrogen metabolites are limited. Read More

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September 2018
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For Debate: The Significance of Etiologic Diagnosis in Neonates with Overgrowth Syndromes. Lesson Learned from the Simpson-Golabi-Behmel Syndrome.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Sep;16(1):171-177

Department of Pediatrics, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.

Overgrowth syndromes are rare genetic disorders characterized by excessive pre- and postnatal growth accompanied by dysmorphic features and developmental disorders. In addition to other health hazards, the life expectancy of affected children may be compromised due to an increased risk of developing tumors. To demonstrate the need for early recognition, correct diagnostic evaluation and adequate follow-up, we present a family with recurrent Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS). Read More

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September 2018
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Meeting Report: Growth and Social Environment. Proceedings of the 25th Aschauer Soiree, held at Krobielowice, Poland, November 18th 2017.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Apr;15(4):319-329

Aschauhof, 24340 Altenhof, Germany, E-mail: Web: www.michael-hermanussen.de.

Twenty-two scientists met at Krobielowice, Poland, to discuss the impact of the social environment, spatial proximity, migration, poverty, but also psychological factors such as body perception and satisfaction, and social stressors such as elite sports, and teenage pregnancies, on child and adolescent growth. The data analysis included linear mixed effects models with different random effects, Monte Carlo analyses, and network simulations. The work stressed the importance of the peer group, but also included historic material, some considerations about body proportions, and growth in chronic liver, and congenital heart disease. Read More

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April 2018
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Thyroid Dimensions Using Handheld Point-of-Care (bedside) Ultrasound Scan of the Thyroid Gland in Neonates in Port Harcourt and a Review of Literature.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Apr;15(4):313-318

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Introduction: Handheld point-of-care (bedside) ultrasound scan machine is gaining popularity in clinical practice. Using point-of-care ultrasound scan can check the presence (anatomy) and blood flow within the thyroid gland and may be used as screening tool for CH.

Methodology: Neonates aged 0-3 days underwent ultrasound scan of the neck using a point-of-care (bedside) pocket sized GE V scan machine ® to demonstrate the thyroid dimensions and colour flow for each lobe of the gland. Read More

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April 2018
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Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRHa) Therapy for Central Precocious Puberty (CPP): Review of Nuances in Assessment of Height, Hormonal Suppression, Psychosocial Issues, and Weight Gain, with Patient Examples.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Apr;15(4):298-312

Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033, USA, E-mail:

This review suggests a central theme: that the treatment of each patient presenting with evidence consistent with central precocious puberty (CPP) needs to be individualized. This pertains to multiple factors relating to growth and growth potential, monitoring patients on treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue (GnRHa), evaluating psychological issues with CPP and therapy, and concerns about weight gain during GnRHa therapy. Individual cases are presented. Read More

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April 2018
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The Effects of Diuretics on Mineral and Bone Metabolism.

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Uri S Alon

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Mar;15(4):291-297

Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO, USA, E-mail:

The effects of diuretics on water and electrolyte metabolism are well-established, but less known to the clinician are their effects on bone and mineral metabolism, and in particular on that of calcium homeostasis. In general, and clinically most relevant, diuretics acting at the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle cause loss of calcium into the urine, thus making them a useful tool in treating hypercalcemia. However the hypercalciuria caused by loop diuretics may lead to the development of urolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis, as well as secondary hyperparathyroidism and bone disease. Read More

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March 2018
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Review of Current Care Models for Transgender Youth and Application to the Development of a Multidisciplinary Clinic - The Seattle Children's Hospital Experience.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Apr;15(4):280-290

Division of Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Care of transgender and gender diverse youth is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Many transgender patients and providers feel the limited availability of affirming, knowledgeable professionals is a barrier to obtaining care. Such care can be provided through a clinic with providers from different disciplines who are trained in the unique care of transgender youth. Read More

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April 2018
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For Debate: Personalized Health Care: As Exemplified by Home Sodium Measurements in a Child with Central Diabetes Insipidus and Impaired Thirst Perception.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Apr;15(4):276-279

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Background: We describe a 6-year old boy with central diabetes insipidus (CDI) caused by destruction of the pituitary gland due to treatment of an optical pathway glioma. He has been treated with chemotherapy and has had several debulking operations over the past years and consequently developed central hypocortisolism, hypothyroidism and CDI. The treatment of CDI was gravely complicated by an impaired thirst perception and compulsive drinking behavior. Read More

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April 2018
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Present Knowledge on the Etiology and Treatment of Adrenarche.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Mar;15(3):244-254

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA.

Premature adrenarche (PA) has been assumed to be a benign variant of normal pubertal development. Yet, current collective information suggests associations between PA and potential risks for development of polycystic ovary syndrome and adult diseases such as the metabolic syndrome. Adrenarche refers to the increased secretion of the adrenal androgen precursors DHEA, DHEAS, and androstenedione, which normally occurs in children at age 6-8 years. Read More

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March 2018
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Fertility Preservation in Pubertal and Pre-Pubertal Boys with Cancer.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Mar;15(3):234-243

Professor of Urology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Smith Institute for Urology, 900 Northern Blvd., Suite 230, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA.

Children diagnosed with cancer continue to have improved survival due to advances in effective treatment options. Increased attention is therefore now focused on quality of life issues once they are cured. Fertility preservation is of paramount concern since gonadotoxic treatments, especially radiation and chemotherapy, often impair future fertility. Read More

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March 2018
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Options for Fertility Preservation in Children.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Mar;15(3):223-233

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Fertility preservation therapies can conserve future reproductive potential for persons facing serious medical diagnoses. With cure rates for childhood cancer reaching almost 80%, quality-of-life concerns for long-term survivors, including future parenting, are becoming more pertinent. Late effects of childhood cancer can be divided into physical, social, psychological, and spiritual domains. Read More

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March 2018
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Prolactin - Not Only a "Milk Hormone" Prolactin - Growth Hormone Relationships with Emphasis on Cancer.

Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 2018 Mar;15(3):216-222

Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Prolactin (PRL) is a hormone secreted by lactotrophic cells in the anterior pituitary gland and its main function is the stimulation of lactogenesis. Research in recent years has revealed that PRL is also related to cancer development and plays a role in autoimmune diseases. PRL and Growth Hormone (GH) belong to the same cytokine family, both are, at least in part, secreted by the same somatomammotrophic cells in the anterior pituitary, and share similar signaling pathways. Read More

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March 2018
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