Endocrinology

Children With GHD Experience Low Self-Esteem, Impaired Psychosocial Functioning, Study Shows

November 19th 2021, 7:00pm

Article

Early identification of psychosocial problems and psychotherapeutic care are critical in mitigating issues of low self-esteem and psychosocial maladjustment in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD).

Neck Circumference May Indicate Metabolic Risk in Women With PCOS

November 15th 2021, 7:15pm

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Neck circumference may serve as a suitable alternative to waist circumference when gauging cardiometabolic risks, outside of body mass index and waist circumference, among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

High Rates of Anxiety, Depression Seen Among Chinese Women With PCOS

November 13th 2021, 6:00pm

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In this new study from China, investigators aimed to clarify anxiety- and depression-like symptoms and behaviors among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Growth Hormone Therapy Risk, Safety in Pediatric Cancer Survivors Profiled

November 11th 2021, 8:00pm

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Because treatment with growth hormone (GH), often necessitated by GH deficiency from childhood cancer, has been linked to tumorigenesis, concerns remain around its use among childhood cancer survivors.

Validated Measure Assesses the Impact of Treatment for Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children

November 6th 2021, 6:30pm

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A validation of the observer-reported outcome of the Growth Hormone Deficiency-Child Impact Measure found it valid and reliable to understand the impact of treatment with growth hormone therapy.

QOL Similar Among Infertile Obese Women With, Without PCOS

November 4th 2021, 6:19pm

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Investigators compared physical and mental health outcomes among infertile women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), who were considered obese, by looking at their dietary intake, eating behavior, physical activity levels, and quality of life (QOL).

Reducing Obesity, Insulin Resistance May Improve PCOS-Related Outcomes

October 28th 2021, 10:38pm

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive endocrine and metabolic diseases in women of childbearing age, but data that compare outcomes between obese and nonobese patients are scarce—something this study sought to remedy.

Pregnancy May Carry Higher Risk of Abnormal Glucose Metabolism vs PCOS

October 23rd 2021, 8:00pm

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This new study from Serbia compared outcomes on oral glucose tolerance tests between women who are pregnant and those who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Improvements Needed Across Growth Hormone Treatment Continuum

October 21st 2021, 12:45pm

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A new study from Turkey shows, among other results, that delayed initiation of treatment with growth hormone among pediatric patients may lead to minimal height improvements despite adherence to the therapy.

Growth Hormone Treatment May Improve Sleep Efficiency in Prader-Willi Syndrome

October 16th 2021, 9:00pm

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With sleep apnea and abnormal sleep patterns typifying Prader-Willi syndrome, researchers from Sweden and Denmark theorized that treatment with growth hormone may improve both for individuals affected by the rare neurodevelopmental disease.