Efficacy of long-term growth hormone therapy in short children with reduced growth hormone biological activity

S. Pagani, C. Meazza, K. Laarej, F. Cantoni, Mauro Bozzola

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Abstract

Aim: The optimal GH regimen, in terms of cost-effectiveness, in children with normal GH immunoreactivity but reduced bioactivity is still debated. Methods: In 12 GH-deficient (GHD) and 12 bioinactive GH children undergoing GH treatment we evaluated the increase in growth velocity, the difference between target height and final stature and the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio. Results: We found a significant (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Adult height
  • Biological activity
  • GH
  • Short children
  • Treatment with GH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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