BACKGROUND: Growth prediction models (GPMs) exist to support clinical management of children treated with growth hormone (GH) for growth hormone deficiency (GHD), Turner syndrome (TS) and for short children born small for gestational age (SGA). Currently, no prediction system has been widely adopted.
CONTENT: The objective was to develop a stand-alone web-based system to enable the widespread use of an 'individualised growth response optimisation' (iGRO) tool across European endocrinology clinics. A modern platform was developed to ensure compatibility with IT systems and web browsers. Seventeen GPMs derived from the KIGS database were included and tested for accuracy.
SUMMARY: The iGRO system demonstrated prediction accuracy and IT compatibility. The observed discrepancies between actual and predicted height may support clinicians in investigating the reasons for deviations around the expected growth and optimise treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: This system has the potential for wide access in endocrinology clinics to support the clinical management of children treated with GH for these three indications.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 26 2017|
- Journal Article