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After Shocks: Complications after Acromegaly

Dr Castinetti A French study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society reveals myriad complications that many acromegaly patients face after they’ve been successfully treated. Lead researcher Frederic Castinetti, MD, PhD, discusses his research and why follow-up may still be required once a patient is “cured.” Last December, a paper appeared in the Journal of the Endocrine Society...
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Researchers Find Slightly Elevated Cancer Incidence in Patients with Acromegaly

Cancer incidence rates are slightly elevated in patients with acromegaly, according to a meta-analysis recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen, MD, DMSc, of the Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine at Aarhus University Hospital in Norrebrogade, Denmark point out that acromegaly has been associated...
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Differential Diagnoses Should Be Considered in Patients with Features of Acromegaly without Excess GH Secretion

JES_Cover_FINAL A paper published recently in the Journal of the Endocrine Society details a case of a woman with acromegaly-like features, but she did not have excess growth hormone (GH) secretion. The authors use the case to show that differential diagnoses should be considered in these patients with “pseudoacromegaly” or “acromegaloidism.” The paper, by Per Dahlqvist,...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

esap 2017 This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self-Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette A 6-and-a-half-year-old boy presents for evaluation of short stature. He was growing along the 5th percentile until age 4 years. His birth history is unremarkable. His parents are of low-normal stature...
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Growing Concerns: A Look at Growth Hormone Research

Ever since a French study linked growth hormone therapy to strokes two years ago, the debate has raged on in the endocrinology community. While most agree that more studies are needed, researchers disagree on how to proceed. Two years ago, shockwaves shook the endocrinology science community when a study purported a link between growth hormone...