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A New Normal: The Quest for Age-Related Reference Ranges for Children

A lack of accurate reference standards can often prove challenging when it comes to treating pediatric patients. A coalition is seeking a federal effort to establish better pediatric reference intervals for medical tests could make treating these patients less problematic.    “Children are not small adults” is an admonition to remind clinicians that they should...
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Takeda Announces NATPARA Special Use Program in the U.S.

In the wake of the recall of hypoparathyroidism drug NATPARA, the drug’s manufacturer, Takeda, is working with the FDA to develop a Special Use Program. The program is intended to support patients previously prescribed NATPARA who are facing life-threatening complications as a result of discontinuation of NATPARA. Through this program, healthcare providers will be able...
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Trial & Error: When Study Results Disappoint

Researchers studied female anorexia nervosa patients to see whether testosterone could be a potential treatment. Despite promising results in previous trials, the current study’s outcomes were not as hoped. Anorexia nervosa (AN), a serious and potentially fatal eating disorder, affects up to 2% of women and carries with it a number of dangerous comorbidities, including...
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CEU Preview: Optimizing Testosterone Therapy for the Individual Patient

EN0719-CEU_cover-small In his talk, “Testosterone Replacement Modalities: Pros, Cons, and Their Correct Use,” Shehzad Sultan Basaria, MD, will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various forms of treatments so clinicians can better inform their patients with hypogonadism. By now, the controversy surrounding testosterone therapy and the shady advertising schemes promulgating the idea of “andropause” in aging...
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Pediatric Obesity and Male Precocious Puberty: A Link Established

While the connection has been well established between obesity and precocious puberty in girls, a Chilean study presented at ENDO 2019 establishes a link between obesity and precocious puberty in boys. According to statistics from Pediatric Obesity—Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline as well as Endocrine Facts and Figures: Obesity, the...