European Medicine Agency’s CHMP Grants Positive Opinion to Long-Acting Growth Hormone for Patients with Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency

In November, the European Medicine Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for Ascendis Pharma’s lonapegsomatropin (TransCon hGH), a long-acting once-weekly, transiently pegylated somatropin that in the body releases somatropin, indicated for growth failure in children and adolescents aged from 3 years...

Evolution of Diabetes Management: The Patient-Provider Relationship, Accessing Resources, and Surmounting Obstacles

100_Years_of_Insulin_Logo During insulin’s first century, treatments and resources for people with diabetes have steadily progressed. So, too, have relationships between the patient and the provider. A recent Endocrine Society-hosted roundtable highlighted this vital connection and how it has evolved through the decades. Leonard Thompson was 14 years old in 1922, and he was dying of type...

New App Helps Parents Identify Treatable Childhood Growth Disorders Earlier

A mobile phone app can place the accurate measurement of children’s height in the hands of parents and caregivers. Preliminary data presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh suggests that the app could reliably identify treatable growth disorders much earlier, with significant improvements in child health. Childhood growth is a strong indicator...

School of Thought: Getting an Academic Job

Academic medicine can be a very appealing option for early-career endocrinologists, whether a basic scientist or a clinician. Endocrine News spoke to experts about steps you need to take to secure your own spot in the halls of academia. For early-career endocrinologists or medical students who want to pursue positions in academic medicine, the key...

Rare But Devastating: Keeping Track of Acromegaly Cases

Since acromegaly is such a rare disorder, when an endocrinologist is presented with a potential case, the most accurate and complete data available would be a helpful tool. Endocrine News takes a closer look at how the Mexican Acromegaly Registry has helped endocrinologists address the issues patients with acromegaly face, both physically and financially.  ...

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