Controversies Regarding the Effects of Growth Hormone on the Heart
- A Case and Review of Acromegaly-Induced Cardiomyopathy and the Relationship Between Growth Hormone and Heart Failure: Cause or Cure or Neither or Both? Schwarz, Ernst R.; Jammula, Praveen; Gupta, Rajiv; Rosanio, Salvatore // Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Dec2006, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p232
The article focuses on acromegaly-induced cardiomyopathy and the relationship of growth hormone and heart failure. Deficiency in growth hormone (GH) results to the development of left ventricular dysfunction while overproduction leads to acromegaly. Study shows that the use of GH therapy,...
- BOX 10-1 DISORDERS OF GROWTH HORMONE. Scanlon, Valerie C.; Sanders, Tina // Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology;Jan2007, p230
Information on disorders of growth hormone from Chapter 10 of the book "Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology" is presented. It identifies the cause of pituitary dwarfism, gigantism and acromegaly. It reveals how pituitary dwarfism nay be reversed. It describes the physiological effects of...
- The GH/IGF-1 Axis and Heart Failure. Castellano, Graziella; Affuso, Flora; Di Conza, Pasquale; Fazio, Serafino // Current Cardiology Reviews;2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p203
The growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) axis regulates cardiac growth, stimulates myocardial contractility and influences the vascular system. The GH/IGF-1 axis controls intrinsic cardiac contractility by enhancing the intracellular calcium availability and regulating...
- Introduction. Hayes, Tim // Endocrine Today;8/25/2008 Emerging Paradigms Supplt, Vol. 9, p2
The article discusses growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in the treatment of growth failure in children, and introduces similar topics discussed in this issue.
- Prevalence of severe growth hormone deficiency. Vimpani, G.V.; Vimpani, A.F.; Lidgard, G.P.; Cameron, E.H.D.; Farquhar, J.W. // British Medical Journal;8/13/1977, Vol. 2 Issue 6084, p427
Investigates the prevalence of severe growth hormone deficiency (GHD). Significance of the findings to the therapeutic requirements for GH; Criteria used for the definition of GHD; Efficacy of administering low GH levels on some children.
- Guidelines improve understanding of risks, benefits of GH therapy in adults. Tritos, Nicholas A. // Endocrine Today;May2012, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p5
The article offers information on the Clinical Practice Guideline on Evaluation and Treatment of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) released by the Endocrine Society and updated in 2011, including recommendations in diagnosing GHD, the benefits of GH replacement and the consequences of GHD.
- Controversy about Treatment of Growth Hormone-Deficient Adults: A Commentary. Frohman, Lawrence A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;8/6/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 3, p202
Editorial. Comments on the controversy about the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in adults. Complexity of the diagnosis and therapy of patients with growth hormone deficiency; Degrees of growth hormone deficiency.
- Somatropin. // Reactions Weekly;6/23/2012, Issue 1407, p35
The article describes the case of a 16-year-old boy who developed multiple osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions after taking somatropin for pituitary dwarfism.
- A new task for human growth hormone? Preece, M.A. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/31/1981, Vol. 283 Issue 6300, p1145
Examines the role of human growth hormone on the treatment of children with growth hormone deficiency in Great Britain. Availability of the human growth hormone for treatment; Criteria of treatment for human growth hormone; Assessment on the supply and demand of the treatment.