TITLE

Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

AUTHOR(S)
Ur, Ehud; Serri, Omar; Legg, Karen; Murphy, Liam J.; Ezzat, Shereen
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Apr2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Purpose: To develop guidelines for the management of growth hormone (GH) deficiency in Canadian adults to facilitate rational use of GH in appropriate indications. Methods: The guidelines were developed by group of endocrinologists an an endocrine specialist nurse with an interest in neuroendocrine disorders, representing all regions of Canada and practicing in a variety of settings. A steering committee with broad expertise undertook a systemic review of the evidence relating to adult GHD and GH replacement. This evidence was reviewed by the whole group, and guidelines were developed using a consensus approach. Results: The document addresses the causes and clinical characteristics of GHD in adults and reviews the evidence in support of GH replacement in this group. The authors provide recommendations for the identification of adult GHD, and guidelines for GH replacement in appropriate patients. Also, access to GH therapy across Canada is reviewed.
ACCESSION #
20612603

 

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