TITLE

Measuring the benefits of growth hormone therapy in children: a role for preference-based approaches?

AUTHOR(S)
Petrou, Stavros; McIntosh, Emma
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Feb2008, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of growth hormones in addressing growth hormone deficiency in children in Great Britain. It revealed that recombinant human growth hormone revolutionised the management of children with hormonal growth deficiency, chronic renal insufficiency, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, small-forgestational-age status, idiopathic short stature and other growth disorders. Although such procedure produces some benefits including acceleration in linear growth, scientists found that it has its limitations as well. They found that they are unable to incorporate the several health changes that can result from growth hormone therapy including the increased risk of adverse effects including pigmentation and growth of nevi and gynecomastia.
ACCESSION #
30004741

 

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