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ESPE 2014

Dublin, Ireland
18 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014

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hrp0082p1-d2-148 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Beneficial Effects of Long-term GH Treatment on Adaptive Functioning in Infants With Prader–willi Syndrome

Lo Sin , Festen Dederieke , van Wijngaarden Roderick Tummers-de Lind , Collin Philippe , Hokken-Koelega Anita

Background: Knowledge about the effect of GH treatment on adaptive functioning in children with Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) is limited.Objective and hypotheses: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of GH treatment on adaptive functioning in children with PWS.Method: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS) was assessed at start, at the end of the RCT, and after 7 years of GH treatment. In the RCT, 75 children (42...

hrp0082p1-d2-149 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Early Development, Growth and Puberty before and During Treatment of Congenital IGHD

Samuel Keren , Kauli Rivka , Laron Zvi

Background: Congenital isolated GH deficiency (cIGHD) is a rare genetic disease occurring mostly in consanguineous families. It is caused by hGH-1 gene deletion or GHRH – receptor mutations.Aim of study: To collect retrospectively size at birth, developmental mile stones, linear and head growth and pubertal development before and during hGH treatment.Subjects: The medical charts of 37/41 patients with cIGHD (21 m, 16 f) contai...

hrp0082p1-d2-150 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Cognitive Processing Speed as a Function of GH Treatment in Short Stature Children: a Multiple Regression Analysis

Chaplin John Eric , Kristrom Berit , Jonsson Bjorn , Tuvemo Torsten , Albertsson-Wikland Kerstin

Background: Cognitive function has been shown to improve following GH treatment in adults. In children born small for gestational age (SGA) IQ scores were found to improve following 24 months of GH treatment.Objective and hypotheses: The aim was to observe cognitive function in pre-pubertal, short children with isolated GH deficiency (IGHD) or idiopathic short stature (ISS) during the first 24 months of GH treatment. Cognitive testing was carried out usi...

hrp0082p1-d2-151 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Sequential Measurements of IGFI Serum Concentrations in Patients With Severe Primary IGFI Deficiency (SPIGFD) and Growth Failure Treated With Recombinant IGFI (Increlex®)

Bettendorf Markus , Kapelari Klaus , Kneppo Carolin , Muller Hermann L , Schnabel Dirk , Wolfle Joachim

Introduction: Increlex® was approved as an orphan drug for treatment of growth failure in children and adolescents with SPIGFD in 2007 with relatively little data available. Therefore sequential measurements of serum IGFI, glucose, insulin and potassium were performed in SPIGFD patients treated with Increlex® to evaluate their significance in safety and efficacy.Design: Blood samples were taken after meals before and 30, 6...

hrp0082p1-d2-152 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Longitudinal Growth of Healthy Preterm Infants Born Below 37 Gestation Weeks

Hyvonen Niina , Kiviranta Panu , Saari Antti , Dunkel Leo , Sankilampi Ulla

Background: The ideal pattern of postnatal growth for preterm infants is unknown. Existing preterm growth charts are based on cross-sectional birth size data, and fail to describe longitudinal growth adequately.Objective and hypotheses: We collected longitudinal growth data of healthy preterm infants and constructed growth references from birth to term equivalent age (TEA). Our aim was to describe optimal growth under contemporary neonatal care, in compa...

hrp0082p1-d2-153 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Intima Media Thickness in Children Treated With GH

Knop Caroline , Wolters Barbara , Lass Nina , Wunsch Rainer , Reinehr Thomas

Background: The cardiovascular risk for children receiving treatment with GH has hardly been investigated. Therefore, we studied the relationships between GH treatment and carotid intima media-thickness (IMT), which is predictive for the cardiovascular diseases.Methods: We measured carotid IMT (four values) in 100 children (mean age 11.6±2.8 years, 63% male) treated with GH (GH deficiency 61%, SGA 31%, Turner syndrome 5%, SHOX deficiency 2%, Prader-...

hrp0082p1-d2-154 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Clinical and Laboratory Parameters Predicting a Requirement for Reevaluation of GH Status During GH Treatment

Vuralli Dogus , Gonc Nazli , Ozon Alev , Alikasifoglu Ayfer , Kandemir Nurgun

Background: Reevaluation of children diagnosed as GH deficiency (GHD) showed 25–75% of cases had normal GH responses in retests after cessation of therapy. Low reproducibility and high intra-individual variability of the tests are the important problems in diagnosis. Repeat evaluation during treatment may help detect cases with normal GH status earlier.Objective and hypotheses: We repeated stimulation tests following the first year of GH treatment t...

hrp0082p1-d2-155 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Clinical Characteristics and Imprinting Analysis of Chinese Silver Russell Syndrome

Wu Di , Gong Chunxiu , Zhao Yang

Background: Silver Russell syndrome (SRS) is an imprinting defect disease.Objective: To study clinical characteristics and imprinting defects in Chinese children with SRS.Methods: Forty-nine SRS cases were studied retrospectively. Out of these 49 cases, 36 were available to be detected chromosome 11p15 imprinting defects and 21 cases were detected uniparental disomy of maternal chromosome 7 (UPD(7) mat).Resul...

hrp0082p1-d2-156 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Gender Difference in Secular Trend in Sweden

Holmgren Anton , Niklasson Aimon , Nierop Andreas F M , Gelander Lars , Sjoberg Agneta , Aronson Stefan , Albertsson-Wikland Kerstin

Background, objective and hypotheses: By using QEPS, a new mathematic growth model, different components of growth can be analyzed, comparing secular trends of prepubertal and pubertal growth in Swedish birth cohorts born 1974 and 1990.Materials and methods: Two birth cohorts followed to adult height (AH) born around 1974 (1691 boys; 1666 girls) and 1990 (1647 boys; 1501 girls) being healthy, Nordic and born term. A subpopulation of 1974 (1177 boys; 1168...

hrp0082p1-d2-157 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Autoantibodies Against Some Selected Appetite-Regulating Peptide Hormones and Neuropeptides are Present in Serum of Short Children with Candida Albicans Colonisation and Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Stawerska Renata , Czkwianianc Elzbieta , Matusiak Agnieszka , Smyczynska Joanna , Prymus-Kasinska Sylwia , Hilczer Maciej , Chmiela Magdalena , Lewinski Andrzej

Background: Peptide hormones synthesized in gastrointestinal tract (GI) and adipose tissues, in addition to neuropeptides, regulate growth and body weight in children. The GI microflora (i.e. Candida albicans – CA and Helicobacter pylori – HP) is an antigenic source. Based on the molecular mimicry hypothesis, intestinal microbe-derived antigens may trigger the production of autoantibodies cross-reacting with regulatory peptides.<p class="abstext...

hrp0082p1-d2-158 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Effects of Methylphenidate on Growth and Appetite in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Patients

Gurbuz Fatih , Gurbuz Berrak Bilginer , Celik Gonca , Yildirim Veli , Ucakturk Ahmet , Mengen Eda , Topaloglu Ali Kemal , Yuksel Bilgin

Background: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric problems of adolescent and childhood. Methylphenidate is a psychostimulant drug in use of attention-deficit hyperactivity treatment as a first choice modality.Objective and hypotheses: The aim of this study is to evaluate the levels of leptin, ghrelin and nesfatin-1 in relation to slowdown in growth and poor appetite.Method: Total of 8...

hrp0082p1-d2-159 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

How Precisely can we Measure Increments of Bone Age and Bone Health Index with an Automated Method in Boys with Klinefelter Syndrome?

Thodberg Hans Henrik , Bardsley Martha , Gosek Ania , Ross Judith L

Background: The assessment of bone age increments is important when monitoring treatment in many conditions in pediatric endocrinology. However, manual rating suffers from significant rater variability. Automated bone age assessment could provide increased precision, and also assess increments of bone health index (BHI) from the same X-rays.Objective and hypotheses: To assess the precision of automated assessment of increments of bone age and BHI.<p ...