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54th Annual ESPE

Barcelona, Spain
01 Oct 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

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Working Groups

Turner Syndrome

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Incidental Prenatal Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome, Perspectives of Parents and Professionals

Pieters Jacqueline

In the light of technologic advances in prenatal testing, more genetic information about the fetus will become available, some of which may have uncertain clinical significance. In the light of all new genetic diagnosing technologies, professional guidance of patients to reliable, tailored, and accurate information is essential. In this presentation I analyze and discuss the various aspects of parental attitudes and dilemmas, as well as professional opinions about the benefits...

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The Challenges of Prenatal Diagnosis: The Experience of a Supportive Group for Parents of Children with TS

Foresti Maura

Background: Prenatal diagnostics (PND), as any achievement in genetic research, brings ethical and moral dilemmas that need to be a subject of reflection and debate in modern societies.Objective and hypotheses: Once the expecting parents have undergone PND, data about abnormalities confront them with moral dilemmas regarding the decision on the life or death of the unborn child, the responsibility for it, and possible suffering during its future life. Ps...

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Impact of Age at Start and GH Dose for Height Gain and Age at Adult Height in TS Girls

Kristrom Berit

Background: Early TS diagnosis permits early GH start and estradiol (E2) supplementation, approaching adult height (AH) at normal age and within normal range. However, higher age at diagnosis is still a challenge according to age for puberty induction and AH.Objective and hypotheses: The objective from our long term trials is knowledge enough for personalized treatment in order to obtain a psychological acceptable age at onset of puberty and still an att...

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Management of Middle Ear and Hearing Problems in Turner Syndrome – How Can We Do Better?

Lim David , Donaldson Malcolm , Gault Emma Jane , Clement Andrew , Kubba Haytham , Mason Avril

Background: Otological problems in Turner syndrome (TS) are notoriously common and troublesome, often requiring intervention with adeno-tonsillectomy, insertion of ventilation tubes and occasionally resulting in serious disease such as cholesteatoma.Survey of otological problems in the West of Scotland: A case note review of 174 girls attending the Turner clinic in Glasgow, Scotland from 1989–2015 found that of 155 patients in whom data were availab...

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Report on the Progress and Difficulties on Transdermal Estradiol Supplementation in Europe

Sas Theo , Ankarberg-Lindgren Carina

Background: The Turner syndrome (TS) Working Group of the ESPE intends to start an international study comparing transdermal estradiol (E2) vs oral E2 in Europe in girls with TS. For this, stable and reliable products for children are needed, for use in different countries with different climates. It has previously been shown that E2 matrix patches for adults can be cut in smaller pieces to administer low doses for pubertal induction in girls. The Turner Working Group plan to ...