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58th Annual ESPE

Vienna, Austria
19 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019

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The theme of this year’s meeting is Variety and Variation in Paediatric Endocrinology. Join us in Vienna to explore the diversity we encounter in our discipline and the care that we have to exercise when using the term “normality”. Whilst gaining an update on the latest treatments, clinical best practice and cutting edge research in the field of paediatric endocrinology.

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GH and IGF6

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Effects of 8 Years of Growth Hormone Treatment on Cognition in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Donze Stephany , Damen Layla , Mahabier Eva , Hokken-Koelega Anita

Context: Children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) generally have mild to moderate cognitive impairment with an IQ between 60 and 70. Growth hormone (GH) treatment is a registered treatment for children with PWS and has been associated with cognitive benefits, attributed to the effects of GH and insulin-like growth factor on brain growth and development. Short-term data suggest positive effects of GH treatment on cognitive functioning in children with PWS. The...