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59th Annual ESPE (ESPE 2021 Online)

22 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

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The 59th ESPE Annual Meeting will now be held online in September 2021.

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Growth Hormone and IGFs

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How to interpret growth hormone stimulation test results in children and adolescents with overweight and obesity? A systematic review and meta-analysis and evidence-based proposal for weight-status adjusted cut-offs

Abawi Ozair , Augustijn Dieuwertje , Hoeks Sanne , Rijke Yolanda de , van den Akker Erica ,

Background: Peak stimulated growth hormone (GH) levels are known to decrease with increasing BMI, possibly leading to overdiagnosis of GH deficiency (GHD) in children with overweight and obesity. However, current guidelines do not provide guidance how to interpret peak GH values of these children. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to study the effect of BMI standard deviation score (SDS) on stimulated peak GH values in children, to identi...

hrp0094fc9.2 | Growth Hormone and IGFs | ESPE2021

A simple model with height and age at start of treatment with recombinant human growth hormone can accurately predict future growth in children with growth disorders

van Dommelen Paula , Arnaud Lilian , Masne Quentin Le , Koledova Ekaterina ,

Background: A growth prediction model would not only allow patients with growth disorders the opportunity to see the expected effect of their recombinant human growth hormone (r hGH) treatment, but also support healthcare professionals to individualise treatment to optimise growth outcomes.Aim: To develop a growth prediction model in children with growth disorders.Patients and Methods: Height and c...

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Once-weekly somapacitan versus daily growth hormone in growth hormone deficiency: 3 year efficacy and safety results from REAL 3, a randomised controlled phase 2 trial

Savendahl Lars , Battelino Tadej , Rasmussen Michael Hojby , Saenger Paul , Horikawa Reiko ,

Growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy currently requires daily subcutaneous injections. Somapacitan is a long-acting GH-derivative in development for once-weekly use in children with GH deficiency (GHD). A phase 2, multinational, randomised, open-label, controlled trial (NCT02616562) investigated the efficacy and safety of somapacitan compared with daily GH (Norditropin®). GH-treatment-naïve prepubertal children with GHD received 0.04 (n = 16), 0.08 (n...

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Optimising adherence using a connected injection device can improve growth outcomes: Evidence from real-world data on 11 million injections in 20,000 patients with growth disorders

Koledova Ekaterina , Bagha Merat , Arnaud Lilian , Piras Francesco , van Dommelen Paula ,

Background: For early identification of patients requiring adherence support, objective, real-time adherence data are needed. The easypod™ electromechanical injection device, in combination with the easypod™ connect ecosystem, electronically records and transmits, in real time, accurate records of the date, time and dose injected for patients receiving recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) to treat growth disorders. Healthcare professionals can us...

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Dynamic Changes in Growth and IGF-I During the First Year of Life; A Longitudinal Study of 233 healthy Danish Infants

Upners Emmie N. , Ljubicic Marie L , Busch Alexander S , Fischer Margit B , Almstrup Kristian , Petersen Jorgen H , Jensen Rikke B , Hagen Casper P , Juul Anders ,

Background: Growth during infancy is a continuation of the rapid fetal growth and its regulation is complex and multifactorial. It is well-established that insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and its regulators (e.g. IGF binding proteins (IGFBP-3) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A2 (PAPP-A2)) are important for prenatal and postnatal growth; however, their significance for growth during infancy is not fully explored.Aims: The aim...

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Impact of pre-transplant serum-IGF-1 on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation outcome in pediatric cancer patients

Betzmann Deborah , Doring Michaela , Blumenstock Gunnar , Erdmann Friederike , Grabow Desiree , Lang Peter , Binder Gerhard ,

Background: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is associated with severe medical complications and variable outcome depending on the recipient’s disease stage and health condition. As serum-IGF 1 is decreased in patients with severe illness, after major surgery, in malnutrition, and other conditions that cause catabolic metabolism, it may serve as predictive biomarker for transplant outcome.Individuals and Methods: Based...