hrp0086wg2.2 | ESPE Obesity Working Group (OWG) | ESPE2016

Bariatric Surgery in Obese Adolescents

Dahlgren Jovanna

Background: Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition where excess body fat negatively affects a childÂ’s health. Although prevention is the primary step, there will be obese adolescents who benefit from bariatric surgery. There are four bariatric methods (all using laparoscopic technique): Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB), Roux-en Y Gastric bypass (RYGB), sleeve gastrectomy and Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion (BPD). In Sweden we predominantly use RYGB as it improves eat...

hrp0082fc7.4 | Growth promoting therapies | ESPE2014

A Decade of Clinical Experience in a Swedish University Centre Using Prediction Models to Optimize GH Treatment in Prepubertal Children

Dahlgren Jovanna

Background: The individual growth response on a certain GH dose is an indirect measurement of tissue responsiveness to GH. Several models of predicting the first year growth response on GH treatment are published and a clinical trial has been performed based on these algorithms. However, no clinical unit has evaluated the practical use of these prediction models on GH treatment.Objective and Hypotheses: To use prediction models in clinical practice to ch...

hrp0095p1-296 | GH and IGFs | ESPE2022

No differences in adult height outcome with personalized approach to Growth Hormone dosing– but gender differences were found

Ly Helena-Jamin , Fors Hans , Dahlgren Jovanna

Introduction: The goal of treating short children with growth hormone (GH) is to normalize adult height adjusted for mid parental height (MPH). We obtained adult height data on 87 patients (23 girls, 64 boys) treated with GH who originally participated in a randomized, prospective, open-label clinical trial with either personalized dose based on a prediction model (n=58), or standard dose (n=29). The children were either growth hormone defici...

hrp0092p1-195 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity (1) | ESPE2019

Serum Leptin, Adiponectin and Insulin-Like Growth Factor I During Infancy were Associated with Markers of Metabolic Syndrome at Six Years of Age

Dahlgren Jovanna , Kjellberg Emma , Roswall Josefine

Objective: Metabolic programming occurs during early life and nutritional factors are known to have long-lasting influences on metabolic health. We investigate associations between insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), leptin and adiponectin during infancy and metabolic markers in the same children at six years of age.Method: The Swedish longitudinal Halland Health and Growth birth cohort study is population-based, origi...

hrp0084p3-750 | Diabetes | ESPE2015

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test as a Routine Tool to Discriminate High Risk Individuals of Type 2 Diabetes in Child Obesity

Kintis Thomas , Marild Staffan , Dahlgren Jovanna

Background: It is debated whether oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) should be routine in child obesity units to identify high risk individuals for impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).Aims: To investigate the prevalence of some signs of metabolic syndrome in child obesity.Methods: All consecutive newly referred obese children (BMI>30) at a Swedish university unit were evaluated with fasting glucos...

hrp0095p1-84 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2022

Osteocalcin in Infancy and Early Childhood Related to Covariates and Growth: A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study

Berggren Sara , Dahlgren Jovanna , Andersson Ola , Bergman Stefan , Roswall Josefine

Context: Osteocalcin is a bone formation marker that has recently sparked interest for its endocrine involvement in glucose homeostasis and obesity. Nevertheless, its natural pattern during infancy and early childhood remains unknown.Objectives: We established reference values for total serum osteocalcin during specific timepoints from birth until five years of age, and presented these in the context of covariates.<p...

hrp0092rfc11.4 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty Session 2 | ESPE2019

Increased Adrenal and Testicular Androgen Concentrations Before Puberty and in Early Puberty Correlate to Adult Height Outcomes in Males with Silver-Russell Syndrome

Kvernebo-Sunnergren Kjersti , Ankarberg-Lindgren Carina , Dahlgren Jovanna

Background: In a previous study, we reported that adult height (AH) outcomes in growth hormone treated males with Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) were negatively correlated with estradiol concentrations before start of puberty and in early puberty. Whether elevated estradiol concentrations originated from adrenal or testicular androgens is unclear. We aimed to describe androgen secretion patterns and investigate correlations between androgen concentrations and A...

hrp0089p1-p138 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism P1 | ESPE2018

Measurement of Estradiol and Testosterone in Umbilical Cord Blood by Gas Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS/MS); Comparisons with Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Allvin Kerstin , Dahlgren Jovanna , Andersson Mats X , Ankarberg-Lindgren Carina

Background: We have previously shown radioimmunoassay (RIA) and gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) to be comparable when analyzing estradiol and testosterone concentrations in prepubertal and pubertal children. However, the reliability for steroid hormone determination with RIA in umbilical cord blood is not known. In general, older studies using RIA show higher values of testosterone, than more recent ones using MS/MS.Patients and me...

hrp0086p1-p811 | Syndromes: Mechanisms and Management P1 | ESPE2016

Correlations between Prepubertal and Pubertal Estrogen Levels and Final Height Out-Come in Growth Hormone (GH) Treated Boys with Silver Russell syndrome

Kvernebo-Sunnergren Kjersti , Ankarberg-Lindgren Carina , AEkesson Karin , Dahlgren Jovanna

Background: Children with Silver Russell syndrome (SRS) suffer from severe intrauterine growth retardation. During infancy, short stature and delayed bone maturation are common features. A majority of these children initially have a good growth response to GH treatment. A catch-up period of skeletal maturation is often seen in early puberty. Later in puberty poor height acceleration may be seen.Objective and hypothesis: The objective of this study was to...

hrp0082p2-d1-372 | Fat Metabolism &amp; Obesity | ESPE2014

Longitudinal Development of Adiponectin in Early Childhood and the Influence of Breastfeeding and Essential Fatty Acid Status

Roswall Josefine , Kjellberg Emma , Strandvik Birgitta , Dahlgren Jovanna

Background: Adiponectin is an adipokine related to insulin sensitivity. In adults and older children adiponectin correlates inversely to BMI, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular risk. Less is known about these relationships in early childhood.Objective and hypotheses: To explore the longitudinal development of adiponectin and correlations to early feeding patterns and serum essential fatty acids.Method: 324 term infants were fol...