hrp0092p1-88 | Growth and Syndromes (to include Turner Syndrome) | ESPE2019

Etiology of Severe Short Stature: Single Center Experience

Kärkinen Juho , Miettinen Päivi J , Raivio Taneli , Hero Matti

Background: Based on growth screening rules, severe short stature (i.e. height SDS less than -3), at the age of more than 3 years, warrants diagnostic evaluation in specialized health care. In the absence of apparent underlying cause, targeted and eventually untargeted genetic studies have been proposed. However, the etiology of short stature at the severe end of the spectrum is poorly characterized.Methods: We ...

hrp0092p1-395 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty (2) | ESPE2019

Presentation and Diagnosis of Childhood Onset Combined Pituitary Hormone Deficiency: A Single Center Experience from Over 30 Years.

Hietamäki Johanna , Miettinen Päivi J. , Hero Matti , Tarkkanen Annika , Raivio Taneli

Background: We describe the incidence, etiologies and clinical features of combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) in pediatric patients from a single tertiary center.Methods: The cohort comprised of patients with CPHD, treated in the Helsinki University Hospital between 1985 and 2018. They were identified through an ICD-9/ICD-10 code search, and the clinical data were recorded from the patient charts.<p class="...

hrp0092t15 | Top 20 Poster | ESPE2019

Intestinal Microbiota Development Differs Between Pubertal Boys and Girls

Kallio Sampo , Korpela Katri , de Vos Willem , Hero Matti , Kaarina Kukkonen Anna , Miettinen Päivi , Salonen Anne , Savilahti Erkki , Suutela Maria , Tarkkanen Annika , Raivio Taneli , Kuitunen Mikael

Introduction: The human fecal microbiota is known to shift in composition during adolescence, but whether fecal microbiota is associated with timing of sexual maturation is unknown. In mice, the change in the composition of fecal microbiota during puberty appears to be sex-specific and associate with changes in testosterone. We investigated the association between intestinal microbiota and pubertal timing in adolescents.Subjects ...