hrp0082p2-d1-596 | Thyroid | ESPE2014

Factors Useful to Distinguish between Children with Permanent Congenital Hypothyroidism and Transient or Permanent Hyperthyrotropinemia

Francesca Messina Maria , Ramistella Vincenzo , Aversa Tommaso , Valenzie Mariella , De Luca Filippo

Background: Screening for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) with the possibility of an early treatment has transformed the outlook for children with CH. Despite the unquestioned public health success of newborn screening programs, the management of CH is still controversial. Most patients with positive screening have permanent hypothyroidism but some of them may have transient hyperthyreotropinemia, so it is important to identify these patients in order to avoid lifelong unnecess...

hrp0082p3-d2-829 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Cross-Sectional and Prospective Study of the Effects of GH Therapy on Metabolic Panel in Children with GH Deficiency

Ramistella Vincenzo , Wasniewska Malgorzata , Valenzise Mariella , Aversa Tommaso , Arasi Stefania , Velletri Maria Rosa , De Luca Filippo

Background: Numerous studies have shown that GH, in addition to promoting linear growth, exerts a key role in many metabolic processes. However, there are only few studies aiming at evaluating the metabolic panel of children with GH deficiency (GHD). The aims of the study were: to verify the presence of metabolic alterations in GHD children in comparison with age-matched controls and to check the possible effects of 2 year GH therapy on the metabolic parameters in GHD.<p c...