In this review several aspects of gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa) treatment in central precocious puberty (CPP) are highlighted. These include issues of the definition of precocity, assessment of CPP and thelarche variants. Indications for treatment with GnRH agonists are discussed, not only in CPP but also in children with other reasons to… (More)
OBJECTIVE Knowledge about the impact of joint impairment on functional ability is needed in planning care and setting treatment goals in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We investigated the relationship between joint impairments and upper and lower limb function. METHODS Twenty-one children with systemic JIA with an average age of 9.2… (More)
BACKGROUND Early identification of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes at high risk for development of complications is important, as early intervention may prevent further deterioration. Here we investigate the applicability of assessing skin advanced glycation end products (sAGEs) by skin autofluorescence (SAF) as a potential surrogate risk… (More)
A 6-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital for excessive weight gain. On presentation, she had a typical Cushingoid appearance and hypertension. Laboratory analysis was indicative for an exogenous glucocorticoid source, showing values that were low for serum cortisol and adrenocorticotropin and for 24-h urinary glucocorticoid (metabolite) excretion.… (More)
The combination of bilateral renal agenesis, vascular abnormalities in the brain and esophageal atresia is exceptional. MR and ultrasound data of the brain findings are presented for the first time in such a case.