John J. Chipman

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Although the use of the insulin tolerance test (ITT) for the diagnosis of adult GH deficiency is well established, diagnostic peak GH cut-points for other commonly used GH stimulation tests are less clearly established. Despite that fact, the majority of patients in the United States who are evaluated for GH deficiency do not undergo insulin tolerance(More)
Adult GH deficiency (GHD) is currently diagnosed in patients with either a history of childhood-onset GHD or acquired hypothalamic-pituitary disease by GH stimulation testing. However, GH stimulation tests are invasive, time consuming, and associated with side effects. Based on preliminary analyses of patients enrolled in the U.S. Hypopituitary Control and(More)
GH is often used to treat children with idiopathic short stature despite the lack of definitive, long-term studies of efficacy. We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effect of GH on adult height in peripubertal children. Subjects (n = 68; 53 males and 15 females), 9-16 yr old, with marked, idiopathic short(More)
Lean body mass (LBM), fat mass (FM), and total bone mineral content are significantly reduced in adult GHD subjects who had received pediatric GH. To test the hypothesis that continued GH therapy after final height is necessary to attain adult body composition, we performed a prospective, multinational, randomized, controlled, 2-yr study in patients who(More)
An 11-year-old boy was noted to have microcytic anemia, growth retardation, polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia, and abnormal platelet function. An angiomatous lymphoid hamartoma was removed from the retroperitoneal space. Postoperatively the child exhibited a dramatic growth spurt and complete resolution of the abnormal laboratory measurements. Studies were(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with childhood-onset growth hormone (GH) deficiency do not fulfill diagnostic criteria for GH deficiency (GHD) after attainment of adult height and may not require long-term GH treatment. Patients with history of idiopathic GHD (IGHD) pose the greatest management dilemma, as data regarding factors predictive of persistent GHD in(More)
OBJECTIVE The benefits of GH replacement in GH-deficient adult patients are becoming accepted but the safety profile continues to be defined. The GH deficiency in adults may have arisen i either childhood or during adult life and these two groups differ with regard to history of disease. The aid of the present report was to study differences in safety(More)
If GH therapy of children with GH deficiency (GHD) has been adequate, body composition should be comparable to that of patients who have undergone normal childhood development and become hypopituitary thereafter. To assess this, body composition was determined in 92 patients with childhood onset (CO) GHD, aged 18-30 yr, who had been treated to final height(More)
Two allelic forms of the T cell antigen receptor alpha chain gene were discerned by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) employing the T cell antigen receptor alpha chain probe pGA5, and the restriction enzyme Bgl II. Analysis revealed that the polymorphic fragments are detected by a probe specific for the constant region exon of the T cell(More)
UNLABELLED To determine if replacement of GH improves BMD in adult-onset GHD, we administered GH in physiologic amounts to men and women with GHD. GH replacement significantly increased spine BMD in the men by 3.8%. INTRODUCTION Growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) acquired in adulthood results in diminished BMD; the evidence that replacement of GH(More)