Ralph Decker

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CONTEXT Few studies have evaluated the metabolic outcomes of growth hormone (GH) treatment in idiopathic short stature (ISS). Moreover, children with ISS appear to need higher GH doses than children with GH deficiency (GHD) to achieve the same amount of growth and may therefore be at increased risk of adverse events during treatment. The individualized(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND In addition to stimulating linear growth in children, growth hormone (GH) influences metabolism and body composition. These effects should be considered when individualizing GH treatment as dose-dependent changes in metabolic markers have been reported. HYPOTHESIS There are different dose-dependent thresholds for metabolic effects(More)
Growth hormone (GH) promotes longitudinal growth and bone mineralization. In this study, a proteomic approach was used to analyze the association between serum protein expression pattern and height-adjusted bone mineralization in short prepubertal children receiving GH treatment. Patterns of protein expression were compared with those associated with(More)
Estrogens have been shown to rapidly inhibit longitudinal growth in tall boys. To antagonize the initial growth accelerating effect of T, 41 boys with an initial height prediction in excess of 203 cm were treated prospectively with either T enanthate (TE) 250 mg/wk im in combination with ethinylestradiol (EE2) 0.1 mg/d taken orally for the first 5.8 +/-(More)
OBJECTIVE A high-throughput pharmaco-proteomic approach has previously been successfully used to identify lipoprotein biomarkers related to changes in longitudinal growth and bone mass in response to growth hormone (GH) treatment. The aim of this study was to identify protein markers involved in the diverse anabolic and lipolytic remodelling of body(More)
OBJECTIVE Few studies have evaluated metabolic outcomes following growth hormone (GH) treatment in short prepubertal children during different periods of growth. Previously, we found that individualized GH dosing in the catch-up period reduced the variation in fasting insulin levels by 34% compared with those receiving a standard GH dose. We hypothesized(More)
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