Can immediate postoperative random growth hormone levels predict long-term cure in patients with acromegaly?

@article{Dutta2016CanIP,
  title={Can immediate postoperative random growth hormone levels predict long-term cure in patients with acromegaly?},
  author={P. J. Dutta and M{\'a}rta Korbonits and Naresh Sachdeva and Prakamya Gupta and Anand Srinivasan and J. S. Devgun and Ankur Bajaj and Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee},
  journal={Neurology India},
  year={2016},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={
          252-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Growth hormone (GH) levels following oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) at 12 weeks or later after surgery have been accepted as the most reliable parameter for defining remission and/or cure in patients with acromegaly. However, the role of random GH in predicting remission in the immediate postoperative period using modern criteria is not known. This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of random GH levels in first 5 postoperative days as an early predictive tool for long-term… CONTINUE READING

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