Effects of growth hormone on kidney function in pediatric transplant recipients

  title={Effects of growth hormone on kidney function in pediatric transplant recipients},
  author={Blanche M. Chavers and Leah Doherty and Thomas E. Nevins and Marie Cook and Kumud S. Sane},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
Recent evidence suggests that treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) after a successful kidney transplant improves the growth rate of children with short stature. We prospectively investigated eight children (6 boys, 2 girls), focusing on acute rejection episodes and changes in serum creatinine levels during rhGH treatment. The children (mean age 11.6±3.4 years) received rhGH daily (0.04–0.05 mg/kg subcutaneously). Seven patients completed at least 12 months (20±8 months) of… CONTINUE READING
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