Growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis: a possible non-nutritional factor for growth retardation in children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Hegazi2012GrowthHG,
  title={Growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis: a possible non-nutritional factor for growth retardation in children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Moustafa Abdelaal Hegazi and Othman El-Sayed Soliman and Bothina Mohammed Hasaneen and Mohammed M. El-Arman and Nawal Abd El-Galel and Basem Salama El-deek},
  journal={Jornal de pediatria},
  year={2012},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={267-74}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess growth hormone (GH)/insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) axis as a possible non-nutritional factor for growth retardation in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS A case-control study was conducted at a tertiary university hospital. Thirty children with CP (seven children with normal growth [CP-N] and 23 with retarded growth [CP-R]), 30 children with protein energy malnutrition (PEM), and 30 healthy children (REF group) underwent an assessment of growth parameters… CONTINUE READING

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