Hypopituitarism and growth hormone deficiency (GHD) after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

@article{Aimaretti2004HypopituitarismAG,
  title={Hypopituitarism and growth hormone deficiency (GHD) after traumatic brain injury (TBI).},
  author={G Aimaretti and Maria Rosaria Ambrosio and Salvatore Benvenga and Giorgio Borretta and Laura de Marinis and Ernesto de Menis and Carolina Di Somma and Marco Faustini-Fustini and Silvia Grottoli and Valentina Gasco and Maurizio Gasperi and Francesco A Logoluso and C Scaroni and Giulio Giordano and Ezio Ghigo},
  journal={Growth hormone & IGF research : official journal of the Growth Hormone Research Society and the International IGF Research Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 Suppl A},
  pages={
          S114-7
        }
}
In adults, hypopituitarism and growth hormone deficiency (GHD) should be suspected and diagnosed within an appropriate clinical context. It has been demonstrated that all patients with primary hypothalamic-pituitary diseases before and after any medical intervention (defined as neurosurgery, radiotherapy and medical therapy) are at obvious risk - more than just at high risk - for hypopituitarism (greater than 80% had severe GHD). The same obvious risk applies to patients diagnosed as having… CONTINUE READING
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