Potent effect of recombinant growth hormone on bone mineral density and body composition in adults with panhypopituitarism.

@article{Degerblad1992PotentEO,
  title={Potent effect of recombinant growth hormone on bone mineral density and body composition in adults with panhypopituitarism.},
  author={Marie Degerblad and N. M. Elgindy and Kerstin Hall and H. E. Sj{\"o}berg and Marja Thor{\'e}n},
  journal={Acta endocrinologica},
  year={1992},
  volume={126 5},
  pages={387-93}
}
Six patients (21-50 years) with growth hormone deficiency and panhypopituitarism were given recombinant growth hormone, somatotropin, 0.04-0.1 U.kg.body wt-1.day-1, for 12 months. All patients reported improved well-being with increased working capacity. Bone mineral density, as measured by single photon absorptiometry at two sites on the forearm, showed… CONTINUE READING