Reliability of the oral glucose tolerance test in the early postoperative assessment of acromegaly remission.

@article{Kristof2002ReliabilityOT,
  title={Reliability of the oral glucose tolerance test in the early postoperative assessment of acromegaly remission.},
  author={Rudolf A. Kristof and Georg Neuloh and Lioba Redel and Dietrich Klingm{\"u}ller and Johannes Schramm},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={
          1282-6
        }
}
OBJECT The suppression of growth hormone (GH) to less than 1 microg/L during the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is generally considered to be the standard for the assessment of biochemical remission of GH excess following surgery for GH-secreting pituitary adenomas. In this study the authors examine the reliability of the results of the early postoperative OGTT (epOGTT) in indicating remission or persistence of active acromegaly. METHODS Data from the case files of 67 consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING

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