TREATMENT OF ADULT GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY: WHO, WHY AND HOW? A REVIEW.

@article{Alexopoulou2010TREATMENTOA,
  title={TREATMENT OF ADULT GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY: WHO, WHY AND HOW? A REVIEW.},
  author={O. Alexopoulou and R. Abs and D. Maiter},
  journal={Acta Clinica Belgica},
  year={2010},
  volume={65},
  pages={13 - 22}
}
  • O. Alexopoulou, R. Abs, D. Maiter
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Acta Clinica Belgica
  • Abstract Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) is nowadays recognized as a distinct clinical entity and replacement therapy has become a standard practice. Reflecting on the accumulated evidence, questions nevertheless arise. Should all AGHD patients be treated? What dose of GH should be given and for how long? What are the real long-term benefits, in particular regarding life expectancy? If the diagnosis of severe GHD is firmly established and if there is no contra-indication (such as an… CONTINUE READING

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