The Burden of Illness of Hypopituitary Adults with Growth Hormone Deficiency

  title={The Burden of Illness of Hypopituitary Adults with Growth Hormone Deficiency},
  author={Dr Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen and Albert M. Beckers and Achille E Stevenaert and Frans F. H. Rutten},
Objective: The negative metabolic and psychosocial consequences of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults are now well established. In the present study, an attempt was made to quantify the burden of illness, in terms of lost productivity and increased medical consumption, associated with hypopituitarism and untreated GHD. Design and Setting: The study population consisted of 129 Belgian adults with untreated GHD associated with hypopituitarism after pituitary surgery. The Short-Form 36… CONTINUE READING


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