Use of human GH in elderly patients with accidental hip fracture.

  title={Use of human GH in elderly patients with accidental hip fracture.},
  author={Aart Jan van der Lely and Steven W. J. Lamberts and Karl Walter Jauch and Bartele Alexander Swierstra and Hans Hertlein and D Danielle De Vries and Martin A. Birkett and Peter C. Bates and Werner Friedrich Blum and Andrea F Attanasio},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  volume={143 5},
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether early intervention with recombinant human growth hormone (hGH) after hip fracture improves functional recovery and long-term outcome. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Functional recovery after hip fracture is often incomplete. The catabolic situation that develops after the hip fracture accident, and a state of malnutrition either pre-existing or developing after surgery, are main contributing factors for the poor clinical outcome. hGH has been used to promote anabolism… CONTINUE READING
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