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Vol. 52, No. 3, 1999
Issue release date: September 1999 (February 2000)
Section title: Workshop Report
Horm Res 1999;52:150–157
(DOI:10.1159/000023452)

Should We Treat Children with Idiopathic Short Stature?

Workshop Held in St.-Paul-de-Vence, France, April 18–19, 1999

Kelnar C.J.H.a · Albertsson-Wikland K.b · Hintz R.L.c · Ranke M.B.d · Rosenfeld R.G.e
aDepartment of Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; bGöteborg Pediatric Growth Research Centre, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden; cDepartment of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif., USA; dPediatric Endocrinology Section, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany, and eDivision of Pediatric Endocrinology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oreg., USA

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Abstract of Workshop Report

Published online: 3/2/2000
Issue release date: September 1999 (February 2000)

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1663-2818 (Print)
eISSN: 1663-2826 (Online)

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Abstract

The use of growth hormone (GH) to treat short children who are clearly GH-deficient is now well accepted. However, GH treatment of short children who have no currently recognizable abnormalities in their GH-insulin-like growth factor I axis remains controversial. Whether such children with so-called idiopathic short stature (ISS) should be treated with GH was the subject of an international workshop held in St.-Paul-de-Vence, France, in April 1999. This article summarizes the issues discussed at the workshop, including the definition of ISS, ethical and health-economic aspects of treatment, results from clinical trials and surveillance studies, and the use of prediction models in aiding treatment decisions.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Workshop Report

Published online: 3/2/2000
Issue release date: September 1999 (February 2000)

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1663-2818 (Print)
eISSN: 1663-2826 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/HRP


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