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GH Deficiency – Treatment

Conway GS, Szarras-Czapnik M, Racz K et al.; 1369 GHD to GHDA Transition Study Group.

University College London Hospital, London, UK.

 Eur J Endocrinol 2009;160:899–907.

[2] Bone mineral density and body composition in adolescents with childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency.

Boot AM, van der Sluis IM, Krenning EP et al.

University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

 Horm Res 2009;71:364–71.

Editor’s note: These two articles address the highly important issue of the role of growth hormone (GH) treatment in subsequent attainment of skeletal bone mass integrity after achieving final height. Both studies provide significant contributory findings, but from markedly different perspectives of design, patient inclusion, power, andfinal message.

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