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Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology 2021

4. Growth and Growth Factors

Growth Hormone Therapy: Safety

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4.5. Long-term safety of growth hormone treatment in childhood: two Large observational studies: nordiNet IOS and ANSWER

L Savendahl , M Polak , P Backeljauw , JC Blair , BS Miller , TR Rohrer , A Hokken-Koelega , A Pietropoli , N Kelepouris , J Ross

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 May 13;106(6):1728–1741. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgab080. PMID: 33571362This report gathered data from two large observational studies (NordiNet International Outcome Study and ANSWER Program) aimed at assessing the incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), serious adverse events (SAEs), and their relation with rhGH dose. The whole study cohort included 37,7...

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4.6. Long-term mortality after childhood growth hormone treatment: the SAGhE cohort study

L Savendahl , R Cooke , A Tidblad , D Beckers , G Butler , S Cianfarani , P Clayton , J Coste , ACS Hokken-Koelega , W Kiess , CE Kuehni , K Albertsson-Wikland , A Deodati , E Ecosse , R Gausche , C Giacomozzi , D Konrad , F Landier , R Pfaeffle , G Sommer , M Thomas , S Tollerfield , GRJ Zandwijken , JC Carel , AJ Swerdlow

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2020;8(8):683–692. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(20)30163-7. PMID: 32707116SAGhE is a large independent European consortium including eight different countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK) which was set up to evaluate the long-term safety of rhGH in a large cohort (>24 000) of young adult patients t...

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4.7. Association of childhood growth hormone treatment with long-term cardiovascular morbidity

A Tidblad , M Bottai , H Kieler , K Albertsson-Wikland , L Savendahl

JAMA Pediatr. 2021;175(2):e205199. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.5199. PMID: 33346824This nationwide population-based study assessed the long-term risk of cardiovascular events in patients who had received rhGH therapy during childhood and adolescence. The study cohort comprised 3.408 subjects treated under the GHD, SGA or ISS indications, and 50 036 age-, sex-, and region-base...

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4.8. Longitudinal study on metabolic health in adults SGA during 5 years after GH with or without 2 years of GnRHa treatment

Goedegebuure Wesley J. , van der Steen Manouk , Kerkhof Gerthe F , Hokken-Koelega Anita CS

J Clin Endocrinol Metab, August 2020, 105(8):e2796–e2806. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa287. PMID: 32436961The aim of this longitudinal study was to investigate the potential long-term adverse effects of combined GnRHa/GH treatment on metabolic and bone health in short SGA children. Reassuring data are found at 5 years after cessation of GH therapy.Children born small ...