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Clinical experience with somatrem in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3296635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 62 patients with pituitary dwarfism were treated with three different preparations of human growth hormone (hGH) produced by recombinant DNA technology (somatrem). They were given somatrem, 0.5 IU/kg body weight/week for 3-14 months. Their height velocity increased from 3.5 +/- 0.9 to 8.2 +/- 1.7 cm/year (mean +/- SEM) during treatment. There were no significant changes in physical, blood and urine examinations. Anti-hGH antibody was observed in 39 of 62 patients (62.9%) at the end of 3 months of treatment with three different preparations of somatrem and in 16 of 21 patients (76.2%) at the end of 12 months of treatment with highly purified Somatonorm. The presence of antibody to hGH did not affect the growth rate in 48 of 49 hGH deficient children who had measurable antibody.
K Takano; K Shizume
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Scandinavica. Supplement     Volume:  325     ISSN:  0300-8843     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Scand Suppl     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-21     Completed Date:  1987-07-21     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173166     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Scand Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antibody Formation
Child, Preschool
Clinical Trials as Topic
Dwarfism, Pituitary / drug therapy*,  immunology,  pathology
Growth / drug effects
Growth Hormone / adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives*,  immunology,  therapeutic use
Human Growth Hormone
Reg. No./Substance:
12629-01-5/Human Growth Hormone; 9002-72-6/Growth Hormone

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