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Total pubertal growth in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with growth hormone: Analysis of a single center.
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PMID:  22854327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Growth failure is a permanent sequelae in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The aim of the study was to compare pubertal growth in control and growth hormone (GH) treated JIA subjects. DESIGN: 64 children with JIA at a mean age of 10.38±2.80 years were enrolled and followed until final height (measured in standard deviation (SD) scores). 39 children (20m) received GH therapy and 24 (9m) served as controls. GH dose was 0.33mg/kg/week. Linear regression analysis was performed to identify factors influencing total pubertal growth. RESULTS: Mean total pubertal growth was 21.1±1.3cm (mean±SD) in GH treated JIA patients and 13.8±1.5cm in controls. Final height was significantly higher with GH treatment (-1.67±1.20 SD) compared to controls (-3.20±1.84 SD). Linear regression model identified age at onset of puberty (ß=-4.2,CI: -5.9, -2.6 in controls and ß=-2.3,CI: -3.6, -1.1 in GH treated) as the main factor for total pubertal growth. Final height SDS was determined by the difference to target height at onset of puberty (ß=-0.59;CI: -0.80, -0.37 in controls and ß=-0.30,CI: -0.52, -0.08 in GH treated), age at onset of puberty (ß=0.47;CI:0.02,0.93 in controls and 0.23;CI: -0.00,0.46 in GH treated) and height gain during puberty (ß=0.13;CI:0.05,0.21 in controls and ß=0.11;CI:0.07,0.16 in GH treated). CONCLUSION: Total pubertal growth in JIA patients treated with GH was increased by a factor of 1.5 greater in comparison to controls leading to a significantly better final height. To maximize final height GH treatment should be initiated early to reduce the height deficit at onset of puberty.
S Bechtold; A Beyerlein; P Ripperger; J Roeb; R Dalla Pozza; R Häfner; J P Haas; H Schmidt
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Growth hormone & IGF research : official journal of the Growth Hormone Research Society and the International IGF Research Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2238     ISO Abbreviation:  Growth Horm. IGF Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-8-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9814320     Medline TA:  Growth Horm IGF Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
University Children's Hospital, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Germany.
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