Guidelines for the treatment of growth hormone excess and growth hormone deficiency in adults

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Authors

  • A Giustina
  • A Barkan
  • P Chanson
  • A Grossman
  • A Hoffman
  • E Ghigo
  • F Casanueva
  • A Colao
  • S Lamberts
  • S Melmed

Abstract

The V Consensus Group Meeting on 'Guidelines for Treatment of GH Excess and GH Deficiency in the Adult' was an international workshop held on February 20-22, 2006 in Santa Monica, California, USA. The principal aim of this meeting was to provide guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of adults with either form of abnormal GH secretion: GH excess or GH deficiency. The workshop included debates as to the choice of primary treatment, discussions of the targets for adequate treatment, and concluded with presentations on open issues germane to adult GH treatment including the role of GH in malignancies, the impact of long-term treatment on bone, and a cost-benefit analysis. The meeting was comprised of 66 delegates representing 13 different countries.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-838
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of endocrinological investigation
Volume31
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008