Improving growth in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Ahmed, S.F. , Wong, J.S. and McGrogan, P. (2007) Improving growth in children with inflammatory bowel disease. Hormone Research, 68(s.5), pp. 117-121. (doi: 000110604)

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Background: Growth in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is affected through a number of mechanisms; controlling disease activity and supporting poor nutritional status are paramount in these patients. Further understanding of the basic mechanisms by which cytokines influence growth will facilitate the development of therapeutic modalities to improve growth. Conclusions: Clinical management that addresses growth and puberty in children with IBD should be a partnership between paediatric gastroenterologists and endocrinologists. Well-designed studies of growth-promoting hormonal treatment may answer questions regarding the efficacy and safety of treating growth retardation in the subgroup of patients who continue to fail to grow despite optimal management of their IBD.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wong, Dr Jarod and Ahmed, Professor Syed Faisal and McGrogan, Dr Paraic
Authors: Ahmed, S.F., Wong, J.S., and McGrogan, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:Hormone Research
ISSN (Online):1423-0046
Published Online:10 December 2007

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