Childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency and the transition to adulthood: current perspective

Ahmid, M., Ahmed, S. F. and Shaikh, M.G. (2018) Childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency and the transition to adulthood: current perspective. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 14, pp. 2283-2291. (doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S136576) (PMID:30538484) (PMCID:PMC6260189)

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Childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency (CO-GHD) is an endocrine condition associated with a broad range of health issues from childhood through to adulthood, which requires particular attention during the transition period from adolescence to young adulthood. There is uncertainty in the clinical practice of the management of CO-GHD during transition regarding the clinical assessment and management of individual patients during and after transition to obtain optimal follow-up and improved health outcomes. Despite the availability of clinical guidelines providing the framework for transition of young adults with CO-GHD, there remains substantial variation in approaching transitional care among pediatric and adult services. A well-structured and coordinated transitional plan with clear communication and direct collaboration between pediatric and adult health care to ensure optimal management of adolescents with CO-GHD during transition is needed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ahmed, Professor Syed Faisal
Authors: Ahmid, M., Ahmed, S. F., and Shaikh, M.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Publisher:Dove Medical Press
ISSN (Online):1178-203X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 14:2283-2291
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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