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Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099133/association-between-screen-time-and-snack-consumption-in-children-and-adolescents-the-caspian-iv-study
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Roya Kelishadi, Nafiseh Mozafarian, Mostafa Qorbani, Mohammad Reza Maracy, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Saeid Safiri, Gelayol Ardalan, Hamid Asayesh, Fatemeh Rezaei, Ramin Heshmat
BACKGROUND: The relationship between screen time (ST) and the frequency of snack consumption in a national sample of Iranian children and adolescents was assessed. The present nationwide survey was conducted on 14,880 school students living in urban and rural areas of 30 provinces in Iran. Trained healthcare providers conducted the physical examination and completed the questionnaire of the World Health Organization - Global School-Based Student Health Survey (WHO-GSHS). METHODS: The association between ST (total time spent watching TV and using a computer in leisure time) and the frequency of snack consumption was determined using ordinal logistic regression analysis...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099132/efficacy-of-long-term-growth-hormone-therapy-in-short-non-growth-hormone-deficient-children
#2
Lucia Schena, Cristina Meazza, Sara Pagani, Valeria Paganelli, Elena Bozzola, Carmine Tinelli, Fabio Buzi, Mauro Bozzola
BACKGROUND: In recent years, several studies have been published showing different responses to growth hormone (GH) treatment in idiopathic short stature children. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether non-growth-hormone-deficient (non-GHD) short children could benefit from long-term GH treatment as GHD patients. METHODS: We enrolled 22 prepubertal children and 22 age- and sex-matched GHD patients, with comparable height, body mass index (BMI), bone age, and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I) circulating levels...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099131/turner-syndrome-and-pituitary-adenomas-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#3
Tiffany Yeh, Angela Ganan Soto, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Lisa Swartz Topor
BACKGROUND: Turner syndrome (TS) is the most common sex chromosome abnormality in females, typically associated with primary amenorrhea and premature ovarian failure due to gonadal dysgenesis. The association of TS with hypopituitarism is an uncommon finding. The objective of the study was to describe an adolescent with TS with hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and subsequent hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. CASE PRESENTATION: A 16-year-old female with primary amenorrhea was diagnosed with TS based on karyotype 45,XO...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099130/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-involvement-in-successful-growth-hormone-gh-signaling-in-gh-transduction-defect
#4
Eirini Kostopoulou, Andrea Paola Rojas-Gil, Alexia Karvela, Bessie E Spiliotis
BACKGROUND: Growth hormone (GH) transduction defect (GHTD) is a growth disorder with impaired signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) phosphorylation mediated by overexpression of cytokine-inducible SH2-containing protein (CIS), which causes increased growth hormone receptor (GHR) degradation. This study investigated the role of epidermal growth factor (EGF) in the restoration of normal GH signaling in GHTD. METHODS: Protein expression, cellular localization and physical contact of proteins of the GH and EGF signaling pathways were studied by Western immunoblotting, immunofluorescence and co-immunoprecipitation, respectively...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099129/the-association-between-obesity-hypertension-and-left-ventricular-mass-in-adolescents
#5
Saime Ergen Dibeklioglu, Berna Şaylan Çevik, Banu Acar, Zeynep Birsin Özçakar, Nermin Uncu, Nazlı Kara, Şemsa Çaycı, Nilgün Çakar
BACKGROUND: Obesity and hypertension (HT) are well known cardiac risk factors. Our goal was to show that even if arterial blood pressure (BP) measurements of obese adolescents are normal during clinical examination, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) can be high, may include cardiac involvement and can also detect left ventricular mass indices (LVMI) value for obese adolescents to diagnose left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). METHODS: This study included 130 children (57 obese hypertensive, 36 obese normotensive, 14 normal weight hypertensive and 23 normal weight normotensive)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099128/bone-health-assessment-of-food-allergic-children-on-restrictive-diets-a-practical-guide
#6
Artemis E Doulgeraki, Emmanouel M Manousakis, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Food allergy in childhood is on the rise globally and is managed with avoidance diets; recent case reports of food allergic children with nutritional rickets in the literature highlight the importance of close monitoring of bone health in this population. METHODS: There is no consensus as yet with regard to bone health evaluation in food allergic children; therefore, extensive literature search was performed and the existing evidence is presented, along with a relevant algorithm...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099127/prevalence-risk-factors-and-consequences-of-overweight-and-obesity-among-schoolchildren-a-cross-sectional-study-in-kashmir-india
#7
Mohd Ashraf Ganie, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Ishfaq Ahmad Wani, Aafia Rashid, Showkat Ali Zargar, Bashir Ahmad Charoo, Zaffar Amin Shah, Syed Mudassar
BACKGROUND: Obesity among children and adolescents is a growing public health problem. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors and metabolic consequences of obesity among schoolchildren from Kashmir, India. METHODS: The study subjects (n=2024) included 870 boys and 1154 girls, aged between 6 and 18 years. Data were collected by interviewer-administered questionnaires. Information was obtained about different lifestyles, anthropometric parameters and dietary habits...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085676/growth-hormone-deficiency-in-mitochondrial-disorders
#8
Josef Finsterer, Marlies Frank
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January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085675/glycogen-storage-disease-type-ix-and-growth-hormone-deficiency-presenting-as-severe-ketotic-hypoglycemia
#9
Juanita K Hodax, Serife Uysal, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Chanika Phornphutkul
BACKGROUND: Glycogen storage disease (GSD) type IX and growth hormone (GH) deficiency cause ketotic hypoglycemia via different mechanisms and are not known to be associated. We describe a patient presenting with severe ketotic hypoglycemia found to have both GSD IX and isolated GH deficiency. CASE PRESENTATION: A 3-year-and-11-month-old boy with a history of prematurity, autism, developmental delay, seizures, and feeding difficulty was admitted for poor weight gain and symptomatic hypoglycemia...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085674/an-ignored-cause-of-red-urine-in-children-rhabdomyolysis-due-to-carnitine-palmitoyltransferase-ii-cpt-ii-deficiency
#10
Engin Melek, Fatma Derya Bulut, Bahriye Atmış, Berna Şeker Yılmaz, Aysun Karabay Bayazıt, Neslihan Önenli Mungan
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPT-II) deficiency is an autosomal recessively inherited disorder involving the β-oxidation of long-chain fatty acids, which leads to rhabdomyolysis and subsequent acute renal failure. The clinical phenotype varies from a severe infantile form to a milder muscle form. Here, we report a 9-year-old boy referred to our hospital for the investigation of hematuria with a 2-day history of dark urine and malaise. As no erythrocytes in the microscopic examination of the urine and hemoglobinuria were present, myoglobinuria due to rhabdomyolysis was the most probable cause of dark urine...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085673/total-body-fat-abdominal-fat-body-fat-distribution-and-surrogate-markers-for-health-related-to-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-fabp4-in-children
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Magnus Dencker, Anton Danielson, Magnus K Karlsson, Per Wollmer, Lars B Andersen, Ola Thorsson
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess possible relationships between adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (FABP4) and total body fat (TBF), abdominal fat, body fat distribution, aerobic fitness, blood pressure, cardiac dimensions and the increase in body fat over 2 years in a community sample of children. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was used in a community sample of 170 (92 boys and 78 girls) children aged 8-11 years. TBF and abdominal fat (AFM) were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085672/seven-cases-with-williams-beuren-syndrome-endocrine-evaluation-and-long-term-follow-up
#12
Ayla Güven
BACKGROUND: Endocrine evaluation and long-term follow-up of seven (six male) patients with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) are given. METHOD: Data were obtained from patients' medical records. All patients underwent hormonal analyses and four of them underwent oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). RESULTS: They all had mild hypercalcemia. Three of them had overt hypothyroidism while subclinical hypothyroidism was detected in three patients. Four patients had thyroid hypoplasia and one had thyroid agenesis...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076318/beta-cell-function-and-clinical-course-in-three-siblings-with-thiamine-responsive-megaloblastic-anemia-trma-treated-with-thiamine-supplementation
#13
Kathryn Potter, John Wu, Julie Lauzon, Josephine Ho
Three siblings with thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia (TRMA) with a homozygous c.454delGGCATinsAT mutation in SLC19A2 are described. The index case presented at 14 months' old with severe non-ketotic hyperglycemia, dehydration, seizures and sinovenous thrombosis. She was started on insulin and developed sensorineural hearing loss around 2 years old. Two siblings were found to have the same mutation and were started on thiamine. One sibling developed transient hyperglycemia after several years of thiamine supplementation of 12 mg/kg that resolved with an increased thiamine dose (23 mg/kg)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076317/high-predictability-of-impaired-glucose-tolerance-by-combining-cardiometabolic-screening-parameters-in-obese-children
#14
Cornelis Jan de Groot, Jeroen van der Grond, Yosine Delgado, Edmond H H M Rings, Sabine E Hannema, Erica L T van den Akker
BACKGROUND: There is debate on which overweight and obese children should be screened for the presence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) by oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT). The objective of the study was to identify risk factors predictive of the presence of IGT. METHODS: In a cohort of overweight children, who underwent OGTT, we determined the association of anthropometric and laboratory parameters with IGT and whether combining parameters improved the sensitivity of screening for IGT...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076316/changes-of-thyroid-hormonal-status-in-patients-receiving-ketogenic-diet-due-to-intractable-epilepsy
#15
Engin Kose, Orkide Guzel, Korcan Demir, Nur Arslan
BACKGROUND: Ketogenic diet (KD), which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates, mimics the metabolic state of starvation and is used therapeutically for pharmacoresistant epilepsy. It is known that generation of triiodothyronine (T3) from thyroxine (T4) decreases during fasting periods. The aim of this study was to evaluate the thyroid function of children receiving KD for at least 1 year due to drug-resistant epilepsy. METHODS: A total of 120 patients [63 males, 52...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997353/vitamin-d-status-in-egyptian-children-with-type-1-diabetes-and-the-role-of-vitamin-d-replacement-in-glycemic-control
#16
Mona Hafez, Mona Hassan, Noha Musa, Sahar Abdel Atty, Sally Abdel Azim
BACKGROUND: The association of low serum 25 hydroxy cholecalciferol (25OHD) levels with high glucose level and diminished insulin sensitivity suggests that vitamin D (VD) may modulate insulin metabolism. The aim of the study was to screen for vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and study the effect of VD supplementation on their glycemic control and insulin requirements. METHODS: A prospective cohort study including 50 patients with T1D...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997351/the-prevalence-of-dyslipidemia-and-associated-factors-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
#17
Tuba Bulut, Fatma Demirel, Ayşe Metin
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidemia increases the frequency and severity of micro and macrovascular complications of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The present study aims to determine the prevalence of dyslipidemia and its association with clinical and laboratory findings in diabetic children and adolescents. METHODS: The study included 202 children and adolescents with T1D. Demographic data and laboratory findings were obtained from patients files. RESULTS: Dyslipidemia prevalence was found to be 26...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988506/plasma-concentrations-of-osteocalcin-are-associated-with-the-timing-of-pubertal-progress-in-boys
#18
Michael M Schündeln, Lena Bäder, Cordula Kiewert, Ralf Herrmann, Dagmar Führer, Berthold P Hauffa, Corinna Grasemann
BACKGROUND: Animal models have shown that the skeletal hormone osteocalcin stimulates testicular testosterone synthesis. To assess whether osteocalcin might be a useful marker to detect pubertal development disorders, we examined osteocalcin plasma concentrations in children and adolescents with and without disorders of pubertal development. METHODS: Osteocalcin concentrations were investigated in a total of 244 patients with endocrine disorders (122 males, mean age: 11...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984205/definition-of-insulin-resistance-affects-prevalence-rate-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-review-and-call-for-consensus
#19
Marloes P van der Aa, Catherijne A J Knibbe, Anthonius de Boer, Marja M J van der Vorst
BACKGROUND: As a result of the rising prevalence of childhood obesity, there is an increasing interest in the type 2 diabetes mellitus precursor insulin resistance (IR). The aim of this study is to review definitions (methods and cutoff values) to define IR in children and to apply these definitions to a previously described obese pediatric population. METHODS: A systematic literature review on prevalence and/or incidence rates in children was performed. The extracted definitions were applied to an obese pediatric population...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977406/vitamin-d-supplementation-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-oxidative-stress-in-obese-children
#20
Tal Grunwald, Shruti Fadia, Bruce Bernstein, Matthew Naliborski, Shufang Wu, Francesco De Luca
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that vitamin D may play a role in cardiovascular and metabolic health. Oxidative stress has also been implicated in the development of cardiovascular disease. Evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the occurrence of oxidative stress. This study aimed to determine whether treatment and correction of vitamin D deficiency in obese children led to changes in their metabolic profile, independent of changes in adiposity. In addition, we aimed to determine whether vitamin D deficiency and oxidative stress are causally related in obese children...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
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