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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647952/children-with-short-stature-and-growth-failure-heightism-gender-and-racial-disparities
#1
Terri H Lipman, Ian J McCurry
Growth is the single most important indication of the health of a child. Identification of growth disorders in all children is crucial as growth failure can be the first sign of a number of acute and chronic conditions. However, gender and racial biases have resulted in inequities in the identification, referral and treatment of children with growth disorders. In addition, short children have been impacted by a number of psychosocial issues. Heightism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals based on height, and refers to discrimination against individuals whose height is not within the normal acceptable range...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647951/complexities-of-care-in-klinefelter-syndrome-an-aprn-perspective
#2
Sharron Close, Amy Talboy, Ilene Fennoy
47,XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome) is associated with a spectrum of complex clinical needs that are associated with variable physical, neurocognitive and psychosocial aspects. For patients and families affected by this sex chromosome trisomy, navigation of health care services is difficult due to lack of 47,XXY awareness among many health care providers and little evidence to support endocrine and additional treatment plans. While endocrine management of androgen deficiency has been the mainstay of treatment for patients from puberty through adulthood, testosterone replacement, alone, fails to mitigate many symptoms and issues...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647950/turner-syndrome-care-of-the-patient-birth-to-late-adolescence
#3
Denise Gruccio Paolucci, Vaneeta Bamba
Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic condition occurring in females resulting from the loss of part or all of one of the X chromosomes. The two hallmark features of Turner syndrome include short stature and primary ovarian insufficiency. In addition, Turner syndrome can involve multiple healthcare issues including cardiac and renal anomalies, autoimmune disorders, hearing loss, ophthalmologic issues, bone anomalies, dermatologic issues and psychosocial and educational concerns. The presenting signs of Turner syndrome can vary markedly, leading to delayed or even missed diagnosis...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647949/the-key-to-adrenal-insufficiency-education-repetition-repetition-repetition
#4
Margaret F Keil, Carol Van Ryzin
Described more than 150 years ago by Thomas Addison, adrenal gland dysfunction, while treatable, remains a clinically significant and potentially fatal disease. Vague and non-specific symptomatology can delay diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency and lead to adrenal crisis. Affected individuals may delay self-management due to knowledge deficits or lack of required therapies. Advanced practice nurses must remain vigilant for signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and prevention of crisis. Education of patients and their caregivers/family members must emphasize early intervention with regards to adrenal insufficiency in order to prevent adrenal crisis...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647948/gender-creative-or-transgender-youth-and-advanced-nursing-practice
#5
Nicole Kirouac, Mabel Tan
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) defines gender dysphoria as "Discomfort or distress that is caused by a discrepancy between a person's gender identity and that person's sex assigned at birth (and the associated gender role and/or primary and secondary sex characteristics)" (WPATH, 2016). Gender creative (GC) and transgender (TG) youth are at high risk for severe mental health disparities if they don't receive competent and timely gender transitioning care. Although awareness and early care of TG youth in specialty clinics is improving and increasing, there is still much effort that is required to eliminate barriers to care at many levels and thus improve outcomes...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647947/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-pediatrics-the-gap-between-potential-benefits-and-the-reality-of-utility
#6
Regina L Taddeo, Joanne T Moser, Pantea P Minnock
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is rapidly becoming a standard of care in the management of Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Today's devices are nearly as accurate as home glucose meters. They provide glucose data every 5 minutes, alert to high and low blood glucose levels, and allow for remote monitoring of a user's glucose data and patterns. Use of CGM has many benefits including support for tighter glycemic control without increasing the risk for hypoglycemia. There is however emerging evidence of some negative aspects associated with using CGM, which may result in decreased utilization of the device as well as a decline in quality of life, especially in the pediatric population...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647946/current-strategies-in-nutrition-education-to-optimize-glycemic-management-for-children-with-diabetes
#7
Francesca Annan
Recent developments in the understanding of the impact of dietary quality and meal composition are driving changes in the education provided to children and young people about nutrition and lifestyle management of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Nutrition education is moving beyond carbohydrate counting and insulin adjustment to acknowledging the influence of whole food choices on glycemic outcomes.
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647945/the-emerging-adult-with-diabetes-transitioning-from-pediatric-to-adult-care
#8
Jodi Krall, Ingrid Libman, Linda Siminerio
Transfer from pediatric to adult health care is a significant life event for youth with chronic medical conditions. Unfortunately, youth may not be well prepared to navigate the shift in health care services, increasing their risk for loss to follow up and poor health outcomes. This review explores transition in care through the lens of type 1 diabetes, highlighting current practices and guidelines and offering recommendations for future consideration. Limited evidence suggests that transition programs that focus on strategies to prepare youth developmentally and equip the health care system appropriately have positive impact on the hand off of care, and health outcomes...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647944/management-of-type-1-diabetes-in-children-in-the-first-5-years-of-life
#9
Melissa Rearson, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai
A significant increase in children <6 years of age being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is occurring. The parents (caregivers) of these children have full responsibility for the complex and individualized management while having to deal with the emotional stress of caring for a child with a chronic condition. This article will provide a summary of the diagnosis and recommended medical treatment for this special age group of children. Also presented will be common day-to-day family management issues for health care providers to consider as they provide care for this most common endocrine chronic condition...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613050/meeting-reports-2016-annual-meeting-of-the-sociedad-latinoamericana-de-endocrinolog%C3%A3-a-pedi%C3%A3-trica-slep-buenos-aires-argentina-november-8-11-2016-selected-highlights
#10
Romina Grinspon, Débora Braslavsky, Ana Chiesa, Patricia Papendieck, Patricia Pennisi, Florencia Clement, Ana Vieites, Ana Keselman, Mirta Gryngarten, Analía Freire, María Gabriela Ballerini, Rodolfo Rey, Ignacio Bergadá, Horacio Domené
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613049/meeting-reports-the-eight-international-congress-of-the-grs-and-igf-society-tel-aviv-november-6-9-2016
#11
Haim Werner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613048/is-the-second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-2d-4d-a-biomarker-of-sex-steroids-activity
#12
Vincenzo de Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Nada Soliman, Rania Elalaily, Salvatore Di Maio
The second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) has been used as an indirect method to investigate the putative effects of prenatal exposure to androgens, and has been reported to be smaller in males than in females. This gender difference in digit length ratios has been linked with the in utero balance of androgens to oestrogen. This sexual dimorphism in 2D:4D ratios is apparent by 2 years of age and seems to be established early in life, possibly by the 14th week of gestation. Digits in females attain their maximum length at about 2...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613047/adolescent-gynecomastia
#13
Carly E Guss, Amy D Divasta
Gynecomastia, defined as the presence of glandular breast tissue in men, is a common, typically benign physical exam finding during adolescence. Although the exact pathogenesis of gynecomastia is unknown, it is likely due to a hormonal imbalance between estrogens and androgens. Most cases are idiopathic and do not require further evaluation if the history and physical examination are reassuring. Although the majority of cases will resolve spontaneously, surgical correction may be an option for adolescents with persistent and problematic gynecomastia...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613046/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh-determinations-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-endocrine-practice
#14
Amir Weintraub, Talia Eldar-Geva
Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), secreted by immature testicular Sertoli-cells, triggers the regression of male fetal Mullerian ducts. During puberty, AMH is downregulated by intratesticular testosterone. In females, AMH is secreted from granulosa cells of immature ovarian follicles from late prenatal life until menopause; serum concentration is 5-20 times lower in females than in males through lifetime. In boys, AMH determination is useful in the clinical setting as a marker of Sertoli cell function. Serum AMH is low in infants with hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (and increases with FSH treatment), in patients with primary hypogonadism from early postnatal life and in Klinefelter syndrome from midpuberty...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613045/therapeutic-genome-editing-and-its-potential-enhancement-through-crispr-guide-rna-and-cas9-modifications
#15
Nurit Assia Batzir, Adi Tovin, Ayal Hendel
Genome editing with engineered nucleases is a rapidly growing field thanks to transformative technologies that allow researchers to precisely alter genomes for numerous applications including basic research, biotechnology, and human gene therapy. The genome editing process relies on creating a site-specific DNA double-strand break (DSB) by engineered nucleases and then allowing the cell's repair machinery to repair the break such that precise changes are made to the DNA sequence. The recent development of CRISPR-Cas systems as easily accessible and programmable tools for genome editing accelerates the progress towards using genome editing as a new approach to human therapeutics...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613044/for-debate-should-bariatric-surgery-be-performed-in-children-and-adolescents-with-hypothalamic-obesity
#16
EDITORIAL
Sarka Stolbova, Marek Benes, Lenka Petruzelkova, Jan Lebl, Stanislava Kolouskova
Hypothalamic dysfunction leading to severe obesity is a serious long-term consequence of paediatric craniopharyngioma. It compromises quality of life, leads to long-term metabolic hazards, and may shorten life expectancy. Therefore, a proactive approach is required. Conventional treatment of hypothalamic obesity is difficult and hardly successful. Experience with bariatric surgery is limited, especially in younger patients. Two retrospective studies recently reported on classic bariatric surgery in a small series of individuals after craniopharyngioma...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613043/worth-remembering-andries-querido-md-1912-2001-the-father-of-clinical-endocrinology-in-the-netherlands
#17
EDITORIAL
Henk Ka Visser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516755/iodine-and-thyroid-function-a-historical-review-of-goiter-and-the-current-iodine-status-in-japan
#18
Yozen Fuse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516754/adult-height-in-patients-with-turner-syndrome-and-association-with-lifestyle-related-diseases-after-human-growth-hormone-treatment-in-japan
#19
Kunihiko Hanew, Toshiaki Tanaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516753/revision-of-the-growth-references-for-japanese-girls-with-turner-syndrome
#20
Tsuyoshi Isojima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
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