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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147481/is-precocious-puberty-linked-to-hypothalamic-expression-of-arginine-phenylalanine-amide-related-peptide
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Yuanyuan He, Wen Sun, Jian Yu
The up-regulation and down-regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in central precocious puberty is not yet known. However, recent advances in neuroendocrinology have shown the controlling role of arginine-phenylalanine RF-amide-related peptides (RFRPs) on GnRH secretion in different phenomenon of reproduction such as estrus cycle and pregnancy, but the exact role of RFRPs in puberty and its related pathologic condition, precocious puberty, is not clear yet. This paper hypothesizes that RFRP is a regulatory peptide of puberty and might prevent the precocious puberty...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145926/corrigendum-to-increased-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-but-decreased-total-adiponectin-and-kisspeptin-in-central-precocious-puberty-compared-with-aged-matched-prepubertal-girls
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Chantacha Sitticharoon, Maynart Sukharomana, Supawadee Likitmaskul, Malika Churintaraphan, Pailin Maikaew
The aim of the present study was to compare serum leptin, kisspeptin, total adiponectin, high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) levels between girls with central precocious puberty (CPP; n=26, 7-9.5 years old) and age-matched controls (n=29) including or excluding obese girls. Leptin and NPY levels were comparable between CPP and control girls. Kisspeptin levels were lower in the CPP than control group, and were positively correlated with oestrogen in the control group and with systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the CPP group...
November 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144249/effect-of-antiandrogen-aromatase-inhibitor-and-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-analog-on-adult-height-in-familial-male-precocious-puberty
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Ellen Werber Leschek, Armando C Flor, Joy C Bryant, Janet V Jones, Kevin M Barnes, Gordon B Cutler
OBJECTIVE: Antiandrogen, aromatase inhibitor, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog (GnRHa) treatment normalizes growth rate and bone maturation and increases predicted adult height (AH) in boys with familial male-limited precocious puberty (FMPP). To evaluate the effect of long-term antiandrogen, aromatase inhibitor, and GnRHa on AH, boys with FMPP who were treated were followed to AH. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-eight boys with FMPP, referred to the National Institutes of Health, were started on antiandrogen and aromatase inhibitor at 4...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132462/-familial-male-limited-precocious-puberty-due-to-asp578his-mutations-in-the-lhcgr-gene-clinical-characteristics-and-gene-analysis-in-an-infant
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Min Wang, Min Li, Yue-Sheng Liu, Si-Min Lei, Yan-Feng Xiao
The aim of the study was to provide a descriptive analysis of familial male-limited precocious puberty (FMPP), which is a rare inherited disease caused by heterozygous constitutively activating mutations of the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor gene (LHCGR). The patient was a ten-month-old boy, presenting with penile enlargement, pubic hair formation, and spontaneous erections. Based on the clinical manifestations and laboratory data, including sexual characteristics, serum testosterone levels, GnRH stimulation test, and bone age, this boy was diagnosed with peripheral precocious puberty...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118987/massive-adrenal-incidentalomas-and-late-diagnosis-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-prostate-cancer
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Xin Feng, Gregory Kline
In a 61-year-old Caucasian male with prostate cancer, leuprolide and bicalutamide failed to suppress the androgens. He presented to endocrinology with persistently normal testosterone and incidental massive (up to 18 cm) bilateral adrenal myelolipomas on CT scan. Blood test did not reveal metanephrine excess. The patient was noted to have short stature (151 cm) and primary infertility. Elementary school photographs demonstrated precocious puberty. Physical examination revealed palpable abdominal (adrenal) masses...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114697/effect-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-analogue-on-final-adult-height-among-jordanian-children-with-precocious-puberty
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Hala H Swaiss, Nahla M Khawaja, Oraib H Farahid, Anwar M Batieha, Kamel M Ajlouni
To study the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue (GnRHa) on final adult height (FAH) among Jordanian children with central precocious puberty (CPP). Methods: It is a retrospective historical cohort study. We assessed the FAH and height gain in 43 children with CPP (39 females and 4 males) who received GnRHa and 13 children with CPP (11 females and 2 males) who did not receive GnRHa and achieved FAH between 2004 and 2014. Final adult height was compared to target height (TH) and mid- parental height (MPH) in both groups...
November 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104223/detection-of-rare-somatic-gnas-mutation-in-mccune-albright-syndrome-using-a-novel-peptide-nucleic-acid-probe-in-a-single-tube
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Fu-Sung Lo, Tai-Long Chen, Chiuan-Chian Chiou
McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is characterized by the triad of precocious puberty, café au lait pigmentation, and polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (FD) of bone, and is caused by post-zygotic somatic mutations-R201H or R201C-in the guanine nucleotide binding protein, alpha stimulating (GNAS) gene. In the present study, a novel peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probe with fluorescent labeling was designed to detect trace amounts of somatic mutant GNAS in a single tube reaction. The method was applied to screen GNAS mutations in six patients with MAS/FD...
November 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094880/disorders-of-puberty-an-approach-to-diagnosis-and-management
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David A Klein, Jill E Emerick, Jillian E Sylvester, Karen S Vogt
Disorders of puberty can profoundly impact physical and psychosocial well-being. Precocious puberty is pubertal onset before eight years of age in girls and before nine years of age in boys. Patients with early isolated pubertal changes, prepubertal linear growth, and no worrisome neurologic symptoms typically have a benign pattern of development and should be monitored in the appropriate clinical context. Among patients with true precocious puberty, or full activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, most girls have an idiopathic etiology, whereas it is commonly due to identifiable pathology on imaging in boys...
November 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050204/irreversible-growth-plate-fusions-in-children-with-medulloblastoma-treated-with-a-targeted-hedgehog-pathway-inhibitor
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Giles W Robinson, Sue C Kaste, Wassim Chemaitilly, Daniel C Bowers, Stephen Laughton, Amy Smith, Nicholas G Gottardo, Sonia Partap, Anne Bendel, Karen D Wright, Brent A Orr, William C Warner, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Amar Gajjar
The permanent defects in bone growth observed in preclinical studies of hedgehog (Hh) pathway inhibitors were not substantiated in early phase clinical studies of vismodegib in children. Consequently, vismodegib advanced into pediatric trials for malignancies suspected of being driven by aberrant activation of the Hh pathway. In one multicenter phase II trial, vismodegib was added to the therapy regimen for newly diagnosed Hh pathway activated medulloblastoma. Herein, we report on 3 children (2 on trial and one off trial) treated with vismodegib who developed widespread growth plate fusions that persist long after cessation of therapy...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029242/germ-cell-neoplasia-in-situ-and-preserved-fertility-despite-suppressed-gonadotropins-in-a-patient-with-testotoxicosis
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Li Juel Mortensen, Martin Blomberg Jensen, Peter Christiansen, Ann-Margrethe Rønholt, Anne Jørgensen, Hanne Frederiksen, John E Nielsen, Anand C Loya, Birgitte Grønkær Toft, Niels E Skakkebæk, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Anders Juul
Context: Testotoxicosis is an autosomal dominant, male-limited disorder. Activating mutations in the Luteinizing Hormone Receptor gene (LHCGR) cause high autonomous testosterone secretion resulting in early-onset peripheral precocious puberty. Little is known about long-term consequences of testotoxicosis. Case Description: We present a rare case of a patient followed for 25 years with two remarkable outcomes; preserved fertility and germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025205/diurnal-variation-of-gonadotropin-levels-in-girls-with-early-stages-of-puberty
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Yu Sun Kang, Dong-Yoon Yoo, In Hyuk Chung, Eun-Gyong Yoo
PURPOSE: Pubertal gonadotropin secretion shows circadian pattern and the luteinizing hormone (LH) levels tend to rise in later stages of puberty in girls. We studied the usefulness of basal LH in the evaluation of central precocious puberty with emphasis on the influence of sampling time. METHODS: Medical records of 334 girls that underwent gonadotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test (GnRHST) were reviewed. Auxological and laboratory data were compared between those with early morning (EM, before 10 AM) and late morning/afternoon (LM/A, after 10 AM) basal samples...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025204/insulin-resistance-and-bone-age-advancement-in-girls-with-central-precocious-puberty
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Jin Ho Hur, Sora Park, Mo Kyung Jung, Seok Jin Kang, Ahreum Kwon, Hyun Wook Chae, Ho-Seong Kim, Duk Hee Kim
PURPOSE: Precocious puberty has significantly increased recently. While obesity is associated with puberty timing, the relationship between obesity and central precocious puberty (CPP) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine whether insulin resistance is associated with bone age (BA) advancement in girls with CPP. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of 804 girls referred for puberty evaluation. Anthropometric measurements, BA, sex hormone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and insulin levels, lipid profiles, and gonadotropin releasing hormone stimulation tests were assessed...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988223/makorin-ring-finger-3-gene-analysis-in-koreans-with-familial-precocious-puberty
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Hwal Rim Jeong, Hae Sang Lee, Jin Soon Hwang
BACKGROUND: Precocious puberty is known as an idiopathic, sporadic disease. Recently, specific mutations have been shown to cause familial central precocious puberty (CPP). The makorin ring finger 3 (MKRN3) gene plays a key role in puberty; loss-of-function mutations in the gene trigger familial CPP. To date, most described patients have been Western; few Asians with CPP have been documented. OBJECTIVE: To identify MKRN3 gene mutations or polymorphisms in Korean patients with familial CPP...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975428/a-new-efficient-method-to-monitor-precocious-puberty-nationwide-in-france
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Annabel Rigou, Joëlle Le Moal, Juliane Léger, Alain Le Tertre, Jean-Claude Carel
Clinical precocious puberty (PP) is a disease, reputed to be on the increase and suspected to be linked to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) exposure. Population-based epidemiological data are lacking in France and scarce elsewhere. We accessed the feasibility of monitoring PP nationwide in France in this context, using a nationwide existing database, the French National Health Insurance Information System. Here, we present the method we used with a step-by-step approach to build and select the most suitable indicator...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973010/improved-final-predicted-height-with-the-injection-of-leuprolide-in-children-with-earlier-puberty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yi-Chun Lin, Chih-Ying Lin, Siew-Yin Chee, Hung-Rong Yen, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Chiu-Ying Chen, Chung-Hsing Wang
The adult height of children with early onset puberty is limited by the premature maturation of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. To evaluate the effects of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog (GnRHa) treatment on the final height (FH) and bone maturation rate (BMR) in girls with early puberty (EP) or idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP), we examined data from girls who were diagnosed with EP or ICPP and underwent GnRHa (Leuplin Depot: 3.75 mg/month) at China Medical University Hospital, in Taiwan, between 2006 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963633/there-is-no-association-between-vitamin-d-status-and-characteristics-of-central-precocious-puberty-in-girls
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Gwénaëlle Duhil de Bénazé, Raja Brauner, Jean-Claude Souberbielle
Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with several pathologies in humans and has recently been linked to idiopathic central precocious puberty in girls. We evaluated this potential link in a retrospective study. Among 493 girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty previously described, we selected 145 girls for whom a plasma sample at the initial evaluation was available to determine the concentration of 25OHD and 1,25(OH)2D. We analyzed the correlation between different puberty characteristics (BMI, growth rate the year before the onset of puberty, bone age, LH and FSH peaks, LH/FSH peak ratio, and estradiol concentration) and the concentration of 25OHD and 1,25(OH)2D...
December 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946589/what-is-known-about-sexual-health-after-pediatric-acquired-brain-injury-a-scoping-review
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Grahame Simpson, Martine Simons-Coghill, Annerley Bates, Caron Gan
BACKGROUND: Positive sexual development is a core task in the transition from childhood/adolescence to adulthood. Little is known about the extent of research addressing this topic after acquired brain injury (ABI). OBJECTIVE: To identify publications (1980 to 2016) addressing positive sexual health among children/adolescents with ABI. METHODS: A scoping review. RESULTS: A search conducted using OVID and PubMed databases yielded 2021 citations with 28 publications meeting the inclusion criteria (six reviews, one expert account, 19 observational and two intervention studies)...
2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938419/nocturnal-urinary-excretion-of-fsh-and-lh-in-children-and-adolescents-with-normal-and-early-puberty
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Nanna Kolby, Alexander S Busch, Lise Aksglaede, Kaspar Sørensen, Jorgen Holm Petersen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Anders Juul
Context: Clinical use of single serum gonadotropin measurements in children is limited by the pulsatile secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). However, first morning voided (FMV) urine may integrate the fluctuating gonadotropin serum levels. Objective: We aimed to evaluate urinary and serum gonadotropin levels according to age, sex, and pubertal stage in healthy children and to assess the clinical use of FMV urinary gonadotropins in children with disordered puberty...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926827/one-year-follow-up-of-girls-with-precocious-puberty-and-their-mothers-do-psychological-assessments-change-over-time-or-with-treatment
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Melissa J Schoelwer, Kelly L Donahue, Paula Didrick, Erica A Eugster
BACKGROUND: To determine whether psychological characteristics of girls with variations of early puberty and their mothers change over time and with treatment in girls with central precocious puberty (CPP). METHODS: Girls with CPP, premature adrenarche (PA), and early normal puberty (ENP) completed psychological assessments at baseline and after 1 year along with their mothers. All girls with CPP were treated with GnRH analogs. Psychological effects of group and time were examined using 2 × 3 mixed ANOVAs...
September 19, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919321/clinicopathological-pattern-and-outcome-of-pediatric-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-south-egypt-cancer-institute-experience
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Amany Ali, Heba Sayed, Mohamed Salem, Mohamed Hamdy, Amro Farok
BACKGROUND: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs) are rare and represent 1-1.5% of all cancers in children and adolescents. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinicopathological pattern at presentation and management and outcome of MOGCTs in children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study included all girls diagnosed with MOGCTs between January 2005 and January 2015 in Pediatric and Surgical Oncology Departments at South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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