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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721965/the-rise-of-global-health-diplomacy-an-interdisciplinary-concept-linking-health-and-international-relations
#1
Vijay Kumar Chattu
Global health diplomacy (GHD) is relatively a very new field that has yet to be clearly defined and developed though there are various definitions given by different experts from foreign policy, global health, diplomacy, international relations, governance, and law. With the intensification of globalization and increasing gaps between countries, new and reemerging health threats such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome, Ebola, and Zika and a gradual rethinking on security concepts framed a new political context...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719905/childhood-onset-adult-growth-hormone-deficiency-clinical-hormonal-and-radiological-assessment-in-a-single-center-in-china
#2
Hongbo Yang, Huijuan Zhu, Xuemin Yan, Hui Pan
BACKGROUND: Although growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is an important issue in pediatric patients, adult GHD (AGHD) is a neglected field of endocrinology in China. The aim of this study is to characterize the clinical, hormonal, and radiological features in childhood-onset AGHD (CO AGHD) in a single center in China and to compare them with counterparts from Japan. METHODS: The medical records of 78 Chinese patients with CO AGHD were reviewed and compared with data from the HypoCCS database study from Japan (N = 69)...
July 18, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715498/growth-hormone-prescribing-and-initial-bmi-sds-increased-biochemical-adverse-effects-and-costs-in-obese-children-without-additional-gain-in-height
#3
Daniel B Hawcutt, Jennifer Bellis, Victoria Price, Anne Povall, Paul Newland, Paul Richardson, Matthew Peak, Jo Blair
BACKGROUND: Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) treatment in children is usually prescribed using actual body weight. This may result in inappropriately high doses in obese children. METHODS: Retrospective audit of all paediatric patients treated with rhGH 2010-14 at a tertiary paediatric hospital in the UK. Change in height SDS and IGF-I SDS during the first year of treatment was stratified by initial BMI SDS in a mixed cohort, and a subgroup of GH deficient (GHD) patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693121/impact-of-discontinuation-of-growth-hormone-treatment-on-lipids-and-weight-status-in-adolescents
#4
Juliane Rothermel, Nina Lass, Christina Bosse, Thomas Reinehr
BACKGROUND: While the main role of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy in children is to promote linear growth, GH has also an effect on lipids and body composition. There is an ongoing discussion whether discontinuation of GH treatment is associated with deterioration of lipids. METHODS: We analyzed weight status [as body mass index-standard deviation score (BMI-SDS)], insulin like growth factor (IGF)-1, triglycerides, total, low-density liporptoein (LDL)- and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol at the end of GH treatment and in mean 6 months later in 90 adolescents (53 with GH deficiency, 16 with Turner syndrome [TS] and 21 born small-for-gestational age [SGA])...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685669/understanding-how-domestic-health-policy-is-integrated-into-foreign-policy-in-south-africa-a-case-for-accelerating-access-to-antiretroviral-medicines
#5
Simon Moeketsi Modisenyane, Stephen James Heinrich Hendricks, Harvey Fineberg
BACKGROUND: South Africa, as an emerging middle-income country, is becoming increasingly influential in global health diplomacy (GHD). However, little empirical research has been conducted to inform arguments for the integration of domestic health into foreign policy by state and non-state actors. This study seeks to address this knowledge gap. It takes the form of an empirical case study which analyses how South Africa integrates domestic health into its foreign policy, using the lens of access to antiretroviral (ARV) medicines...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679975/the-response-to-growth-hormone-treatment-in-prepubertal-children-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-in-japan-comparing-three-consecutive-years-of-treatment-data-of-the-foundation-for-growth-science-in-japan-between-the-1990s-and-2000s
#6
Tsuyoshi Isojima, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Susumu Yokoya, Toshiaki Tanaka
Growth hormone (GH) treatment for children with GH deficiency (GHD) is effective in improving adult height. To achieve favorable effects, GH treatment before puberty is very important, because prepubertal height gain is highly correlated with total height gain. However, no report has studied the effects by analyzing a nationwide data from recent GHD patients in Japan. We investigated the response to GH treatment using data compiled in the Foundation for Growth Science in Japan, and compared the effects between the 1990s and 2000s using analysis of covariance...
July 4, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678199/the-role-of-growth-hormone-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-in-the-liver
#7
REVIEW
Yutaka Takahashi
Adult growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is characterized by metabolic abnormalities associated with visceral obesity, impaired quality of life, and increased mortality. Patients with adult GHD show increased prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy has been shown to improve these conditions. It has also been demonstrated that a decrease in the GH insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) axis is closely associated with the progression of general NAFLD, suggesting a physiological role of these hormones for the maintenance of the liver...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672749/impact-of-discontinuation-of-growth-hormone-treatment-on-lipids-and-weight-status-in-adolescents
#8
Juliane Rothermel, Nina Lass, Christina Bosse, Thomas Reinehr
BACKGROUND: While the main role of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy in children is to promote linear growth, GH has also an effect on lipids and body composition. There is an ongoing discussion whether discontinuation of GH treatment is associated with deterioration of lipids. METHODS: We analyzed weight status [as body mass index-standard deviation score (BMI-SDS)], insulin like growth factor (IGF)-1, triglycerides, total, low-density liporptoein (LDL)- and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol at the end of GH treatment and in mean 6 months later in 90 adolescents (53 with GH deficiency, 16 with Turner syndrome [TS] and 21 born small-for-gestational age [SGA])...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656605/somapacitan-a-once-weekly-reversible-albumin-binding-gh-derivative-in-children-with-gh-deficiency-a-randomized-dose-escalation-trial
#9
Tadej Battelino, Michael Højby Rasmussen, Jean De Schepper, Nehama Zuckerman-Levin, Zoran Gucev, Lars Sävendahl
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, local tolerability, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of escalating single doses of once-weekly somapacitan, a reversible, albumin-binding GH derivative, versus once-daily GH in children with GH deficiency (GHD). DESIGN: Phase 1, randomized, open-label, active-controlled, dose-escalation trial (NCT01973244). PATIENTS: Thirty-two pre-pubertal GH-treated children with GHD were sequentially randomized 3:1 within each of four cohorts to a single dose of somapacitan (0...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650604/serum-adiponectin-levels-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
#10
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INTRODUCTION: Adiponectin (APN) is adipose tissue-derived hormone influencing energy metabolism. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) may contribute to the development of disturbances in the hormonal function of adipose tissue (AT), and many disorders observed in untreated patients with GHD coincides with these contributed to low serum APN levels. OBJECTIVES: The assessment of serum adiponectin levels in adolescents and young adults with severe or partial GHD and analysis of relationships between serum APN and GH/IGF-1 axis function impairment as well as cardiometabolic risk factors...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634534/etiological-factors-of-short-stature-in-children-and-adolescents-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-egypt
#11
Almontaser Hussein, Hekma Farghaly, Eman Askar, Kotb Metwalley, Khaled Saad, Asmaa Zahran, Hisham A Othman
BACKGROUND: Accurate anthropometric measurements and critical analysis of growth data allow the clinician to promptly recognize children with short stature. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of etiological factors causing short stature among children referred to the pediatric endocrinology clinic of Assiut University Children's Hospital, the main tertiary care center in Upper Egypt. METHODS: We conducted this descriptive observational study from May 2012 to December 2015, to analyze 637 children (boys 354, girls 283) with short stature...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634491/more-favorable-metabolic-impact-of-three-times-weekly-versus-daily-growth-hormone-treatment-in-na%C3%A3-ve-gh-deficient-children
#12
Alessandro Ciresi, Floriana Cicciò, Stefano Radellini, Valentina Guarnotta, Anna Maria Calcaterra, Carla Giordano
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether two different regimens of weekly injections could lead to similar auxological and metabolic effects in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). DESIGN: 32 GHD children (25 males, mean age 10.5 ± 2.2 yr) were randomly assigned to receive daily (group A, 16 patients) or TIW (group B, 16 patients) GHT for 12 months. METHODS: Auxological parameters, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), glucose and insulin during OGTT, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), lipid profile, the oral disposition index (DIo), the homeostasis model assessment estimate of insulin resistance (Homa-IR), and the insulin sensitivity index (ISI)...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596789/relationship-between-igf-i-concentration-and-metabolic-profile-in-children-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-the-influence-of-children-s-nutritional-state-as-well-as-the-ghrelin-leptin-adiponectin-and-resistin-serum-concentrations
#13
Renata Stawerska, Joanna Smyczyńska, Maciej Hilczer, Andrzej Lewiński
BACKGROUND: Some, however not all, children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) reveal a tendency towards metabolic disorders. Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is the main mediator of GH anabolic effects. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare ghrelin, adiponectin, leptin, resistin, lipid, glucose, and insulin concentrations in GHD children, depending on the IGF-I bioavailability. METHODS: The analysis comprised 26 children with GHD, aged 5...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588980/addressing-the-challenges-of-diagnostics-demand-and-supply-insights-from-an-online-global-health-discussion-platform
#14
Nora Engel, Keri Wachter, Madhukar Pai, Jim Gallarda, Catharina Boehme, Isabelle Celentano, Rebecca Weintraub
Several barriers challenge development, adoption and scale-up of diagnostics in low and middle income countries. An innovative global health discussion platform allows capturing insights from the global health community on factors driving demand and supply for diagnostics. We conducted a qualitative content analysis of the online discussion 'Advancing Care Delivery: Driving Demand and Supply of Diagnostics' organised by the Global Health Delivery Project (GHD) (http://www.ghdonline.org/) at Harvard University...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587427/mri-features-of-growth-hormone-deficiency-in-children-with-short-stature-caused-by-pituitary-lesions
#15
Chao Xu, Xinxian Zhang, Lina Dong, Bin Zhu, Tao Xin
We verified the advantages of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for improving the diagnostic quality of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in children with short stature caused by pituitary lesions. Clinical data obtained from 577 GHD patients with short stature caused by pituitary lesions were retrospectively analyzed. There were 354 cases (61.3%) with anterior pituitary dysplasia; 45 cases (7.8%) of pituitary stalk interruption syndrome (PSIS); 15 cases (2.6%) of pituitary hyperplasia due to primary hypothyroidism; 38 cases (6...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575299/mortality-in-children-receiving-growth-hormone-treatment-for-growth-disorders-data-from-the-genesis-observational-program
#16
Charmian A Quigley, Christopher J Child, Alan G Zimmermann, Ron G Rosenfeld, Leslie L Robison, Werner F Blum
Context: Although pediatric GH treatment is generally considered safe for approved indications, there have been long-held concerns regarding potential for increased risk of neoplasia and, more recently, of stroke and mortality in adults treated with GH during childhood. Objective: To assess mortality in children receiving GH. Design: Prospective, multi-national, observational study. Setting: Genetics and Neuroendocrinology of Short-stature International Study (GeNeSIS)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574152/serum-igf-i-levels-are-associated-with-improved-white-matter-recovery-after-tbi
#17
Claire Feeney, David J Sharp, Peter J Hellyer, Amy E Jolly, James H Cole, Gregory Scott, David Baxter, Sagar Jilka, Ewan Ross, Timothy E Ham, Peter O Jenkins, Lucia M Li, Nikos Gorgoraptis, Mark Midwinter, Anthony P Goldstone
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common disabling condition with limited treatment options. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measures recovery of axonal injury in white matter (WM) tracts after TBI. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) after TBI may impair axonal and neuropsychological recovery, and serum IGF-I may mediate this effect. We conducted a longitudinal study to determine the effects of baseline serum IGF-I concentrations on WM tract and neuropsychological recovery after TBI...
June 2, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569512/medical-and-non-medical-costs-of-parkinson-disease-comparison-of-europe-usa-asia-an-australia
#18
Petra Marešová, Blanka Klímová, Kamil Kuča
At present different kinds of dementia impose a significant economic burden on the whole societies. Parkinsons disease is the second most common type of dementia. The purpose of this study is to analyze the costs of people suffering from Parkinsons disease in the context of public expenditure needs for the affected people. Firstly, the treatment costs and care in the selected European countries are analyzed, and secondly, these data are compared with the data from other countries and continents. The focus is not only on the developed economies where the issue of costs and PD already causes significant expenditure from public budgets, but also on the developing economies...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566441/long-acting-pegylated-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-jintrolong-for-children-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-phase-ii-and-phase-iii-multicenter-randomized-studies
#19
Xiaoping Luo, Ling Hou, Li Liang, Guanping Dong, Shuixian Shen, Zhuhui Zhao, Chun Xiu Gong, Yuchuan Li, Min-Lian Du, Zhe Su, Hongwei Du, Chaoying Yan
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the efficacy and safety of a weekly pegylated human growth hormone (PEG-rhGH) (Jintrolong) vs daily rhGH for children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). DESIGN: Phase II and III, multicenter, open-label, randomized controlled trials. METHODS: 108 and 343 children with treatment-naive GHD from 6 hospitals in China were enrolled in the phase II and III studies respectively. Patients in the phase II study were randomized 1:1:1 to weekly Jintrolong (0...
August 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522645/real-life-gh-dosing-patterns-in-children-with-ghd-ts-or-born-sga-a-report-from-the-nordinet%C3%A2-international-outcome-study
#20
Oliver Blankenstein, Marta Snajderova, Jo Blair, Effie Pournara, Birgitte Tønnes Pedersen, Isabelle Oliver Petit
OBJECTIVE: To describe real-life dosing patterns in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), born small for gestational age (SGA) or with Turner syndrome (TS) receiving growth hormone (GH) and enrolled in the NordiNet International Outcome Study (IOS; Nbib960128) between 2006 and 2016. DESIGN: This non-interventional, multicentre study included paediatric patients diagnosed with GHD (isolated (IGHD) or multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD)), born SGA or with TS and treated according to everyday clinical practice from the Czech Republic (IGHD/MPHD/SGA/TS: n = 425/61/316/119), France (n = 1404/188/970/206), Germany (n = 2603/351/1387/411) and the UK (n = 259/60/87/35)...
August 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
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