alexa Response to growth hormone treatment and final height in Noonan syndrome in a large cohort of patients in the KIGS database.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Author(s): Raaijmakers R, Noordam C, Karagiannis G, Gregory JW, Hertel NT,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: Noonan syndrome (NS) is an autosomal dominant inherited disease, characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, congenital heart defects, and short stature. Treatment with growth hormone (GH) is an option to enhance height, but long-term effects are still unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort of 402 patients (269 males, 133 females), mean age 9.7 years at start with GH, was studied within the KIGS International growth database with respect to long-term response to GH therapy and final height after GH therapy. RESULTS: At the start of GH therapy median height was -2.61 SDS (Tanner 1966 standards). Seventy-three patients who were followed longitudinally for 3 years had an increment in height SDS (Ht SDS) over the first 3 successive years of 0.54, 0.13 and 0.13, respectively. Twenty-four patients had reached their final height after 4-12 years of GH treatment. Their Ht SDS increased from a median of -3.28 to a median of -2.41 at final height. CONCLUSION: This group of patients with NS showed an early response to GH treatment, with an attenuation of this effect thereafter. At final height the median increment of final height was 0.61 SDS according to Tanner standards and 0.97 SDS according to Noonan standards. No serious side effects were reported.
This article was published in J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords