Navigation Links
Growth Hormone is Used to Treat Twice as Many Short Boys Than Girls in the U.S. and Asia; Gender Difference is Smaller in the Rest of the World
Date:4/17/2008

PHILADELPHIA, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys are twice as likely as girls in the U.S. and Asia (mostly Japan) to receive recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for growth hormone deficiency, illnesses that affect height, and short stature of a non-medical nature. A smaller gender difference exists in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, but in the rest of the world short boys and girls are treated at the same rate. This indicates a likely cultural bias for male height in some countries.

The study, by researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Pfizer, is electronically available prior to publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

All children entered in the Pfizer International Growth Study (KIGS), a database designed to document long-term outcomes and safety of Genotropin(R), one of the three leading commercial brands of rhGH, were categorized by gender, location, date and age of therapy initiation, and diagnosis. Measures of national health status, health care expenditures, general economic indices and mean adult heights were also compared. Children were categorized into four geographic regions including the U.S., Europe/Australia/New Zealand, Asia and the "Rest of the World."

Recombinant human growth hormone has been available since 1985. "Because reports found more U.S. males receiving rhGH in its first years of availability, and rhGH use has increased considerably over the past 20 years, we thought it was important to get an up-dated look at the gender-based patterns of use in the U.S. and how they compared to other countries," said Adda Grimberg, M.D., lead author of the study and a pediatric endocrinologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "We suspect that social and cultural pressures, combined with financial constraints, contribute to the international differences in the gender distributions of children treated with rhGH."

Historical trends reve
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. High pollution linked to poor lung function growth in children in Mexico City
2. Researchers develop long-lasting growth hormone
3. Expanding Prevalent Population Will Drive Dramatic Growth for the Asthma Drug Market in China
4. Plexus Systems Ranks in Top Third of the 2007 Inc. 5,000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 226%
5. Neusoft Becomes First Global Growth Company Partner of World Economic Forum
6. AWT Management Announce Aggressive Growth and Acquisition Strategy
7. Cynosure to Present at the Maxim Group Growth Conference
8. Human C-reactive protein regulates myeloma tumor cell growth and survival
9. Sangamo BioSciences to Present at the ThinkEquity Partners Growth Conference
10. Cepheid to Present at ThinkEquity Partners 5th Annual Growth Conference
11. Spectranetics to Present at The A.G Edwards Growth Conference on September 18
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed ... recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in ... Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District ... an open conference on January 7, 2015, at the ... in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young director/producer ... true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been chosen ... of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th International ... and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of the ... Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic policeman ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... When head lice hits a home or school, ... get rid of it while keeping it from taking over ... have the solution right in their neighborhood: Lice Troopers ... provides full spectrum head lice screening and treatment services to ... Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest and South Miami. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... -- Overeating is common during the holidays, but there are ... says. "Don,t arrive at a party hungry. It may ... be attending a party, but deprivation leads to hunger, and ... Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a hospital ... day and even to have a snack before attending a ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... New York (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... continue to move forward in a number of multidistrict ... of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to ... is scheduled to convene a Joint Status Conference in ... 10:00 a.m. Parties have been directed to submit a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... Sales Management and Outsourced Sales Services capabilities with a strategic addition ... ... August 31, 2008 -- SCiSOURCE, an international provider of contract Sales ... P. Connell to its Management Team. This announcement brings visibility to ...
... weekend, experts note vision problems, fatigue as deadly as bad ... News) -- This Labor Day weekend, the Vision Council and ... driving with poor vision or while drowsy. , These ... poor road conditions and drunk driving. , In a recent ...
... On the third anniversary,of Hurricane Katrina, with Hurricane ... Health (TFAH) issued the following statement, along,with questions ... major,emergencies. TFAH also provides a set of recommendations ... next potential health emergency based on,TFAH,s annual Ready ...
... WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 The U.S. Department ... allow the public to,see exactly what goes ... the,Federal Register http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-20179.htm, the,proposal will ... evidence and,scientific data are used when conducting ...
... Radiation may have caused chromosomal change that raises odds ... News) -- Some Japanese survivors of the World War ... key genetic changes that may have sparked the onset ... , Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is typically linked to ...
... - MYA Cosmetic Surgery Seems to be the Provider ... is who Will be Next?, Months of constant cameras, ... each night can have a major impact on how you ... contestants this has,become a reality. Upon leaving the house contestants ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:SCiSOURCE LLC Makes Key Addition to its Management Team 2Health News:Sleepy Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers 2Health News:On the Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; Trust for America's Health Questions State of National Emergency Preparedness 2Health News:On the Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; Trust for America's Health Questions State of National Emergency Preparedness 3Health News:On the Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; Trust for America's Health Questions State of National Emergency Preparedness 4Health News:Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on U.S. Department of Labor's Risk Assessment Procedures Published in Federal Register 2Health News:Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk 2Health News:Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk 3Health News:MYA Makes Big Brother Stars Amazing! 2Health News:MYA Makes Big Brother Stars Amazing! 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- In response to urgent requests from the Deputy Minister of ... , Direct Relief delivered two 10-bed medical tents to ... local health workers who contract Ebola while fighting the outbreak. ... was constructed for foreign health care workers who may contract ... Sierra Leonean health workers. With Sierra ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014 NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... innovative dialysis products, announced today that the U.S. ... System One™ to perform hemodialysis overnight while the ... nocturnal hemodialysis. NxStage,s® System One is the first ... for this indication. Home nocturnal ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... device sector identifies the key trends and rationale ... and mergers and acquisitions. The study ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone 2NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 2NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 3Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector 2
... one of our highly featured models. This model has ... target using the mouse to have the patient look ... allow the unit to photograph a particular area on ... after you have taken the picture you can ascertain ...
... laser combines excellent cutting, ablation and ... procedures. It is also extremely effective ... stones of all compositions, making it ... its laser light is transmitted through ...
... Thanks to the progress and perfecting ... techniques have acquired a more strategic role ... technology in this sector has certainly contributed ... various urological pathologies that are becoming more ...
... PhotoLightFACIAL facial skin treatment, vascular ... Incorporates a wide range ... multiple hand pieces and large ... the most flexibility. Compact ...
Medicine Products: