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      Plasma Somatomedin Activity and Urinary Hydroxyproline Excretion during Administration of Human Growth Hormone in Children with Short Stature

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      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Somatomedin, Hydroxyproline, Growth hormone, Short stature

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          Growth velocity, somatomedin activity (SM-act) and total urinary hydroxyproline excretion (THP) were studied in 9 prepubertal short children on long-term human growth hormone (hGH) therapy, and compared to the short-term responses to hGH, described in the accompanying paper. Positive correlations were found between the short-term increases of either SM-act or THP and growth acceleration, but these were too weak to be used as a predictor. On a schedule of biweekly injections, pre-injection SM-act values were only slightly higher than pre-treatment values, but post-injection values were considerably higher and similar to the values obtained with comparable hGH doses in the short-term study. There was an excellent relationship of the increment of SM-act during chronic therapy over untreated values and the increases of growth velocity. During the first year on hGH therapy the mean SM-act, mean THP and growth acceleration showed strong correlations.

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          Journal
          HRE
          10.1159/issn.0018-5051
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          0018-5051
          2571-6603
          1984
          1984
          26 November 2008
          : 19
          : 4
          : 216-223
          Affiliations
          Department of Paediatrics, University Children’s Hospital, Het Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, Utrecht, The Netherlands
          Article
          179891 Horm Res 1984;19:216–223
          10.1159/000179891
          © 1984 S. Karger AG, Basel

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