ARTICLE | Clinical News

Recombinant human growth hormone data

May 15, 1995 7:00 AM UTC

Research presented by Stanford University clinicians shows that human growth hormone (hGH) can increase height in children who would not be diagnosed as hormone-deficient by currently used cut-offs of hormone in blood, which limit treatment to children producing less than 10 ng of hGH per ml of blood.

As presented at a San Diego pediatrics meeting, 42 children treated daily or three times a week for seven years were followed, and their near-adult heights showed a lasting increase compared to a similarly slow-growing group of children in another trial. The treated children gained almost three inches on average compared to the untreated group in the separate study. ...