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Predictors of the outcome of surgical treatment in acromegaly and the value of the mean growth hormone day curve in assessing postoperative disease activity.

Abstract:

Acromegaly is associated with increased morbidity and mortality unless serum GH levels are persistently less than 5 mU/L ( approximately 2 ng/mL) after treatment. Transsphenoidal surgical resection is the best available treatment for restoring GH to such "safe" levels; however, criteria for the assessment of the response to treatment are not uniform. To determine the clinically most useful method of assessing disease activity postoperatively and identify predictors of a favorable response to ...

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10.1210/jc.86.4.1645

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Journal:
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
Volume:
86
Issue:
4
Pages:
1645-1652
Publication date:
2001-04-05
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EISSN:
1945-7197
ISSN:
0021-972X
URN:
uuid:000634c9-b4d9-4852-8ecb-b2b3a669d4b9
Source identifiers:
138310
Local pid:
pubs:138310

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