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The value of the oral glucose tolerance test, random serum growth hormone and mean growth hormone levels in assessing the postoperative outcome of patients with acromegaly.

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BACKGROUND: The nadir GH value following an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and the mean GH levels obtained from a GH day curve (GHDC) are among the tools currently used for assessing therapeutic end-points in surgically treated acromegaly. The latter test, however, is cumbersome and costly. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate, by using a modern, two-site chemiluminescent immunometric GH assay, the degree of discordance between the nadir GH following an OGTT and the mean GH obtained from a GHDC after...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
Role:
Author
Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
71
Issue:
6
Pages:
840-845
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
URN:
uuid:5a02e77c-b278-47e4-9269-5f979b2547f7
Source identifiers:
25925
Local pid:
pubs:25925

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