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.
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...Expand abstract
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