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An etiologic evaluation of children with short stature in Gorgan (Northeast Iran), 2005

Mohammadian, S. and Khoddam, H. (2007) An etiologic evaluation of children with short stature in Gorgan (Northeast Iran), 2005. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7 (7). pp. 1206-1209. ISSN 16824474 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Growth is an important biological process during childhood. Short stature is the most common cause of a child to be examined by an endocrinologist. This cross-sectional study was performed to determine the short stature causes in children aged 6-14 years old in 2005 who were referred to Talghani Medical-Educational Center. Demographic characteristics, history of any serious problem (prematurity), clinical feature, biochemical and endocrinological test results and radiological findings were evaluated. Standard Deviation Score (SDS) was calculated and written down in an information recording form. From 100 children under study (66%) were girls with the average age of 10.84 year. Their average of bone age was 8.4 year. Most common causes for short stature were constitutional (57%), growth hormone deficiency (30%) and familial (8%). There was not significant difference between two sexes in this view. According to the findings, after ruling out of Constitutional and familial causes, we strongly recommended the provocative growth hormone test for early detection and timely prevention of permanent short stature.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Med. Sci. (Pakistan) [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Pediatrics, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Child and Family Health Nursing, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Road, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, Etiology, Gorgan, Iran, Short stature, adolescent, article, bone age, child, clinical feature, controlled study, cross-sectional study, demography, early diagnosis, familial disease, female, growth hormone deficiency, human, hypothyroidism, Iran, major clinical study, male, pathogenesis, prematurity, prevalence, primary prevention, scoring system, sex difference, short stature
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:35
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2017 05:58
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2370

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