Growth hormone boosts bone formation in young dialysis patients

04/7/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Data on 33 pediatric patients with end-stage renal disease showed that those with low bone turnover who received growth hormone therapy had a higher bone formation rate than the group that didn't receive growth hormone therapy. The hormone treatment was also significantly linked to greater increases in height, researchers reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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