Can a glucagon stimulation test characterized by lower GH cut-off value be used for the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency in adults?


Diri H. , KARACA Z. C. , Simsek Y. , TANRIVERDİ F. , ÜNLÜHİZARCI K. , SELÇUKLU A. , et al.

PITUITARY, cilt.18, ss.884-892, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11102-015-0666-1
  • Dergi Adı: PITUITARY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.884-892

Özet

Objective The aim of this study was to assess diagnostic values of insulin tolerance test (ITT), glucagon stimulation test (GST), and insulin like growth factor-I (IGF-I) level, to find optimal GH cut-off values for GST, and to evaluate efficiencies of patient age, gender, body-mass index (BMI), and additional pituitary hormone deficiencies (PHDs) in the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency (GHD).