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International collaboration release revised guideline for improved management of Turner syndrome
A comprehensive, international guideline that incorporates the most up-to-date knowledge on diagnosis, treatment and patient impact of Turner syndrome (TS) has been published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology (EJE). The guidelines incorporate the latest evidence-based advice for diagnosis and treatment of girls and women with TS.This project was initiated by theEuropean Society for Endocrinology (ESE) and thePediatric Endocrine Society (PES), in collaboration with the Society for Endocrinology, the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, the Endocrine Society, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Emb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Societies release updated guideline for Turner syndrome
The European Society for Endocrinology and the Paediatric Endocrine Society, in collaboration with six other learned societies, have incorporated the latest evidence-based advice for diagnosis and treatment of TS.European Pharmaceutical Review (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No Increased Risk of Early Death With GH Therapy for Most Diagnostic Groups No Increased Risk of Early Death With GH Therapy for Most Diagnostic Groups
There doesn't appear to be an elevated risk of early death in children treated with growth hormone (GH) for idiopathic growth hormone deficiency (GHD), idiopathic short stature, small-for-gestational age (SGA), Turner syndrome, SHOX deficiency or history of benign neoplasia, compared with children in the general population.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Autism Causes
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog A diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or ASD in a child can be devastating for parents. Scientists have been seeking the cause of ASD for decades but it still remains elusive. ASD is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that result in a wide range of symptoms, disabilities and skills. The official categorization of ASD includes three primary diagnoses: Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Delays - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis of Autistic Disorder must include impairments in three cardinal domains: communication abnormalities, impa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

In Klinefelter Syndrome Patients, What are the Common Behavioral Problems?
Discussion Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a common genetic abnormaly with a prevalence of 1 in ~650 male births. It was first described in 1942 by Dr. Harry Klinefelter. It is associated with at least one extra X chromosome with the most common karyotype (~80% of patients) being 47 XXY. Other karyotypes are seen along with mosaicism. It is believed that although it is very prevalent, only about 25-33% of people with KS are identified. About 10% are identified before puberty with the rest usually identified because of hypogonadism and tall stature especially in teenage years or due to infertility in adulthood. KS is diagnosed...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Medical Problems Can Patients with Turner Syndrome Have?
Discussion Turner Syndrome (TS) is one of the most common genetic disorders in females. It was first described by Dr. Henry H. Turner in 1938. It affects 1 in 2000-2500 births and ~70,000 girls and women have TS in the United States. It is caused by the absence of all or part of the second X chromosome. The most common variation is 45X which affects about 50% of TS patients and usually has the most complications, but there are other variations. Phenotypes vary and therefore the age of diagnosis varies. Mean age of diagnosis unfortunately is 15 years. Diagnosis is made by chromosomal analysis. Haploinsufficiency of the SHOX...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Early estrogen likely prevents bone fractures in Turner syndrome
BOSTON – The longer that estrogen therapy is delayed in girls with Turner syndrome, the lower their bone density will be in subsequent years, based on results of a retrospective, cross-sectional
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - April 2, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early estrogen likely prevents bone fractures in Turner syndrome
BOSTON – The longer that estrogen therapy is delayed in girls with Turner syndrome, the lower their bone density will be in subsequent years, based on results of a retrospective, cross-sectional
Source: Pediatric News - April 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Look At Me: Why Genetic Test Results Don't Tell the Full Story
I sometimes wonder what difference it would have made if my mom knew that I had Turner syndrome while she was pregnant with me. She is adamant she never would have aborted me. But today, pre-natal genetic screenings and other fetal tests for Turner syndrome are widely used, and I worry that too many are making irreversible decisions without understanding the disorder. Studies around the world have shown parents abort an average of 76 percent of fetuses found to have TS. Like Down syndrome or autism, Turner is a spectrum disorder with symptoms that range in severity, and a diagnosis is no indication of what an individual's ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Celiac Disease More Common in Patients With Turner SyndromeCeliac Disease More Common in Patients With Turner Syndrome
Girls and women with Turner syndrome have a threefold higher risk for celiac disease than the general population, according to a large case-control study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

How (Not) to Represent Turner Syndrome in Media
I can think of only one time when a person with Turner Syndrome has ever appeared on television or in a film. That was in "Clock" an episode from season eight of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that aired in 2006. And let me tell you, that appearance was not how the lives of those with Turner Syndrome should be represented in the media. In the episode 17-year-old Janey, who has Turner Syndrome, goes missing. She looks younger than her age, as many with TS do. But the show goes so far as to say that people with TS are trapped in the bodies of children. Last I checked, if a body belongs to someone who's leg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turner Syndrome Blues
Sometimes I really hate having Turner Syndrome. Not the syndrome itself, mind you. If not for Turner Syndrome, I wouldn't have met some of the people I call my closest friends. I just hate some of the medical nonsense that comes with having TS. What's Turner Syndrome? In short, it's a genetic disorder occurring in one out of every 2,000 people assigned female at birth. Some characteristics that show up in a Turner kid are short stature, heart and kidney problems, and infertility due to nonfunctioning ovaries (in my case, they wasted away). Puffy hands and feet at birth and extra skin on the neck are other traits, in addi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Registration still open for Clinical Update 2015
Register for your place at CU 2015 now. This year’s lectures will cover: CET Lecture: Where do pituitary tumours come from? Ashley Grossman (Oxford) How to help your patients lose weight: Paul Aveyard (Oxford) Practical management of anorexia: Andy Jones (Newcastle) Lifelong management of Turner syndrome: Gerry Conway (London) Disorders of Sex Development (DSD): Faisal Ahmed (Glasgow) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Tony Goldstone (London) Nuclear imaging and therapy: Val Lewington (London) "Excellent overview for trainees and early...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Registration is now open for Endocrine Nurse Update 2015
The Society for Endocrinology’s Endocrine Nurse Update is the ideal setting to share the latest advances in endocrine nursing expertise, discover the most recent developments and meet colleagues from around the UK Providing dedicated training for established and new-to-post specialist endocrine nurses, this renowned course offers an indispensable update on best practice and the latest developments in the endocrine nursing field. For the first time this year, the programme will include six Clinical Update crossover lectures covering Intervention strategies to achieve weight loss Practical management of anore...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 20, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Impaired aortic stiffness in Turner syndrome
Turner syndrome (TS) results from a complete or partial absence of the second X chromosome in females and is most commonly clinically manifested by short stature and premature ovarian failure. In addition aortic abnormalities contribute to increased morbidity and mortality of women with TS. While previous studies suggest that measurement of aortic stiffness may be clinically valuable in the prediction, assessment and treatment of cardiovascular disorders in TS, no prior studies have investigated the relationship of X chromosome parental origin to aortic functional characteristics in TS patients. Abd-Elmoniem et al. conduc...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What Treatment is Available for Lymphatic Malformations?
Discussion Vascular malformations including those of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems are due to an arrest of the normal process of angiogenesis, vasculogenesis and remodeling of the vessels. They are not tumors and need to be differentiated from benign and malignant vascular lesions. They occur in 1.5% of the population with 90% present at birth. The nomenclature of congenital lymphatic malformations can be confusing. They can be present in any location and may have mixed elements within them (i.e. lymphatic and venous, lymphatic and arterial, etc.) and different structural components such as dilatation or hype...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 21, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Turner Syndrome
Title: Turner SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 28, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

sCD163 and sex steroids
Soluble CD163 (sCD163) is linked to low-grade inflammation states, including diabetes, obesity, liver disease, and atherosclerosis, all of which are prevalent in Turner Syndrome (TS) and Klinefelter Syndrome (KS). Thomsen and colleagues assessed the levels and regulation of sCD163 with regard to treatment with sex hormone therapy in males with KS and females with TS. They found that males with KS had higher levels of sCD163 compared with controls and the levels correlated to plasma testosterone. Treatment with testosterone did not significantly lower sCD163. Females with TS not receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) h...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Turner Syndrome-Related Autoimmune DiseasesTurner Syndrome-Related Autoimmune Diseases
Turner syndrome is tied to an increased risk for 16 autoimmune disorders, a new study has found. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Turner Syndrome: What Clinicians Need to KnowTurner Syndrome: What Clinicians Need to Know
Watch this quick review of the key issues affecting girls with Turner syndrome. CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Noonan Syndrome Helped Long Term by Growth Hormone (CME/CE)
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Children with the genetic disorder Noonan syndrome, characterized by short stature and organ abnormalities, had a more lasting response to growth hormone therapy than did those with the similar but distinct Turner syndrome, a researcher said here. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 6, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

National Centers Needed to Aid Transition in Turner SyndromeNational Centers Needed to Aid Transition in Turner Syndrome
Girls with Turner Syndrome require lifelong care, with adequate screening for a range of comorbidities, including cardiovascular-disease risk factors, to ensure good quality of life, says one expert. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Clinical review - Turner syndrome
Clinical features of Turner syndrome, comorbidities, management and early referral (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - April 18, 2012 Category: Primary Care Tags: Genetics Source Type: news