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Growth hormone treatment is used in girls with Turner syndrome to increase final height. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of growth hormone treatment on body composition and heart function in adult women with Turner syndrome. The hypothesis is that the fat mass will decrease and lean body mass will increase. There is only very limited documentation of the effect on the heart in this study population.
This study is a randomised, double-blinded, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effect of growth hormone (GH) treatment on adult women with Turner syndrome. The endpoints will be changes in body composition and heart function evaluated by echocardiography (ECHO) and positron emission tomography (PET).
Phase one: 6 months of GH or placebo treatment. Phase two: "open label" all participants are treated with GH for 12 months. At baseline, healthy controls will be examined, but will not receive any treatment
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Growth Hormone, Placebo, Healthy controls
Medical Department M (Endocrinology and Diabetes), Aarhus University Hospital
University of Aarhus
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:23:03-0400
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