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Guidelines for acromegaly management: an update

Abstract

Objective: The Acromegaly Consensus Group reconvened in November 2007, to update guidelines for acromegaly management. Participants: The meeting participants comprised 68 pituitary specialists including neurosurgeons and endocrinologists with extensive experience treating patients with acromegaly. Evidence/consensus process: Goals of treatment and the appropriate imaging, and biochemical and clinical monitoring of patients with acromegaly, were enunciated, based on the available published evidence. Conclusions :The group developed a consensus on the approach to managing acromegaly including appropriate roles for neurosurgery, medical therapy and radiation therapy in the management of these patients.

Type Journal
ISBN 1945-7197 (Electronic)
Authors Melmed, S.; Colao, A.; Barkan, A.; Molitch, M.; Grossman, A. B.; Kleinberg, D.; Clemmons, D.; Chanson, P.; Laws, E.; Schlechte, J.; Vance, M. L.; Ho, K.; Giustina, A.;
Garvan Authors Prof Ken Ho
Publisher Name JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
Published Date 2009-05-01 00:00:00
Published Volume 94
Published Issue 5
Published Pages 1509-17
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=19208732
Status Published In-print
OpenAccess Link https://publications.gimr.garvan.org.au/download.php?10223_10416/09 Melmed JCEM 1509.pdf