A consensus on criteria for cure of acromegaly
OBJECTIVE: The Acromegaly Consensus Group met in April 2009 to revisit the guidelines on criteria for cure as defined in 2000. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included 74 neurosurgeons and endocrinologists with extensive experience of treating acromegaly. EVIDENCE/CONSENSUS PROCESS: Relevant assays, biochemical measures, clinical outcomes, and definition of disease control were discussed, based on the available published evidence, and the strength of consensus statements was rated. CONCLUSIONS: Criteria to define active acromegaly and disease control were agreed, and several significant changes were made to the 2000 guidelines. Appropriate methods of measuring and achieving disease control were summarized.
|ISBN||1945-7197 (Electronic) 0021-972X (Linking)|
|Authors||Giustina, A.; Chanson, P.; Bronstein, M. D.; Klibanski, A.; Lamberts, S.; Casanueva, F. F.; Trainer, P.; Ghigo, E.; Ho, K.; Melmed, S.;|
|Publisher Name||JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM|
|URL link to publisher's version||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=20410227|
|OpenAccess link to author's accepted manuscript version||https://publications.gimr.garvan.org.au/open-access/10715|