Effects of exogenous growth hormone on resting pulmonary function in children with thermal injury

Short Title:
Effects of exogenous growth hormone on resting pulmonary function in children with thermal injury
Model System:
Burn
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47624.
Journal:
Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 25, issue 3, pp 287-293
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study explored whether long-term, daily administration of growth hormone (GH) would improve pulmonary function (PF) in children with burn injuries. Thirty children with a 40 percent or more total body surface area burned were randomized into 2 groups. One group received GH and the other received saline. Pulmonary function studies and hormone analyses were completed at discharge, and at 6, 9, and 12 months after burn injury. At 1 year, there was a significant increase in PF in both groups; however, this increase was similar in both groups. No significant beneficial effect of GH on PF was found.
Author(s):
Suman, Oscar E.; Mlcak, Ronald P.; Herndon, David N.
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