Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency (PGHD): Therapeutic Updates, Present Clinical Controversies, and Barriers to Care

Course Credit Type: CME
Course Credit: 1.00
Rewards Points Earned: 125
Accreditation: ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)? toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.
Course Producer: Scientia
Course Cost: $49.99 | Included in All-Access Pass
Mobile Friendly: Yes
Course Release Date: July 11, 2018
Course Expiration Date: July 11, 2020
Program Summary: In this online self-learning program:

Growth hormone deficiency (GHD), a condition characterized by inadequate endogenous production, may arise from manifold etiologies such as tumors, radiation, medications, or traumatic brain injury and occurs in about one out of every 4,000 children. The differential diagnosis includes hypothyroidism, Turner syndrome, and familial short stature among others. The most up-to-date guidance on treatment of pediatric GHD has been published relatively recently, and research suggests that healthcare professionals are oftentimes unable to keep up with the steady publishing of literature and evolution of clinical practice.

Program Objectives:

  1. Describe the underlying pathophysiological and typical clinical features of pediatric GHD as they pertain to therapeutic targets
  2. Given a patient with pediatric GHD, design a pharmacotherapeutic regimen based on his or her clinical presentation
  3. Evaluate patient cases during follow-up visits, including during transition therapy to adulthood when relevant, in a manner that optimizes one or more of the following: efficacy, safety, quality of life, or patient education and adherence
  4. Describe best practices in tracking response to pediatric GHD therapy

Credit Designation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through ScientiaCME. ScientiaCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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