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Table 1 Comparison between before and after GH treatment

From: Factors influencing the growth hormone peak and plasma insulin-like growth factor I in young adults with pituitary stalk interruption syndrome

Groups (n) Isolated GH deficiency (9) P Multiple pituitary deficiencies (12) P
  at diagnosis at last evaluation   at diagnosis at last evaluation  
Height, SDS -3.0 ± 1.0 -1.0 ± 0.9 <0.008 -3.1 ± 1.6 -0.9 ± 0.7 <0.004
BMI, SDS -0.3 ± 1.2 0.6 ± 1.4 0.03 0.4 ± 2.4 0.6 ± 1.7 NS
GH peak, ng/ml 3.8 ± 1.9 3.9 ± 1.9 NS 1.6 ± 1.5a 0.2 ± 0.4b <0.008
IGF I, SDS -4.1 ± 0.9 -3.2 ± 1.2 NS -4.4 ± 0.9 -5.0 ± 0.9c NS
Testosterone, ng/ml   5.3 ± 1.8    1.7 ± 2.0  
  1. Mean ± SD
  2. Isolated GH deficiency compared to multiple pituitary deficiencies: a: P < 0.02; b: P = 0.0001; c: P < 0.002