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A Critical Review on Insulin Like Growth Factor-1―A Skeletal Maturity Indicator

The evaluation of growth status plays a critical role in orthodontic care preparation decisions and the adolescent growth spurt is considered an optimal time to undergo growth adjustment therapy. Different radiological and non-radiological skeletal maturity indicators with their related advantages and drawbacks have been used. One such non-radiological biomarker is insulin like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1)…
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October 17, 2020 0

Screening the Thyroid before Initiating Treatment for Acromegaly?

Aim: To present a case of acromegaly with coexisting thyrotoxicosis and to emphasize the relevance of screening the screening the thyroid before initiating treatment for thyrotoxicosis. Presentation of the Case: A 55-year-old lady presented with palpitations, and weight loss of two months’ duration. She also noted her fingers and toes had swollen up, inability to…
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July 20, 2019 0