Guidelines for acromegaly management: An update

S. Melmed*, A. Colao, A. Barkan, M. Molitch, A. B. Grossman, D. Kleinberg, D. Clemmons, P. Chanson, E. Laws, J. Schlechte, M. L. Vance, K. Ho, A. Giustina

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Abstract

Objective: The Acromegaly Consensus Group reconvened in November 2007 to update guidelines for acromegaly management. Participants: The meeting participants comprised 68 pituitary specialists, including neurosurgeons and endocrinologists with extensive experience treating patients with acromegaly. Evidence/Consensus Process: Goals of treatment and the appropriate imaging and biochemical and clinical monitoring of patients with acromegaly were enunciated, based on the available published evidence. Conclusions: The group developed a consensus on the approach to managing acromegaly including appropriate roles for neurosurgery, medical therapy, and radiation therapy in the management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1509-1517
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume94
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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    Melmed, S., Colao, A., Barkan, A., Molitch, M., Grossman, A. B., Kleinberg, D., Clemmons, D., Chanson, P., Laws, E., Schlechte, J., Vance, M. L., Ho, K., & Giustina, A. (2009). Guidelines for acromegaly management: An update. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 94(5), 1509-1517. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2008-2421