Latest Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Stories

2012-08-04 01:56:36

Risky prenatal use of steroid to try to prevent intersex, tomboys and lesbians A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the U.S. on pregnant women to intentionally engineer the development of their fetuses for sex normalization purposes. The paper is authored by Alice Dreger, professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at...

2011-09-01 12:38:37

Teacher, pilot, nurse or engineer? Sex hormones strongly influence people's interests, which affect the kinds of occupations they choose, according to psychologists. "Our results provide strong support for hormonal influences on interest in occupations characterized by working with things versus people," said Adriene M. Beltz, graduate student in psychology, working with Sheri A. Berenbaum, professor of psychology and pediatrics, Penn State. Berenbaum and her team looked at people's...

2011-07-06 00:10:16

Infants of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infected mothers who were treated before and after birth with the protease inhibitor lopinavir-ritonavir were more likely to experience adrenal dysfunction, including life-threatening adrenal insufficiency in premature infants, compared with a zidovudine-based regimen, according to a preliminary report in the July 6 issue of JAMA. "The HIV-l transmission rate to newborns is now less than 1 percent for women treated during pregnancy. For...

2010-09-07 16:15:19

Endocrine Society unveils clinical practice guideline on managing CAH Today, The Endocrine Society released a new clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). The guideline features a series of evidence-based clinical recommendations developed by an expert task force. The guideline, published in the September 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society, is endorsed by...

2009-08-20 13:35:00

Just before winning the gold medal in the women's 800 meters at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Wednesday, South African athlete Caster Semenya was called out by athletics officials for an investigation to confirm her gender. The investigation by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has sparked outrage among key figures in South Africa and abroad. "I will continue to defend the girl, I will continue to do anything, even if I am to be kicked out of...

2008-02-13 03:00:13

By Timonera, Elizabeth R Paiva, Maria Emilia; Lopes, Jose Manuel; Eloy, Catarina; van der Kwast, Theodore; Asa, Sylvia L Adenomatoid tumor and myelolipoma are benign, hormonally inactive tumors that are often incidental findings in the adrenal glands. Myelolipoma is more common than adenomatoid tumor in this location but both are rare, and as yet, the pathogenesis of both remains unclear.We report 2 cases of composite adenomatoid tumor and myelolipo-ma, incidentally found in the adrenal...

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