Flashcards in Growing Deck (11)
How do we measure growth?
What is the significance of growth charts
-A method of describing the growth of a normal population- the reference population
-A way of comparing the growth of an individual with the reference population
-A tool helping to define abnormal growth of an individual
How do we construct growth charts
-Define the reference population
-A mathematical construct
-Longitudinal or cross-section
What are the 3 phases of growth & their requirements?
The scientific study of the measurements and proportions of the human body.
What is Laron's syndrome
-May cause short stature
What are some signs of coeliac disease
-Positive jejunal biopsy
-Response to diet
List some first line investigations for abnormal growth
-U&E (kidney function)
How do we obtain subischial leg length?
-Subtract sitting height from standing height
List some second line investigations for abnormal growth
-GH provocation test ( stress people to produce it) +/- additional pituitary function tests