Developments in Growth Hormone Delivery

Author(s): Jeremy Kirk

Journal Name: Current Drug Therapy

Volume 5 , Issue 1 , 2010

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As the indications for recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) treatment have expanded, the number of patients receiving r-hGH has increased and injectable delivery of r-hGH is likely to be required for the foreseeable future. Continued innovations in the ease of use, safety and reliability of r-hGH devices have already gone some way to making GH treatment less stressful for patients, both physically and psychologically. Adherence with r-hGH remains a problem, which may be alleviated by offering free patient choice. In addition development of electronic auto-injectors now also provides the potential for monitoring adherence both for healthcare professionals, and also aiding patients in administering and monitoring their own GH injections.

Keywords: Growth hormone, easypod, Growth hormone deficiency, somatropin

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Year: 2010
Page: [43 - 47]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1574885511005010043

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