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Table 2 The growth responses (SDS) of patients with PSIS or transient GHD to GH treatment

From: Diagnosis of growth hormone (GH) deficiency: comparison of pituitary stalk interruption syndrome and transient GH deficiency

SDS PSIS Transient GHD P
  (n = 53) (n = 19)  
First year    
Growth rate 3.8 ± 2.6 1.3 ± 2.2 0.0007
Height change 1.2 ± 1.0 0.48 ± 0.7 <0.0001
Second year    
Growth rate 1.8 ± 2.4 0.26 ± 1.3 0.006
Height change 0.47 ± 0.5 0.18 ± 0.3 <0.03
Third year    
Growth rate 0.77 ± 1.7 0.05 ± 1.3 NS
Height change 0.2 ± 0.4 0.14 ± 0.3 NS
Height change over three years 1.9 ± 1.1 0.8 ± 1.0 0.0002
  (n = 30) (n = 12)  
Adult height -1.0 ± 0.9 -1.8 ± 0.8 <0.02
Height change from diagnosis 1.7 ± 1.2 1.08 ± 0.8 0.05
Mean ± SD