Peer Reviewed Feature Articles

Neuroendocrine neoplasms: time to widen the NET

Monica Majumder, David L. Chan, Venessa Tsang

Neuroendocrine neoplasms of the gastroentero-pancreatic system, lung, thymus and genitourinary system are increasing in incidence. Symptoms are often nonspecific, leading to delayed diagnosis.

Bone and mineral metabolism disorders

Bone health during the menopause: assessment and fracture prevention

Alicia R. Jones, Shoshana Sztal-Mazer

Optimising bone health during the perimenopause requires an individual assessment of a woman’s risk of fracture, adequate calcium intake and vitamin D levels, resistance exercise and consideration of antiresorptive or osteoanabolic medications or menopausal hormone therapy.

Peer Reviewed Regular Series

Short stature in children – when to consider growth hormone deficiency

Monique L. Stone, Ohh Nyunt

A child’s growth should be interpreted in the context of their genetic potential that takes into account mid­parental height. Children with short stature should be assessed for an underlying cause and specialist referral considered for a child with severe short stature or slow growth with no medical cause.

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