Is biosynthetic growth hormone effective for treatment of idiopathic short stature in children?
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Treatment with growth hormone increases short-term growth in children with idiopathic short stature. Prolonged treatment can also increase final adult height, although these children will still be shorter than their peers. (SOR: B, based on consistent, low-quality RCTs.) The cost of treatment has been estimated to be more than $52,000 per extra inch of growth attained.
Evidence-based practice 13, no. 09 (2010): 09-10