Practice Variation in the Management of Girls and Boys with Delayed Puberty

  • Alan D. Rogol
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    Address correspondence to Dr. Alan D. Rogol, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, 685 Explorers Road, Charlottesville, VA.
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      Zhu and a distinguished group of pediatric endocrinologists representing multiple academic institutions and relative seniority undertook a national survey of pediatric endocrine providers to explore practice variation in the management of girls and boys with delayed pubertal maturation (
      • Zhu J.
      • Feldman H.A.
      • Eugster E.A.
      • et al.
      Practice variation in the management of girls and boys with delayed puberty.
      ). They engaged the Pediatric Endocrine Society membership to survey how individual members approached this common clinical problem of the evaluation, but mostly sex steroid hormone therapy, of those referred to a pediatric endocrinologist for delayed pubertal maturation.
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