Joseph Wolfsdorf, Author at Clinical Advisor

Joseph Wolfsdorf

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Counter-regulatory hormone deficiency

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has counter-regulatory hormone deficiency? What are the typical findings for this disease? Glucagon, epinephrine, cortisol and growth hormone (GH) raise plasma glucose concentration and are referred to as glucose counterregulatory hormones. Hypoglycemia due to deficiency of GH and/or cortisol most commonly occurs in…

Metabolic: glycogen disorders

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has a glycogen storage disease? What are the typical findings for this disease? The hepatic glycogen storage diseases (GSDs) comprise several inherited diseases caused by abnormalities of the enzymes that regulate the synthesis or degradation of glycogen (See Figure 1). There are five…

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