Peak oxygen uptake test in the assessment of growth hormone deficiency.

Züger, Thomas; Bucher, Julie Véronique; Christ, Emanuel; Stettler, Christoph (2014). Peak oxygen uptake test in the assessment of growth hormone deficiency. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism, 39(7), pp. 852-855. NRC Research Press 10.1139/apnm-2013-0483

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This study aimed at evaluating a peak oxygen uptake test as a simple diagnostic tool to assess growth-hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults. Based on the findings of multiple growth hormone (GH) samplings after the exercise, a single GH sample taken 15 min postexercise revealed high accuracy in the diagnosis of GHD in the present study. A standardized peak oxygen uptake test may, therefore, provide an accurate alternative to more invasive tests of GHD.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

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Züger, Thomas Johannes, Bucher, Julie Véronique, Christ, Emanuel, Stettler, Christoph


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




NRC Research Press




Christoph Stettler

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24 Jun 2015 16:20

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02 Mar 2023 23:26

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

V̇O2peak test; analyse de fonction d’efficacité du récepteur (FER); diagnostic accuracy; diagnostic test; déficience en hormone de croissance; growth hormone deficiency; growth hormone secretion; précision du diagnostic; receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis; sécrétion de l’hormone de croissance; test diagnostique; test du V̇O2 de pointe


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