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Canadian Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of acromegaly. Clin Invest Med. Vol 29, No1, February 2006

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Acromegaly, a handbook of history, current therapy and future prospects. Edited by JAH Wass Published by BioScientifica 2009

More information 

Understanding acromegaly: Your information. Ipsen, innovation for patient care. August 2004 

The acromegaly handbook: A patient guide to effective treatment and control. Novartis Dorval, Quebec

Cook. D, Trainer P. Acromegaly Accessed: January 2007

The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide – revised 4th Edition – “It Is All In Your Head” Shereen Ezzat

AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists) acromegaly guidelines, Endocrine Practice

CACE (Canadian Association of Clinical Endocrinologists) acromegaly guidelines

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