ISSN 1849-9031 (Online)

ISSN 1849-8922    (Print)

Croatian guidelines for the management of hyperprolactinemia: a viewpoint from a developing country.
Jelena Marinković Radošević, Lora Kirigin, Mateja Strinović, Ivan Kruljac, Božidar Perić, Gorana Mirošević, Darko Stipić, Adriana Bokulić, Vatroslav Čerina, Hrvoje Ivan Pećina, Tomislav Gregurić, Željka Bukovec Megla, Maja Radman, Željka Crnčević Orlić, Sanja Klobučar Majanović, Blaženka Miškić, Marica Jandrić Balen, Ante Tvrdeić, Miro Bakula, Dario Rahelić, Mladen Krnić, Vječeslav Kčira Fideršek, Milan Vrkljan.

Abstract


Objectives: Hyperprolactinemia is a common endocrine problem seen in everyday practice. Therefore, the Croatian society for endocrine oncology decided to write Croatian guidelines for the management of hyperprolactinemia that implements current scientific evidence with acknowledgement of economic and cultural specificities in Croatia.
Methods: These guidelines were written by a Working group in the Croatian society for endocrine oncology, which included experts from different medical specialities that manage hyperprolactinemia, and were based on relevant scientific data.
Results: These guidelines provide a comprehensive review of prolactin pathophysiology, the aetiology of hyperprolactinemia, as well as recommendations for the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients with hyperprolactinemia.
Conclusion: These practical guidelines are in agreement with current scientific knowledge and will ensure better management of hyperprolactinemia in Croatia.