This month’s PNA Spotlight lands on Dr. Yuval Eisenberg, an endocrinologist at the University of Illinois, at Chicago (UIC). Dr. Eisenberg studied Medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago and then did his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He was kind enough to answer some questions from the PNA.
This month the PNA Medical Corner focuses on a study coauthored by Dr. Albert Beckers, a longtime member of the PNA and of our Scientific Advisory Panel. Dr. Beckers is an endocrinologist with the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, in Belgium. The study examines a newly-identified form of gigantism that starts before age five.
A recent article in MedPage Today discusses a study presented at the AACE Conference that showed that radiation therapy for acromegaly is safe and effective and that patients treated with radiation after surgery had twice the remission rate of those who had surgery alone. Click here to read more.
An article in ValdostaToday.com explores the case of two young brothers in Valdosta, Georgia who were each diagnosed with a craniopharngioma three weeks apart. One boy had an additional cyst, both had surgery and the older boy underwent proton therapy. Read more here. Photo courtesy of ValdostaToday.com
A story in the Daily Mail reveals the pituitary journey of a 40-year-old mother who regained memory of her daughter’s childhood after her pituitary tumor was surgically removed. She thought she had dementia but instead had a large prolactinoma. Doctors started with Cabergoline but then moved to surgery. Read more here. Photo courtesy of PA Real Life
A study showing that androgen deprivation (ADT), surgery, and radiotherapy successfully lowered PSA levels to “undetectable” even four years out, is detailed in a recent article in MedPage Today. Read more here.
Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.
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