July 2016 Pituitary Research Articles

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.


Surgical management of acromegaly: Long term functional outcome analysis and assessment of recurrent/residual disease.
Banerji D, Das NK, Sharma S, Jindal Y, Jain VK, Behari S.
Asian J Neurosurg. 2016 Jul-Sep;11(3):261-7. doi: 10.4103/1793-5482.145354.

Current and future medical treatments for patients with acromegaly.
Maffezzoni F, Formenti AM, Mazziotti G, Frara S, Giustina A.
Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2016 Jun 28:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]

Acromegaly in a patient with a pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor: case report and review of current literature.
Krug S, Boch M, Rexin P, Pfestroff A, Gress T, Michl P, Rinke A.
BMC Res Notes. 2016 Jun 27;9(1):326. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2132-1

A comparison between the equine and bovine hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenocortical axis.
van der Kolk JH, Fouché N, Gross JJ, Gerber V, Bruckmaier RM.
Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2016 Jul;56 Suppl:S101-11. doi: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2016.02.008.

An evaluation of the effects of somatostatin analogue therapy in non-functioning pituitary adenomas in comparison to acromegaly.
Zawada NB, Kunert-Radek J, Pawlikowski M, Pisarek H, Radek M.
Endokrynol Pol. 2016;67(3):292-8. doi: 10.5603/EP.a2016.0043. Epub 2016 Jun 27.


Negative correlation between tumour size and cortisol/ACTH ratios in patients with Cushing's disease harbouring microadenomas or macroadenomas.
Machado MC, Alcantara AE, Pereira AC, Cescato VA, Castro Musolino NR, de Mendonça BB, Bronstein MD, Fragoso MC.
J Endocrinol Invest. 2016 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of prin

Recommendations of the Neuroendocrinology Department of the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism for the diagnosis of Cushing's disease in Brazil.
Machado MC, Fragoso MC, Moreira AC, Boguszewski CL, Vieira L Neto, Naves LA, Vilar L, Araújo LA, Czepielewski MA, Gadelha MR, Musolino NR, Miranda PA, Bronstein MD, Ribeiro-Oliveira A Jr.
Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jun;60(3):267-286. doi: 10.1590/2359-3997000000174.

Pituitary Tumors

Interrater and intrarater reliability of the Knosp scale for pituitary adenoma grading.
Mooney MA, Hardesty DA, Sheehy JP, Bird R, Chapple K, White WL, Little AS.
J Neurosurg. 2016 Jul 1:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Isolated double adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas: A case report and review of the literature.
Pu J, Wang Z, Zhou H, Zhong A, Jin K, Ruan L, Yang G.
Oncol Lett. 2016 Jul;12(1):585-590. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Low expression of secreted frizzled-related protein 2 and nuclear accumulation of β-catenin in aggressive nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma.
Wu Y, Bai J, Hong L, Liu C, Yu S, Yu G, Zhang Y.
Oncol Lett. 2016 Jul;12(1):199-206. Epub 2016 May 13.

Advances in Gamma Knife radiosurgery for pituitary tumors.
Lee CC, Sheehan JP.
Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2016 Aug;23(4):331-8. doi: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000269.

Pituitary Surgery

Harvey Cushing and pituitary Case Number 3 (Mary D.): the origin of this most baffling problem in neurosurgery.
Pascual JM, Prieto R.
Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jul;41(1):E6. doi: 10.3171/2016.2.FOCUS159

Ptosis, Miosis, and Intermittent Esotropia Following Pituitary Adenoma Resection.
Storey PP, Kim EL, Patel V.
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun 23. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.0787. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Removal of craniopharyngioma via fronto-basal interhemispheric approach.
Xing H, Xing H, Hui P, Yang B.
Oncol Lett. 2016 Jul;12(1):147-149. Epub 2016 May 12.

Adrenal Issues

Pituitary Antibodies in an Adolescent with Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency and Turner Syndrome.
Pollock AJ, Seibert TS, Salvatori C, Caturegli P, Allen DB.
Horm Res Paediatr. 2016 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Rathke’s Cleft Cyst

Rathke's cleft cyst: A case report of recurrence and spontaneous involution.
Rasmussen Z, Abode-Iyamah KO, Kirby P, Greenlee JD.
J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Jun 28. pii: S0967-5868(16)30092-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.12.041. [Epub ahead of print]


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