March 2017 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.

Cushing’s Disease

Surgical outcomes in patients with Cushing's disease: the Cleveland clinic experience.
Johnston PC, Kennedy L, Hamrahian AH, Sandouk Z, Bena J, Hatipoglu B, Weil RJ.
Pituitary. 2017 Mar 6. doi: 10.1007/s11102-017-0802-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Acromegaly

Thyroid lesions in patients with acromegaly - case-control study and update to the meta-analysis.
Woliński K, Stangierski A, Gurgul E, Bromińska B, Czarnywojtek A, Lodyga M, Ruchała M.
Endokrynol Pol. 2017;68(1):2-6. doi: 10.5603/EP.2017.0001.

Acromegaly, a pituitary special issue.
Fleseriu M, Gadelha M.
Pituitary. 2017 Feb;20(1):2-3. doi: 10.1007/s11102-017-0790-1. No abstract available.
Editor’s note: Dr. Fleseriu is a PNA member.

Pituitary Surgery

Outcome of Radical Surgical Resection for Craniopharyngioma with Hypothalamic Preservation: A Single-Center, Retrospective Study of 1054 Patients.
Shi X, Zhou Z, Wu B, Zhang Y, Qian H, Sun Y, Yang Y, Yu Z, Tang Z, Lu S.
World Neurosurg. 2017 Feb 27. pii: S1878-8750(17)30268-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.02.095. [Epub ahead of print]

Does Low Field Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Improve the results of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery? Experience of the Implementation of a New Device in a Referral Center.
García S, Reyes L, Roldán P, Torales J, Halperin I, Hanzu F, Langdon C, Alobid I, Enseñat J.
World Neurosurg. 2017 Feb 27. pii: S1878-8750(17)30267-X. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.02.094. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Tumors – General

Pituitary Adenoma Recurrence Suspected on Central Hyperthyroidism Despite Empty Sella and Confirmed by 68 Ga-DOTA-TOC PET/CT.
Gauthé M, Sarfati J, Bourcigaux N, Christin-Maitre S, Talbot JN, Montravers F.
Clin Nucl Med. 2017 Mar 3. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001628. [Epub ahead of print]

Local optometrists are a major source of referrals to a pituitary tumour clinic.
Surchi H, Jafar-Mohammadi B, Pal A, Cudlip S, Grossman AB.
Endocr Relat Cancer. 2017 Mar 1. pii: ERC-17-0034. doi: 10.1530/ERC-17-0034. [Epub ahead of print]

Increased β catenin and c-myc expression predict aggressive growth of non-functioning pituitary adenomas: An assessment using a tissue microarray-based approach.
Liu C, Wu Y, Yu S, Bai J, Li C, Wu D, Zhang Y.
Mol Med Rep. 2017 Feb 6. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2017.6169. [Epub ahead of print]

Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Interacting Protein (AIP) N-Terminus Gene Mutations Identified in Pituitary Adenoma Patients Alter Protein Stability and Function.
Formosa R, Vassallo J.
Horm Cancer. 2017 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s12672-017-0288-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Analysis of Ki67, HMGA1, MDM2, and RB expression in nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas.
Yao X, Gao H, Li C, Wu L, Bai J, Wang J, Li Y, Zhang Y.
J Neurooncol. 2017 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s11060-016-2365-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Hypopituitarism

DIAGNOSIS OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Expanding the cause of hypopituitarism.
Pekic S, Popovic V.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2017 Mar 3. pii: EJE-16-1065. doi: 10.1530/EJE-16-1065. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors associated with an inadequate hypoglycemia in the insulin tolerance test in Japanese patients with suspected or proven hypopituitarism.
Takahashi K, Nakamura A, Miyoshi H, Nomoto H, Kameda H, Cho KY, Nagai S, Shimizu C, Taguri M, Terauchi Y, Atsumi T.
Endocr J. 2017 Mar 3. doi: 10.1507/endocrj.EJ16-0332. [Epub ahead of print]

Hypothyroidism

The syndrome of central hypothyroidism and macroorchidism: IGSF1 controls TRHR and FSHB expression by differential modulation of pituitary TGFβ and Activin pathways.
García M, Barrio R, García-Lavandeira M, Garcia-Rendueles AR, Escudero A, Díaz-Rodríguez E, Gorbenko Del Blanco D, Fernández A, de Rijke YB, Vallespín E, Nevado J, Lapunzina P, Matre V, Hinkle PM, Hokken-Koelega AC, de Miguel MP, Cameselle-Teijeiro JM, Nistal M, Alvarez CV, Moreno JC.
Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 6;7:42937. doi: 10.1038/srep42937.

Sheehan’s Syndrome

Psychosis as a late manifestation of Sheehan's syndrome.
Reddy MS, Nahar A, Thippeswamy H, Kumar CS.
Asian J Psychiatr. 2017 Feb;25:228-230. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2016.12.003.

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