November 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, and WebMD.


Acromegaly: clinical features at diagnosis.
Vilar L, Vilar CF, Lyra R, Lyra R, Naves LA.
Pituitary. 2016 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

The Mexican Acromegaly Registry: Clinical and Biochemical Characteristics at Diagnosis and Therapeutic Outcomes.
Portocarrero-Ortiz LA, Vergara-Lopez A, Vidrio-Velazquez M, Uribe-Diaz AM, García-Dominguez A, Reza-Albarrán AA, Cuevas-Ramos D, Melgar V, Talavera J, Rivera-Hernandez AJ, Valencia-Méndez CV, Mercado M; Mexican Acromegaly Registry Group..
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Nov;101(11):3997-4004.

Somatostatin analogues in acromegaly and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: past, present and future.
Öberg K, Lamberts SW.
Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016 Dec;23(12):R551-R566. Review.


Pituitary disease: Inflammation in patients with Cushing disease.
Greenhill C.
Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2016 Sep 30. doi: 10.1038/nrendo.2016.170. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Pituitary Surgery

Quantitative evaluation of vision-related and health-related quality of life after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma.
Wolf A, Coros A, Bierer J, Goncalves S, Cooper P, Van Uum S, Lee DH, Proulx A, Nicolle D, Fraser JA, Rotenberg BW, Duggal N.
J Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 7:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors impacting cerebrospinal fluid leak rates in endoscopic sellar surgery.
Karnezis TT, Baker AB, Soler ZM, Wise SK, Rereddy SK, Patel ZM, Oyesiku NM, DelGaudio JM, Hadjipanayis CG, Woodworth BA, Riley KO, Lee J, Cusimano MD, Govindaraj S, Psaltis A, Wormald PJ, Santoreneos S, Sindwani R, Trosman S, Stokken JK, Woodard TD, Recinos PF, Vandergrift WA 3rd, Schlosser RJ.
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Nov;6(11):1117-1125. doi: 10.1002/alr.21783.

3D HD Endoscopy in Skull Base Surgery: From Darkness to Light.
Altieri R, Tardivo V, Pacca P, Pennacchietti V, Penner F, Garbossa D, Ducati A, Garzaro M, Zenga F.
Surg Technol Int. 2016 Oct 26;XXIX:359-365.

Learning curve for the transsphenoidal endoscopic endonasal approach to pituitary tumors.
Qureshi T, Chaus F, Fogg L, Dasgupta M, Straus D, Byrne RW.
Br J Neurosurg. 2016 Dec;30(6):637-642.

Unabsorbed dura patch removed eight years after pituitary surgery.
Zaidi SM, Nassimizadeh A, Warfield A, Johnson AP, Ahmed SK.
Br J Neurosurg. 2016 Dec;30(6):683-684.

Endoscopic transnasal skull base surgery: pushing the boundaries.
Zwagerman NT, Zenonos G, Lieber S, Wang WH, Wang EW, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA.
J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov;130(2):319-330. Review.

Pituitary Radiotherapy

Dosimetric impact of multileaf collimator leaf width according to sophisticated grade of technique in the IMRT and VMAT planning for pituitary adenoma lesion.
Chae SM, Lee KW, Son SH.
Oncotarget. 2016 Oct 28. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.12974. [Epub ahead of print]


The effect of growth hormone replacement on the thyroid axis in patients with hypopituitarism: in vivo and ex vivo studies.
Glynn N, Kenny H, Quisenberry L, Halsall DJ, Cook P, Kyaw Tun T, McDermott JH, Smith D, Thompson CJ, O'Gorman DJ, Boelen A, Lado-Abeal J, Agha A.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2016 Nov 3. doi: 10.1111/cen.13272. [Epub ahead of print]


Critical review of IgG4-related hypophysitis.
Shikuma J, Kan K, Ito R, Hara K, Sakai H, Miwa T, Kanazawa A, Odawara M.
Pituitary. 2016 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Apoplexy

Pituitary apoplexy masquerading as functional decline in an older person.
Rais NC, Merchant RA, Seetharaman SK.
Age Ageing. 2016 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Issues

Preconception management of endocrine disorders.
Kalra B, Gupta Y, Kalra S.
J Pak Med Assoc. 2016 Nov;66(11):1494-1496.

Pulsatile Cortisol Feedback on ACTH Secretion Is Mediated by the Glucocorticoid Receptor and Modulated by Gender.
Roelfsema F, Aoun P, Veldhuis JD.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Nov;101(11):4094-4102.


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