October 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.

Pituitary Tumors - General

Phenotype-Genotype Association Analysis of ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma and Its Molecular Link to Patient Osteoporosis.
Wang R, Yang Y, Sheng M, Bu D, Huang F, Liu X, Zhou C, Dai C, Sun B, Zhu J, Qiao Y, Yao Y, Zhu H, Lu L, Pan H, Feng M, Deng K, Xing B, Lian W, Zhao Y, Jiang C.
Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Sep 29;17(10). pii: E1654.

Approach to the management of rare clinical presentations of macroprolactinomas in reproductive-aged women.
De Ycaza AE, Chang AY, Jensen JR, Khan Z, Erickson D.
Case Rep Womens Health. 2015 Oct;8:9-12. Epub 2015 Sep 24.

Current biomarkers of invasive sporadic pituitary adenomas.
Zheng X, Li S, Zhang W, Zang Z, Hu J, Yang H.
Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2016 Sep 19. pii: S0003-4266(16)00026-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ando.2016.02.004. [Epub ahead of print]


High incidence of thyroid cancer among patients with acromegaly.
Kaldrymidis D, Papadakis G, Tsakonas G, Kaldrymidis P, Flaskas T, Seretis A, Pantazi E, Kostoglou-Athanassiou I, Peppa M, Roussou P, Diamanti-Kandarakis E.
J BUON. 2016 Jul-Aug;21(4):989-993.

Genetics of gigantism and acromegaly.
Hannah-Shmouni F, Trivellin G, Stratakis CA.
Growth Horm IGF Res. 2016 Aug 10;30-31:37-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ghir.2016.08.002. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Long-term outcomes of children treated for Cushing's disease: a single center experience.
Yordanova G, Martin L, Afshar F, Sabin I, Alusi G, Plowman NP, Riddoch F, Evanson J, Matson M, Grossman AB, Akker SA, Monson JP, Drake WM, Savage MO, Storr HL.
Pituitary. 2016 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Towards a universally accepted definition of subclinical Cushing's syndrome - subclinical autonomous hypercortisolism.
Inder WJ.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2016 Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/cen.13244. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Fractionated Gamma Knife surgery for giant pituitary adenomas.
Zhao K, Liu X, Liu D, Li Y, Zhang Z, Lin Y, Zhang Y, Xu D.
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Sep 19;150:139-142. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.09.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Frequency, pattern, and outcome of recurrences after gamma knife radiosurgery for pituitary adenomas.
Losa M, Spatola G, Albano L, Gandolfi A, Del Vecchio A, Bolognesi A, Mortini P.
Endocrine. 2016 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]

The Results of Surgical Treatment of Cushing's Tumours in the Republic of Uzbekistan Establishing transsphenoidal surgery in a developing nation.
Powell MP, Narimova GJ, Halimova ZJ.

Time Course of Resolution of Hyperprolactinemia after Transsphenoidal Surgery among Patients Presenting with Pituitary Stalk Compression.
Zaidi HA, Cote DJ, Castlen JP, Burke WT, Liu YH, Smith TR, Laws ER Jr.
World Neurosurg. 2016 Sep 23. pii: S1878-8750(16)30896-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.09.

Time Course of Symptomatic Recovery after Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma Apoplexy in the Modern Era.
Zaidi HA, Cote DJ, Burke WT, Castlen JP, Bi WL, Laws ER Jr, Dunn IF.
World Neurosurg. 2016 Sep 20. pii: S1878-8750(16)30880-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.09.052. [Epub ahead of print]
Editor’s Note: Dr. Laws and Dr. Dunn are longtime members of the PNA.

Surgical results of pure endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for 331 pituitary adenomas: An experience of a single institute for 15 years.
Jang JH, Kim KH, Lee YM, Kim JS, Kim YZ.
World Neurosurg. 2016 Sep 20. pii: S1878-8750(16)30879-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.09.051. [Epub ahead of print]

Double nasoseptal flap technique for endonasal pituitary surgery.
Gode S, Biceroglu H, Turhal G, Erdogan U, Ates MS, Kaya I, Ozgiray E, Midilli R, Karci B.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgical Outcomes of Protactinomas in Recent Era: Results of a Heterogenous Group
Donegan D, Atkinson JL, Jentoft M, Natt N, Nippoldt TB, Erickson B, Meyer F, Erickson D.
Endocr Pract. 2016 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Health

Growth hormone deficiency in children and young adults.
Oświęcimska J, Roczniak W, Mikołajczak A, Szymlak A.
Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2016 Sep 13;70(0):928-937.


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