May 2014 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.

 

ACROMEGALY

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in patients with acromegaly Extended Summary
Endocrine Connections 04/08/2014

PITUITARY ADENOMAS – GENERAL

Endoscopic versus microscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma surgery: a meta-analysis
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2014

Microscopic versus endoscopic pituitary surgery.
Neurocirugia (Astur). 2014 Apr 16

Silent (clinically nonfunctioning) pituitary adenomas
Journal of Neuro-Oncology 04/07/2014

Visual acuity and pattern of visual field loss at presentation in pituitary adenoma
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 04/16/2014

Pituitary-tumour-transforming-gene 1 expression in testicular cancer.
Andrologia. 2014 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/and.12283. [Epub ahead of print]

Effects of genistein on stereological and hormonal characteristics of the pituitary somatotrophs in rats.
Endocrine. 2014 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]

PITUITARY DISEASE – GENERAL

Towards a better quality of life (QoL) for patients with pituitary diseases: results from a focus group study exploring QoL
Pituitary 03/31/2014

Everolimus in combination with octreotide long-acting repeatable in a first-line setting for patients with neuroendocrine tumors: An ITMO group study
Cancer 04/21/2014

Partial empty sella syndrome: a case report and review.
Indian J Clin Biochem. 2014 Apr;29(2):253-6

Pituitary apoplexy presenting as myocardial infarction.
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Mar;18(2):232-3

CUSHING'S

Telomere length analysis in Cushing's syndrome.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2014 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Long-term remission and recurrence rate in a cohort of Cushing's disease: the need for long-term follow-up.
Pituitary. 2014 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Atypical clinical presentation of ACTH dependent Cushing's syndrome in a patient treated with retinoic acid
Endocrine Practice 04/08/2014

High response rates and prolonged survival in patients with corticotroph pituitary tumors and refractory Cushing disease from capecitabine and temozolomide (CAPTEM): A case series
Neurosurgery 04/03/2014

Occurrence of De Quervain's thyroiditis after resolution of hypercortisolism following pasireotide treatment for Cushing's disease and surgery for an adrenocortical adenoma: Report of two cases
European Thyroid Journal 04/02/2014

HORMONAL ISSUES

Somatropin (Genotropin) (0.15 mg/day to 0.3 mg/day): Replacement of Endogenous Growth Hormone in Adults with Growth Hormone Deficiency [Internet].
Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2014 Jan.

Extrapituitary growth hormone and growth?
Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2014 Apr 16.

EMA Also Reviews Testosterone
The European Medicines Agency has initiated a review of testosterone therapies, joining the FDA in investigating potential cardiovascular side effects.

Adherence to growth hormone therapy: A practical approach
Hormone Research in Paediatrics 04/23/2014

Efficacy and safety of growth hormone treatment in adults with growth hormone deficiency: A systematic review of studies on morbidity Review Article Evidence Based Medicine
Clinical Endocrinology 04/21/2014

Testosterone replacement and bone mineral density in male pituitary tumor patients.
Endocrinol Metab (Seoul). 2014 Mar;29(1):48-53.

HYPOPITUITARISM

Hypopituitarism in a patient with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome due to hypomethylation of KvDMR1
Pediatrics 04/15/2014

HYPOPHYSITIS

Pituitary Expression of CTLA-4 Mediates Hypophysitis Secondary to Administration of CTLA-4 Blocking Antibody
Science 4/2/14

THYROID

Screening for congenital hypothyroidism: A worldwide view of strategies
Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 03/26/2014

DIABETES

FDA Approves Weekly Injectable Diabetes Drug Albiglutide

Medscape Medical News

 

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