December 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, and WebMD.



A Challenging Case of an Ectopic Cushing Syndrome.
Menezes Nunes J, Pinho E, Camões I, Maciel J, Cabral Bastos P, Souto de Moura C, Bettencourt P.
Case Rep Med. 2014;2014:413136. Epub 2014 Nov 9.

Clinicopathological correlates of adrenal Cushing's syndrome.
Duan K, Gomez Hernandez K, Mete O.
J Clin Pathol. 2014 Nov 25. pii: jclinpath-2014-202612. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2014-202612. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Endoscopic transphenoidal surgery for acromegaly improves quality of life.
Fathalla H, Cusimano MD, Alsharif OM, Jing R.
Can J Neurol Sci. 2014 Nov;41(6):735-41. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2014.106.


Effect of intramucosal infiltration of different concentrations of adrenaline on hemodynamics during transsphenoidal surgery.
Bhatia N, Ghai B, Mangal K, Wig J, Mukherjee KK.
J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Oct;30(4):520-525.

Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: transsphenoidal approach to the sella and sellar closure with septal flap: 3-dimensional operative video.
Chu J, Wise SK, Patel ZM, Oyesiku NM.
Neurosurgery. 2014 Dec;10 Suppl 4:654. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000469.

Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: pituitary microadenoma: 3-dimensional operative video.
Chu J, Oyesiku NM.
Neurosurgery. 2014 Dec;10 Suppl 4:660. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000536.

Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: tuberculum sellae meningioma: 3-dimensional operative video.
Chu J, Oyesiku NM.
Neurosurgery. 2014 Dec;10 Suppl 4:659. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000535.

Hormonal Issues

Impact of adult growth hormone deficiency on daily functioning and well-being.
Brod M, Pohlman B, Højbjerre L, Adalsteinsson JE, Rasmussen MH.
BMC Res Notes. 2014 Nov 18;7(1):813.

Growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1 and the aging brain
Experimental Gerontology 10/29/2014

Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis and Aging.
Gupta D, Morley JE.
Compr Physiol. 2014 Oct 1;4(4):1495-510. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c130049.

Pituitary Tumors-General

Acute Onset Polymyositis after Prolactinoma Extirpation.
Jakez-Ocampo J, Atisha-Fregoso Y, Llorente L.
Case Rep Rheumatol. 2014;2014:329059. Epub 2014 Nov 6.

Correlations of Vascular Architecture and Angiogenesis with Pituitary Adenoma Histotype.
Takano S, Akutsu H, Hara T, Yamamoto T, Matsumura A.
Int J Endocrinol. 2014;2014:989574. Epub 2014 Nov 9.

Dopamine receptor subtype 2 expression profile in non-functioning pituitary adenomas and in vivo response to cabergoline therapy.
Neto LV, Wildemberg LE, Moraes AB, Colli LM, Kasuki L, Marques NV, Gasparetto EL, de Castro M, Takiya CM, Gadelha MR. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Nov 21. doi: 10.1111/cen.12684.

Aromatase P450 expression in human pituitary adenomas.
Gonzales PH, Mezzomo LC, Ferreira NP, Roehe AV, Kohek MB, Oliveira MD.
Neuropathology. 2014 Nov 20. doi: 10.1111/neup.12145.

Null Cell Adenomas of the Pituitary Gland: an Institutional Review of Their Clinical Imaging and Behavioral Characteristics.
Balogun JA, Monsalves E, Juraschka K, Parvez K, Kucharczyk W, Mete O, Gentili F, Zadeh G.
Endocr Pathol. 2014 Nov 18.

Multicenter Study on Adult Growth Hormone Level in Postoperative Pituitary Tumor Patients.
Cheng JM, Gu JW, Kuang YQ, Ma Y, Xia X, Yang T, Lu M, He WQ, Sun ZY, Zhang YC.
Cell Biochem Biophys. 2014 Nov 18.

Rathke's Cleft Cyst

A Case of Rathke's Cleft Cyst Associated with Transient Central Adrenal Insufficiency and Masked Diabetes Insipidus.
Asakawa M, Chin R, Niitsu Y, Sekine T, Niwa A, Miyake A, Inoshita N, Kawamura M, Ogawa Y, Hirata Y.
Case Rep Endocrinol. 2014;2014:693294. Epub 2014 Nov 6.


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