Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.

-George Bernard Shaw

In Memorium:

Justin Schultz Cetas, MD, PhD

Oct. 3, 1970 – July 13, 2022

PNA Spotlight: Tyler J. Kenning

This month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Tyler J. Kenning, MD, FAANS, who serves as director of pituitary and cranial base surgery at Piedmont Brain Tumor Center, part of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Dr. Kenning attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, graduating in 2005. He did his residency at Albany Medical Center in neurological surgery and completed a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Here are Dr. Kenning’s answers to a series of questions posed by the PNA.

PNA Medical Corner: When Pituitary Carcinoma Spreads to the Cervical Spine

This month the PNA Medical Corner focuses on a study co-authored by longtime PNA member Dr. William Couldwell. It presents a case study of a woman whose prior pituitary carcinoma spread to the cervical spine. They conclude that long term monitoring of hormones after pituitary surgery is crucial.

Featured News and Updates

News Articles March 2023

Case Study Links Mifepristone in Cushing’s Patient to Liver Damage

A study published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports looks at the experience of a woman with Cushing’s who was treated with Korylm (mifepristone) and who developed liver damage.   Read more here:   

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Portable MRI Scanners Proliferate

An article in the magazine “Science” looks at a new generation of portable low-field MRI scanners that make imaging more accessible throughout the world.  Read more:

New Classification Scheme for Ovulatory Disorders

An article in “Focus on Reproduction” explains that the international Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) has come up with a new way to classify ovulatory disorders – adding PCOS as a category, alongside hypothalamus, pituitary and ovary.  Read more:

Factors Behind Obesity

An article on Endocrine Web goes over the primary contributors to obesity, which has become a national health threat. Read more:

Cortisol and Energy Levels

An article in Fashion explains the role the hormone cortisol plays in people’s energy levels and recommends people concerned about it see a doctor, reduce stress, eat well and get more sleep. Read more:

The Science Behind Stress

An article in looks at the biology of stress and the hormones involved. Read more:



Research Articles

March 2023 Research Articles

Pituitary Tumors

CircOMA1 modulates cabergoline resistance by downregulating ferroptosis in prolactinoma.

The clinical characteristics and gene mutations associated with thyroid hormone resistance syndrome coexisting with pituitary tumors.

AIP gene germline variants in adult Polish patients with apparently sporadic pituitary macroadenomas.

Expression and Clinical Significance of MDM2 in Non-Functioning PitNETs.

Pituitary Surgery

Prospective evaluation of multidimensional health-related quality of life after endoscopic endonasal surgery for pituitary adenomas using the endoscopic endonasal sinus and skull base surgery questionnaire

Bilateral Superficial Trigeminal Nerve Blocks are not more Effective than a Placebo in Abolishing Post-operative Headache in Pituitary Transsphenoidal Neurosurgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded Clinical Trial.

Cortisol and ACTH Measurements at Extubation From Pituitary Surgery Predicts Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Function.

OptImal Gamma kNife lIghTnIng sOlutioN (IGNITION) score to characterize the solution space of the Gamma Knife FIP optimizer for stereotactic radiosurgery.

Effects of Craniotomy and Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery on Bodyweight in Adult-Onset Craniopharyngioma: A Single-Center Retrospective Study.

Pituitary Cancer

Outcome and prognostic factors for pituitary carcinomas: lessons from a systematic review.


Multiple Brain Tumor Classification with Dense CNN Architecture Using Brain MRI Images.

Evaluation of preoperative visual pathway impairment in patients with non-functioning pituitary adenoma using diffusion tensor imaging coupled with optical coherence tomography.


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