PNA Highlights June 2022
The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
PNA Spotlight: Dr. Adam Mamelak
This month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Dr. Adam Mamelak, a neurosurgeon and co-director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Mamelak earned his B.A. in Physics at Tuft University and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School. He did a surgical internship and then a residency at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. He did a fellowship at the Epilepsy Research Laboratory at UCSF, and another postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology & Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena, California. Dr. Mamelak was kind enough to answer a series of questions from the PNA. His answers follow.
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PNA Medical Corner: Incipient Gigantism
This month the PNA Medical Corner highlights an article co-authored by Dr. Albert Beckers, a longtime member of the PNA. The study looks at the case of a 7-year-old boy with a pituitary tumor due to a gene mutation. They conclude that not all tumors of this type respond to pasireotide.
AACE Clin Case Rep
. 2021 Dec 16;8(3):119-123.
doi: 10.1016/j.aace.2021.12.003. eCollection May-Jun 2022.
• PMID: 35602875 PMCID: PMC9123570 DOI: 10.1016/j.aace.2021.12.003
Background: Our objective was to describe the clinical course and treatment challenges in a very young patient with a pituitary adenoma due to a novel aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP) gene mutation, highlighting the limitations of somatostatin receptor immunohistochemistry to predict clinical responses to somatostatin analogs in acromegaly.