This month’s PNA Spotlight focuses on Dr. Nidhi Agrawal, Clinical Instructor and Faculty Member in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at New York University Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Agrawal received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Manipal College of Medical Science in Pokhara, Nepal. She was a clinical research associate at the Georgetown University Transplant Institute. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Georgetown and took part in Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Internal Medicine residency program. She completed her fellowship at NYU before joining the faculty. Dr. Agrawal answered some questions from PNA staff. Here are her answers:
The PNA is very pleased to announce that our book, Pituitary Disorders: Diagnosis and Management is now being published in China. Coauthor Dr. Shereen Ezzat recently traveled to Beijing to represent the PNA on the occasion of the official book launch in China. The other coauthors are Dr. Edward Laws, Dr. Sylvia Asa, PNA co-founder Robert Knutzen, Lorin Michaels and Linda Rio. This book has now truly circled the globe and is an achievement that everyone in the PNA can be proud of. Congratulations!
Dr. Sylvia Asa, a longtime member of the PNA Scientific Advisory Board, recently co-authored an article in the journal Pathology, entitled Endocrine pathology: past, present and future. It follows the evolution of this subspecialty of diagnostic pathology and looks toward a future marked by interdisciplinary collaboration and technological advances. Read the abstract below:
An article in Cushing’s Disease News highlights a study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology that looks at the diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease using inferior petrosal sinus sampling with Desmopressin and concludes that it is helpful, especially in finding microadenomas that are missed, resulting in 40% of Cushing’s patients being told they are healthy. Read more Desmopressin is Promising Alternative in Diagnosing Cushing’s Disease, Study Says.
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.
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