Dr. Zwagerman is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He did his undergraduate work in psychology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. He did his fellowship in endoscopic and open cranial base surgery, and then his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He was kind enough to answer some questions from the PNA; here are his responses.
This month the PNA Medical Corner focuses on an article co-authored by longtime member of the PNA Scientific Advisory Panel, Dr. Sylvia Asa of the University of Toronto. The article is called Immunohistochemical Biomarkers in Pituitary Pathology. In it, Drs. Asa and Mete look at the increasing role of immunohistochemical biomarkers in the diagnosis of pituitary disease.
A study in a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences details a study done in Denmark and France that found men who took 3 ibuprofen pills a day for six weeks became hypogonadal and lead to a temporary lower sperm count. Read more Pain Killers Have Negative Impact on Men’s Fertility.
The Madisonville Meteor recently detailed the struggle of 7year old Carlie Rae Warren, who was first diagnosed with a pituitary microadenoma, then Carnitine disorder, and then a Chiari Malformation, where brain tissue extends into the spinal cord. Read more Community rallies around child.
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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