This month’s PNA Medical Corner features an article co-written by two members of the PNA: Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian, who is a member of the PNA Board of Directors; and Dr. Ed Laws, a member of the PNA Scientific Advisory Board. The paper looks at the best way to diagnose a prolactinoma versus an NFA (non-functioning adenoma) before surgery. It concludes that the volume of prolactin-producing tissue is more important than the volume of the non-functioning adenoma and volume should be a determining factor to diagnose the tumor as a prolactinoma or an NFA.
This month’s PNA Spotlight shines on Luma Ghalib, MD, F.A.C.E., a professional member of the PNA and an esteemed endocrinologist at The Ohio State University. Dr. Ghalib attended medical school at Baghdad University and completed a residency in internal medicine at Medical City Teaching Hospital in Baghdad. She then moved with her husband to New Zealand, where she did her initial training at Auckland Healthcare. She did a second residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Ghalib finished her endocrinology fellowship training at Chicago Medical School, part of Rosamund Franklin University. She then worked with Mary Washington Healthcare in Virginia as a consultant endocrinologist. Dr. Ghalib joined The Ohio State University in 2013 and she worked closely with neurosurgery and the ENT team to create a state-of-the-art Skull Base and Pituitary Clinic. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The Ohio State University. She was kind enough to answer some questions from the PNA:
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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