Pituitary Awareness Month 2019

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PNA Co-hosts Ohio Pituitary Patient Symposium

Prev Ghalib Flesrui PNA group photoOn Saturday, September 14, 2019 the Pituitary Network Association joined forces with The Ohio State University Pituitary Center for the Ohio Pituitary Patient Symposium 2019 hosted at the The James Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus, OH. Held in conjunction with the OSU Pituitary CME Symposium, the day was filled with a series of 11 pituitary and hormonal education sessions presented by experts in pituitary medicine with the most up-to-date information on pituitary disorders and treatment. Keynote speaker Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE from OHSU in Portland, OR spoke on Hypopituitarism and Daniel Prevedello, MD the OSU Pituitary Program Co-Director gave a riveting talk on the Surgical Approach: What to Expect with video of an actual surgery. Dr. Luma Ghalib, MD, endocrinologist and esteemed member of the OSU pituitary team spoke on the Psychosocial Implications of Pituitary Disease, a subject that is of interest to many patients. The Radiation Therapy session was especially interesting, detailing how the future of this therapy will be able to be more precisely administered. All of the presentations had the audience captivated, there are not enough words to convey how amazing each and every presentation was.

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September 2019 Pituitary Research Articles

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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PNA Medical Corner: Analysis of High Mortality In Cushing’s

Philippe ChansonThis month the PNA Medical Corner features an article co-written by longtime PNA member Dr. Philippe Chanson of the Hospital Bicetre and University Paris XI. It found that patients with ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome were most likely to die, and infectious disease was most often the culprit when patients died soon after diagnosis. Patients who are older and male had a higher mortality.

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