Acromegalic Reaches Out to Help Others

A story in thewhig.com highlights the work of a Canadian pituitary patient who started a patient group in Ottawa after seeing a photography exhibit about pituitary disease. Read more here: https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/rare-disease-acromegaly-finds-an-ottawa-champion/wcm/bc408691-d5c2-413b-9739-370338962919

The PNA is all for support groups for patients. Nothing helps more than finding out that there are other people going through the same thing you are. The PNA also has online support groups on Facebook for pituitary patients and their families. We have included links to our support groups below. Both of our support groups are closed groups for privacy reasons. We review and approve requests to join as often as possible. Having the groups set up as closed groups ensures that your posts can only be seen by members of the group.

Pituitary Network Support Group 

Pituitary Spouses and Family Support Group.

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PNA Spotlight: Dr. Mario Zuccarello

ZuccarelloThis month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Mario Zuccarello, MD, a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Zuccarello is also a member of the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team. Dr. Zuccarello did his undergraduate work at the Gymnasium in Catania, Italy. He earned his medical degree from the University of Padova, Italy. He then completed fellowships at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, and at the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on neurovascular disease and the development of new neurosurgical techniques for the treatment of stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, vasospasm, carotid artery disease, and moyamoya disease. He was kind enough to answer some questions from the PNA. His answers follow.

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PNA Medical Corner: Cushing’s Surgery in Children

Gazioglu1This month the PNA Medical Corner spotlights an article co-authored by PNA member Dr. Nurperi Gazioglu, a professor of neurosurgery at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. The study looks at surgery for cases of pediatric Cushing’s and concludes that transsphenoidal surgery, both microscopic and endoscopic, is safe for children.

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