Members Library

The Pituitary Nework Association has compiled and continues to collect important information regarding anything related to diagnosis, treatment, research and living with a pituitary disorder. This library is only available to our currently active members and will be available on this page after login into this site.

The Women’s Assessment Calendar

The Women's Assessment Calendar is a tool that can be used for many situations and for every woman of menstruating age. We will provide examples of how this can help women understand their bodies better and communicate with their doctors more effectively as well....

The Endocrine System

This section reprinted with permission from Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Exploring the factors that affect growth Each child's potential for height is based on genes inherited from both parents. Parents tend to have children that are about their own height. However,...

Growth Hormone Use in Adults and Children

GH has been used to treat GH-deficient children for more than 35 years. Human GH originally was obtained from cadaver pituitaries and was available in only limited quantities. In 1985, however, data indicated that pituitary-derived GH was the likely source of...

What is Acromegaly?

Acromegaly is an insidious disorder, due to chronic hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) occurring in adulthood. GH hypersecretion prior to epiphyseal fusion results in gigantism. Elevated GH and/or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels affect multiple organ...

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Lesions of the Sella Turcica

Andrew E. Sloan, Keith A. Black, and Donald P. Becker The treatment of sellar lesions is one of the more challenging and satisfying aspects of skull base surgery. The wide variety of lesions that occur in this region and the complexity of their treatment necessitates...

Transsphenoidal Surgery: How Its Done, What To Expect

Donald P. Becker, M.D. Indications Figure 1: Patient position for transsphenoidal approach. The transsphenoidal approach is the procedure of choice for the removal of tumors of the sella that are still largely confined to this space. It is also indicated for removal...

Pituitary Diseases During Pregnancy

Martin N. Montoro, MD, and Jorge H. Mestman, MD Changes In The Normal Anterior Pituitary Gland During Pregnancy Anatomic and functional changes take place in the pituitary gland during pregnancy that have to be taken into consideration to properly evaluate its...

The Surgical Treatment of Prolactinomas

Predictors of Outcome and Long-Term Results The February, l999 issue of the journal Neurosurgery contains a report by Tyrrell and colleagues from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) in which early outcomes and long-term results are analyzed in a large...

Endocrine Inactive Pituitary Adenomas

Clinicopathological Features and Long Term Outcome Following Transsphenoidal Resection Gordon Tang (Barstow, CA), Ming-Ming Ning, Marielle H. Nyugen, Brooke Swearingen, Nicholas T. Zervas (Boston, MA) Discussant: Kalmon Post Endocrine-inactive adenomas (EIA) account...

Pregnant Women And Thyroid Disorders

Pregnant Women Should Be Tested for Thyroid Disorder To Prevent Mental Deficiencies in Unborn Children Bethesda, MD, August, 18, 1999 --The Endocrine Society today called for development of cost-effective thyroid function screening for all pregnant women based on...

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The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide Sixth Edition is now available! Be one of the first to have the most up-to-date information. The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide a one of a kind publication intended as an invaluable source of information not only for patients but also their families, physicians, and all health care providers. It contains information on symptoms, proper testing, how to get a diagnosis, and the treatment options that are available. It also includes Pituitary Network Association’s patient resource listings for expert medical care.

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