News Articles of April 2021


Young Woman Fights Craniopharyngioma and Turner Syndrome

An article in the Daily Record highlights the case of a 19-year-old Scottish woman named Iona Atkins who is battling Turner Syndrome and a craniopharyngioma at the same time. Read more: 

UCLA Endocrinologist Discusses Medication for Hypogonadism

The Urology Times featured an interview with UCLA endocrinologist Ronald S. Swerdloff, MD, MACP, discussing the approved indication and efficacy of an oral testosterone capsule called Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate). On the same page is a report about another medication called Kyzatrex. The FDA has accepted a new drug application (NDA) for SOV2012-F1 (Kyzatrex), an oral testosterone undecanoate soft gelatin capsule that is intended to treat adult men with primary or secondary hypogonadism

Cushing’s Drug Reports Positive Results at ENDO 2021

At the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, ENDO 2021 (held virtually this year) Recordati Rare Diseases reported positive phase III LINC 4 study result for the Cushing’s drug Isturisa® (osilodrostat). The findings indicate that Isturisa “provides rapid and sustained normalization of mean urinary free cortisol levels in the majority of patients.” Read more in BusinessWire:

Warning About Nasal Swab Tests for Post-Surgical Pituitary Patients

An article in HealthDay highlights a study that found that post-surgical pituitary patients and those with sinus issues should be warned against using the nasal swab COVID tests. It also finds that patients may have difficulty finding this information in online post-surgical instructions. Read more:

Misdiagnosis Leads Acromegaly Patient to Pituitary Apoplexy

A story in explores the 15-year medical journey of a woman diagnosed with a tumor on her adrenal gland, then acromegaly, then pituitary apoplexy. Read more:   

Study Finds Triple Risk of Death With Endogenous Cushing’s

A study released at ENDO found that people with endogenous Cushing’s Syndrome have 3 times higher death rates, mostly due to infection and cardiovascular disease.



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