August 2016 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, and WebMD.


Clinical importance of achieving biochemical control with medical therapy in adult patients with acromegaly.
Christofides EA.
Patient Prefer Adherence. 2016 Jul 13;10:1217-25. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S102302. eCollection 2016. Review.

Ectopic Acromegaly Arising from a Pituitary Adenoma within the Bony Intersphenoid Septum of a Patient with Empty Sella Syndrome.
Arzamendi AE, Shahlaie K, Latchaw RE, Lechpammer M, Arzumanyan H.
J Neurol Surg Rep. 2016 Jul;77(3):e113-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1585091.

Growth Hormone and Insulin Signaling in Acromegaly: Impact of Surgery versus Somatostatin Analog Treatment.
Dal J, Lundby Høyer K, Pedersen SB, Erik Magnusson N, Bjerring P, Frystyk J, Møller N, Jessen N, Otto Lunde Jørgensen J.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jul 28:jc20161806. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Tumors

Dopamine agonist therapy induces significant recovery of HPA axis function in prolactinomas independent of tumor size: a large single center experience.
Yedinak CG, Cetas I, Ozpinar A, McCartney S, Dogan A, Fleseriu M.
Endocrine. 2016 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Editor’s note: Dr. Fleseriu is a member of the PNA.

The Application of a New Maximum Color Contrast Sensitivity Test to the Early Prediction of Chiasma Damage in Cases of Pituitary Adenoma: The Pilot Study.
Slatkeviciene G, Liutkeviciene R, Glebauskiene B, Zaliuniene D, Kriauciuniene L, Bernotas G, Tamasauskas A.
Korean J Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug;30(4):295-301. doi: 10.3341/kjo.2016.30.4.295. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

Over-expression of LRIG1 suppresses biological function of pituitary adenoma via attenuation of PI3K/AKT and Ras/Raf/ERK pathways in vivo and in vitro.
Cheng SQ, Fan HY, Xu X, Gao WW, Lv SG, Ye MH, Wu MJ, Shen XL, Cheng ZJ, Zhu XG, Zhang Y.
J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci. 2016 Aug;36(4):558-63. doi: 10.1007/s11596-016-1625-4. Epub 2016 Jul 28.

Pituitary disorders as a predictor of apathy and executive dysfunction in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors.
Fox ME, King TZ.
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jul 27. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26144. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Predictive model for recovery of visual field after surgery of pituitary adenoma.
Lee J, Kim SW, Kim DW, Shin JY, Choi M, Oh MC, Kim SM, Kim EH, Kim SH, Byeon SH.
J Neurooncol. 2016 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Visualization of the normal pituitary gland during the endoscopic endonasal removal of pituitaryadenoma by narrow band imaging.
Akutsu N, Taniguchi M, Kohmura E.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2016 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]

3D HD Endoscopy in Skull Base Surgery: From Darkness to Light.
Altieri R, Tardivo V, Pacca P, Pennacchietti V, Penner F, Garbossa D, Ducati A, Garzaro M, Zenga F.
Surg Technol Int. 2016 Jul 29;XXIX. pii: sti29/743. [Epub ahead of print]


Hypopituitarism Presenting as Adrenal Insufficiency and Hypothyroidism in a Patient with Wilson's Disease: a Case Report.
Lee HW, Kang JD, Yeo CW, Yoon SW, Lee KJ, Choi MK.
J Korean Med Sci. 2016 Aug;31(8):1345-8. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2016.31.8.1345. Epub 2016 May 4.


Clinical Interrogation for Unveiling an Isolated Hypophysitis Mimicking Pituitary Adenoma.
Lee S, Choi JH, Kim CJ, Kim JH.
World Neurosurg. 2016 Jul 28. pii: S1878-8750(16)30613-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.07.071. [Epub ahead of print]


Prevalence and predictors of hyperprolactinemia in subclinical hypothyroidism.
Sharma LK, Sharma N, Gadpayle AK, Dutta D.
Eur J Intern Med. 2016 Jul 26. pii: S0953-6205(16)30219-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2016.07.012. [Epub ahead of print]


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