August 2018 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.



Effectiveness and safety of pegvisomant: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational longitudinal studies.
Leonart LP, Tonin FS, Ferreira VL, Fernandez-Llimos F, Pontarolo R.
Endocrine. 2018 Aug 25. doi: 10.1007/s12020-018-1729-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Adenoma size and postoperative IGF-1 levels predict surgical outcomes in acromegaly patients: results of the Swiss Pituitary Registry (SwissPit).
Kempf J, Schmitz A, Meier A, Delfs N, Mueller B, Fandino J, Schuetz P, Berkmann S.
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018 Aug 22;148:w14653. doi: smw.2018.14653. eCollection 2018 Aug 13.


Management of glucocorticoids following adrenalectomy for ACTH-independent Cushing's syndrome.
Seejore K, Murray RD.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2018 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/cen.13839. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Tumors

Clinical and radiographic characteristics related to hyperprolactinemia in nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas.
Park SS, Kim JH, Kim YH, Lee JH, Dho YS, Shin CS.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Aug 22. pii: S1878-8750(18)31851-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.08.068. [Epub ahead of print]

Non-secreting pituitary tumours characterised by enhanced expression of YAP/TAZ.
Xekouki P, Lodge EJ, Matschke J, Santambrogio A, Apps JR, Sharif A, Jacques TS, Aylwin S, Prevot V, Li R, Flitsch J, Bornstein SR, Theodoropoulou M, Andoniadou C.
Endocr Relat Cancer. 2018 Aug 23. pii: ERC-18-0330. doi: 10.1530/ERC-18-0330. [Epub ahead of print]

Non-Functioning Pituitary Adenoma Recurrence And Its Relationship With Gender, Size And Hormonal Immunohistochemical Profile.
Batista RL, Trarbach EB, Marques MD, Cescato VAS, Ochman G, Herkenhoff CGB, Neto MBC, Musolino NRC.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Aug 20. pii: S1878-8750(18)31826-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.08.043. [Epub ahead of print] No

Pituitary Surgery

Abdominal Fat Graft for Sellar Reconstruction: Retrospective Outcomes Review and Technical Note.
Roca E, Penn DL, Safain MG, Burke WT, Castlen JP, Laws ER Jr.
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.1093/ons/opy219. [Epub ahead of print]

Editor’s note: Dr. Ed Laws is a longtime member of the PNA and is a member of the PNA Scientific Advisory Panel.

Near-Infrared Optical Contrast of Skull Base Tumors During Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery.
Jeon JW, Cho SS, Nag S, Buch L, Pierce J, Su YS, Adappa ND, Palmer JN, Newman JG, Singhal S, Lee JYK.
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.1093/ons/opy213. [Epub ahead of print]

Microsurgical treatment of craniopharyngioma: Experiences on 183 consecutive patients.
Feng SY, Zhang YY, Yu XG, Chen XL, Zhou T, Bu B, Jiang JL.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11746. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000011746.

Predictors of Postoperative Diabetes Insipidus Following Endoscopic Resection of Pituitary Adenomas.
Nayak P, Montaser AS, Hu J, Prevedello DM, Kirschner LS, Ghalib L.
J Endocr Soc. 2018 Jul 27;2(9):1010-1019. doi: 10.1210/js.2018-00121. eCollection 2018 Sep 1.

[Surgical Planning for a Giant Pituitary Adenoma Based on Evaluation of the Fine Feeding System and Angioarchitecture:A Case Report].
Aburakawa D, Ogawa Y, Sato K, Niizuma K, Tominaga T.
No Shinkei Geka. 2018 Aug;46(8):691-697. doi: 10.11477/mf.1436203795. Japanese.

Consensus on Postoperative Recommendations After Transsphenoidal Surgery.
Knappe UJ, Moskopp D, Gerlach R, Conrad J, Flitsch J, Honegger JB.
Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2018 Aug 21. doi: 10.1055/a-0664-7710. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Issues

Expert opinion on pituitary complications in immunotherapy.
Briet C, Albarel F, Kuhn E, Merlen E, Chanson P, Cortet C.
Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2018 Jul 25. pii: S0003-4266(18)31186-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ando.2018.07.008. [Epub ahead of print]

Editor’s note: Dr. Philippe Chanson is a longtime member of the PNA.

New Biomarkers to Evaluate Hyperandrogenemic Women and Hypogonadal Men.New Biomarkers to Evaluate Hyperandrogenemic Women and Hypogonadal Men.
Karakas SE, Surampudi P.
Adv Clin Chem. 2018;86:71-125. doi: 10.1016/bs.acc.2018.06.001. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

Is Receptor Profiling Useful for Predicting Pituitary Therapy?
Marazuela M, Ramos-Leví AM, Borges de Souza P, Zatelli MC.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2018 Aug 23. pii: EJE-18-0549. doi: 10.1530/EJE-18-0549. [Epub ahead of print]

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Versus Clomiphene Citrate in the Young Hypogonadal Male.
Scovell JM, Khera M.
Eur Urol Focus. 2018 Aug 18. pii: S2405-4569(18)30217-7. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2018.07.033. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Pituitary Apoplexy

Clinical and biochemical characteristics of patients presenting with pituitary apoplexy.
Abbara A, Clarke S, Eng PC, Milburn J, Joshi D, Comninos A, Ramli R, Mehta A, Jones B, Wernig F, Nair R, Mendoza N, Amir S, Hatfield E, Meeran K, Dhillo WS, Martin NM.
Endocr Connect. 2018 Aug 23. pii: EC-18-0255. doi: 10.1530/EC-18-0255. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Cancer

Pituitary metastasis: a rare condition.
Javanbakht A, D'Apuzzo M, Badie B, Salehian B.
Endocr Connect. 2018 Aug 23. pii: EC-18-0338. doi: 10.1530/EC-18-0338. [Epub ahead of print]

Prolactin-Secreting Lung Adenocarcinoma Metastatic to the Pituitary Mimicking a Prolactinoma: A Case Report.
Yao H, Rui W, Zhang Y, Liu Y, Lin S, Tang H, Zhao W, Wu Z.
Neurosurgery. 2018 Aug 20. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy386. [Epub ahead of print]



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