News Articles August 2021

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Complication avoidance protocols in endoscopic pituitary adenoma surgery: a retrospective cohort study in 514 patients.

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Editor’s note: Drs. Griffiths, Krauss, Barkhoudarian and Kelly are members of the PNA.

Study Links COVID-19 to New Pituitary Dysfunction

An article in the Times of India looks at an observational study done at PGIMER that found hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, low cortisol and testosterone were more common in patients with severe COVID-19. Read more:

COVID-19 Vaccine NOT linked to Menstual Dysfunction

An expert from the Cleveland Clinic says that while some women have noticed irregular periods after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, there is no evidence that it is caused by the vaccine and instead has been attributed to stress. Read more:

Teen Develops Rare Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis After Pituitary Surgery

An article in Cushing’s Disease News highlights the case of a teenage girl in Malaysia who developed cavernous sinus thrombosis after multiple surgeries to remove recurring pituitary tumors as part of a long battle with Cushing’s Disease.  Read more: 

Pituitary Story: A Diagnosis of Cushing’s After Years of Symptoms

In an article in the magazine Prevention, Cushing’s patient Mary Machica recounts her four-year struggle to find a diagnosis before undergoing surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Read more: