December 2019 Pituitary Research Articles

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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.

Pituitary Tumors

Postoperative Symptoms and Quality of Life in Pituitary Macroadenomas Patients.
Jang MK, Oh EG, Lee H, Kim EH, Kim S.
J Neurosci Nurs. 2019 Dec 12. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000483. [Epub ahead of print]

Management of Aggressive Pituitary Tumors - A 2019 Update.
Petersenn S.
Horm Metab Res. 2019 Dec;51(12):755-764. doi: 10.1055/a-1060-1883. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Long-term follow-up for ectopic ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma in a single tertiary medical center and a literature review.
Zhu J, Lu L, Yao Y, Chen S, Li W, You H, Feng F, Feng M, Zhang Y, Wang Z, Sun X, Li X, Zhu H, Wang R, Lu Z.
Pituitary. 2019 Dec 14. doi: 10.1007/s11102-019-01017-y. [Epub ahead of print]

How Valuable Is the RT-qPCR of Pituitary-Specific Transcription Factors for Identifying Pituitary Neuroendocrine Tumor Subtypes According to the New WHO 2017 Criteria?
Torregrosa-Quesada ME, García-Martínez A, Silva-Ortega S, Martínez-López S, Cámara R, Fajardo C, Lamas C, Aranda I, Picó A.
Cancers (Basel). 2019 Dec 11;11(12). pii: E1990. doi: 10.3390/cancers11121990.

TMT-based quantitative proteomics revealed follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)-related molecular characterizations for potentially prognostic assessment and personalized treatment of FSH-positive non-functional pituitary adenomas.
Wang Y, Cheng T, Lu M, Mu Y, Li B, Li X, Zhan X.
EPMA J. 2019 Aug 29;10(4):395-414. doi: 10.1007/s13167-019-00187-w. eCollection 2019 Dec.

Pituitary Surgery 

Intraoperative Dexmedetomidine Maintains Hemodynamic Stability and Hastens Postoperative Recovery in Patients Undergoing Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery.
Bala R, Chaturvedi A, Pandia MP, Bithal PK.
J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2019 Oct;10(4):599-605. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3399402. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Surgical Nuances of Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Craniopharyngiomas: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Almeida JP, Vescan A, Gentili F.
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Dec 12. pii: opz389. doi: 10.1093/ons/opz389. [Epub ahead of print]
Note: Dr. Gentili is a member of the PNA.


Hip Structure Analyses in Acromegaly: Decrease of Cortical Bone Thickness After Treatment: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.
Godang K, Lekva T, Normann KR, Olarescu NC, Øystese KAB, Kolnes A, Ueland T, Bollerslev J, Heck A.
JBMR Plus. 2019 Oct 23;3(12):e10240. doi: 10.1002/jbm4.10240. eCollection 2019 Dec

Semen quality in hypogonadal acromegalic patients.
Andreassen M, Juul A, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Jørgensen N.
Pituitary. 2019 Dec 13. doi: 10.1007/s11102-019-01018-x. [Epub ahead of print]


Long-term outcome in patients after treatment for Cushing's disease in childhood.
Pasternak-Pietrzak K, Moszczyńska E, Roszkowski M, Kot K, Marczak E, Grajkowska W, Pronicki M, Szalecki M.
PLoS One. 2019 Dec 12;14(12):e0226033. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226033. eCollection 2019.

Hormonal Health

Patterns of prolactin secretion.
Phillipps HR, Yip SH, Grattan DR.
Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2019 Dec 13:110679. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2019.110679. [Epub ahead of print]

Oxytocin regulates body composition.
Sun L, Lizneva D, Ji Y, Colaianni G, Hadelia E, Gumerova A, Ievleva K, Kuo TC, Korkmaz F, Ryu V, Rahimova A, Gera S, Taneja C, Khan A, Ahmad N, Tamma R, Bian Z, Zallone A, Kim SM, New MI, Iqbal J, Yuen T, Zaidi M.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Dec 16. pii: 201913611. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1913611116. [Epub ahead of print]

No increased risk of glucose metabolism disorders in adults with growth hormone deficiency undergoing long-term treatment with biosimilar somatropin (Omnitrope®): data from an observational, longitudinal study.
Beck-Peccoz P, Höybye C, Murray RD, Simsek S, Zabransky M, Zouater H, Stalla G.
BMC Endocr Disord. 2019 Dec 11;19(1):138. doi: 10.1186/s12902-019-0464-2.

Pituitary Hypoplasia

Congenital pituitary hypoplasia model demonstrates hypothalamic OTX2 regulation of pituitary progenitor cells.
Matsumoto R, Suga H, Aoi T, Bando H, Fukuoka H, Iguchi G, Narumi S, Hasegawa T, Muguruma K, Ogawa W, Takahashi Y.
J Clin Invest. 2019 Dec 17. pii: 127378. doi: 10.1172/JCI127378. [Epub ahead of prin