February 2019 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, News-Medical.net and WebMD.

Hormonal Health

Short and long-term responsiveness to low dose GH in adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD): role of GH receptor (GHR) polymorphism.
Bianchi A, Giampietro A, Tartaglione L, Chiloiro S, Gentilella R, Bima C, Anile C, Olivi A, Pontecorvi A, De Marinis L.
J Neuroendocrinol. 2019 Feb 3:e12692. doi: 10.1111/jne.12692. [Epub ahead of print]

Effects of liraglutide on obesity-associated functional hypogonadism in men.
Jensterle M, Podbregar A, Goricar K, Gregoric N, Janez A.
Endocr Connect. 2019 Feb 1. pii: EC-18-0514.R1. doi: 10.1530/EC-18-0514. [Epub ahead of print]

A homozygous splice site ROBO1 mutation in a patient with a novel syndrome with combined pituitary hormone deficiency.
Dateki S, Watanabe S, Mishima H, Shirakawa T, Morikawa M, Kinoshita E, Yoshiura KI, Moriuchi H.
J Hum Genet. 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.1038/s10038-019-0566-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Acromegaly

Mutations in GPR101 as a potential cause of X-linked acrogigantism and acromegaly.
Hou ZS, Tao YX.
Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2019;161:47-67. doi: 10.1016/bs.pmbts.2018.10.003. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

An update on clinical care for pregnant women with acromegaly.
Chanson P, Vialon M, Caron P.
Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jan 17:1-12. doi: 10.1080/17446651.2019.1571909. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Transsphenoidal Removal of Retroclival Chondroma with Pituitary Transposition Manifesting as Repeated Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Case Report.
Ogawa Y, Niizuma K, Tominaga T.
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2019 Feb 1. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1677452. [Epub ahead of print]

Analyzation of Endonasal Endoscopic Transsphenoidal (EET) surgery pathway and workspace for path guiding robot design.
Chalongwongse S, Chumnanvej S, Suthakorn J.
Asian J Surg. 2019 Jan 29. pii: S1015-9584(18)30629-8. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2018.12.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Adipsic diabetes insipidus secondary to craniopharyngioma resection.
Pérez MA, Millán HA, Naranjo JA, Flórez Romero A.
BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jan 31;12(1). pii: e225903. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-225903.

Visual Outcome of Patients with Pituitary Adenomas Following Surgery and Its Contributory Factors at a Tertiary Hospital in Ghana.
Tagoe NN, Essuman VA, Bankah P, Dakurah T, Hewlett VK, Akpalu J, Ndanu TA.
Ethiop J Health Sci. 2019 Jan;29(1):895-902. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v29i1.11.

The following articles feature as a co-author Dr. James Liu, who recently hosted a PNA Webinar. There has been a lot of subsequent interest in his work, so here are a few articles of his latest research:

Return to the Emergency Room with or without Readmission after Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Patients at an Urban Medical Center.
Silva NA, Taylor BES, Herendeen JS, Reddy R, Eloy JA, Liu JK.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec 19. pii: S1878-8750(18)32862-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.039. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Apoplexy Following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography.
Crisman C, Ward M, Majmundar N, Damodara N, Hsueh WD, Eloy JA, Liu JK.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Jan;121:201-204. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.183. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Post-Traumatic Pituitary Tumor Apoplexy After Closed Head Injury: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Ward M, Kamal N, Majmundar N, Baisre-De Leon A, Eloy JA, Liu JK.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec;120:331-335. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.08.238. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

The Impact of Resident and Fellow Participation in Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery.
Wong A, Filimonov A, Lee YJ, Hsueh WD, Baredes S, Liu JK, Eloy JA.
Laryngoscope. 2018 Dec;128(12):2707-2713. doi: 10.1002/lary.27349. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Examining the "July effect" on patients undergoing pituitary surgery.
Bashjawish B, Patel S, Kılıç S, Hsueh WD, Liu JK, Baredes S, Eloy JA.
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018 Oct;8(10):1157-1161. doi: 10.1002/alr.22164. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Pituitary Tumors – General

Metabolomics-A Promising Approach to Pituitary Adenomas.
Pînzariu O, Georgescu B, Georgescu CE.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Jan 17;9:814. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00814. eCollection 2018. Review.

The efficacy of microperimetry and contrast sensitivity test in the diagnosis of optic chiasm compression due to pituitary adenomas.
Sarnat-Kucharczyk M, Kos-Kudła B, Kajdaniuk D, Mrukwa-Kominek E.
Endokrynol Pol. 2019 Jan 30. doi: 10.5603/EP.a2019.0003. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparative evaluation of neuroendocrine dysfunction in children with craniopharyngiomas before and after mass effects are removed.
Guo Y, Wang Y, Ni M, Zhang Y, Zhong L.
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jan 29. pii: /j/jpem.ahead-of-print/jpem-2018-0204/jpem-2018-0204.xml. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2018-0204. [Epub ahead of print]

Hypothalamic-pituitary function following childhood brain tumors: Analysis of prospective annual endocrine screening.
Lawson SA, Horne VE, Golekoh MC, Hornung L, Burns KC, Fouladi M, Rose SR.
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Jan 28:e27631. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27631. [Epub ahead of print]

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