July 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, News-Medical.net and WebMD.

Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Silent Pituitary Adenomas
Drummond J, Roncaroli F, Grossman AB, Korbonits M.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jul 17. doi: 10.1210/jc.2018-00688. [Epub ahead of print]

Immunotherapy and potential molecular targets for the treatment of pituitary adenomas resistant to standard therapy: a critical review of potential therapeutic targets and current developments
Maghathe T, Miller WK, Mugge L, Mansour TR, Schroeder J.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2018 Jul 17. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.18.04419-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary tumour apoplexy within prolactinomas in children: a more aggressive condition?
Culpin E, Crank M, Igra M, Connolly DJA, Dimitri P, Mirza S, Sinha S.

ALK7 expression in prolactinoma is associated with reduced prolactin and increased proliferation
Principe M, Chanal M, Karam V, Wierinckx A, Mikaélian I, Gadet R, Auger C, Raverot V, Jouanneau E, Vasiljevic A, Hennino A, Raverot G, Bertolino P.
Endocr Relat Cancer. 2018 Sep;25(9):795-806. doi: 10.1530/ERC-18-0082.

Intratumoral Rathke's Cleft Cyst Remnants Within Craniopharyngioma, Pituitary Adenoma, Suprasellar Dermoid, and Epidermoid Cysts: A Ubiquitous Signature of Ectodermal Lineage or a Transitional Entity?
Manjila S, Asmar NE, Vidalis BM, Alonso F, Singh G, Vadamalai K, Cohen ML, Bambakidis NC, Arafah BM, Selman WR.
Neurosurgery. 2018 Jul 12. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy285. [Epub ahead of print]

Expression of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Alpha (PPARα) in Non-Somatotroph Pituitary Tumours and the Effects of PPARα Agonists on MMQ Cells.
Polidoro MA, Rotondi S, Morace R, Rostomyan L, Colapietro A, Arcella A, Ventura L, Angelucci A, Giangaspero F, Esposito V, Beckers A, Jaffrain-Rea ML.
Horm Metab Res. 2018 Jul 18. doi: 10.1055/a-0633-2706. [Epub ahead of print]

Editor’s note: Dr. Beckers is a member of the PNA.

Survivin as a Potential Therapeutic Target of Acetylsalicylic Acid in Pituitary Adenomas
Németh K, Szücs N, Czirják S, Reiniger L, Szabó B, Barna G, Karászi K, Igaz P, Zivkovic V, Korbonits M, Patócs A, Butz H.
Oncotarget. 2018 Jun 26;9(49):29180-29192. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.25650. eCollection 2018 Jun 26.

Pituitary Surgery

Commentary: Surgical Outcomes Following Repeat Transsphenoidal Surgery for NonfunctionalPituitary Adenomas: A Retrospective Comparative Study.
Du VX, Chakraborty S, Dehdashti AR.
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Jul 13. doi: 10.1093/ons/opy165. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Removal of Pituitary Adenomas - A Surgical Case Series of Treatment Results Using Different Two- and Three-Dimensional Visualization Systems
Hajdari S, Kellner G, Meyer A, Rosahl S, Gerlach R.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Jul 12. pii: S1878-8750(18)31495-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Total Intravenous Versus Inhaled Anesthesia in Transsphenoidal Tumor Surgery
Gollapudy S, Poetker DM, Sidhu J, Riess ML.
Am J Otolaryngol. 2018 Jul 5. pii: S0196-0709(18)30335-1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2018.06.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Radiology

Radiological "Teddy Bear" Sign on CT Imaging to Aid Internal Carotid Artery Localization in Transsphenoidal Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base Surgery
Yeung W, Twigg V, Carr S, Sinha S, Mirza S.
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2018 Aug;79(4):401-406. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1615749. Epub 2017 Dec 26.

Hormonal Issues

Single-Centre Experience of Testosterone Therapy for Boys with Hypogonadism
Lucas-Herald AK, Mason E, Beaumont P, Mason A, Shaikh MG, Wong SC, Ahmed SF.
Horm Res Paediatr. 2018 Jul 18:1-5. doi: 10.1159/000490738. [Epub ahead of print]

The Processes Of Anterior Pituitary Hormone Pulse Generation
Le Tissier P, Fiordelisio Coll T, Mollard P.
Endocrinology. 2018 Jul 17. doi: 10.1210/en.2018-00508. [Epub ahead of print]

Testosterone treatment in older men: clinical implications and unresolved questions from the Testosterone Trials
Yeap BB, Page ST, Grossmann M.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Jul 12. pii: S2213-8587(17)30416-3. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30416-3. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

The Physiology of Endocrine Systems with Ageing
van den Beld AW, Kaufman JM, Zillikens MC, Lamberts SWJ, Egan JM, van der Lely AJ.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Jul 12. pii: S2213-8587(18)30026-3. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30026-3. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Frailty and the Endocrine System
Clegg A, Hassan-Smith Z.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Jul 12. pii: S2213-8587(18)30110-4. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30110-4. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

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