July 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.

Pituitary Surgery

Transcavernous sinus pituitary gland transposition: how I do it.
Cárdenas Ruiz-Valdepeñas E, Kaen A, Tirado Caballero J.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2019 Jul 20. doi: 10.1007/s00701-019-04012-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison between Rescue Flap and Double Flap Technique.
Benzer M, Biceroglu H, Ates MS, Kaya I, Ozgiray E, Midilli R, Karcı B, Gode S.
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Aug;80(4):431-436. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1673695. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Sinonasal Quality of Life Outcomes After Extended Endonasal Approaches to the Skull Base.
Choi KJ, Ackall FY, Truong T, Cheng TZ, Kuchibhatla M, Zomorodi AR, Codd PJ, Fecci PE, Hachem RA, Jang DW.
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Aug;80(4):416-423. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675592. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Partial Reconstitution of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary Axes after Pituitary Stalk Sectioning and Specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings.
Ogawa Y, Tominaga T.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Jul 12. pii: S1878-8750(19)31963-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.057. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Tumors

Challenging diagnosis of resistance to thyroid hormone in a patient with pituitary adenoma.
Carvalho Cunha N, Gomes L, Bastos M.
BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jul 19;12(7). pii: e229430. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-229430.

The epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Prolactinomas:The old and the new.
Chanson P, Maiter D.
Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jul 10:101290. doi: 10.1016/j.beem.2019.101290. [Epub ahead of print]
Editor’s note: Dr. Chanson is a member of the PNA.

Tension Pneumocephalus: A Rare Complication of Transsphenoidal Resection of a PituitaryMacroadenoma.
Iqbal SM, Khan AJ, Zhi C.
Cureus. 2019 May 8;11(5):e4623. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4623.

Severe Hyponatremia as an Uncommon Presenting Feature of Pituitary Macroadenoma.
Nawal CL, Chejara RS, Meena PD, Jain S, Marker S, Tuteja V.
J Assoc Physicians India. 2018 Aug;66(8):96-98.

Start low, go slowly - mental abnormalities in young prolactinoma patients under cabergoline therapy.
Brichta CM, Wurm M, Krebs A, Schwab KO, van der Werf-Grohmann N.
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jul 19. pii: /j/jpem.ahead-of-print/jpem-2018-0475/jpem-2018-0475.xml. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2018-0475. [Epub ahead of print]

How and when to use temozolomide to treat aggressive pituitary tumours.
Whitelaw B.
Endocr Relat Cancer. 2019 Jul 1. pii: ERC-19-0083.R2. doi: 10.1530/ERC-19-0083. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Unusual Course of an Aggressive Pituitary Prolactinoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Pérez Pinzón J, González-Devia D, Kattah Calderón W, López Panqueva RDP, Jiménez Hakim E.
Case Rep Neurol. 2019 Apr 30;11(1):148-156. doi: 10.1159/000499702. eCollection 2019 Jan-Apr.

The role of the antidiabetic drug metformin in the treatment of endocrine tumors.
Thakur S, Daley B, Klubo-Gwiezdzinska J.
J Mol Endocrinol. 2019 Jul 1. pii: JME-19-0083.R1. doi: 10.1530/JME-19-0083. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Endocrinological Outcome of Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery for Functioning and Non-Functioning Pituitary Adenoma.
Yi LS, Alias A, Ghani ARI, Bidin MBL.
Malays J Med Sci. 2019 May;26(3):64-71. doi: 10.21315/mjms2019.26.3.5. Epub 2019 Jun 28.

Pediatric pituitary adenomas.
Walz PC, Drapeau A, Shaikhouni A, Eide J, Rugino AJ, Mohyeldin A, Carrau R, Prevedello D.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 Jul 13. doi: 10.1007/s00381-019-04293-y. [Epub ahead of print]
Editor’s note: Dr. Prevedello is a member of the PNA Board of Directors

Pituitary Apoplexy: Results of Surgical and Conservative Management Clinical Series And Review Of The Literature.
Almeida JP, Sanchez MM, Karekezi C, Warsi N, Fernández-Gajardo R, Panwar J, Mansouri A, Suppiah S, Nassiri F, Nejad R, Kucharczyk W, Ridout R, Joaquim AF, Gentili F, Zadeh G.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Jul 11. pii: S1878-8750(19)31961-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.055. [Epub ahead of print]
Editor’s note: Dr. Gentili is a member of the PNA.


Acromegaly remission, SIADH and pituitary function recovery after macroadenoma apoplexy
Sanz-Sapera E, Sarria-Estrada S, Arikan F, Biagetti B.
Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2019 Jul 15;2019(1). doi: 10.1530/EDM-19-0057.

Cushing’s Disease

Why don't corticotroph tumors always produce Cushing's disease?
García-Martínez A, Cano DA, Flores-Martínez Á, Gil J, Puig Domingo M, Webb SM, Soto A, Pico AM.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2019 Jul 1. pii: EJE-19-0338.R1. doi: 10.1530/EJE-19-0338. [Epub ahead of print]

The treatment with pasireotide in Cushing's disease: effect of long-term treatment on clinical picture and metabolic profile and management of adverse events in the experience of a single center.
Simeoli C, Ferrigno R, De Martino MC, Iacuaniello D, Papa F, Angellotti D, Pivonello C, Patalano R, Negri M, Colao A, Pivonello R.
J Endocrinol Invest. 2019 Jul 16. doi: 10.1007/s40618-019-01077-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Health

Activation of pituitary axis according to underlying critical illness and its effect on outcome.
Mazzeo AT, Guaraldi F, Filippini C, Tesio R, Settanni F, Lucchiari M, Mengozzi G, Grottoli S, Ghigo E, Mascia L.
J Crit Care. 2019 Jul 6;54:22-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2019.07.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Panhypopituitarism Due to Internal Carotid Artery Branch Aneurysm Compressing Pituitary Gland.
Ambulkar S, Tayde P, Sarda P, Randive M.
J Assoc Physicians India. 2018 Jul;66(7):92-93.

Extreme Short Stature and Severe Neurological Impairment in a 17-Year-Old Male With Untreated Combined Pituitary Hormone Deficiency Due to POU1F1 Mutation.
Majdoub H, Amselem S, Legendre M, Rath S, Bercovich D, Tenenbaum-Rakover Y.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Jun 27;10:381. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00381. eCollection 2019.


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