March 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, and WebMD.

Pituitary Surgery

Asymptomatic radiographic sinonasal inflammation does not affect pituitary surgery outcomes.Asymptomatic radiographic sinonasal inflammation does not affect pituitary surgery outcomes.
Kuan EC, Rereddy SK, Patel NN, Maina IW, Triantafillou V, Kohanski MA, Tong CCL, Nabavizadeh SA, Lee JYK, Grady MS, O'Malley BW Jr, Palmer JN, Adappa ND.
Laryngoscope. 2019 Mar 5. doi: 10.1002/lary.27893. [Epub ahead of print]

Clinical utility of routine postoperative morning cortisol monitoring in detecting new hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis insufficiency following endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for sellar lesions.
Jackanich A, Tavakol S, Strickland BA, Rutkowski M, Kamel D, Carmichael JD, Weiss M, Zada G.
J Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 1:1-5. doi: 10.3171/2018.11.JNS182521. [Epub ahead of print]
Editor’s note: Dr. Weiss is a longtime member of the PNA.

Use of the Artemis Neuro Evacuation Device in the Resection of a Pituitary Adenoma: Initial Technical Note.Use of the Artemis Neuro Evacuation Device in the Resection of a Pituitary Adenoma: Initial Technical Note.
Yu Q, Fraser JF.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 1. pii: S1878-8750(19)30524-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.02.113. [Epub ahead of print]

Functioning gonadotroph adenoma with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: A new emergency in pituitary adenoma surgery? Surgical considerations and literature review.
Graillon T, Castinetti F, Chabert-Orsini V, Morange I, Cuny T, Albarel F, Brue T, Dufour H.
Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2019 Feb 7. pii: S0003-4266(19)30025-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ando.2018.11.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Tumors

[Morphofunctional features of non-functioning pituitary adenomas].
Eremkina AK, Dzeranova LK, Pigarova EK, Mokrysheva NG, Dedov II.
Arkh Patol. 2019;81(1):71-78. doi: 10.17116/patol20198101171. Russian.

A pituitary tumor turned-to-be a glioma: A surgical case from the Madras General Hospital 1928.
Raman R, Raman A.
Indian J Cancer. 2018 Oct-Dec;55(4):424-427. doi: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_12_19.

Prevalence of unruptured intracranial aneurysms coexisting with pituitary adenomas.
Hu J, Lin Z, Zhang Y, Zheng X, Ran Q, Zhang D, Wu J, Li S, Yang H.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Feb 27. pii: S1878-8750(19)30495-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.02.084. [Epub ahead of print]

AIP and MEN1 mutations and AIP immunohistochemistry in pituitary adenomas in a tertiary referral center.
Daly A, Cano DA, Venegas E, Petrossians P, Dios E, Castermans E, Flores-Martínez A, Bours V, Beckers A, Soto A.
Endocr Connect. 2019 Mar 1. pii: EC-19-0027.R3. doi: 10.1530/EC-19-0027. [Epub ahead of print]
Editor’s note: Dr. Beckers is a member of the PNA

Ex Vivo 1H NMR study of pituitary adenomas to differentiate various immunohistochemical subtypes.Ex Vivo 1H NMR study of pituitary adenomas to differentiate various immunohistochemical subtypes.
Ijare OB, Baskin DS, Pichumani K.
Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 28;9(1):3007. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-38542-6.


Pretreatment with somatostatin analogs does not affect the anesthesiologic management of patients with acromegaly.
Losa M, Donofrio CA, Gemma M, Barzaghi LR, Mortini P.
Pituitary. 2019 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s11102-019-00952-0. [Epub ahead of print]

The combination of acromegaly and Klinefelter syndrome in one patient.
Ságová I, Pávai D, Kantárová D, Vaňuga A, Sadloňová J, Vaňuga P, Dragula M.
Vnitr Lek. 2019 Winter;65(1):51-54.

Soluble delta-like 1 homolog decreases in patients with acromegaly following pituitary surgery: A potential mediator of adipogenesis suppression by growth hormone?
Sze L, Tschopp O, Neidert MC, Bernays RL, Ghirlanda C, Zwimpfer C, Wiesli P, Schmid C.
Growth Horm IGF Res. 2019 Feb 18;45:20-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ghir.2019.02.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Issues

The history of pituitary dysfunction after traumatic brain injury.
Benvenga S.
Pituitary. 2019 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s11102-019-00949-9. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Uncontrolled diabetes as a rare presenting cause of pituitary apoplexy.
Mittal A, Mishra S, Yadav K, Rajput R.
BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Feb 28;12(2). pii: bcr-2018-228161. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-228161.



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