November 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, and WebMD.

Pituitary Surgery

Evaluation of a Novel General Pituitary Hormone Score to Evaluate the Function of the Residual Anterior Pituitary (Adenohypophysis) in Patients Following Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma.
Wang S, Ding C, Xiao D, Wu Z, Wei L.
Med Sci Monit. 2018 Nov 6;24:7944-7951. doi: 10.12659/MSM.909925.

Pituitary Tumors

Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics of Hyperprolactinemia in Children and Adolescents: National Survey.
Eren E, Törel Ergür A, İşgüven ŞP, Çelebi Bitkin E, Berberoğlu M, Şıklar Z, Baş F, Yel S, Baş S, Söbü E, Bereket A, Turan S, Sağlam H, Atay Z, Ercan O, Güran T, Atabek ME, Korkmaz HA, Kılınç Uğurlu A, Akıncı A, Döğer E, Şimşek E, Akbaş ED, Abacı A, Gül Ü, Acar S, Mengen Uçaktürk E, Yıldız M, Ünal E, Tarım Ö.
J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2018 Nov 5. doi: 10.4274/jcrpe.0206. [Epub ahead of print]

Giant Prolactinoma in Men: Clinical Features and Therapeutic Outcomes.
Iglesias P, Arcano K, Berrocal VR, Bernal C, Villabona C, Díez JJ.
Horm Metab Res. 2018 Nov;50(11):791-796. doi: 10.1055/a-0752-0741. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

TERT promoter methylation is significantly associated with TERT upregulation and disease progression in pituitary adenomas.
Miyake Y, Adachi JI, Suzuki T, Mishima K, Araki R, Mizuno R, Nishikawa R.
J Neurooncol. 2018 Nov 3. doi: 10.1007/s11060-018-03016-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Gigantism in a McCune-Albright's syndrome with calcified GH-releasing pituitary adenoma: Case report and literature review.
Vega-Arroyo M, Tena-Suck ML, Álvarez-Gamiño CTJ, Salinas-Lara C, Gómez-Amador JL.
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Oct 23;53:61-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.10.030. [Epub ahead of print]

Thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis of postoperative outcomes and management.
Cossu G, Daniel RT, Pierzchala K, Berhouma M, Pitteloud N, Lamine F, Colao A, Messerer M.
Pituitary. 2018 Nov 2. doi: 10.1007/s11102-018-0921-3. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Coagulative necrotic pituitary adenoma apoplexy: A retrospective study of 21 cases from a large pituitary center in China.
Wang Z, Gao L, Wang W, Guo X, Feng C, Lian W, Li Y, Xing B.
Pituitary. 2018 Nov 2. doi: 10.1007/s11102-018-0922-2. [Epub ahead of print]

The importance of the electrophysiological tests in the early diagnosis of ganglion cells and/or optic nerve dysfunction coexisting with pituitary adenoma: an overview.
Lachowicz E, Lubiński W.
Doc Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct 29. doi: 10.1007/s10633-018-9659-5. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Economics of Acromegaly Treatment in Brazil: A Budget Impact Analysis of Pituitary Surgery Compared with Long-Term Octreotide LAR.
Porto LB, Zimmermann IR, Naves LA.
Pharmacoecon Open. 2018 Nov 2. doi: 10.1007/s41669-018-0103-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Issues

Ca2+ channels in anterior pituitary somatotrophs: A therapeutic perspective.
Nussinovitch I.Endocrinology. 2018 Nov 2. doi: 10.1210/en.2018-00743. [Epub ahead of print]

Traumatic Brain Injury and Pituitary Issues

Hypoxic stress: A risk factor for post-concussive hypopituitarism?Hypoxic stress: A risk factor for post-concussive hypopituitarism?
Masarsky CS.
Med Hypotheses. 2018 Dec;121:31-34. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2018.09.012. Epub 2018 Sep 6.


MiR-15a/miR-16-1 expression inversely correlates with cyclin D1 levels in Men1 pituitary NETs.
Lines KE, Newey PJ, Yates CJ, Stevenson M, Dyar R, Walls GV, Bowl MR, Thakker RV.
J Endocrinol. 2018 Sep 1. pii: JOE-18-0278.R2. doi: 10.1530/JOE-18-0278. [Epub ahead of print]

MRI and the Pituitary

Three-dimensional magnetic resonance-based morphometry of pituitary stalk.
Raveendranath V, Nagarajan K, Umamageswari A, Srinidhi S, Kavitha T.
Radiol Med. 2018 Nov 1. doi: 10.1007/s11547-018-0956-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Rathke’s Cleft Cyst

Giant Sellar Xanthogranuloma after Surgical Treatment of Symptomatic Rathke's Cleft Cyst.
Cho SM, Cho HR, Park YS, Chang HG.
Brain Tumor Res Treat. 2018 Oct;6(2):82-85. doi: 10.14791/btrt.2018.6.e10.


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