November 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 Tumors

Differentiation of Pituitary Adenoma from Rathke Cleft Cyst: Combining MR Image Features with Texture Features.
Zhang Y, Chen C, Tian Z, Cheng Y, Xu J.
Contrast Media Mol Imaging. 2019 Oct 28;2019:6584636. doi: 10.1155/2019/6584636. eCollection 2019.

Multimodal therapy in aggressive pituitary tumors.
Iglesias P, Magallón R, Mitjavila M, Rodríguez Berrocal V, Pian H, Díez JJ.
Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr. 2019 Nov 15. pii: S2530-0164(19)30226-5. doi: 10.1016/j.endinu.2019.08.004. [Epub ahead of print] Review. English, Spanish.

Macroprolactinoma in a young man presenting with erectile dysfunction.
Song SH, Lee J, Kim DS.
Clin Exp Reprod Med. 2019 Nov 19. doi: 10.5653/cerm.2019.00339. [Epub ahead of print]

Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis as the First Manifestation of Thyrotropin-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma.
Kaewkrasaesin C, Buranasupkajorn P, Piriyawat P, Sunthornyothin S, Snabboon T.
Case Rep Endocrinol. 2019 Oct 16;2019:5913194. doi: 10.1155/2019/5913194. eCollection 2019.

Association of NM23 polymorphisms and clinicopathological features and recurrence of invasive pituitary adenomas.
Wang H, Sang W.
Pituitary. 2019 Nov 16. doi: 10.1007/s11102-019-01006-1. [Epub ahead of print]

The Role of Aberrant DNA Methylation in Misregulation of Gene Expression in Gonadotroph Nonfunctioning Pituitary Tumors.
Kober P, Boresowicz J, Rusetska N, Maksymowicz M, Paziewska A, Dąbrowska M, Kunicki J, Bonicki W, Ostrowski J, Siedlecki JA, Bujko M.
Cancers (Basel). 2019 Oct 25;11(11). pii: E1650. doi: 10.3390/cancers11111650.

Pituitary Surgery

Assessment of Anthropometric and Physical Health Indicators before and after Pituitary Surgery in Patients with Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas, Acromegaly, and Cushing Disease.
Leães CGS, Fernandes MV, Alves L, Araújo B, Rech CGSL, Ferreira NP, Rosa LHT, Pereira-Lima JFS, Oliveira MC.
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jul-Aug;23(4):473-479. doi: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_301_19.

Peri-operative Lumbar Drains for Trans-Sphenoidal resection of Pituitary Adenomas.
Hani U, Bakhshi SK, Shamim MS.
J Pak Med Assoc. 2019 Nov;69(11):1752-1754.

Preoperative Fasting C-Peptide Acts as a Promising Predictor of Improved Glucose Tolerance in Patients With Acromegaly After Transsphenoidal Surgery: A Retrospective Study of 64 Cases From a Large Pituitary Center in China.
Wang Z, Gao L, Guo X, Feng C, Deng K, Lian W, Feng M, Bao X, Xing B.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Nov 1;10:736. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00736. eCollection 2019.


Presentation, Morbidity and Treatment Outcome of Acromegaly Patients at a Single Centre.
Wani RUH, Misgar RA, Bhat MH, Bhat JA, Masoodi SR, Bashir MI, Wani AI.
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jul-Aug;23(4):433-437. doi: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_132_19.

Association between biochemical control and comorbidities in patients with acromegaly: an Italian longitudinal retrospective chart review study.
Colao A, Grasso LFS, Di Cera M, Thompson-Leduc P, Cheng WY, Cheung HC, Duh MS, Neary MP, Pedroncelli AM, Maamari R, Pivonello R.
J Endocrinol Invest. 2019 Nov 18. doi: 10.1007/s40618-019-01138-y. [Epub ahead of print]


Demystifying "Steroid Withdrawal" During Remission in Cushing's Disease: Is Mineralocorticoid Replacement the Answer?
Jain N, Kumar KM, Sachdeva N, Bhansali A, Walia R.
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jul-Aug;23(4):456-459. doi: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_260_19.

The coexistence of infundibular pituicytoma and Cushing's disease due to pituitary adenoma: A case report.
Gezer E, Selek A, Cetinarslan B, Canturk Z, Tarkun I, Ceylan S.
Endocr Regul. 2019 Oct 1;53(4):263-267. doi: 10.2478/enr-2019-0026.


Prevalence of hypothyroidism among chronic kidney disease patients in security force hospital (SFH) in Saudi Arabia.
Alshammari F, Alhazaa S, Althemery A, Alsabaan F, AlGosaibi A, Alshammari M, Aldabies A, Alfifi M.
J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 Oct 31;8(10):3313-3317. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_641_19. eCollection 2019 Oct.

Growth Hormone Therapy

Long-term Response to Recombinant Human Growth Hormone Therapy in Indian Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency.
Gahlot M, Goyal A, Singh AKC, Jyotsna VP, Gupta N, Khadgawat R.
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jul-Aug;23(4):446-451. doi: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_300_19.

Differences between patients with isolated GH deficiency based on findings in brain magnetic resonance imaging.
Ariza Jiménez AB, Martínez Aedo Ollero MJ, López Siguero JP.
Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S2530-0164(19)30224-1. doi: 10.1016/j.endinu.2019.09.001. [Epub ahead of print] English, Spanish.


Pituitary Dysfunction Among Men Presenting with Hypogonadism.
Levy S, Arguello M, Macki M, Rao SD.
Curr Urol Rep. 2019 Nov 16;20(11):78. doi: 10.1007/s11934-019-0935-z. Review.


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