October 2018 Pituitary Research Articles

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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.

Hormonal Health

Pituitary Evaluation in Patients With Low Prostate Specific Antigen
Drincic A, Nguyen AT, Singh S, Zena M, Walters R, Friedman K, Anderson RJ.
Endocr Pract. 2018 Oct 5. doi: 10.4158/EP-2018-0204. [Epub ahead of print]

Work disability and its determinants in patients with pituitary tumor-related disease.
Lobatto DJ, Steffens ANV, Zamanipoor Najafabadi AH, Andela CD, Pereira AM, van den Hout WB, Peul WC, Vliet Vlieland TPM, Biermasz NR, van Furth WR.
Pituitary. 2018 Oct 4. doi: 10.1007/s11102-018-0913-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Subcutaneous Leydig Stem Cell Autograft: A Promising Strategy to Increase Serum Testosterone.
Arora H, Zuttion MSSR, Nahar B, Lamb D, Hare JM, Ramasamy R.
Stem Cells Transl Med. 2018 Oct 2. doi: 10.1002/sctm.18-0069. [Epub ahead of print]

Early life stress and trauma: developmental neuroendocrine aspects of prolonged stress system dysregulation.
Agorastos A, Pervanidou P, Chrousos GP, Kolaitis G.
Hormones (Athens). 2018 Oct 2. doi: 10.1007/s42000-018-0065-x. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Editor’s note: Dr. Chrousos is a member of the PNA


Radiosurgery as primary management for Acromegaly.
Sims-Williams HP, Rajapaksa K, Sinha S, Radatz M, Walton L, Yianni J, Newell-Price J.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2018 Oct 4. doi: 10.1111/cen.13870. [Epub ahead of print]

Paradoxical GH increase during OGTT is associated to first-generation somatostatin analogs responsiveness in acromegaly.
Scaroni C, Albiger N, Daniele A, Dassie F, Romualdi C, Vazza G, Regazzo D, Ferraù F, Barresi V, Maffeis V, Gardiman MP, Cannavò S, Maffei P, Ceccato F, Losa M, Occhi G.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Oct 3. doi: 10.1210/jc.2018-01360. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Effectiveness of intraoperative visual evoked potential in avoiding visual deterioration during endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors.
Toyama K, Wanibuchi M, Honma T, Komatsu K, Akiyama Y, Mikami T, Mikuni N.
Neurosurg Rev. 2018 Oct 5. doi: 10.1007/s10143-018-1024-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgery for Cushing's disease in pregnancy: our experience and a literature review.
Jolly K, Darr A, Arlt W, Ahmed S, Karavitaki N.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2018 Oct 5:e1-e6. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2018.0175. [Epub ahead of print]

The Role of Endoscopic Endonasal Approach in the Multimodal Management of Giant PituitaryAdenoma: Case Report and Literature Review.
Chibbaro S, Ganau M, Gubian A, Scibilia A, Todeschi J, Riehm S, Moliere S, Debry C, Goichot B, Proust F, Cebula H.
Asian J Neurosurg. 2018 Jul-Sep;13(3):888-892. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_97_18.

Olfactory function in patients after transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas-a short review.
Majovsky M, Astl J, Kovar D, Masopust V, Benes V, Netuka D.
Neurosurg Rev. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1007/s10143-018-1034-1. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Pituitary Tumors General

Pituitary Adenoma Apoplexy: Review of Personal Series.
Ricciuti R, Nocchi N, Arnaldi G, Polonara G, Luzi M.
Asian J Neurosurg. 2018 Jul-Sep;13(3):560-564. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_344_16.

Posterior pituitary tumours: the spectrum of a unique entity. A clinical and histological study of a large case series.
Guerrero-Pérez F, Vidal N, Marengo AP, Pozo CD, Blanco C, Rivero-Celada D, Díez JJ, Iglesias P, Picó A, Villabona C.
Endocrine. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1007/s12020-018-1774-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Downregulation of glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase by microRNA 1 inhibits the growth of pituitary tumor cells.
He C, Yang J, Ding J, Li S, Wu H, Xiong Y, Zhou F, Jiang Y, Teng L, Yang J.
Oncol Rep. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.3892/or.2018.6755. [Epub ahead of print]


Welsh Onion Root (Allium fistulosum) Restores Ovarian Functions from Letrozole Induced-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Lee YH, Yang H, Lee SR, Kwon SW, Hong EJ, Lee HW.
Nutrients. 2018 Oct 4;10(10). pii: E1430. doi: 10.3390/nu10101430.