October 2019 Pituitary Research Articles

Written on .

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.


Preoperative Somatostatin Analogues in Patients with Newly-diagnosed Acromegaly: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies.
Yang C, Li G, Jiang S, Bao X, Wang R.
Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 1;9(1):14070. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50639-6.


Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery for Cushing's Disease: A Review.
Baig MZ, Laghari AA, Darbar A, Abdullah UEH, Abbasi S.
Cureus. 2019 Jul 27;11(7):e5254. doi: 10.7759/cureus.5254. Review.

Pituitary Tumors- General

Transient Global Amnesia in a Patient with Pituitary Adenoma: Causal or Chance Association?
Na S, Lee ES, Lee SJ.
Case Rep Neurol. 2019 Aug 16;11(2):238-241. doi: 10.1159/000502086. eCollection 2019 May-Aug.

CCNB1 affects cavernous sinus invasion in pituitary adenomas through the epithelial-mesenchymal transition.
Li B, Cheng J, Wang H, Zhao S, Zhu H, Li C, Zhang Y, Zhao P.
J Transl Med. 2019 Oct 4;17(1):336. doi: 10.1186/s12967-019-2088-8.

Genetic and epigenetic characterization of growth hormone - secreting pituitary tumors.
Valimaki N, Schalin-Jantti C, Karppinen A, Paetau A, Kivipelto L, Aaltonen LA, Karhu A.
Mol Cancer Res. 2019 Oct 2. pii: molcanres.0434.2019. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-19-0434. [Epub ahead of print]

MGMT immunohistochemistry in pituitary tumors: controversies with clinical implications.
Kontogeorgos G, Thodou E, Koutourousiou M, Kaltsas G, Seretis A.
Pituitary. 2019 Sep 30. doi: 10.1007/s11102-019-00993-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Pathology

A standardised diagnostic approach to pituitary neuroendocrine tumours (PitNETs): a European Pituitary Pathology Group (EPPG) proposal.
Villa C, Vasiljevic A, Jaffrain-Rea ML, Ansorge O, Asioli S, Barresi V, Chinezu L, Gardiman MP, Lania A, Lapshina AM, Poliani L, Reiniger L, Righi A, Saeger W, Soukup J, Theodoropoulou M, Uccella S, Trouillas J, Roncaroli F.
Virchows Arch. 2019 Oct 2. doi: 10.1007/s00428-019-02655-0. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


A Descriptive Study to Find Possible Correlation between Pituitary Magnetic Resonance Image Findings and Abnormal Pituitary Hormones: A Retrospective Single Centre Study in Saudi Community Based Hospital.
Aljabri KS, Bokhari SA, Assiri FA, Alshareef MA, Khan PM.
J Assoc Physicians India. 2019 Oct;67(10):29-32.

Development and validation of an MRI-based radiomic signature for the preoperative prediction of treatment response in patients with invasive functional pituitary adenoma.
Fan Y, Liu Z, Hou B, Li L, Liu X, Liu Z, Wang R, Lin Y, Feng F, Tian J, Feng M.
Eur J Radiol. 2019 Sep 7:108647. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2019.108647. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Impact of the modality of mechanical ventilation on bleeding during pituitary surgery: A single blinded randomized trial.
Le Guen M, Paternot A, Declerck A, Feliot E, Gayat E, Gaillard S, Fischler M.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Sep;98(38):e17254. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017254.

Hormonal Health

Long-term effects and significant Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) associated with the use of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone analogs (GnRHa) for central precocious puberty: a brief review of literature.
De Sanctis V, Soliman AT, Di Maio S, Soliman N, Elsedfy H.
Acta Biomed. 2019 Sep 6;90(3):345-359. doi: 10.23750/abm.v90i3.8736.