March 2020 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.


Cardiac Abnormalities in Acromegaly Patients: A Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Study.
Guo X, Cao J, Liu P, Cao Y, Li X, Gao L, Wang Z, Fang L, Jin Z, Wang Y, Xing B.
Int J Endocrinol. 2020 Feb 14;2020:2018464. doi: 10.1155/2020/2018464. eCollection 2020.


Cushing's syndrome - Disease monitoring: Recurrence, surveillance with biomarkers or imaging studies.
Ragnarsson O.
Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jan 30:101382. doi: 10.1016/j.beem.2020.101382. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Paediatric Cushing's disease - a literature review of epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, and diagnostics.
Pasternak-Pietrzak K, Moszczyńska E, Jurkiewicz E, Szalecki M.
Endokrynol Pol. 2020;71(1):87-95. doi: 10.5603/EP.a2019.0040.

Pituitary Apoplexy

Pituitary apoplexy accompanying temporal lobe seizure as a complication: case report.
Shijo K, Yoshimura S, Mori F, Yamamuro S, Sumi K, Oshima H, Yoshino A.
World Neurosurg. 2020 Mar 5. pii: S1878-8750(20)30423-X. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.02.148. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Tumors

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenomas : Single Institutional Experience of 14 Consecutive Cases.
Byun J, Kim JH, Kim YH, Cho YH, Hong SH, Kim CJ.
J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2020 Mar 10. doi: 10.3340/jkns.2019.0169. [Epub ahead of print]

Temozolomide therapy for aggressive pituitary tumours - current understanding and future perspectives.
Burman P, Lamb L, McCormack A.
Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2020 Mar 9. doi: 10.1007/s11154-020-09551-y. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Pituitary adenoma consistency: Direct correlation of ultrahigh field 7T MRI with histopathological analysis.
Yao A, Rutland JW, Verma G, Banihashemi A, Padormo F, Tsankova NM, Delman BN, Shrivastava RK, Balchandani P.
Eur J Radiol. 2020 Mar 3;126:108931. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2020.108931. [Epub ahead of print]

Nicotine inhibits expression of Prrx1 in pituitary stem/progenitor cells through epigenetic regulation, leading to a delayed supply of growth-hormone-producing cells.
Hibara A, Yamaguchi T, Kojima M, Yamano Y, Higuchi M.
Growth Horm IGF Res. 2020 Feb 19;51:65-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ghir.2020.02.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Aggressive Pituitary Tumor with Crooke's Cells and Invasion of the Posterior Fossa.
Cortez GM, Monteiro A, Agnoletto G, Bit-Ivan EN, Sauvageau E, Hanel RA.
World Neurosurg. 2020 Mar 4. pii: S1878-8750(20)30412-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.02.137. [Epub ahead of print]

Fractures, Bone Mineral Density, and Final Height in Craniopharyngioma Patients with a Follow-up of 16 Years.
van Santen SS, Olsson DS, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Wijnen M, Hammarstrand C, Janssen JAMJL, Johansson G, van der Lely AJ, Neggers SJCMM.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Apr 1;105(4). pii: dgz279. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgz279.

Parafoveal and Peripapillary Perfusion Predict Visual Field Recovery in Chiasmal Compression due to Pituitary Tumors.
Lee GI, Park KA, Oh SY, Kong DS.
J Clin Med. 2020 Mar 4;9(3). pii: E697. doi: 10.3390/jcm9030697.

Antibodies Against Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland in Childhood-Onset Brain Tumors and Pituitary Dysfunction.
Patti G, Calandra E, De Bellis A, Gallizia A, Crocco M, Napoli F, Allegri AME, Thiabat HF, Bellastella G, Maiorino MI, Garrè ML, Parodi S, Maghnie M, di Iorgi N.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2020 Feb 18;11:16. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2020.00016. eCollection 2020.

Hereditary Pituitary Tumor Syndromes: Genetic and Clinical Aspects .
García-Guzmán B, Portocarrero-Ortiz L, Dorantes-Argandar AA, Mercado M.
Rev Invest Clin. 2020;72(1):8-18. doi: 10.24875/RIC.19003186.

Suprasellar extension independently predicts preoperative pituitary hormone deficiencies in patients with nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas: a single-center experience.
Margaritopoulos D, Vassiliadi DA, Markou M, Evangelatou E, Tzanela M, Tsagarakis S.
Hormones (Athens). 2020 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s42000-020-00183-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Geographic Variation in Costs of Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery in the United States.
Asemota AO, Ishii M, Brem H, Gallia GL.
World Neurosurg. 2020 Mar 4. pii: S1878-8750(20)30420-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.02.145. [Epub ahead of print]

Enhanced recovery and accelerated discharge after endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: safety, patient feedback, and cost implications.
Hughes MA, Culpin E, Darley R, McKinlay J, Nix P, Smedley A, Tyagi A, Sheikh A, Phillips N.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 Mar 6. doi: 10.1007/s00701-020-04282-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary surgery's epidemiology using a national inpatient database in Japan.
Hattori Y, Tahara S, Aso S, Matsui H, Fushimi K, Yasunaga H, Morita A.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 Mar 3. doi: 10.1007/s00701-020-04270-4. [Epub ahead of print]

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