September 2016 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.


Pregnancy and acromegaly.
Muhammad A, Neggers SJ, van der Lely AJ.
Pituitary. 2016 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Note: Dr. van der Lely is a longtime friend of the PNA.

Successful treatment of residual pituitary adenoma in persistent acromegaly following localisation by 11C-methionine PET-CT co-registered with MRI.
Koulouri O, Kandasamy N, Hoole AC, Gillett D, Heard S, Powlson AS, O'Donovan DG, Annamalai AK, Simpson H, Akker SA, Aylwin S, Brooke A, Buch H, Levy M, Martin NM, Morris D, Parkinson C, Tysome JR, Santarius T, Donnelly NA, Buscombe J, Boros I, Smith R, Aigbirhio F, Antoun NM, Burnet NG, Cheow H, Mannion RJ, Pickard JD, Gurnell M.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2016 Aug 25. pii: EJE-16-0639. [Epub ahead of print]

Patients cured of acromegaly do not experience improvement of their skull deformities.
Rick JW, Jahangiri A, Flanigan PM, Aghi MK.
Pituitary. 2016 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgical treatment of acromegaly according to the 2010 remission criteria: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Starnoni D, Daniel RT, Marino L, Pitteloud N, Levivier M, Messerer M.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2016 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]


Coping strategies have a strong impact on quality of life, depression, and embitterment in patients with Cushing's disease.
Siegel S, Milian M, Kleist B, Psaras T, Tsiogka M, Führer D, Koltowska-Häggström M, Honegger J, Müller O, Sure U, Menzel C, Buchfelder M, Kreitschmann-Andermahr I.
Pituitary. 2016 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Gene mutations in Cushing's disease.
Xiong Q, Ge W.
Biomed Rep. 2016 Sep;5(3):277-282. Epub 2016 Jul 29.

Pituitary Tumors/General

Cassane-type diterpenes from Caesalpinia minax induce apoptosis in pituitary adenoma: structure-activity relationship, ER stress and Wnt/β-catenin pathways.
Li ZY, Li QZ, Ma GX, Chen L, Zhang C, Chen BD, Yang JS, Li WP.
J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2016 Sep 2:1-13. [Epub ahead of print]

Pathology of GH-producing pituitary adenomas and GH cell hyperplasia of the pituitary.
Syro LV, Rotondo F, Serna CA, Ortiz LD, Kovacs K.
Pituitary. 2016 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Ectopic Suprasellar Thyrotropin-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma: Case Report and Literature Review.
Wang Q, Lu XJ, Sun J, Wang J, Huang CY, Wu ZF.
World Neurosurg. 2016 Aug 24. pii: S1878-8750(16)30730-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.062. [Epub ahead of print

Oxytocin in survivors of childhood-onset craniopharyngioma.
Daubenbüchel AM, Hoffmann A, Eveslage M, Özyurt J, Lohle K, Reichel J, Thiel CM, Martens H, Geenen V, Müller HL.
Endocrine. 2016 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]

How effective is temozolomide for treating pituitary tumours and when should it be used?
Halevy C, Whitelaw BC.
Pituitary. 2016 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Pituitary Surgery

Prediction of postoperative diabetes insipidus using morphological hyperintensity patterns in the pituitary stalk on magnetic resonance imaging after transsphenoidal surgery for sellar tumors.
Hayashi Y, Kita D, Watanabe T, Fukui I, Sasagawa Y, Oishi M, Tachibana O, Ueda F, Nakada M.
Pituitary. 2016 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Free middle turbinate mucosal graft reconstruction after primary endoscopic endonasal pituitary surgery.
Fishpool SJ, Amato-Watkins A, Hayhurst C.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Issues

Opioid-Induced Androgen Deficiency (OPIAD): Diagnosis, Management, and Literature Review.
O'Rourke TK Jr, Wosnitzer MS.
Curr Urol Rep. 2016 Oct;17(10):76. doi: 10.1007/s11934-016-0634-y. Review.

Sex differences in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in hypopituitary patients: comparison with an age- and sex-matched nationwide control group.
Khang AR, Ku EJ, Kim YA, Roh E, Bae JH, Oh TJ, Kim SW, Shin CS, Kim SY, Kim JH.
Pituitary. 2016 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print]


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