July 2015 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.

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Editor’s note: Drs. Barkhoudarian, Griffiths and Kelly are active members of the PNA.

Endonasal Endoscopic Management of Parasellar and Cavernous Sinus Meningiomas. 
Lobo B, Zhang X, Barkhoudarian G, Griffiths CF, Kelly DF.
Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015 Jul;26(3):389-401. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 May 7. Review.

Endoscopic Endonasal Extended Approaches for the Management of Large Pituitary Adenomas.
Cappabianca P, Cavallo LM, de Divitiis O, de Angelis M, Chiaramonte C, Solari D.
Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015 Jul;26(3):323-31. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 May 7. Review.

Negative pressure pulmonary edema after craniotomy through the endonasal transsphenoidal approach.
Ou M, Luo Z, Liu J, Yang Y, Li Y.
Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015 Apr 15;8(4):6360-4. eCollection 2015.

Guidance value of MRI for transsphenoidal surgery of pituitary adenomas with cystic degeneration.
Xiao D, Wang S, Zhao L, Wei L, Hong J, Zhong Q, Yu Y, Huang Y.
Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015 Apr 15;8(4):5370-8. eCollection 2015.

Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for treating pituitary adenoma via a sub-septum mucosa approach.
Nie S, Li K, Huang Y, Zhao J, Gao X, Sun J.
Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015 Apr 15;8(4):5137-43. eCollection 2015.

TH-CD-207-04: Inclusion of Cavernous Sinus Drainage and Standardized DCE-MRI Models forPituitary Tumors.
Wu D, Modi J, Gumerlock M.
Med Phys. 2015 Jun;42(6):3735. doi: 10.1118/1.4926262.


Editor’s note: Drs. Fleseriu and Katznelson are longtime friends of the PNA.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology Disease State Clinical Review: Management of Acromegaly Patients: What is the role of pre-operative medical therapy?
Fleseriu M, Hoffman AR, Katznelson L; AACE Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Scientific Committee.
Endocr Pract. 2015 Jun;21(6):668-73. doi: 10.4158/EP14575.DSCR.

An uncommon case of dyspnea with unilateral laryngeal paralysis in acromegaly.
Lerat J, Lacoste M, Prechoux JM, Aubry K, Nadalon S, Ly KH, Bessede JP.
Auris Nasus Larynx. 2015 Jul 1. pii: S0385-8146(15)00159-5. doi: 10.1016/j.anl.2015.06.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Capatina C, Wass JA.
J Endocrinol. 2015 Jul 1. pii: JOE-15-0109. [Epub ahead of print]

Challenging Cases in the Management of Acromegaly
The webcast Challenging Cases in the Management of Acromegaly reviews updated guidelines on screening and monitoring acromegaly, available therapeutic options, and morbidities prevention and strategies for long-term management


Cushing's syndrome: an update on current pharmacotherapy and future directions.
Creemers SG, Hofland LJ, Lamberts SW, Feelders RA.
Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2015 Jul 1:1-16. [Epub ahead of print]

Epigenetic Mechanisms Leading to Overexpression of HMGA Proteins in Human PituitaryAdenomas.
D'Angelo D, Esposito F, Fusco A.
Front Med (Lausanne). 2015 Jun 8;2:39. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2015.00039. eCollection 2015. Review.

Hard calcified intrasellar schwannoma mimicking pituitary adenoma: A case report and review of the literature.
Sharifi G, Bakhtevari MH, Alghasi M, Saberi M, Dehghan M, Bidari F, Rezaei O.
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Jun 18;137:38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2015.06.001. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

TU-CD-304-02: Planning and Delivery of Fully Dynamic Trajectory Modulated Arc Therapy OnPituitary Adenoma: Dosimetric Advantages Over Conventional Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy.
Liang J, Hristov D, Otto K, Kim S.

Spontaneous retroclival hematoma in pituitary apoplexy: case series.
Azizyan A, Miller JM, Azzam RI, Maya MM, Famini P, Pressman BD, Moser FG.
J Neurosurg. 2015 Jul 3:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Women’s Health

Antidepressants Linked to Bone Fractures in Menopausal Women
Shorter treatment duration may lower risk, investigators found 

Vit D Blog: No Relief From Menopause With Supplements
Calcium-vitamin D combo does little to calm self-reported symptoms. 
'Viagra for Women' Wins FDA Panel Support

Mixed but strong support for so-called 'Viagra for women' 

Mammograms Most Valuable for Women 50-69
IARC confirms support for mammography in women ages 50-69, not 40-49 

Newer Birth Control Pills More Likely to Cause Blood Clots
New study finds greatest risk in newer contraceptives, women with existing risk factors Read more


Diabetes Drug Found Useless for Parkinson's
A futility analysis finds pioglitazone won't help slow disease progression 

Exercise Helps Diabetics Control Blood Sugar Absent Fitness Gain
It's the movement, not the fitness, that seems to matter. 


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