October 2013 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, News-Medical.net and WebMD.

Research articles October 2013

MD Linx

Abortion Drug Aids in Cushing's Syndrome CME
Treatment of patients with refractory Cushing's syndrome using the glucocorticoid receptor antagonist mifepristone led to improvements in global clinical response, a post-hoc analysis found. 

Cushing's syndrome - A structured short- and long-term management plan for patients in remission
European Journal of Endocrinology 08/30/2013

A cellular and molecular basis for the selective desmopressin-induced ACTH release in Cushing disease patients: key role of AVPR1b receptor and potential therapeutic implications
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 09/11/2013

Long-term Changes in Serum IGF-1 Levels After Successful Surgical Treatment of Growth Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma
Neurosurgery 09/10/2013

Galectin-3 expression in pituitary adenomas as a marker of aggressive behavior
Human Pathology 09/12/2013

Effects of L-thyroxine on gastric motility and ghrelin in subclinical hypothyroidism: a prospective study
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 09/10/2013

Pituitary gland in psychiatric disorders: a review of neuroimaging findings
Pituitary 08/30/2013


Lab Notes: New Light on Brain Tumors
An optical technology for discriminating brain tumors from normal brain may eventually help surgeons in the operating room. Also this week: keeping neuronal growth on the straight and narrow. 

Low E Not Low T May Be the Problem CME
Some symptoms traditionally attributed to low testosterone may actually be due to estrogen deficiency, researchers found. 

MI Risk Higher in Diabetes With Low T CME
BARCELONA -- Low testosterone levels predicted a greater risk of acute myocardial infarction in Swedish men with type 2 diabetes, researchers found. 

FDA Approves Device to Treat Enlarged Prostate
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- An implanted suture-based system to help men with enlarged prostates urinate more freely has been approved by the FDA, the agency said Friday. Read more


Living with a pituitary tumour: A narrative analysis.
Simpson J, Heath J, Wall G.
Psychol Health. 2013 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Results of Immunohistochemical staining of cell cycle regulators - the prediction of recurrence of functioning pituitary adenoma.
Lee EH, Kim KH, Kwon JH, Kim HD, Kim YZ.
World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep 22. doi:pii: S1878-8750(13)01220-5. 10.1016/j.wneu.2013.09.035. [Epub ahead of print]

Patient-focused outcomes in acromegaly.
Guitelman M, Abreu A, Espinosa-de-Los-Monteros AL, Mercado M.
Pituitary. 2013 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Intracranial internal carotid artery changes in acromegaly: a quantitative magnetic resonance angiography study.
Manara R, Gabrieli J, Citton V, Ceccato F, Rizzati S, Bommarito G, Briani C, Della Puppa A, Dassie F, Milanese L, Di Salle F, Ermani M, Scaroni C, Martini C, Maffei P.
Pituitary. 2013 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary macroadenoma presenting with pituitary apoplexy, acromegaly and secondary diabetes mellitus - a case report.
Nganga HK, Lubanga RP.
Pan Afr Med J. 2013 May 31;15:39. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2013.15.39.2054.

Acute myeloid leukemia and colon carcinoma during the course of acromegaly.
Ozeki K, Morishita Y, Saito S, Umemura K, Yamaguchi Y, Tatekawa S, Watamoto K, Kohno A, Nogimori T.
Int J Hematol. 2013 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Remission with Cabergoline in Adolescent Boys with Cushing's Disease.
Güven A, Baltacıoğlu F, Dursun F, Cebeci AN, Kırmızıbekmez H.
J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2013 Sep 10;5(3):194-8. doi: 10.4274/Jcrpe.1007.

Nasally located ectopic ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma (EAPA) causing Nelson's syndrome: diagnostic challenges.
Gurazada K, Ihuoma A, Galloway M, Dorward N, Wilhelm T, Khoo B, Bouloux PM.
Pituitary. 2013 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Cerebrovascular complications and utilization of endovascular techniques following transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas: a study of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001-2010.
Brinjikji W, Lanzino G, Cloft HJ.
Pituitary. 2013 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Late Recovery of Cranial Diabetes Insipidus following Pituitary Surgery.
Glynn N, O'Brien D, Agha A.
Horm Res Paediatr. 2013 Sep 16:217-220. [Epub ahead of print]

A Three-Dimensional Transnasal Endoscopic Journey Through the Paranasal Sinuses and Adjacent Skull Base: A Practical and Surgery-Oriented Perspective.
Villaret AB, Battaglia P, Tschabitscher M, Mattavelli D, Turri-Zanoni M, Castelnuovo P, Nicolai P.
Neurosurgery. 2013 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Delayed postoperative hyponatremia after transsphenoidal surgery: prevalence and associated factors.
Hussain NS, Piper M, Ludlam WG, Ludlam WH, Fuller CJ, Mayberg MR.
J Neurosurg. 2013 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print]



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