September 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, and WebMD.



MedPage Today

Invite Boosts Colon Ca Testing for Uninsured
Reaching out to underserved patients with colorectal cancer screening via mail and phone increases participation, researchers found. 

Growth Hormone May Have Benefit in Heart Failure
Treating growth hormone deficiency in patients with chronic heart failure may slow down the disease, researchers found. Read more

MD Linx

Pituitary Surgery

The postoperative cortisol stress response following transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: a potential screening method for assessing preserved pituitary function
Pituitary 08/16/2013

Clinical Endocrinology 08/15/2013

Growth Hormone

Clinical characteristics and effects of GH replacement in adults with childhood-onset craniopharyngioma compared to adults with other causes of childhood-onset hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction
European Journal of Endocrinology 08/02/2013

Growth hormone therapy and respiratory disorders: long-term follow-up in PWS children
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 07/29/2013

Over-expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in pituitary adenomas is associated with extrasellar growth and recurrence
Pituitary 08/06/2013

Molecular and functional properties of densely and sparsely granulated GH-producing pituitary adenomas
European Journal of Endocrinology 08/02/2013


A cellular and molecular basis for the selective desmopressin-induced ACTH release in Cushing's disease patients: key role of AVPR1b receptor and potential therapeutic implications
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 07/25/2013

Diagnosis and complications of Cushing's disease: gender-related differences
Clinical Endocrinology 07/29/2013

Evaluation of Cushing's disease remission after transsphenoidal surgery based on early serum cortisol dynamics
Clinical Endocrinology 07/30/2013

Mortality in Cushing's syndrome: data from 386 patients from a single tertiary referral center
European Journal of Endocrinology 08/16/2013

Acute administration of alprazolam, a benzodiazepine activating GABA receptors, inhibits cortisol secretion in patients with subclinical but not overt Cushing's syndrome
Pituitary 08/13/2013

Pituitary Disease: General

Presentation, management and outcomes in acute pituitary apoplexy: A large single centre experience from the United Kingdom
Clinical Endocrinology 08/06/2013

Headache and pituitary disease A systematic review
Clinical Endocrinology 08/15/2013

Delayed diagnosis of Sheehan's syndrome in a developed country. A retrospective cohort study
European Journal of Endocrinology 07/19/2013

Pituitary Adenomas
Pathologic and clinical features of pituitary adenomas showing TSH immunoreactivity
Pituitary 08/16/2013

Aromatase cytochrome P450 enzyme expression in prolactinomas and its relationship to tumor behavior
Pituitary 08/13/2013

The importance of multimodality therapy in the treatment of sinonasal neuroendocrine carcinoma
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 08/07/2013

Over-expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in pituitary adenomas is associated with extrasellar growth and recurrence
Pituitary 08/06/2013

Effects of intrathecal opioid administration on pituitary function
Pain Medicine 08/08/2013


A 22-Year-Old Man With Severe Osteoporosis Due to Prolactinoma.
Dandinoğlu T, Akarsu S, Tekin L, Arbal S, Dinçer U.
J Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Cushing's disease, pseudo-Cushing states and the dexamethasone test: a historical and critical review.
Lindholm J.
Pituitary. 2013 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary oncocytoma presenting as Cushing's disease.
Garg MK, Bharwaj R, Pathak HC, Kharb S, Gundgurthi A, Pandit A, Brar KS.
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jul;17(4):759-62. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.113778.

Chronic necrotising aspergillosis mimicking ACTH-secreting tumour in a case of Cushing's disease.
Jonas C, Eucher P, Gustin T, Donckier JE.
Acta Clin Belg. 2013 Mar-Apr;68(2):143-6.

Hypertensive emergency: A unique manifestation of a pituitary disorder.
Yanamandra U, Jairam A, Kotwal N, Venkata BK, Nair V.
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jul;17(4):747-50. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.113775.

Acromegaly: Beyond surgery.
Thanabalasingham G, Grossman AB.
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jul;17(4):563-7. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.113721.

Anesthesia for transsphenoidal pituitary surgery.
Dunn LK, Nemergut EC.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Proton and carbon ion radiotherapy for primary brain tumors and tumors of the skull base.
Combs SE, Kessel K, Habermehl D, Haberer T, Jäkel O, Debus J.
Acta Oncol. 2013 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]

HIF-1α inhibition sensitizes pituitary adenoma cells to temozolomide by regulating MGMT expression.
Chen W, Xiao Z, Zhao Y, Huang L, Du G.
Oncol Rep. 2013 Aug 22. doi: 10.3892/or.2013.2689. [Epub ahead of print]

Use of Prolactin Receptor Antagonist to Better Understand Prolactin Regulation of Pituitary Homeostasis.
Ferraris J, Bernichtein S, Pisera D, Goffin V.
Neuroendocrinology. 2013 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Non-classical effects of estradiol on cAMP responsive element binding protein phosphorylation in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons: mechanisms and role.
Kwakowsky A, Cheong RY, Herbison AE, Abrahám IM.
Front Neuroendocrinol. 2013 Aug 23. doi:pii: S0091-3022(13)00044-7. 10.1016/j.yfrne.2013.08.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Reliability of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Detection of Hypopituitarism in Children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia.
Ramakrishnaiah RH, Shelton JB, Glasier CM, Phillips PH.
Ophthalmology. 2013 Aug 21. doi:pii: S0161-6420(13)00588-5. 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]



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