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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332051/white-matter-involvement-on-dti-mri-in-cushing-s-syndrome-relates-to-mood-disturbances-and-processing-speed-a-case-control-study
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Patricia Pires, Alicia Santos, Yolanda Vives-Gilabert, Susan M Webb, Aitor Sainz-Ruiz, Eugenia Resmini, Iris Crespo, Manel de Juan-Delago, Beatriz Gómez-Anson
PURPOSE: Cushing's syndrome (CS) is an endocrine disorder due to prolonged exposure to cortisol. Recently, microstructural white matter (WM) alterations detected by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have been reported in CS patients, and related to depression, but other functional significances. remain otherwise unclear. We aimed at investigating in more depth mood symptoms in CS patients, and how these relate to cognition (information processing speed), and to WM alterations on DTI. METHODS: The sample comprised 35 CS patients and 35 healthy controls...
March 22, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275992/follow-up-intervals-in-patients-with-cushing-s-disease-recommendations-from-a-panel-of-experienced-pituitary-clinicians
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Eliza B Geer, Alejandro Ayala, Vivien Bonert, John D Carmichael, Murray B Gordon, Laurence Katznelson, Ekaterina Manuylova, Ismat Shafiq, Vijaya Surampudi, Ronald S Swerdloff, Michael S Broder, Dasha Cherepanov, Marianne Eagan, Jackie Lee, Qayyim Said, Maureen P Neary, Beverly M K Biller
PURPOSE: Follow-up guidelines are needed to assess quality of care and to ensure best long-term outcomes for patients with Cushing's disease (CD). The purpose of this study was to assess agreement by experts on recommended follow-up intervals for CD patients at different phases in their treatment course. METHODS: The RAND/UCLA modified Delphi process was used to assess expert consensus. Eleven clinicians who regularly manage CD patients rated 79 hypothetical patient scenarios before and after ("second round") an in-person panel discussion to clarify definitions...
March 9, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265842/jean-camus-and-gustave-roussy-pioneering-french-researchers-on-the-endocrine-functions-of-the-hypothalamus
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Inés Castro-Dufourny, Rodrigo Carrasco, Ruth Prieto, José M Pascual
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the hypothalamus was known merely as an anatomical region of the brain lying beneath the thalamus. An increasing number of clinicopathological reports had shown the association of diabetes insipidus and adiposogenital dystrophy (Babinski-Fröhlich's syndrome), with pituitary tumors involving the infundibulum and tuber cinereum, two structures of the basal hypothalamus. The French physicians Jean Camus (1872-1924) and Gustave Roussy (1874-1948) were the first authors to undertake systematic, controlled observations of the effects of localized injuries to the basal hypothalamus in dogs and cats by pricking the infundibulo-tuberal region (ITR) with a heated needle...
March 6, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265841/surgical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cushing-s-disease-the-cleveland-clinic-experience
#4
Philip C Johnston, Laurence Kennedy, Amir H Hamrahian, Zahrae Sandouk, James Bena, Betul Hatipoglu, Robert J Weil
CONTEXT: Transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) to resect a pituitary adenoma is considered first-line treatment for patients with Cushing's disease (CD). Early, post-operative remission rates >80% are expected for patients with a microadenoma (≤ 10 mm) visible on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. OBJECTIVE: To report surgical outcomes and predictors of remission in a specialist center for patients with CD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical data was obtained from a prospective CD database in addition to review of all electronic medical, laboratory and surgical patient records...
March 6, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251542/sellar-and-clival-plasmacytomas-case-series-of-5-patients-with-systematic-review-of-65-published-cases
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REVIEW
Jane Lee, Edwin Kulubya, Barry D Pressman, Adam Mamelak, Serguei Bannykh, Gabriel Zada, Odelia Cooper
PURPOSE: Parasellar plasmacytomas are rare tumors localized to the sellar region arising from plasma cells. Knowledge of clinical, imaging, surgical, and pathological characteristics is limited to single case reports. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of five primary cases was conducted, followed by systematic review of English language articles using PubMed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. RESULTS: Five primary case patients include four men and one woman, ages 60-77, followed up to 3 years...
March 1, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236168/david-l-kleinberg-in-memoriam-1937-2017
#6
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233140/clinical-characteristics-of-acromegalic-patients-with-empty-sella-and-their-outcomes-following-transsphenoidal-surgery
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Yasuo Sasagawa, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Osamu Tachibana, Masahiro Oishi, Issei Fukui, Hideaki Iizuka, Mitsutoshi Nakada
PURPOSE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of acromegalic patients with empty sella (ES, herniation of the subarachnoid space within the sella turcica) and the impact of ES on transsphenoidal surgery in such patients. METHODS: Seventy-eight patients, newly diagnosed with acromegaly who underwent transsphenoidal surgery were included. ES was defined as the pituitary gland and adenoma occupying less than 50% of the sella turcica on midsagittal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
February 23, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220351/two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-demonstrates-no-effect-of-active-acromegaly-on-left-ventricular-strain
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I C M Volschan, L Kasuki, C M S Silva, M L Alcantara, R M Saraiva, S S Xavier, M R Gadelha
BACKGROUND: Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) allows for the study of myocardial strain (ε), a marker of early and subclinical ventricular systolic dysfunction. Cardiac disease may be present in patients with acromegaly; however, STE has never been used to evaluate these patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain in patients with active acromegaly with normal LV systolic function. DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical study...
February 20, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210909/the-longest-stalk-preserved-pituitary-function-after-regression-of-a-giant-prolactinoma
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LETTER
Jessica A Lundgren, Edward H Oldfield, John C Marshall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210908/updates-in-outcomes-of-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-in-acromegaly
#10
REVIEW
Monica Livia Gheorghiu
Purpose Treatment of acromegaly has undergone important progress in the last 20 years mainly due to the development of new medical options and advances in surgical techniques. Pituitary surgery is usually first-line therapy, and medical treatment is indicated for persistent disease, while radiation (RT) is often used as third-line therapy. The benefits of RT (tumor volume control and decreased hormonal secretion) are hampered by the long latency of the effect and the high risk of adverse effects. Stereotactic RT methods have been developed with the aim to provide more precise targeting of the tumor with better control of the radiation dose received by the adjacent brain structures...
February 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197813/t2-weighted-mri-signal-intensity-as-a-predictor-of-hormonal-and-tumoral-responses-to-somatostatin-receptor-ligands-in-acromegaly-a-perspective
#11
REVIEW
Iulia Potorac, Albert Beckers, Jean-François Bonneville
T2-weighted MRI signal intensity of GH-secreting pituitary adenomas is gaining recognition as a marker of disease characteristics and may be a predictor of response to treatment of acromegaly. Adenomas that are T2-hypointense are more common, are smaller and are less likely to invade the cavernous sinus compared to the T2-iso and hyperintense tumors. T2-hypointense tumors are also accompanied by higher IGF1 values at baseline. When presurgical somatostatin receptor ligand (SRL) therapy is administered, T2-hypointense adenomas have better hormonal responses and have greater tumor shrinkage...
February 14, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176162/somatostatin-receptor-ligands-in-the-treatment-of-acromegaly
#12
REVIEW
Monica R Gadelha, Luiz Eduardo Wildemberg, Marcello D Bronstein, Federico Gatto, Diego Ferone
First-generation somatostatin receptors ligands (SRL) are the mainstay in the medical treatment of acromegaly, however the percentage of patients controlled with these drugs significantly varies in the different studies. Many factors are involved in the resistance to SRL. In this review, we update the physiology of somatostatin and its receptors (sst), the use of SRL in the treatment of acromegaly and the factors involved in the response to these drugs. The SRL act through interaction with the sst, which up to now have been characterized as five subtypes...
February 7, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168377/biochemical-investigations-in-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-acromegaly
#13
REVIEW
Katharina Schilbach, Christian J Strasburger, Martin Bidlingmaier
Measurements of human growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth-factor I (IGF-I) are cornerstones in the diagnosis of acromegaly. Both hormones are also used as biochemical markers in the evaluation of disease activity during treatment. Management of acromegaly is particularly challenging in cases where discordant information is obtained from measurement of GH concentrations following oral glucose load and from measurement of IGF-I. While in some patients biological factors can explain the discrepancy, in many cases issues with the analytical methods seem to be responsible...
February 6, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154960/radiological-features-for-the-approach-in-trans-sphenoidal-pituitary-surgery
#14
Victoria Twigg, Simon D Carr, Ramkishan Balakumar, Saurabh Sinha, Showkat Mirza
INTRODUCTION: In order to perform trans-sphenoidal endoscopic pituitary surgery safely and efficiently it is important to identify anatomical and pituitary disease features on the pre-operative CT and MRI scans; thereby minimising the risk to surrounding structures and optimising outcomes. We aim to create a checklist to streamline pre-operative planning. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pre-operative CT and MRI scans of 100 adults undergoing trans-sphenoidal endoscopic pituitary surgery...
February 2, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091880/inhibition-of-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-does-not-alter-vasopressin-secretion-in-septic-rats
#15
Camila Henriques Coelho, Thalita Freitas Martins, Gabriela Ravanelli Oliveira-Pelegrin, Maria José Alves da Rocha
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: During the early phase of sepsis, hypotension is accompanied by increase of plasma vasopressin hormone (AVP) levels, which decline during the late phase. This hypotension is due in part to increase of nitric oxide (NO) synthesis by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzyme. Neuronal isoform of this enzyme (nNOS) is present in vasopressinergics neurons of hypothalamus, but its role in vasopressin secretion during sepsis is unknown. METHODS: We evaluated the role of nNOS in NO production and vasopressin secretion during sepsis...
January 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074401/adipsic-diabetes-insipidus-in-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Martín Cuesta, Mark J Hannon, Christopher J Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Adipsic diabetes insipidus (ADI) is a very rare disorder, characterized by hypotonic polyuria due to arginine vasopressin (AVP) deficiency and failure to generate the sensation of thirst in response to hypernatraemia. As the sensation of thirst is the key homeostatic mechanism that prevents hypernatraemic dehydration in patients with untreated diabetes insipidus (DI), adipsia leads to failure to respond to aquaresis with appropriate fluid intake. This predisposes to the development of significant hypernatraemia, which is the typical biochemical manifestation of adipsic DI...
January 10, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873156/erratum-to-predictive-role-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-t1-weighted-mr-sequences-in-pre-surgical-evaluation-of-macroadenomas-consistency
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Andrea Romano, Valeria Coppola, Mariangela Lombardi, Luigi Lavorato, Domenica Di Stefano, Emanuela Caroli, Maria Camilla Rossi Espagnet, Francesca Tavanti, Giuseppe Minniti, Giuseppe Trillò, Alessandro Bozzao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812776/critical-review-of-igg4-related-hypophysitis
#18
Junpei Shikuma, Kenshi Kan, Rokuro Ito, Kazuo Hara, Hiroyuki Sakai, Takashi Miwa, Akira Kanazawa, Masato Odawara
PURPOSE: IgG4-related hypophysitis is a rare disease, with only 34 cases published in English (2015). Available short reviews may not present complete details of IgG4-related hypophysitis. We aimed to survey case reports of IgG4-related hypophysitis, including abstracts of scientific meetings, in English and Japanese. METHODS: We searched for information about IgG4-related hypophysitis in PubMed and Igakuchuozasshi (Japan Medical Abstracts Society). Among 104 case reports found, we reviewed 84 fulfilling Leporati's diagnostic criteria...
April 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796709/effects-of-somatostatin-and-its-analogues-on-progenitor-mesenchymal-cells-isolated-from-human-pituitary-adenomas
#19
Monia Orciani, Miriam Caffarini, Giulia Sorgentoni, Riccardo Antonio Ricciuti, Giorgio Arnaldi, Roberto Di Primio
PURPOSE: Progenitor mesenchymal cells (PMCs) have been found also in epithelial tumors and may derive from cancer stem cells (CSCs) by EMT mechanism. In this scenario, the effects of traditionally drugs on PMCs become of primary concern for therapeutic approaches. Previously, we isolated PMCs from acromegalic (GHomas) and not-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs). Here we evaluate: (1) the role of EMT on their origin; (2) the presence of the somatostatin receptors (SSTR1-5); (3) the effects of somatostatin (SST) and its analogues (SSAs) on PMCs proliferation, apoptosis and SSTR1-5 expression...
April 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783196/management-of-prolactinomas-a-survey-of-physicians-from-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
#20
Salem A Beshyah, Ibrahim H Sherif, Farida Chentli, Amir Hamrahian, Aly B Khalil, Hussein Raef, Mohamed El-Fikki, Selim Jambart
BACKGROUND: Prolactinomas are the commonest functional tumors of the pituitary gland. There are still controversies regarding medical therapy in specific clinical situations. Patients may be managed by different specialists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and no data exist on patterns of clinical management. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to prolactinomas among relevant professionals from the MENA region. METHODS: An online survey of a large sample of physicians was conducted...
April 2017: Pituitary
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