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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031329/dogs-with-macroadenomas-have-lower-body-temperature-and-heart-rate-than-dogs-with-microadenomas
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Ghita Benchekroun, Loic Desquilbet, Michael E Herrtage, Nick D Jeffery, Dan Rosenberg, Nicolas Granger
Pituitary macroadenomas compress the hypothalamus, which partly regulates heart rate and body temperature. The aim of this study was to investigate whether heart rate and/or body temperature could aid in clinically differentiating dogs with macroadenomas from dogs with microadenomas (i.e. small non-compressive pituitary mass). Two groups of dogs diagnosed with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (i.e. Cushing's disease) were included. Heart rate and body temperature were collected on initial presentation before any procedure...
September 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027863/potential-utility-of-flair-in-mri-negative-cushing-s-disease
#2
Grégoire P Chatain, Nicholas Patronas, James G Smirniotopoulos, Martin Piazza, Sarah Benzo, Abhik Ray-Chaudhury, Susmeeta Sharma, Maya Lodish, Lynnette Nieman, Constantine A Stratakis, Prashant Chittiboina
OBJECTIVE Accurate presurgical localization of microadenomas in Cushing's disease (CD) leads to improved remission rates and decreased adverse events. Volumetric gradient recalled echo (3D-GRE) MRI detects pituitary microadenomas in CD in up to 50%-80% cases as a focus of hypointensity due to delayed contrast wash-in. The authors have previously reported that postcontrast FLAIR imaging may be useful in detecting otherwise MRI-negative pituitary microadenomas as foci of hyperintensity. This reflects theoretically complementary imaging of microadenomas due to delayed contrast washout...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025207/a-rare-case-of-multiple-pituitary-adenomas-in-an-adolescent-cushing-disease-presenting-as-a-vertebral-compression-fracture
#3
Ji-Yeon Song, Sue-Jean Mun, Soon-Ki Sung, Jae-Yeon Hwang, Seung-Kug Baik, Jee Yeon Kim, Chong-Kun Cheon, Su-Young Kim, Yoo-Mi Kim
Cushing disease in children and adolescents, especially with multiple pituitary adenomas (MPAs), is very rare. We report 17-year-old boy with MPAs. He presented with a vertebral compression fracture, weight gain, short stature, headache, and hypertension. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), only a left pituitary microadenoma was found. After surgery, transient clinical improvement was observed but headache and hypertension were observed again after 3 months later. Follow-up MRI showed a newly developed right pituitary microadenoma 6 months after the surgery...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022276/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-tsh-secreting-adenomas-review-of-a-longtime-experience-in-a-reference-center
#4
D M Nazato, J Abucham
PURPOSE: TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas are among the less prevalent pituitary tumors, corresponding to 0.9-1.5% of all pituitary adenomas in surgical series. METHODS: A series of 11 patients with TSH-secreting and cosecreting adenomas diagnosed and treated in the last 25 years in a single center is described. RESULTS: The mean age at diagnosis was 37 years (range 18-80 years; median 23 years); the ratio of male-to-female patients was similar (6M:5F)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986303/corticotropin-releasing-hormone-can-selectively-stimulate-glucose-uptake-in-corticotropinoma-via-glucose-transporter-1
#5
Jie Lu, Blake K Montgomery, Grégoire P Chatain, Alejandro Bugarini, Qi Zhang, Xiang Wang, Nancy A Edwards, Abhik Ray-Chaudhury, Marsha J Merrill, Russell R Lonser, Prashant Chittiboina
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative detection of corticotropin (ACTH) secreting microadenomas causing Cushing's disease (CD) improves surgical outcomes. Current best magnetic resonance imaging fails to detect up to 40% of these microadenomas. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is specific, but not sensitive in detecting corticotropinomas. Theoretically, secretagogue stimulation with corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) could improve detection of adenomas with (18)F-FDG PET...
October 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977166/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-with-elevated-igf-1-and-nadir-gh-0-4-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-l-but-1-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-l
#6
Pedro Weslley Rosario, Maria Regina Calsolari
OBJECTIVE: To report the results of initial investigation and after 5 years of patients with a suspicious clinical scenario for acromegaly, elevated IGF-1, and nadir GH during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) > 0.4 µg/L but < 1 µg/L. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients who had elevated IGF-1 (outside puberty and pregnancy) in two measurements and GH between 0.4 and 1 µg/L during OGTT were selected. RESULTS: During initial assessment, only one patient had microadenoma on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pituitary...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954743/morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-hyperprolactinaemia-the-prolears-study
#7
Enrique Soto-Pedre, Paul J Newey, John S Bevan, Graham P Leese
PURPOSE: High serum prolactin concentrations have been associated with adverse health outcomes in some but not all studies. This study aimed to examine the morbidity and all-cause mortality associated with hyperprolactinaemia. METHODS: A population-based matched cohort study in Tayside (Scotland, UK) from 1988 to 2014 was performed. Record-linkage technology was used to identify patients with hyperprolactinaemia that were compared to an age-sex-matched cohort of patients free of hyperprolactinaemia...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951275/diagnosis-and-outcomes-of-341-patients-with-cushing-s-disease-following-transsphenoid-surgery-a-single-center-experience
#8
Ming Feng, Ziyuan Liu, Xiaohai Liu, Xinjie Bao, Yong Yao, Kan Deng, Bing Xing, Wei Lian, Huijuan Zhu, Lin Lu, Renzhi Wang
OBJECTIVE: Transsphenoid surgery (TSS) is a standard treatment modality for Cushing's disease (CD). However, postoperative remission and recurrence rates vary among studies. Here we analyze the diagnosis and outcomes of 341 patients with preoperative diagnosis of CD undergoing TSS in a single center over 3 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 341 patients were enrolled. Clinical manifestations, imaging, laboratory workups, results of inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS) were obtained...
September 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945050/decreased-nitric-oxide-serum-level-after-pituitary-adenoma-resection
#9
Daniel Babula, Anna Horecka, Dorota Luchowska-Kocot, Joanna Kocot, Jacek Kurzepa
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized by the conversion of Arginine (Arg) into the NO and Citrulline (Cit). Although the NO is involved into the pathogenesis of several physiological and pathological processes, the role of NO in pituitary adenomas (PA) progres-sion is not determined. Our purpose was to evaluate the relationship between NO and PA as well as the effect of tumor resection on NO metabolites level in serum. METHODS: The study group consisted of 21 patients with PA, 18 patients with macroade-nomas and 3 with microadenomas...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913667/microsurgical-versus-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-resection-for-acromegaly-a-systematic-review-of-outcomes-and-complications
#10
REVIEW
Ching-Jen Chen, Natasha Ironside, I Jonathan Pomeraniec, Srinivas Chivukula, Thomas J Buell, Dale Ding, Davis G Taylor, Robert F Dallapiazza, Cheng-Chia Lee, Marvin Bergsneider
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the long-term endocrine outcomes and postoperative complications following endoscopic vs. microscopic transsphenoidal resection (TSR) for the treatment of acromegaly. METHODS: A literature review was performed, and studies with at least five patients who underwent TSR for acromegaly, reporting biochemical remission criteria and long-term remission outcomes were included. Data extracted from each study included surgical technique, perioperative complications, biochemical remission criteria, and long-term remission outcomes...
September 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912338/duration-of-post-operative-hypocortisolism-predicts-sustained-remission-after-pituitary-surgery-for-cushing-s-disease
#11
Prachi Bansal, Anurag Lila, Manjunath Goroshi, Swati Jadhav, Nilesh Lomte, Kunal Thakkar, Atul Goel, Abhidha Shah, Shilpa Sankhe, Naina Goel, Neelam Jaguste, Tushar Bandgar, Nalini Shah
PURPOSE: Transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) is the primary treatment modality for Cushing's disease (CD). However, the predictors of post-operative remission and recurrence remain debatable. Thus, we studied the post-operative remission and long-term recurrence rates, as well as their respective predictive factors. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of case records of 230 CD patients who underwent primary microscopic TSS at our tertiary care referral centre between 1987 and 2015 was undertaken...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904704/-prolactin-secreting-microadenoma-in-menopausal-women
#12
Ines Barka, Emna Dendana, Nesrine Chikhrouhou, Amel Maroufi, Maha Kacem, Molka Chadli, Koussay Ach
Prolactin-secreting adenoma is rare in elderly women. Patient's clinical picture may be confused with that of menopause, making diagnosis sometimes difficult. We report the case of a 57-year old woman with a 2-year history of secondary amenorrhea without hot flushes associated with galactorrhea in order to highlight the peculiarities of prolactin-secreting microadenomas. Physical examination confirmed the diagnosis of galactorrhoea and biology showed hyperprolactinemia at mIU/L, FSH = 15.1 IU/L and LH = 4,1 IU/L...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887283/endoscopic-transsphenoidal-approach-for-acromegaly-remission-rates-in-401-patients-2010-consensus-criteria
#13
Ihsan Anik, Burak Cabuk, Aykut Gokbel, Alev Selek, Berrin Cetinarslan, Yonca Anik, Savas Ceylan
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery is the first choice treatment for acromegaly. Postoperative remission is an important predictor of outcome. Various factors have been described as markers of remission preoperative mean growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 levels, cavernous sinus invasion, tumor size, extra pseudocapsule resection, and experience of the surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 401 patients underwent 432 endoscopic transsphenoidal surgeries between August1997 and June 2016 at Pituitary Research Centre of Kocaeli University...
September 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885368/successful-management-of-octreotide-insensitive-thyrotropin-secreting-pituitary-adenoma-with-bromocriptine-and-surgery-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Chengxian Yang, Huanwen Wu, Jing Wang, Mingming Hu, Xiaoping Xing, Xinjie Bao, Renzhi Wang
RATIONALE: Case reports concerning the value of dopamine agonists in the treatment of patients with thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma (TSHoma) are limited. Herein, we present a rare case of octreotide-insensitive TSHoma responding to bromocriptine therapy. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 45-year-old Chinese man was admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital with marked clinical manifestations of hyperthyroidism. DIAGNOSES: Thyroid function tests demonstrated elevated concentrations of free thyroid hormones in the presence of normal thyrotropin...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882600/lesson-to-be-remembered-from-a-skull-base-tumor
#15
C Briet, F Bernard, P Rodien
The natural history of giant prolactinomas is not known. While it is commonly accepted that the enlargement of microadenoma is rare and more limited than macroadenoma, it is so far uncommon that macroadenoma progress to giant adenoma. Thus, spontaneous enlargement of adenomas is poorly documented. We report the unusual history of undiagnosed microprolactinoma, revealed 12years later at the stage of a giant adenoma presenting as a skull base tumor. This unique observation provides information on the natural history of giant adenomas and arguments for particular attention to microadenomas with signs of invasion...
September 4, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862548/reoperation-for-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas-report-on-an-endonasal-endoscopic-series-with-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
#16
João Paulo Almeida, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Buqing Liang, Sacit B Omay, Sathwik R Shetty, Yu-Ning Chen, Vijay K Anand, Kartikey Grover, Paul Christos, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE Surgery is generally the first-line therapy for acromegaly. For patients with residual or recurrent tumors, several treatment options exist, including repeat surgery, medical therapy, and radiation. Reoperation for recurrent acromegaly has been associated with poor results, with hormonal control usually achieved in fewer than 50% of cases. Extended endonasal endoscopic approaches (EEAs) may potentially improve the results of reoperation for acromegaly by providing increased visibility and maneuverability in parasellar areas...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861089/black-raspberries-enhance-natural-killer-cell-infiltration-into-the-colon-and-suppress-the-progression-of-colorectal-cancer
#17
Pan Pan, Siwen Kang, Youwei Wang, Ka Liu, Kiyoko Oshima, Yi-Wen Huang, Jianying Zhang, Martha Yearsley, Jianhua Yu, Li-Shu Wang
Natural killer (NK) cells are an essential component of innate immunity against cancer development. Many studies have been conducted to evaluate immune-modulating effects using dietary compounds. Our laboratory has been investigating the chemopreventive potential of black raspberries (BRBs) and previously demonstrated their beneficial modulation of genetic and epigenetic biomarkers in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The current study investigated their potential on modulating NK cells. To avoid the excessive inflammation caused by the dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) treatment that leads to colitis, we treated the mice with overnight DSS so that it would slightly irritate the colon but still promote colon carcinogenesis with 100% incidence in both the Apc(Min/+) mice and azoxymethane (AOM)-treated mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851918/atp6ap2-ablation-in-adult-mice-impairs-viability-through-multiple-organ-deficiencies
#18
Olivia Wendling, Marie-France Champy, Solène Jaubert, Guillaume Pavlovic, Aline Dubos, Loic Lindner, Hugues Jacobs, Manuel Mark, Roy Combe, Isabelle Goncalves Da Cruz, Hervé Luche, John S Mudgett, Thomas Rosahl, Tania Sorg, Marie Malissen, Patrick T Reilly, Yann Hérault
ATP6AP2 codes for the (pro)renin receptor and is an essential component of vacuolar H+ ATPase. Activating (pro)renin for conversion of Angiotensinogen to Angiotensin makes ATP6AP2 attractive for drug intervention. Tissue-specific ATP6AP2 inactivation in mouse suggested a strong impact on various organs. Consistent with this, we found that embryonic ablation of Atp6ap2 resulted in both male hemizygous lethality and female haploinsufficiency. Next, we examined the phenotype of an induced inactivation in the adult animal, most akin to detect potential effect of functional interference of ATP6AP2 through drug therapy...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820308/resection-of-pituitary-macroadenomas-via-the-pseudocapsule-along-the-posterior-tumor-margin-a-cohort-study-and-technical-note
#19
Davis G Taylor, John A Jane, Edward H Oldfield
OBJECTIVE Extracapsular resection of pituitary microadenomas improves remission rates, but the application of pseudocapsular techniques for macroadenomas has not been well described. In larger tumors, the extremely thin, compressed normal gland or its complete absence along the tumor's anterior surface limits the application of the traditional pseudocapsular technique that can be used for microadenomas. However, in the authors' experience, the interface between the pseudocapsule at the posterior margin of the adenoma and the compressed normal gland behind it is universally present, providing a surgical dissection plane...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819518/-a-rare-case-of-giant-galactocele-associated-with-prolactinoma
#20
Mariam Tayae, Jihad Jamor
Galactocele is a rare cystic formation, a benign breast lesion, occurring when breast duct is blocked and engorged. It generally affects postpartum women, either breastfeeding or not. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature and they were not related to lactation, as in the case of postmenopausal women or of men; moreover, their relationship to the overproduction of prolactin, a growth factor stimulating mammary epithelial cells, is not very well defined at this time. We here report the unusual case of a 30-year old patient with no personal history of childbirth or abortion...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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