August 2014 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.



Persistent self-consciousness about facial appearance, measured with the Derriford appearance scale 59, in patients after long-term biochemical remission of acromegaly
Pituitary 07/11/2014

The role of colonoscopic screening in acromegaly revisited: review of current literature and practice guidelines.
Lois K, Bukowczan J, Perros P, Jones S, Gunn M, James RA.
Pituitary. 2014 Jul 23.

Should all patients with acromegaly receive somatostatin analogue therapy before surgery and, if so, for how long?
Jacob JJ, Bevan JS.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Jul 12. doi: 10.1111/cen.12553.

Pituitary: General

A novel de novo mutation of the TITF1/NKX2-1 gene causing ataxia, benign hereditary chorea, hypothyroidism and a pituitary mass in a UK family and review of the literature 
The Cerebellum 07/07/2014

A case of growth-hormone staining pituitary adenoma with renal cyst and hepatic cyst: are they related manifestations of a single disease?
Ma J, Liu P.
Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2014 Jul 20;35(4).

3D dynamic pituitary MR imaging with CAIPIRINHA: Initial experience and comparison with 2D dynamic MR imaging.
Fushimi Y, Okada T, Kanagaki M, Yamamoto A, Kanda Y, Sakamoto R, Hojo M, Takahashi JC, Miyamoto S, Togashi K.
Eur J Radiol. 2014 Jul 2. pii: S0720-048X(14)00336-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2014.06.018.


Mifepristone in Cushing's Disease: Long-term Results
Study participants underwent monitoring of their ACTH levels and pituitary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to check for tumor changes.

Accuracy of repeated measurements of late-night salivary cortisol to screen for early-stage recurrence of Cushing's disease following pituitary surgery
Clinical Endocrinology 07/08/2014

Up-to 5-year efficacy of pasireotide in a patient with Cushing's disease and pre-existing diabetes: literature review and clinical practice considerations
Pituitary 07/14/2014

Detection of recurrent Cushing's disease: proposal for standardized patient monitoring following transsphenoidal surgery
Journal of Neuro-Oncology 07/17/2014

Abnormal Sensitivity to Glucagon and Related Peptides in Primary Adrenal Cushing's Syndrome.
Louiset E, Duparc C, Groussin L, Gobet F, Desailloud R, Barrande G, Reznik Y, Bertherat J, Prévost G, Lefebvre H.
Horm Metab Res. 2014 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome due to overuse of topical steroid in the diaper area
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 07/23/2014


Chronic hypopituitarism is uncommon in survivors of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage
Clinical Endocrinology 07/08/2014

Cost-effectiveness of the endoscopic versus microscopic approach for pituitary adenoma resection
Foo SH, Sobah SA.
Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2014;2014:140029. doi: 10.1530/EDM-14-0029. Epub 2014 Jul 1.


Cost-effectiveness of the endoscopic versus microscopic approach for pituitary adenoma resection
The Laryngoscope 07/03/2014

Normal long-term health-related quality of life can be achieved in patients with functional pituitary adenomas having surgery as primary treatment
Clinical Endocrinology 07/14/2014

Utility of Early Post-operative High Resolution Volumetric MR Imaging after Transsphenoidal Pituitary Tumor Surgery.
Patel KS, Kazam J, Tsiouris AJ, Anand VK, Schwartz TH.
World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul 18. pii: S1878-8750(14)00673-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.07.014.

Normal Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life Can Be Achieved in Patients with Functional Pituitary Adenomas Having Surgery as Primary Treatment.
Ritvonen E, Karppinen A, Sintonen H, Vehkavaara S, Kivipelto L, Roine RP, Niemelä M, Schalin-Jäntti C.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Jul 10. doi: 10.1111/cen.12550. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Issues

Study Debunks Testosterone-MI Link
One of the latest contributions to the literature on testosterone and heart risk comes down on the side of the therapy's safety in older men.

Effects of levothyroxine on growth hormone (GH) sensitivity in children with idiopathic short stature 
Growth Hormone & IGF Research 07/14/2014

Dynamic pituitary hormones change after traumatic brain injury.
Zheng P, He B, Tong W.
Neurol India. 2014 May-Jun;62(3):280-4. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.136922.