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New guidelines for acromegaly include advice on pregnancy

The European Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society have cosponsored a clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly. This is now available online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. JCEM
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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ConclusionMedical treatment can be safely done stopped in patients with prolactinoma and acromegaly when pregnancy is confirmed and reinstituted when necessary. Prospective studies may help to determine the effects of medical treatment during gestation on the mother and fetus.
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPEG increasingly appears to be an effective and safe medical option for many patients not controlled by SRL but its use still needs to be optimized.
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
DiscussionPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-8% of reproductive-age women making it the most common endocrinopathy in this age group. There is no consensus on the specific diagnostic criteria for PCOS in adolescents as many of the characteristics overlap with normal adolescent physiology. However, patients should have evidence of hyperandrogenism, oligo- or amenorrhea, and potentially polycystic ovaries. PCOS has a genetic component although a specific gene has not been identified. Incidence of PCOS is 20-40% for a woman with a family history. Hyperandrogenism Androgen levels change during puberty therefore actual ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the monitoring, management, and outcomes of pituitary tumors in pregnancy. METHODS: A national, prospective, observational, population-based case series study was conducted in all U.K. consultant-led obstetric units over 3 years using the U.K. Obstetric Surveillance System. To evaluate rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes, women with a macroprolactinoma (10 mm or greater) or nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma, diagnosed before or during pregnancy, were compared with two comparison groups: 1) a U.K. Obstetric Surveillance System cohort with singleton (n=2,205) or twin (n=27) pregnan...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
ConclusionThis report provides detailed long term clinical follow-up of a patient with X-LAG syndrome.
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAcromegaly is a disorder that is characterized by changes in growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin concentrations and actions. All these hormones are important in pregnancy as well. In principle, the fetal-placental collaboration between mother and child more-or-less takes over the control over GH and IGF-1, not only in normal physiology but also to a certain extend in acromegaly. When medication for the high GH levels or actions is continued during pregnancy, both dopamine agonists, somatostatin analogs and GH receptor antagonists have been used and the available data suggest tha...
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions Pregnancies in acromegaly seems to be uneventful and the general health status and IQ scores of children from women with and without acromegaly were found similar.
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Glezer A, Jallad R, Machado MM, Fragoso MC, Bronstein MD Abstract Infertility is frequent in patients harboring pituitary adenomas. The mechanisms involved include hypogonadism secondary to hormonal hypersecretion (prolactin, growth hormone and cortisol), stalk disconnection and pituitary damage. With the Improvement of clinical and surgical treatment, pregnancy in women harboring pituitary adenomas turned into a reality. Pituitary hormonal hyper and hypo secretion influences pregnancy outcomes, as well as pregnancy can interfere on pituitary tumors, especially in prolactinomas. We review literature about ...
Source: Minerva Endocrinologica - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Minerva Endocrinol Source Type: research
With advances in surgical and medical treatment and the availability of assisted reproductive techniques, pregnancy in women with acromegaly is more frequently encountered. Diagnosis of acromegaly during pregnancy is difficult because of changes in growth hormone and insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) axis secondary to placental production of growth hormone. The difficulty is compounded by the inability of routine hormone assays to detect placental growth hormone. In the majority of patients with acromegaly, pregnancy does not have an adverse effect on mother or fetus and pituitary mass does not increase in size. The lev...
Source: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction A decrease of insulin-like growth factor-I levels (IGF-I) has been reported during the first trimester of pregnancy in women with acromegaly before the secretion of placental growth hormone (GH) progressively increases IGF-1 concentration. Study design To evaluate variations of concentrations of IGF-1, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein-3 (IGF-BP3) and GH during the first trimester of pregnancy in women with normal somatotroph function. Patients and methods Sixteen...
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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