Growth Disorder Tx Has Room for Improvement (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Although control of the disease has improved over the past few decades, about a quarter of patients with acromegaly aren't hitting treatment targets, British researchers found.
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

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AbstractPurposeTo determine both static and dynamic plantar data of acromegalic subjects while barefoot.MethodsSeventy acromegalic patients and 48 age-, sex-, weight- and height-matched healthy controls were included. Plantar variables were measured using the footscan gait system. The data included the width and length of each foot, relative force distribution in each quadrant, mean force applied to each foot and maximum pressure while walking. Maximum pressure data were obtained from ten parts of the foot. Injury risk assessments of five different regions were performed. To analyze balance, center of pressure (CoP) measur...
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study demonstrated a rapid improvement of many symptoms in the subacute post-operative period in pituitary tumor patients. Disturbed sleep was identified as the only symptom to worsen post-operatively, encouraging potential prospective interventions to improve sleep, and subsequently improve the QOL in pituitary tumor patients following surgical intervention. Introduction Pituitary tumors are relatively rare primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors in adults (1) but make up 10% of all neurosurgical interventions in the United States (2). They are often an incidental finding in autopsies and brain...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Petersenn S, Christ-Crain M, Droste M, Finke R, Flitsch J, Kreitschmann-Andermahr I, Luger A, Schopohl J, Stalla G Abstract The diagnosis and treatment of pituitary disease in pregnancy represents a special clinical challenge. Not least because there is very little data on the treatment of pregnant patients with pituitary disorders. A selective search of the literature was carried out with the aim of compiling evidence about the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary disease in pregnancy. The search covered the databases PubMed/MEDLINE including PubMed Central and also used the Livivo (ZB MED) search engine....
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research
Endocrine Practice,Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 396-398, April 2019.
Source: Endocrine Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Despite characteristic symptoms the diagnosis of clinically relevant pituitary adenomas is often delayed until an advanced stage due to the rarity of the disease. The typical clinical manifestations are presented in this review article. The recent discovery of the USP8 mutation in Cushing's disease and of X‑linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) syndrome in early onset gigantism were milestones in the search for the molecular etiology of pituitary adenomas. The triad of endocrinological, radiological and ophthalmological diagnostics are the main pillars for the diagnostic work-up of pituitary adenomas. The standa...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
r A Abstract The heterogenous catagory "specific types of diabetes due to other causes" encompasses disturbances in glucose metabolism due to other endocrine disorders such as acromegaly or hypercortisolism, drug-induced diabetes (e. g. antipsychotic medications, glucocorticoids, immunosuppressive agents, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)), genetic forms of diabetes (e. g. Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), neonatal diabetes, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Turner Syndrome), pancreatogenic diabetes (e. g. postoperatively, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, haemochromatosis, ...
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Erratum to "Impact of Long-Acting Somatostatin Analogues on Glucose Metabolism in Acromegaly: A Hospital-Based Study". Int J Endocrinol. 2019;2019:1987417 Authors: Shen M, Wang M, He W, He M, Qiao N, Ma Z, Ye Z, Zhang Q, Zhang Y, Yang Y, Cai Y, ABuDuoReYiMu Y, Lu Y, Lu B, Shou X, Wang Y, Ye H, Li Y, Li S, Zhao Y, Cao X, Zhang Z Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2018/3015854.]. PMID: 30962806 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
This study was supported in part by the National Cancer Center Research and Development Fund (25-A-7 and 28-A-8); Health and Labor Science Research Grants for Clinical Research, Japan; and joint research funding from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd.; Noile-Immune Biotech Inc.; Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; BrightPath Biotherapeutics Co., Ltd.; and Sysmex Co., Ltd. This study was performed as part of a research program of the Project for Development of Innovative Research on Cancer Therapeutics (P-Direct), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. Conflict of Interest Statement TN, TS, and TY ...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, our results suggest that BZ may have an important role in the resistance of pituitary adenomas to the pharmacological treatment with somatostatin analogs. PMID: 30986651 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Environmental Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Res Source Type: research
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