- Neurobehavioral and quality of life changes associated with growth hormone insufficiency after complicated mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury
Daniel F Kelly
Division of Neurosurgery, and Gonda Diabetes Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, California, USA
J Neurotrauma 23:928-42. 2006
..The impact of GH replacement therapy on NB function and QOL in these TBI patients is being tested in a randomized placebo-controlled trial...
- Pituitary deficiency following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:1133-5. 2003
..To investigate the incidence and severity of pituitary insufficiency after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage...
- Hypopituitarism findings in patients with primary brain tumors 1 year after neurosurgical treatment: preliminary report
L De Marinis
Division of Endocrinology, Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, 00189 Rome, Italy
J Endocrinol Invest 29:516-22. 2006
..This data suggests that hypopituitarism of various degree may develop in patients who are submitted to neurosurgery for primary brain tumors, even far from hypothalamic-pituitary region...
- Pituitary function after endonasal surgery for nonadenomatous parasellar tumors: Rathke's cleft cysts, craniopharyngiomas, and meningiomas
Joshua R Dusick
Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Surg Neurol 70:482-90; discussion 490-1. 2008
..Herein we present the rates and risk factors of new hormonal failure and recovery in patients undergoing surgery for either an RCC, craniopharyngioma, or tuberculum sella meningioma...
- Pituitary apoplexy induced by corticotrophin-releasing hormone in a patient with Cushing's disease
Clinical Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 58:545-9. 2003
..Therapy with glucocorticoids was effective in our case, suggesting that conservative treatment can be successfully and safely applied in certain cases with pituitary apoplexy...
- Inhibition of growth hormone excess reduces insulin resistance and ovarian dysfunction in a lean case of polycystic ovary syndrome with a growth-hormone-producing pituitary adenoma
3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Fukushima Medical University, School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan
Horm Res 59:149-55. 2003
..Menstrual cycles were therefore restored and the number of ovarian cysts reduced, suggesting that insulin and/or IGF-1, stimulators of theca cell proliferation, may be pathogenetic factors in PCOS...
- Treatment of lymphocytic hypophysitis by high-dose methylprednisolone pulse therapy
Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka City General Hospital, Miyakojima, Osaka
Intern Med 42:168-73. 2003
..Her pituitary function recovered 6 months after therapy. This case report suggests that HDMPT proved effective for mass reduction of severe LHy and could obviate the need for a useless surgery...
- Therapy for lymphocytic adenohypophysitis
Intern Med 42:137-8. 2003
- Apoplexy accompanying pituitary adenoma as a complication of preoperative anterior pituitary function tests
Department of Neurological Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 149:557-65; discussion 565. 2007
..We have experienced two cases of pituitary apoplexy following anterior pituitary function tests for preoperative assessment: a triple bolus test and a TRH test...
- Prevalence and predictive factors of post-traumatic hypopituitarism
Department of Medical Endocrinology, The University Hospital of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 67:193-201. 2007
..To estimate the prevalence and predictive factors of hypopituitarism following traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
- Pituitary abscess: our experience with a case and a review of the literature
Department of Endocrinology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore, 308433, Singapore
Pituitary 11:299-306. 2008
..A Medline search was conducted and a review of 24 cases reported in the last 5 years discussed...
- Gamma knife radiosurgery for endocrine-inactive pituitary adenomas
Stereotactic and Radiation Neurosurgery, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 149:999-1006; discussion 1006. 2007
..The effectiveness of gamma knife radiosurgery was evaluated...
- Short procedure of GHRH plus arginine test in clinical practice
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
Pituitary 4:129-34. 2001
..In conclusion, this study shows that single GHRH+arginine test can be reliably performed in a shortened procedure which makes easier the clinical practice and further reduces costs...
- [Optimized diagnostic performance of brain magnetic resonance imaging in children with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency]
Zakład Diagnostyki Obrazowej i Radiologii Interwencyjnej Pomorskiej Akademii Medycznej ul Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71 252 Szczecin
Ann Acad Med Stetin 52:25-33; discussion 33-4. 2006
..The aim of this study was to search for correlations between anatomic changes in the pituitary gland and hormonal disturbances in children with short stature...
- Hypoglycaemia-insulin test: discordant growth hormone and cortisol response in paediatric patients regarding recovery from hypoglycaemia with or without oral glucose solution
Paediatric Endocrinology, Children s Hospital Vall d Hebron, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Horm Res 67:42-5. 2007
..Controversy exists on the convenience of recovery from an insulin-induced hypoglycaemia since this test is not risk-free...
- [57-year-old patient with diplopia and headache]
Klinikum der Universitat Munchen, Medizinische Klinik Innenstadt
Internist (Berl) 44:619-25. 2003
..The delayed diagnosis is responsible for the high percentage of macroprolactinomas in male subjects...
- Acute and long-term pituitary insufficiency in traumatic brain injury: a prospective single-centre study
Department of Medical Endocrinology, The University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 67:598-606. 2007
..To assess the prevalence of hypopituitarism following traumatic brain injury (TBI), describe the time-course and assess the association with trauma-related parameters and early post-traumatic hormone alterations...
- The long-term predictive accuracy of the short synacthen (corticotropin) stimulation test for assessment of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
Division of Medical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, United Kingdom
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:43-7. 2006
..The high-dose short Synacthen (corticotropin) test (SST) is widely used to investigate suspected secondary adrenal insufficiency, but concern remains about falsely reassuring results...
- Testing pituitary function in aging individuals
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Corso Dogliotti 14, 10126 Turin, Italy
Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 34:895-906, viii-ix. 2005
- Evaluation of pituitary function in the fatigued patient: a review of 59 cases
Jerry R Greenfield
Department of Endocrinology, St Vincent s Hospital and St Vincent s Clinic and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
Eur J Endocrinol 154:147-57. 2006
..The aim of this study was to review the results of dynamic pituitary testing in patients presenting with fatigue...
- Sheehan's syndrome
Erciyes University, Medical School, Department of Endocrinology, Kayseri, 38039, Turkey
Pituitary 6:181-8. 2003
..The great majority of the patients has empty sella on CT or MRI. Lymphocytic hypophysitis should be kept in mind in differential diagnosis. In this review, the old and recent data regarding Sheehan's syndrome are presented...
- Craniopharyngiomas with intratumoral hemorrhage--two case reports
Department of Neurological Surgery, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan
Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 44:43-6. 2004
..The histological diagnosis was craniopharyngioma in both cases. Hemorrhage is extremely rare in craniopharyngiomas and difficult to discriminate from that in pituitary adenoma, but both diseases require decompression by clot extirpation...
- [Hypophyseal coma]
B L Herrmann
Klinik fur Endokrinologie, Zentrum fur Innere Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Essen
Internist (Berl) 44:1253-9. 2003
..ACTH stimulation test, CRH stimulation test and insulin tolerance test (optional) should be performed after therapeutic compensation to determine pituitary function...
- [TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma]
Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Nihon Rinsho . 2006
- Gender-related differences in growth hormone-releasing pituitary adenomas. A clinicopathological study
Department of Neurology, Inselspital, Freiburgstrasse 10, CH 3010 Berne, Germany
Pituitary 5:247-53. 2002
..For GH-releasing pituitary adenomas, however, detailed data on gender differences of postsurgical treatment are not available...
- Idiopathic central diabetes insipidus in children and young adults is commonly associated with vasopressin-cell antibodies and markers of autoimmunity
Department of Paediatrics, IRCCS G Gaslini Institute, University of Genova, Italy
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65:470-8. 2006
..Autoimmune targeting of hypothalamic-neurohypophyseal structures in children and young adults with posterior pituitary and anterior pituitary dysfunction, as well as pituitary stalk involvement, are not yet completely understood...
- [Cushing's disease and corticotroph adenoma: anterior pituitary function before and after trans-sphenoidal microsurgery]
Service de Neurochirurgie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Domaine Universitaire, Belgique, France
Neurochirurgie 48:226-33. 2002
..Cushing's disease is characterized by an overproduction of ACTH inducing an hypersecretion of corticosteroids. We assessed the non-corticotrophic pituitary functions before and after microsurgical resection of the corticotrophic adenoma...
- Pituitary apoplexy after thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test in a patient with pituitary macroadenoma
Huei Fang Wang
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
J Chin Med Assoc 70:392-5. 2007
..The TRH test is generally safe for evaluating pituitary function, but pituitary apoplexy may occur after the procedure. CT and MRI may miss the diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy, especially if performed immediately after the acute episode...
- The liaison of the young endocrine patient with adult endocrinologist. On occasion of a prismatic case
Hormones (Athens) 7:203-4. 2008
- A prismatic case: A 31-year old man who did not miss his pituitary
Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Leipzig, Germany
Hormones (Athens) 7:263-70. 2008
..This case illustrates the importance of continued follow-up in patients with hypopituitarism and a systemic transferral of adolescents with CPHD to the care of adult endocrinologists...
- [Traumatic panhypopituitarism: case report]
Department of Neurosurgery, Shimada Municipal Hospital, 1200 5 Noda Shimada City, Shizuoka 427 8502, Japan
No Shinkei Geka 34:491-5. 2006
..It is important for medical staff carefully to observe vital signs and clinical symptoms, even if mild brain injury. Pituitary function test should also be undergone, if panhypopituitarism was suspected from clinical condition...
- Growth hormone deficiency in children
Erick J Richmond
Pediatric Endocrinology, National Childrens Hospital, San Jose, Costa Rica
Pituitary 11:115-20. 2008
..The final diagnosis is based on multiple parameters and occasionally on a therapeutic trial of GH therapy to determine if there is a significant acceleration of growth velocity...
- An audit of 500 subcutaneous glucagon stimulation tests to assess growth hormone and ACTH secretion in patients with hypothalamic-pituitary disease
K S Leong
Diabetes Centre, Whiston Hospital, Warrington Road, Prescot, Merseyside L35 5DR, UK
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 54:463-8. 2001
..The 240 minute sample added little additional information and could be omitted...
- Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism in a patient with morbid obesity
Miguel Angel Mollar Puchades
Unit of Endocrinology, Universitary Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain
Obes Surg 17:1127-31. 2007
..Although morbid obesity can cause hypogonadotropic hypogonadism in men, the differential diagnosis should include other potential causes of hypogonadism if free testosterone levels are below normal...
- Autoimmune hypothyroidism coexisting with a pituitary adenoma secreting thyroid-stimulating hormone, prolactin and alpha-subunit
J M Idiculla
Endocrine Department, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK
Ann Clin Biochem 38:566-71. 2001
..Postoperative combined anterior pituitary function tests did not demonstrate any deficiency of anterior pituitary hormones...
- Atherosclerosis, aortic stenosis and sudden onset central diabetes insipidus
Department of Internal Medicine, Benjamin Franklin Hospital, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 105:227-33. 1997
..b>Pituitary function tests revealed a normal anterior pituitary function...
- Anterior pituitary failure (panhypopituitarism) with balanced chromosome translocation 46,XY,t(11;22)(q24;q13)
C Y Yang
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Chi Mei Foundation Hospital, 901, Chung Hwa Road, Yung Kang, Tainan 710, Taiwan
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 64:247-52. 2001
..Endocrine studies and three combined pituitary function tests revealed panhypopituitarism...
- Pituitary apoplexy within a macroprolactinoma
A Watt is Acting Consultant Endocrinologist at the Department of Endocrinology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK
Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab 4:635-41. 2008
..MRI scan revealed a huge pituitary adenoma containing hemorrhage. Subsequent pituitary function tests indicated a grossly elevated serum prolactin level and hypopituitarism.
- Magnetic resonance imaging of the normal pituitary gland using ultrashort TE (UTE) pulse sequences (REV 1.0)
Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
Neuroradiology 50:213-20. 2008
..The purpose of this study was to examine the normal pituitary gland in male subjects with ultrashort echo time (TE) pulse sequences, describe its appearance and measure its signal intensity before and after contrast enhancement...
- Managing patients with hypopituitarism after traumatic brain injury
Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, Italy
Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 14:301-5. 2007
..Then, further information of the problem is likely to stimulate appropriate screening programs for patients with brain injuries, at high risk of developing an unrecognized hypopituitarism...
- Sudden death and Wegener's granulomatosis of the pituitary
Department of Nephrology, Franz Volhard Clinic, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Scand J Rheumatol 29:264-6. 2000
..The diagnosis is usually made on the basis of imaging techniques and abnormal pituitary function tests in the setting of active systemic vasculitis...
- Transient diabetes insipidus and hypopituitarism after pituitary apoplexy: a rare association with pericardial effusion and painless thyroiditis
Department of Medicine, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Am J Med Sci 319:261-4. 2000
..Subsequently, the pituitary function tests remained normal for a year, but later he gradually developed hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, ..
- A novel PROP1 gene mutation (157delA) in Japanese siblings with combined anterior pituitary hormone deficiency
Ke ita Tatsumi
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 61:635-40. 2004
..This study describes for the first time a homozygous mutation of the PROP1 gene in two Japanese siblings with CPHD born to consanguineous parents...
- Clinical phenotype and endocrinological investigations in a patient with a mutation in the MCT8 thyroid hormone transporter
Department of Pediatrics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan
Eur J Pediatr 167:785-91. 2008
..other than thyroid hormone regulation and metabolism were intact, resulting in normal hypothalamic/pituitary function tests. While LT4 administration suppressed thyrotropin (TSH) secretion, no significant changes in thyroid ..
- Tandem mass spectrometry as a novel tool for elucidating pituitary-thyroid relationships
Division of Endocrinology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20007, USA
Thyroid 18:1303-11. 2008
..Our objective was to determine the performance of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in documenting both group and individual relationships between thyroid hormone and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations...
- Subtle cognitive impairments in patients with long-term cure of Cushing's disease
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Leiden University Medical Center, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:2699-714. 2010
..Therefore, our aim was to assess cognitive functioning after long-term cure of Cushing's disease...
- Neuroendocrine dysfunction in patients recovering from subarachnoid hemorrhage
Institute of Neurosurgery, Belgrade, Serbia
Hormones (Athens) 9:235-44. 2010
..The aim of our study was to identify possible predictor(s) for neuroendocrine dysfunction in SAH survivors...
- Canine hypophysectomy using a ventral paramedian approach
Todd W Axlund
Department of Clinical Sciences and Anatomy, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Vet Surg 34:179-89. 2005
..To evaluate the degree of pituitary exposure, completeness of hypophysectomy, and perioperative morbidity associated with an alternative paramedian surgical approach and excisional technique for the canine pituitary gland...
- Diagnosis of adult growth hormone deficiency: still a matter of debate
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
J Endocrinol Invest 29:190-4. 2006
..GHRH combined with arginine or GH secretagogues represent a potent, safe, reproducible and reliable test which should be preferable to the ITT as a first-choice diagnostic test for GHD...
- A case of post-traumatic isolated ACTH deficiency with spontaneous recovery 9 months after the event
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 77:276-7. 2006
- Enhanced cortisol suppression following administration of low-dose dexamethasone in first-episode psychosis patients
Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47:363-70. 2013
..This study examined the cortisol response to the administration of low-dose dexamethasone in first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients and its relationship to childhood trauma...
- Hypopituitarism in patients with vasculotoxic snake bite envenomation related acute kidney injury: a prospective study on the prevalence and outcomes of this complication
Department of Nephrology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, 244, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, 700020, West Bengal, India
Pituitary 17:125-31. 2014
..b>Pituitary function tests were done if they developed any symptoms of HP...
- Primary choroid plexus papilloma in the pituitary fossa: case report and literature review
Liu guan Bian
Department of Neurosurgery, Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, People s Republic of China
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 153:851-7. 2011
..The histopathology showed that the lesion was a choroid plexus papilloma. Theories of the origin, the differential diagnosis, and treatment of the rare tumor are discussed...
- [Nelson's syndrome]
Department of Neurosurgery, Nippon Medical School
Nihon Rinsho . 2006
- Pituitary involvement in Wegener's granulomatosis
Tuck Y Yong
Department of Endocrinology, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, SA, Australia
Pituitary 11:77-84. 2008
..Despite treatment of WG, only 17% (4 patients) had full recovery in their pituitary function. The long-term prognosis of patients with WG and pituitary involvement is not known...
- Brief communication: pituitary volume and function in competing and retired male boxers
Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey, and Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Ann Intern Med 148:827-31. 2008
..Pituitary consequences of chronic head trauma in boxing have not been investigated in detail...
- Increased osteoprotegerin levels in Cushing's syndrome are associated with an adverse cardiovascular risk profile
Medicina Interna I, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Reg Gonzole 10, 10043 Orbassano Torino, Italy
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:1803-8. 2007
..Serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) levels are increased in patients with cardiovascular disease and/or excess bone resorption...
- Kickboxing sport as a new cause of traumatic brain injury-mediated hypopituitarism
Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:360-6. 2007
..Pituitary consequences of chronic repetitive head trauma in kickboxing have not been investigated until now. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the pituitary function in both retired and active amateur kickboxers...
- The role of BDNF and HPA axis in the neurobiology of burnout syndrome
Ozen Onen Sertoz
Ege University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, 35100 Izmir, Turkey
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:1459-65. 2008
..Our results suggest that low BDNF might contribute to the neurobiology of burnout syndrome and it seems to be associated with burnout symptoms including altered mood and cognitive functions...
- Biochemical cure of acromegaly after transsphenoidal surgery despite residual tumor on magnetic resonance imaging: case report
Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 48:311-3. 2008
..Careful evaluation of postoperative MR imaging is always necessary to interpret surgical outcome, even if biochemical cure in acromegaly has been achieved...
- A Case of acromegaly associated with subclinical Cushing's disease
Department of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School, Yushima, Tokyo, Japan
Endocr J 53:679-85. 2006
..This is a very rare case of GH-producing pituitary adenoma causing typical acromegaly with concomitant production of ACTH causing subclinical Cushing's disease...
- Rapid progression of hypothyroidism-related pituitary hyperplasia
Ching Yi Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, 5 Fu Shing Street, 333 Kweishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
J Neurosurg Pediatr 2:212-4. 2008
..The mass disappeared after thyroxine treatment. The authors conclude that repeated hormone examinations and avoidance of an unnecessary operation are needed in such patients...
- Primary hypophysitis: clinical-pathological correlations
Department of Neurosurgery, Georg August University Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
Eur J Endocrinol 155:101-7. 2006
..Primary hypophysitis comprises of three distinct histomorphological entities: lymphocytic, granulomatous and xanthomatous. Clinical features of the three subtypes for diagnostic and treatment strategies have yet not been well characterized...
- Hypothalamo-hypophysial dysfunction after traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents: a preliminary retrospective and prospective study
Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Regina Margherita Children s Hospital, Piazza Polonia 94, 10126 Turin, Italy
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 19:691-703. 2006
..4%) developed HHD 6 months or more after TBI. HHD was newly diagnosed in one previously normal patient from the prospective group at 12 months after TBI. GH deficiency was the most frequent disorder in our paediatric cohort...
- Approach to testing growth hormone (GH) secretion in obese subjects
Department of Neuroendocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Clinical Center Serbia, Dr Subotic 13, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:1789-96. 2013
..This functional hyposomatotropism in obesity is fully reversed by weight loss. In conclusion, GH stimulation tests should be avoided in obese subjects with very low pretest probability...
- Spontaneous pregnancy and partial recovery of pituitary function in a patient with Sheehan's syndrome
Ting Ting See
Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Panchiao, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
J Chin Med Assoc 68:187-90. 2005
..It is crucial to institute adequate hormone-replacement therapy during pregnancy, since hypopituitarism is associated with high fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality...
- Safety of the insulin tolerance test
P J Galloway
Department of Biochemistry, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow, UK
Arch Dis Child 87:354-6. 2002
..We conclude that the ITT is safe and reliable in a paediatric setting provided that a strict procedure is followed...
- Low-dose (1 microgram) adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) stimulation as a screening test for impaired hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis function: sensitivity, specificity and accuracy in comparison with the high-dose (250 microgram) test
Institute of Endocrinology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 52:633-40. 2000
..In this study we further compared the performances of these two tests as screening procedures for possible HPA impairment...
- [Secondary adrenal gland insufficiency]
U Kolyvanos Naumann
Praxis (Bern 1994) 92:843-5. 2003
- Tests of posterior pituitary function
S G Ball
School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
J Endocrinol Invest 26:15-24. 2003
- Diagnostic study of a synthetic human corticotropin-releasing hormone (hCRH) in healthy adult males: its plasma pharmacokinetics and the effects on the urinary excretion of steroid hormones
Third Department of Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Ichihara, Japan
Endocr J 40:591-6. 1993
..It is also considered that the urinary excretion of free cortisol after the administration of MCI-028 can be an index reflecting the functioning of this system...
- Is growth hormone stimulation testing in children still appropriate?
Laura M Gandrud
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Stanford University Medical Center, S 302, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5208, USA
Growth Horm IGF Res 14:185-94. 2004
..We recommend that GH stimulation tests no longer routinely be used for the diagnosis of GHD in children...
- Pituitary tumors: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and management
B M Arafah
Division of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
Endocr Relat Cancer 8:287-305. 2001
..The managing physician should be familiar with the natural history and long-term complications of pituitary adenomas, and with the side effects of treatments given over the years...
- Seizures and the pituitary gland during pregnancy
D A Wilkinson
Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
Anaesth Intensive Care 32:835-7. 2004
..We present the anaesthetic management of a woman who, at 10 days post partum, suffered a series of convulsions in the context of two episodes of post partum haemorrhage. The probable aetiology of the convulsions is discussed...
- Radiation tolerance of functioning pituitary tissue in gamma knife surgery for pituitary adenomas
Department of Stereotactic and Radiation Neurosurgery, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
Neurosurgery 52:309-16; discussion 316-7. 2003
..This study is intended to contribute to a determination of the sensitivity of preserved hypophyseal function to focal radiation in pituitary adenomas...
- Refractory hypotension in preterm infants with adrenocortical insufficiency
P C Ng
Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 84:F122-4. 2001
..Corticosteroid treatment should be considered and could be life saving in severely hypotensive preterm infants who do not respond to conventional treatment with volume expanders and inotropes...
- Non-functioning pituitary macro-incidentalomas benefit from early surgery before becoming symptomatic
Departement de Neurochirurgie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Universite de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Electronic address
Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:2514-20. 2013
..The aim of this study is to compare surgical results between symptomatic and asymptomatic macro-NFPIs...
- Significant headache improvement after transsphenoidal surgery in patients with small sellar lesions
Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
J Neurosurg 110:354-8. 2009
..If conventional medical management fails, transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) may be considered as an alternative treatment for intractable headaches...
- [The neurobiology of burnout: the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal gland axis and other findings]
Ozen Onen Sertoz
Turk Psikiyatri Derg 19:318-28. 2008
..This review aimed to present an overview of neurobiological research on the etiology of burnout and to evaluate the proposed arguments...
- [Hypophyseal incidentaloma in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease]
Abteilung für Endokrinologie und Diabetologie, Inselspital, Bern
Praxis (Bern 1994) 91:1123-6. 2002
..In addition, the association of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease with acromegaly is exceptional and has not yet been reported to our knowledge...
- A large sellar granular cell tumor in a 21-year-old woman
University Clinical Center, Neuroendocrine Unit, Institute of Endocrinology, Dr Subotica 13, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia
Endocr Pathol 18:91-4. 2007
..These tumors are, in most cases, very small and are found incidentally at autopsy of older patients. Our case is exceptional because the tumor developed in a young woman, extended to the suprasellar region, and caused clinical symptoms...
- Idiopathic hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism associated with arachnoid cyst of the middle fossa and forebrain anomalies: presentation of an unusual case
Department of Radiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik Ankara, Turkey
J Endocrinol Invest 28:935-9. 2005
..Cranial MRI showed an AC in left middle fossa with expansion to suprasellar cisterna and several abnormalities like left temporal lobe hypoplasia, left optic tract and bilateral olfactory bulb hypoplasia and left hypothalamic hypoplasia...
- Clinical presentation and outcome of pituitary adenomas in teenagers
Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, Section of Endocrinology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 58:519-27. 2003
..In this study we evaluated the symptoms at onset and the long-term consequences induced in teenagers by functioning or nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas...
- Diagnosis and treatment of Cushing's disease in children
Martin O Savage
Department of Endocrinology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust, London, UK
Endocr Dev 17:134-45. 2010
..The management of paediatric CD patients after cure also presents challenges for optimizing growth, bone health, reproduction and body composition from childhood into and during adult life...
- Is further evaluation for growth hormone (GH) deficiency necessary in fibromyalgia patients with low serum insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I levels?
Kevin C J Yuen
Department of Endocrinology, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mailcode L607, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
Growth Horm IGF Res 17:82-8. 2007
..The aim of this study was to assess the GH reserve in FM patients with low serum IGF-I levels using the GH-releasing hormone (GHRH)-arginine test...
- Hypopituitarism in the elderly: multifaceted clinical and biochemical presentation
Endocrinology, Galliera Hospital, Mura delle Cappuccine 14, 16128 Genova, Italy
Curr Aging Sci 1:42-50. 2008
..Hypopituitarism (HYPO) is a rare and under-investigated pathology in the elderly...
- Should anterior pituitary function be tested during follow-up of all patients presenting at the emergency department because of traumatic brain injury?
Anke W van der Eerden
Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Eur J Endocrinol 162:19-28. 2010
..However, different study populations, study designs, and diagnostic procedures were used. No data are available on emergency-department-based cohorts of TBI patients...
- Dynamic tests for the diagnosis and assessment of treatment efficacy in acromegaly
Service d Endocrinologie et Maladies de la Reproduction, Hopital de Bicetre, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
Pituitary 11:129-39. 2008
- Combined acromegaly and subclinical Cushing disease related to high-molecular-weight adrenocorticotropic hormone
Department of Molecular and Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
J Neurosurg 110:369-73. 2009
..It is suggested that the secretion of ACTH in patients with concurrent GH- and ACTH-secreting adenomas might consist of the HMW form and that the HMW ACTH is consequently associated with a subclinical Cushing state...
- Systemic illness
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Advanced Therapies, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Pituitary 11:187-207. 2008
..There is no consensus regarding the type of approach, as well as the criteria to use to define pituitary axis function in critically ill patients. We here provide a critical approach to pituitary axis evaluation during systemic illness...
- Persisting embryonal infundibular recess
Department of Neurosurgery, Comenius University School of Medicine, Slovakia
J Neurosurg 110:359-62. 2009
..Because attempts at removal using the transsphenoidal approach would lead to a communication between the third ventricle and the nasal cavity, a watertight reconstruction of the sellar floor is necessary...
- Does the type and severity of brain injury predict hypothalamo-pituitary dysfunction? Does post-traumatic hypopituitarism predict worse outcome?
Department of Medical Endocrinology, PE2131, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pituitary 11:255-61. 2008
- Effects of endosulfan intoxication on pituitary functions
Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Internal Medicine Intensive Care Unit, Kayseri, Turkey
Clin Toxicol (Phila) 50:441-3. 2012
..We investigated the effects of endosulfan intoxication on pituitary functions in three patients...
- [Follicle-stimulating hormone producing pituitary adenoma with hyponatremia]
Department of Endocrinology, Nagaya Daini Red Cross Hospital, Nagaya
Nihon Naika Gakkai Zasshi 91:480-2. 2002
- Oral hydration during growth hormone stimulation with clonidine
Division of Nursing, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
J Pediatr Nurs 22:383-7. 2007
..Compared with no oral hydration, intake of >13 ml/kg rarely required intravenous fluids, improved diastolic BP, and permitted discharge at the end of the GH test, with a higher BP...
- Abnormalities of pituitary function after traumatic brain injury in children
Department of Pediatrics, Petz Aladár County Teaching Hospital, Vasvári P u 2, H 9023 Gyor, Hungary
J Neurotrauma 24:119-27. 2007
..Our study confirms the high risk for hypopituitarism in children with TBI despite the lack of obvious clinical symptoms. We suggest screening of pituitary function after any kind of brain trauma requiring hospitalization in childhood...
- [38 year-old patient with suspected congenital hormonal dysfunction]
Schwerpunkt Endokrinologie und Stoffwechsel, Medizinische Klinik 1, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Deutschland
Internist (Berl) 51:1318-20, 1322-3. 2010
..The initiation of a hormone replacement therapy with hydrocortisone and thyroid hormones is essential in such a patient, but the substitution of sex hormones can create ethical problems...
- Six-month preoperative octreotide treatment in unselected, de novo patients with acromegaly: effect on biochemistry, tumour volume, and postoperative cure
Sven M Carlsen
Unit of Applied Clinical Research, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 74:736-43. 2011
- Reproducibility and performance of one or two samples of salivary cortisol in the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome using an automated immunoassay system
C A Carrasco
Facultad de Medicina, Department of Endocrinology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Lira 85 piso 5, Santiago, Chile
Endocrine 41:487-93. 2012
..Our results suggest that LNSC is variable, and reproducibility is affected in both CS and S patients. We found significant improvements in the diagnostic accuracy of the LNSC measurement by obtaining two samples...
- Pituitary testing: a reappraisal
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Pituitary 11:113-4. 2008
..Drug effects on different axes are discussed since pharmacologic treatments may influence testing outcome...
- Sphenoid mucocele: an uncommon complication of a rare condition
Department of Endocrinology, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, England, UK
Scott Med J 57:247. 2012
..b>Pituitary function tests showed partial resolution of hypopituitarism with recovery of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and ..