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Pituitary Gland: Normal Function and Assessment

Abstract

This computer-based, interactive module introduces preclinical medical students to normal pituitary function and outlines its assessment. Solid understanding of these topics is requisite to learning clinical disorders of the pituitary. 356 more words

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GH therapy increases fracture risk in patients previously treated for acromegaly

van Varsseveld NC, et al. Pituitary. 2016;doi:10.1007/s11102-016-0716-3.

Adult patients with severe growth hormone deficiency previously treated for acromegaly saw an increased fracture risk after 6 years of growth hormone replacement therapy, whereas those previously treated for Cushing’s disease did not experience the same risk, according to a recent observational study. 383 more words

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Elevated late-night salivary cortisol may indicate recurrent Cushing’s disease

Carroll TB, et al. Endocr Pract. 2016;doi:10.4158/EP161380.OR.

Elevated late-night salivary cortisol may serve as an early biochemical marker of recurrent Cushing’s disease, and prompt intervention may result in clinical benefits for people with Cushing’s disease, according to recent study findings. 507 more words

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In Memory of Jenni Moore ~ January 25, 2016

A young woman struggling with ill health after developing a tumour died from an overdose after “illicit insulin” was brought into the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital last year, an inquest heard. 395 more words

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Oh, the glands in my head!

I’ve been battling fatigue for a couple months now. I thought it may have been the Trazadone (what my friend calls “The Velvet Hammer”). I thought it may have been more depression. 278 more words

Cushing’s syndrome: Pituitary surgery alone is the preferred treatment to improve survival

Background

No agreement has been reached on the long-term survival prospects for patients with Cushing’s disease. We studied life expectancy in patients who had received curative treatment and whose hypercortisolism remained in remission for more than 10 years, and identified factors determining their survival. 141 more words

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Now We've Got Bad Blood

The title of this post is an obvious reference to a Talyor Swift song, except I’m pretty sure she was writing about a guy.  I’m using the title to write about my brain tumor.   874 more words