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Long-acting pasireotide safe, effective for recurrent Cushing’s disease

October 20, 2017

In patients with persistent or recurring Cushing’s disease after surgery, monthly pasireotide was safe and effective, leading to normal urinary free cortisol levels in about 40% of patients after 12 months, according to findings from a phase 3 clinical trial. 615 more words

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Intraoperative MRI improves complete resection of pituitary macroadenoma

Endocrine Today, October 2017
Brooke Swearingen, MD; Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD, ECNU

A 63-year-old man was referred to the Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroendocrine & Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center for management of a pituitary macroadenoma. 1,087 more words

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⁉️ Would *YOU* Do This?

I remember someone on the House TV series trying a stunt like this on the episode titled Deception.

At a betting parlor where House happens to be, a woman collapses and House makes sure she gets to the hospital.

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Cortisol Modulator Shows Early Signs of Safety, Efficacy in Healthy Volunteers

The glucocorticoid receptor antagonist CORT125134 is safe and has shown preliminary signs of efficacy in healthy volunteers participating in a Phase 1 trial, say researchers in England. 488 more words

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In Memory: Edward H. Oldfield, MD, 1947–2017

Dr. Oldfield was my pituitary surgeon at NIH back in 1987.  This was back in the olden days of transsphenoidal surgery.  I honestly expected to die but this man saved my life. 129 more words

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Irene, Pituitary Bio

FOR Irene Fox, everything seemed to go wrong all at once. It was 1999 and she thought her life was falling apart. She felt her relationships had deteriorated. 389 more words

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Faith's Husband, Pituitary Bio

My husband has Cushings, has had 2 pit surgeries, radation, and is still not any better.

We go to MGH Boston, love our endocrinologist, just wish we would see progress. 18 more words

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