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2014-06-30 23:05:29

Dr. Yaron Moshel and ANS Discuss How to Recognize the Symptoms of Pituitary Tumors Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Did you know pituitary tumors affect 15-20% of adults, and are caused by an abnormal growth of cells? How would you know you are suffering from one? Joe Lagitch, 71, of Parsippany has never been sick. His wife, Betty, a retired nurse, says she was surprised when her husband started to complain of headaches, but shrugged it off as a simple sinus infection. Two days later,...

2014-06-04 08:31:35

IMRIS VISIUS intraoperative MRI use enhances patient outcomes MINNEAPOLIS, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that a published retrospective study indicates that use of VISIUS intraoperative MRI (iMRI) combined with endoscopy for transsphenoidal surgery (surgical access through the nose) increases the amount of pituitary (adenoma) tumor removal compared to conventional microscopy without iMRI. The amount of...

2013-05-08 13:02:38

Findings could be a boon for patients with limited treatment options Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a protein that drives the formation of pituitary tumors in Cushing's disease, a development that may give clinicians a therapeutic target to treat this potentially life-threatening disorder. The protein, called TR4 (testicular orphan nuclear receptor 4), is one of the human body's 48 nuclear receptors, a class of proteins found in cells that are...

2012-03-08 10:47:31

International phase 3 trial is largest study ever of rare endocrine disorder A new investigational drug significantly reduced urinary cortisol levels and improved symptoms of Cushing's disease in the largest clinical study of this endocrine disorder ever conducted. Results of the clinical trial conducted at centers on four continents appear in the March 8 New England Journal of Medicine and show that treatment with pasireotide cut cortisol secretion an average of 50 percent and returned...

2011-05-10 15:32:18

A common, tiny tropical fish plays a key role in a new model for Cushing disease, giving researchers a powerful tool to conduct extensive searches for effective treatments for this serious hormonal disorder, testing up to 300 drugs weekly. The model "“ published online on May 2 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- was created in the laboratory of Shlomo Melmed, MD, dean of the medical faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, by his research team led by Ning-Ai Liu,...

2011-01-31 07:10:00

MUMBAI, India, January 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Specialists at Fortis Hospitals Mumbai successfully diagnosed and treated a previously undetected pituitary tumor in Michelle Hardin, a 35 year-old American medical traveler. Michelle's weight increased from 190 pounds to 300 pounds in the last few years, also resulting in diabetes and hypertension. As she explained, "I tried various diet and weight-loss programs, but to no avail. I constantly felt thirsty and hungry. My...

2010-09-22 00:27:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") (NYSE: NVS) announced today that the results of a Phase III study of SOM230 (pasireotide) showed a reduction in cortisol levels in patients with Cushing's disease, a condition in which a benign (non-cancerous) pituitary tumor causes the adrenal glands to produce excess cortisol and can be fatal(1). Results will be presented at the 14th Congress of the European Neuroendocrine...


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Pituitary gland
2013-04-30 10:34:49

The pituitary gland, also called the hypophysis, is an endocrine organ found within a small, bony cavity at the base of the brain. Its primary function is to secrete hormones that regulate homeostasis. More specifically, the pituitary gland is a glandular structure about the size of a pea. It is located below the brain and above the nasal cavity in a protected pocket called the sella turcica, which is within the sphenoid bone. It connects to the hypothalamus via a neck-like structure...

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