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Acromegaly

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Study
  • Condition: Acromegaly
  • Journal: BMC endocrine disorders
  • Treatment Used: Somatostatin Analogues (SAs) with Pegvisomant
  • Number of Patients: 0
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This study evaluated the effectiveness of combined therapy with somatostatin analogues (drugs that block the extra release of hormones) with pegvisomant for the treatment of acromegaly (when the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Pituitary Adenomas
  • Journal: Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America
  • Treatment Used: Dopamine Agonists
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This article discusses the role of dopamine agonists in the treatment of pituitary adenoma.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Acromegaly
  • Journal: Journal of neuro-oncology
  • Treatment Used: Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Number of Patients: 1533
  • Published —
This review of the literature examined the outcomes for patients with acromegaly (hormonal disorder) treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Unresectable Lateral Disease in Acromegaly
  • Journal: Neurosurgical focus
  • Treatment Used: PET-Guided Repeat Transsphenoidal Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 9
  • Published —
In this study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of undergoing PET-guided repeat transsphenoidal surgery for the treatment of unresectable lateral disease in persistent acromegaly.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Acromegaly
  • Journal: Neurosurgical focus
  • Treatment Used: Microscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery (MTS)
  • Number of Patients: 280
  • Published —
This study analyzed the outcomes of patients with acromegaly (hormonal growth disorder) after microscopic transsphenoidal surgery (MTS).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Growth Hormone-secreting Pituitary Adenomas
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 33
  • Published —
In this study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of surgical treatment for growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Pediatric Growth Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma
  • Journal: Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Treatment Used: Endoscopic Endonasal Gross Total Resection
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report describes a patient with a pediatric growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma that resulted in excessive growth spurts, behavioral changes, and frontal headaches.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Acromegaly
  • Journal: European journal of endocrinology
  • Treatment Used: Pasireotide
  • Number of Patients: 198
  • Published —
In this study, researchers evaluated the long-term outcomes of using pasireotide for acromegaly in patients with other health problems.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Acromegaly
  • Journal: European journal of endocrinology
  • Treatment Used: Fractionated Radiotherapy or Radiosurgery
  • Number of Patients: 352
  • Published —
This study compared the clinical outcome of using fractionated radiotherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery to treat patients with acromegaly.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Pituitary Adenoma
  • Journal: World neurosurgery
  • Treatment Used: Low-Field Intraoperative MRI with Transsphenoidal Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 231
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using a low-field intraoperative MRI with transsphenoidal surgery to treat patients with pituitary adenomas.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Acromegaly-Associated Thyroid Enlargement
  • Journal: Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Treatment Used: Normalization of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1)
  • Number of Patients: 101
  • Published —
This study determined whether normalization of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels could decrease goiter and thyroid volume in patients with acromegaly (pituitary hormone disorder).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Carotid-Cavernous Fistula After Transsphenoidal Surgery
  • Journal: World neurosurgery
  • Treatment Used: Endovascular Techniques or Transvenous and Transarterial Coiling
  • Number of Patients: 10
  • Published —
This case report discusses a 74-year-old man diagnosed with carotid-cavernous fistula (hole in carotid artery; CCF), a rare complication after transsphenoidal (through sinus) surgery and was treated transvenous and transarterial coiling.