March 2019 Pituitary Research Articles

Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.

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PNA Medical Corner: Pituitary Carcinoma

Dr. Prevedello pictureLuma GhalibThis month the PNA Medical Corner features a study co-authored by Dr. Daniel Prevedello, a member of the PNA board of directors and Dr. Luma Ghalib a PNA member. The study reviews the relevant studies and then discusses the case of a man who had surgery for a pituitary tumor and then 43 years later was diagnosed with a meningioma. But the second tumor was revealed to be a prolactin-secreting pituitary adenoma.

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PNA Partners with VuMedi to Educate Healthcare Professionals

In our effort to raise awareness in the medical community about pituitary gland disorders, the Pituitary Network Association is excited to partner with VuMedi, the largest content source of educational video’s for healthcare professionals with over 15,000 hosted videos and 200,000 doctors subscribed. The PNA channel on VuMedi will contain a library of educational webinars produced by the PNA and presented by experts in pituitary medicine on a balance of topics relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary disorders. Through this great platform we have the ability with digital outreach to educate many clinicians and advance the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary patients. This is one more tool to help us inform the medical community and increase the quality of care for pituitary patients. It is also in line with PNA’s longstanding mission: To support, pursue, encourage, promote and where possible, fund research on pituitary disorders in a sustained and full-time effort to find a cure for these illnesses. The PNA will disseminate information helpful to the medical community, the public and to pituitary patients and their families on matters regarding early detection, symptoms, treatments and resources available to patients with pituitary disease.

The PNA will continue to look for innovative ways to raise awareness about pituitary disorders in the hopes that every pituitary patient will receive a swift and accurate diagnosis.

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PNA Spotlight: Dr. Adriana G. Ioachimescu

ioachimescu adrianaThis month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Dr. Adriana Ioachimescu, a professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Neurosurgery with the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She is also co-Director of the Emory Pituitary Center and consulting editor for the Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics. Dr. Ioachimescu went to medical school at Carol Davilla University in Bucharest, Romania, where she also earned a PhD in neuroendocrinology. She did an internship at Yale University Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, then a residency and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Ohio, where she later joined the faculty. She has been with Emory since 2008. She was kind enough to answer some questions from the PNA; here are her answers.

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