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HealthWatch: Pituitary Disorders: Acromegaly

WeAreGreenBay.com - May 12, 2017
With acromegaly, people often don't notice symptoms until it is brought to their attention by comparing current and old photographs. Some famous people who had the pituitary disorder include the wrestler Andre the Giant, Lurch from the Addams family ...

Radiation Tx for Persistent Acromegaly Safe, Effective

MedPage Today - May 4, 2017
AUSTIN -- Following pituitary surgery, radiation for persistent or recurrent acromegaly was shown to be an effective and safe treatment, researchers reported here. In a retrospective analysis, patients with acromegaly who had undergone pituitary ...

High-frequency, high-dose lanreotide autogel normalizes IGF-I in acromegaly

Healio - Apr 20, 2017
Insulin-like growth factor I values can be effectively normalized with high-frequency and high-dose lanreotide autogel in adults with active acromegaly uncontrolled by long-term conventional somatostatin receptor ligand therapy, according to ...

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Acromegaly books

MRI of the Pituitary Gland

by: Jean-François Bonneville, Fabrice Bonneville, Françoise Cattin, Sonia Nagi
This clinically oriented book will familiarize the reader with all aspects of the diagnosis of tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The coverage includes acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, Rathke cleft cysts, prolactinomas, incidentalomas, nonsecreting adenomas, other lesions of the sellar area, hypophysitis, and central diabetes insipidus. Normal radiologic anatomy and the numerous normal variants are described, and guidance is also provided on difficulties, artifacts, and other pitfalls.
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Acromegaly: Causes, Tests and Treatments

by: J P Sperring MA
Acromegaly is progressive, acquired condition caused by the development of a benign tumor in the pituitary gland (pituitary adenoma). When the condition impacts children prior to the end of puberty, extra growth hormone can cause gigantism. If untreated, the disease can possibly induce life-threatening complications. This must-have book outlines the causes, tests and treatment options for this devastating disease.
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Gigantism & Acromegaly in the 20th Century

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Clinical Rounds in Endocrinology: Volume I - Adult Endocrinology

by: Anil Bhansali, Yashpal Gogate
This book covers interesting and yet often challenging cases among adult patients in a unique Question-Answer format. Simulating the bed-side case discussions during the ward rounds, one question logically leads to another question thereby generating curiosity and promoting evidence-based medicine. Taking the readers through the entire spectrum starting from etiology and pathophysiology to clinical presentation to management principles, each question addresses one key aspect of the disorder. Described in a very simple and lucid narrative, this book ensures sound conceptual understanding while covering each topic comprehensively.
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Straight Talk Acromegaly

In this animated video, learn more about acromegaly, a rare hormonal disorder, including the mechanism of disease, clinical manifestations, symptoms and ...

Ellie’s Acromegaly Story: Managing Breakthrough Symptoms

Ellie is a Midwest mom who doesn't let acromegaly stand in the way of the next great adventure. For more stories from real-life patients and to learn more about ...

What is Acromegaly?

Dr. Frances Broyles explains what the rare disease acromegaly is. About 3.5 per million have this disease. Acromegaly is usually caused by pituitary tumor ...


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