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Dr. Julie Silverstein and collaborators publish article in Pituitary

Dr. Julie Silverstein and collaborators had their findings published online May 9 in Pituitary journal. The review analyzed the comprehensive changes in hormonal function and identified factors that predict recovery or worsening of hormonal axes following endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery (ETSS) for patients with nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA.)

Dr. Julie Silverstein
Dr. Julie Silverstein

The authors concluded,”Dynamic alterations in pituitary hormones were observed in a proportion of patients following ETSS in NFPA patients. Postoperative endocrine vulnerability, recovery, and factors that predicted recovery or loss of endocrine function depended on the hormonal system, necessitating an axis-specific surveillance strategy postoperatively.”

Authors include: Jenie Y. Hwang, Diane J. Aum, Michael R. Chicoine, Ralph G. Dacey Jr, Joshua W. Osbun, Keith M. Rich, Gregory J. Zipfel, Cristine N. Klatt-Cromwell, Jonathan L. McJunkin, Patrik Pipkorn, John S. Schneider, Julie M. Silverstein and Albert H. Kim

Axis-specific analysis and predictors of endocrine recovery and deficits for non-functioning pituitary adenomas undergoing endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery


Hwang, J.Y., Aum, D.J., Chicoine, M.R.et al. Axis-specific analysis and predictors of endocrine recovery and deficits for non-functioning pituitary adenomas undergoing endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery. Pituitary (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11102-020-01045-z