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Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a serious endocrine condition resulting from an excess of growth hormone (GH) in the blood. GH is released by the pituitary gland and is carried through the rest of the body where it has specific effects.

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Vitamin E Ineffective in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy-Associated Symptoms

Vitamin E Ineffective in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy-Associated Symptoms

Oral vitamin E supplementation consisting of 400 mg/day mixed tocotrienols for 1 year may not result in improved neuropathic pain symptoms in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

HbA1c Levels Associated With Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Diabetes

HbA1c Levels Associated With Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Diabetes

A recent study assessed the affiliation between HbA1c level, diabetes prominence, and successive decline of cognition during a 10-year span.

Researchers Find Sex-Specific Role for Glucokinase in Autonomic Nervous Activity

Researchers Find Sex-Specific Role for Glucokinase in Autonomic Nervous Activity

An experimental study found a sex-specific role in glucose-dependent control of autonomic nervous activity.

Acromegaly Diagnosis Delayed in Elderly Woman

Acromegaly Diagnosis Delayed in Elderly Woman

The presence of a pituitary tumor on magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnostic hypothesis.

Hypothalamic Axis Affects Glucose Homeostasis

Hypothalamic Axis Affects Glucose Homeostasis

Hypothalamic-sympathetic nervous system-renal axis has been identified that regulates tubular glucose reabsorption.

Surgeon Volume Associated With Costs in Pituitary Tumor Care

Surgeon Volume Associated With Costs in Pituitary Tumor Care

Results show increased hospital charges, costs and length of stay for patients treated by lower-volume surgeons.

Copeptin May Be Marker for Diabetes Insipidus After Pituitary Surgery

Copeptin May Be Marker for Diabetes Insipidus After Pituitary Surgery

Copeptin represents a novel, early marker for postoperative diabetes insipidus after pituitary surgery.

Intranasal Insulin Detemir May Improve Memory in Alzheimer's Disease

Intranasal Insulin Detemir May Improve Memory in Alzheimer's Disease

A nasal spray with insulin detemir may improve memory and other mental capabilities in adults with Alzheimer's disease

Signifor Earns FDA Approval for Acromegaly

Signifor Earns FDA Approval for Acromegaly

The FDA has approved pasireotide (Signifor long-acting release) for treatment of acromegaly.

Endocrine Society Releases Guidelines for Acromegaly

Endocrine Society Releases Guidelines for Acromegaly

The Endocrine Society has issued a clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly.

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