A commentary from Lewis S. Blevins Jr. M.D. – Dr. Lewis Blevins reviews a recent article published by Mohyeldin and others from Stanford University in Scientific Reports.
From Lewis S. Blevins, Jr. MD – Somatostatin analogs are a class of drugs that are chemically modified forms of native somatostatin. They are meant to act like somatostatin. Somatostatin is produced in our bodies,
From Lewis S. Blevins, Jr. MD – Every few years, one organization or another releases “guidelines” and “recommendations” regarding the management of patients with acromegaly. These often include algorithms provided by an “acromegaly consensus group”
From J D Faccinetti – Shortly after my acromegaly treatment had begun in 2011, I got a call from my friend and now Pituitary World News partner Dr. Lewis Blevins. He had given my name
From Lewis S. Blevins Jr. MD – This person has residual growth hormone producing pituitary adenoma that was inaccessible to the surgeon via the transsphenoidal route. I must say, however, that about 90 to 95%
Experts Recommend Tumor Removal as First-Line Treatment for Acromegaly. Endocrine society publishes Clinical Practice Guidelines on condition caused by excess growth Hormone. View a PDF of the guidelines here Washington, DC—The Endocrine Society today issued
From Lewis S. Blevins, Jr., MD – “This is a nice review highlighting bone disease in patients with acromegaly. One would think that bone enlargement would be associated with increased strength. That is not always
From Lewis S Blevins Jr,. MD – My approach to the postoperative evaluation of patients with acromegaly is based on over a quarter of a century of experience evaluating and treating patients with the disorder.
From Lewis S Blevins, Jr. MD – All too often, I see patients who come to the clinic with devastating recurrences of their pituitary tumors. For example, the accompanying MRI depicts a recurrent pituitary tumor in
My Story. I was diagnosed with Acromegaly in October of 2010. My condition, like many, if not most of the stories I read and hear about, was missed for many years. In my case, doctors
From Dr. Lewis Blevins. Growth Hormone is secreted in pulses, usually 9-12 per 24-hour period, and most of these occur at night while we are sleeping. In normal adults, growth hormone levels are undetectable 50%