Diabetes Insipidus: a common condition for Histiocytosis and Pituitary conditions

August 16, 2022

Today’s podcast focuses on an opportunity to learn about a group of rare diseases that share a common condition with pituitary disease. Histiocytosis or histiocytic disorders are a group of rare diseases that occur when there is an overproduction of white blood cells known as histiocytes that can lead to organ damage and tumor formation. DI impacts almost 50% of Histiocytosis patients and 35% of pituitary patients. I am pleased to welcome three advocates Deanna Fournier, Executive Director of the Histiocytosis Association; Kathleen Brewer, founder/president of the Erdheim-Chester Disease Global Alliance; and Claudio DiGirolamo, President of the Histiocytosis Association of Canada, to talk about these diseases and their advocacy efforts. 

The world of endocrine nursing: a chat with Dr. Chris Yedinak

June 10, 2022

In this podcast,  we dive into the world of endocrine nursing with Dr. Chris Yedinak from the Oregon Health and Science University. For the last five years, she has specialized in neuroendocrine testing and pre-and post-operative care of patients with neuroendocrine and pituitary diseases.  Nurses play a critical role in the care of patients with pituitary disease and we are delighted to bring you this wonderful conversation.

Live talk, session 7 – May 26, 2022: Valuable insights from actual pituitary medicine practice

May 30, 2022

This session presents more musing based on the actual practice of pituitary medicine, including growth hormone, the recent Covid-19 surge, dexamethasone dose adjustments, an interesting empty sella case with an enlarged pituitary gland, gadolinium, and the connection between mold and pituitary tumors misinformation flying around on the internet, adrenal and pituitary Cushing’s, and a look at telemedicine changes that may not be that good for patients.