Decisions made by doctors and their patients can be some of the most complicated, difficult decisions to make. This session focuses on the factors that influence medical decision-making, the impacts those decisions carry, and how the practical clinical aspects of these choices affect our everyday lives.
Semantics, or by definition, the way we relate to different meanings of words or other symbols, are essential. The words we use to communicate and inform are critical. In our session today, we discuss the semantics of pituitary medicine and underline the importance of describing things accurately.
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.
We caught up with Sheila a few weeks ago at the Acromegaly Community Conference near San Francisco. We had a captivating chat about Mycapssa (oral octreotide) and about Amryt’s start in Dublin, Ireland, just six years ago, its philosophy, brand, and plans.
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.
Dr. Lewis Blevins talks with guest Dr. Saleh Aldasouqi, Professor, Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Clinician at Michigan State University Specialty Center, Endocrinology Clinic, about Biotin use and its interference with laboratory tests.
Our live talk session from May 12 is now available on-demand with guests Jill Sisco, president of the Acromegaly Community, and Sharmyn McGraw from the Pacific Neuroscience Institute. This was a fascinating perspective on the challenges and opportunities for patient advocacy programs.
A highly informational “live-talk” session from Dr. Blevins about the indications for pituitary surgery for patients with pituitary adenomas, and critical information for patients with Central Adrenal Insufficiency due to hypothalamic or pituitary disease.
In session three, we cover the many possible complications from pituitary surgery in terms of pituitary function and the anatomy around the gland.
Dr. Lewis Blevins discusses the normal ranges of endocrine lab tests and shares examples from his pituitary practice. Also, our guest this week, Pat Gildroy, who manages the Diabetes Insipidus Facebook group, Got DI, joins us for a fascinating discussion about this condition.
In the first Pituitary World News LIVE TALK radio-style program, our guest Dr. Manish Aghi discusses the many facets of headaches and pituitary tumors.