From Lewis S. Blevins, Jr. MD – Vasopressin acts on the kidney to reabsorb water from the urine to restore plasma osmolarity to normal to prevent dehydration. Simple enough. Right? Hold on a minute! Our
From Lewis S. Blevins, Jr. MD – Ever wondered why your sense of thirst and the control of your diabetes insipidus reflected by the degree of polyuria might seem disconnected? Well, it’s because they are!
From Lewis S Blevins, Jr MD – One hundred ninety-eight persons completed our survey on diabetes insipidus. Approximately two-thirds of respondents reside in the United States whereas 14% live in Great Britain, 7% live in
From Lewis S. Blevins, Jr. MD – I define hypopituitarism as the partial or complete deficiency of one or more anterior pituitary hormones. Panhypopituitarism is, of course, deficiency of all of the anterior pituitary
Your physicians have determined that it is reasonably safe to discharge you from the hospital following pituitary surgery. A number of important situations may arise, however, following discharge and you should be aware of these. We are
From Lewis S Blevins Jr., MD – desamino d-arginine vasopressin…..in case you ever wondered. DDAVP therapy has evolved somewhat over the past quarter of a century. When I started my training one of the common
From Lewis Blevins, MD – Pituitary embryology is fascinating. An extension goes down from the brain forming the pituitary stalk and the posterior pituitary. A flat piece of tissue grows up from the upper portions
From Lewis Blevins. MD – Polyuria in the setting of thirst and increased water intake, with a dilute urine, and a high or high normal serum sodium (>141-142 mEq/L) is usually recognizable as DI. Some