A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excessive HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE in adults. It is characterized by bony enlargement of the FACE; lower jaw (PROGNATHISM); hands; FEET; HEAD; and THORAX. The most common etiology is a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp79-80)
A 191-amino acid polypeptide hormone secreted by the human adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR), also known as GH or somatotropin. Synthetic growth hormone, termed somatropin, has replaced the natural form in therapeutic usage such as treatment of dwarfism in children with growth hormone deficiency.
A pituitary tumor that secretes GROWTH HORMONE. In humans, excess HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE leads to ACROMEGALY.
Neoplasms which arise from or metastasize to the PITUITARY GLAND. The majority of pituitary neoplasms are adenomas, which are divided into non-secreting and secreting forms. Hormone producing forms are further classified by the type of hormone they secrete. Pituitary adenomas may also be characterized by their staining properties (see ADENOMA, BASOPHIL; ADENOMA, ACIDOPHIL; and ADENOMA, CHROMOPHOBE). Pituitary tumors may compress adjacent structures, including the HYPOTHALAMUS, several CRANIAL NERVES, and the OPTIC CHIASM. Chiasmal compression may result in bitemporal HEMIANOPSIA.
A potent, long-acting synthetic SOMATOSTATIN octapeptide analog that inhibits secretion of GROWTH HORMONE and is used to treat hormone-secreting tumors; DIABETES MELLITUS; HYPOTENSION, ORTHOSTATIC; HYPERINSULINISM; hypergastrinemia; and small bowel fistula.
A 14-amino acid peptide named for its ability to inhibit pituitary GROWTH HORMONE release, also called somatotropin release-inhibiting factor. It is expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the gut, and other organs. SRIF can also inhibit the release of THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE; PROLACTIN; INSULIN; and GLUCAGON besides acting as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. In a number of species including humans, there is an additional form of somatostatin, SRIF-28 with a 14-amino acid extension at the N-terminal.
The condition of accelerated and excessive GROWTH in children or adolescents who are exposed to excess HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE before the closure of EPIPHYSES. It is usually caused by somatotroph hyperplasia or a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. These patients are of abnormally tall stature, more than 3 standard deviations above normal mean height for age.
A well-characterized basic peptide believed to be secreted by the liver and to circulate in the blood. It has growth-regulating, insulin-like, and mitogenic activities. This growth factor has a major, but not absolute, dependence on GROWTH HORMONE. It is believed to be mainly active in adults in contrast to INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR II, which is a major fetal growth factor.
A polypeptide that is secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Growth hormone, also known as somatotropin, stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth. Species-specific growth hormones have been synthesized.
A benign epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
A semisynthetic ergotamine alkaloid that is a dopamine D2 agonist. It suppresses prolactin secretion.
A benign tumor, usually found in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, whose cells stain with acid dyes. Such pituitary tumors may give rise to excessive secretion of growth hormone, resulting in gigantism or acromegaly. A specific type of acidophil adenoma may give rise to nonpuerperal galactorrhea. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A peptide of 44 amino acids in most species that stimulates the release and synthesis of GROWTH HORMONE. GHRF (or GRF) is synthesized by neurons in the ARCUATE NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, GHRF stimulates GH release by the SOMATOTROPHS in the PITUITARY GLAND.
A tripeptide that stimulates the release of THYROTROPIN and PROLACTIN. It is synthesized by the neurons in the PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, TRH (was called TRF) stimulates the release of TSH and PRL from the ANTERIOR PITUITARY GLAND.
Cell surface proteins that bind GROWTH HORMONE with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes influencing the behavior of cells. Activation of growth hormone receptors regulates amino acid transport through cell membranes, RNA translation to protein, DNA transcription, and protein and amino acid catabolism in many cell types. Many of these effects are mediated indirectly through stimulation of the release of somatomedins.
A series of structurally-related alkaloids that contain the ergoline backbone structure.
Peptides whose amino and carboxy ends are linked together with a peptide bond forming a circular chain. Some of them are ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS. Some of them are biosynthesized non-ribosomally (PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, NON-RIBOSOMAL).
A benign tumor of the anterior pituitary in which the cells do not stain with acidic or basic dyes.
A pituitary adenoma which secretes PROLACTIN, leading to HYPERPROLACTINEMIA. Clinical manifestations include AMENORRHEA; GALACTORRHEA; IMPOTENCE; HEADACHE; visual disturbances; and CEREBROSPINAL FLUID RHINORRHEA.
Increased levels of PROLACTIN in the BLOOD, which may be associated with AMENORRHEA and GALACTORRHEA. Relatively common etiologies include PROLACTINOMA, medication effect, KIDNEY FAILURE, granulomatous diseases of the PITUITARY GLAND, and disorders which interfere with the hypothalamic inhibition of prolactin release. Ectopic (non-pituitary) production of prolactin may also occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp77-8)
A small, unpaired gland situated in the SELLA TURCICA. It is connected to the HYPOTHALAMUS by a short stalk which is called the INFUNDIBULUM.
The presence of an excessively large tongue, which may be congenital or may develop as a result of a tumor or edema due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels, or it may occur in association with hyperpituitarism or acromegaly. It also may be associated with malocclusion because of pressure of the tongue on the teeth. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
An irregular unpaired bone situated at the SKULL BASE and wedged between the frontal, temporal, and occipital bones (FRONTAL BONE; TEMPORAL BONE; OCCIPITAL BONE). Sphenoid bone consists of a median body and three pairs of processes resembling a bat with spread wings. The body is hollowed out in its inferior to form two large cavities (SPHENOID SINUS).
Chemical substances having a specific regulatory effect on the activity of a certain organ or organs. The term was originally applied to substances secreted by various ENDOCRINE GLANDS and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs. It is sometimes extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
A regressive change of teeth characterized by excessive development of secondary cementum on the tooth surface. It may occur on any part of the root, but the apical two-thirds are most commonly affected. (Dorland, 27th ed)
FIBROUS DYSPLASIA OF BONE affecting several bones. When melanotic pigmentation (CAFE-AU-LAIT SPOTS) and multiple endocrine hyperfunction are additionally associated it is referred to as Albright syndrome.
A test to determine the ability of an individual to maintain HOMEOSTASIS of BLOOD GLUCOSE. It includes measuring blood glucose levels in a fasting state, and at prescribed intervals before and after oral glucose intake (75 or 100 g) or intravenous infusion (0.5 g/kg).
Chemical substances which inhibit the function of the endocrine glands, the biosynthesis of their secreted hormones, or the action of hormones upon their specific sites.
Surgical removal or destruction of the hypophysis, or pituitary gland. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Surgery performed on any endocrine gland.
The performance of surgical procedures with the aid of a microscope.
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION or particle radiation (high energy ELEMENTARY PARTICLES) capable of directly or indirectly producing IONS in its passage through matter. The wavelengths of ionizing electromagnetic radiation are equal to or smaller than those of short (far) ultraviolet radiation and include gamma and X-rays.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
An antilipemic agent which lowers cholesterol, triglycerides, serum beta-lipoproteins and phospholipids. It acts by interfering with the enzymatic steps involved in the conversion of acetate to hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A as well as inhibiting the activity of HYDROXYMETHYLGLUTARYL COA REDUCTASES which is the rate limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Radical mastectomy with removal of the ipsilateral half of the sternum and a portion of ribs two through five with the underlying pleura and the internal mammary lymph nodes.
Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Radiotherapy where there is improved dose homogeneity within the tumor and reduced dosage to uninvolved structures. The precise shaping of dose distribution is achieved via the use of computer-controlled multileaf collimators.
Surveillance of drugs, devices, appliances, etc., for efficacy or adverse effects, after they have been released for general sale.
Large computers in both size and capacity.
Planned post-marketing studies of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques that have been approved for general sale. These studies are often conducted to obtain additional data about the safety and efficacy of a product. This concept includes phase IV studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.
Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.
The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.
The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
"The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.

Neurosurgery restores late GH rise after glucose-induced suppression in cured acromegalics. (1/672)

OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: A decrease of GH levels below 2 microg/l after an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is still currently accepted as the gold standard for assessing cure in surgically treated acromegaly. Whether glucose-induced suppression of GH is accompanied by a restoration of normal GH late rebound has not yet been evaluated in this disease. In order to assess the restoration of normal GH regulation after removal of a pituitary adenoma, we have evaluated GH changes after an OGTT in a series of selected acromegalic patients (transsphenoidal surgery and lack of pituitary failure). METHODS: Twenty-nine patients (13 male, 16 female, age range 27-70 years) entered the study. Their neuroradiological imaging before neurosurgery showed microadenoma in 7, intrasellar macroadenoma in 8 and macroadenoma with extrasellar extension in 14. Plasma GH levels were assayed up to 300 min after glucose administration (75 g p.o.) and IGF-I on basal samples. RESULTS: Basal GH levels were below 5 microg/l in 20 patients and below 2 microg/l in 5 of these. Normal age-adjusted IGF-I levels were observed in 12 patients. GH values were suppressed below 2 microg/l during an OGTT in 13 patients, and below 1 microg/l in 7 of these. In 9 patients out of these 13, a marked rise in GH levels occurred after nadir. Baseline and nadir GH values of these 9 patients were not different from the corresponding values of the other 4 patients without OGTT-induced late GH peaks. CONCLUSIONS: GH rebound after GH nadir occurs in acromegalic patients considered as cured on the basis of OGTT-induced GH suppression and/or IGF-I normalization. The restoration of this physiological response could be regarded as a marker of recovered/preserved integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Even though the reason for this GH rebound has not yet been elucidated (GHRH discharge?/end of somatostatin inhibition?), the lack of late GH peak in the patients regarded as cured by the usual criteria could be due to injury to the pituitary stalk caused by the adenoma or by surgical manipulation.  (+info)

Kleine-Levin and Munchausen syndromes in a patient with recurrent acromegaly. (2/672)

Hypothalamic disease often affects the patients' personality and this also applies to pituitary tumors with suprasellar extension. We report on a patient with a 12-year history of recurrent acromegaly, treated with three transphenoidal operations, single field radiation therapy and bromocriptine/octreotide administration. During the course of follow-up she presented with self-inflicted anemia and Kleine-Levin syndrome (hypersomnia, hyperphagia and hypersexuality). Furthermore, she developed post-radiation necrosis within the right temporal lobe. Whether her neurological and personality disorders result - at least partially - from the acromegaly or the temporal lobe necrosis remains unclear.  (+info)

Growth in Sotos syndrome. (3/672)

Although there are several reports on infant and childhood growth in patients with Sotos syndrome, there is little information on the final height achieved and puberty. Growth data on 40 patients (20 female and 20 male) aged 2-31 years were collected. These showed that patients with Sotos syndrome are excessively tall at birth, during infancy, and during childhood. Disproportionately long limbs constitute much of the increase in stature. However, the combination of advanced bone age and early onset of menarche led to a mean (SD) final height of 172.9 (5.7) cm in women. This is within the normal range for the population. Most of the men also attained a final height (mean, 184.3 cm; SD, 6.0) within the normal range, although exceptions were more likely in men than in women. Therefore, these results show that most patients with Sotos syndrome do not require intervention to limit their adult height.  (+info)

Cell death in acromegalic cardiomyopathy. (4/672)

BACKGROUND: Prolonged untreated acromegaly leads to a nonspecific myopathy characterized by ventricular dysfunction and failure. However, the mechanisms responsible for the alterations of cardiac pump function remain to be defined. Because cell death is implicated in most cardiac disease processes, the possibility has been raised that myocyte apoptosis may occur in the acromegalic heart, contributing to the deterioration of ventricular hemodynamics. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten acromegalic patients with diastolic dysfunction and 4 also with systolic dysfunction were subjected to electrocardiography, Holter monitoring, 2-dimensional echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and biventricular and coronary angiography before surgical removal of a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma. Endomyocardial biopsies were obtained and analyzed quantitatively in terms of tissue scarring and myocyte and nonmyocyte apoptosis. Myocardial samples from papillary muscles of patients who underwent valve replacement for mitral stenosis were used for comparison. The presence of apoptosis in myocytes and interstitial cells was determined by confocal microscopy with the use of 2 histochemical methods, consisting of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) assay and Taq probe in situ ligation. Acromegaly was characterized by a 495-fold and 305-fold increase in apoptosis of myocytes and nonmyocytes, respectively. The magnitude of myocyte apoptosis correlated with the extent of impairment in ejection fraction and the duration of the disease. A similar correlation was found with the magnitude of collagen accumulation, indicative of previous myocyte necrosis. Myocyte death was independent from the hormonal levels of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1. Apoptosis of interstitial cells did not correlate with ejection fraction. CONCLUSIONS: Myocyte cell death, apoptotic and necrotic in nature, may be critical for the development of ventricular dysfunction and its progression to cardiac failure with acromegaly.  (+info)

Prolonged large bowel transit increases serum deoxycholic acid: a risk factor for octreotide induced gallstones. (5/672)

BACKGROUND: Treatment of acromegaly with octreotide increases the proportion of deoxycholic acid in, and the cholesterol saturation of, bile and induces the formation of gallstones. Prolongation of intestinal transit has been proposed as the mechanism for the increase in the proportion of deoxycholic acid in bile. AIMS: To study the effects of octreotide on intestinal transit in acromegalic patients during octreotide treatment, and to examine the relation between intestinal transit and bile acid composition in fasting serum. METHODS: Mouth to caecum and large bowel transit times, and the proportion of deoxycholic acid in fasting serum were measured in non-acromegalic controls, acromegalic patients untreated with octreotide, acromegalics on long term octreotide, and patients with simple constipation. Intestinal transit and the proportion of deoxycholic acid were compared in acromegalic patients before and during octreotide. RESULTS: Acromegalics untreated with octreotide had longer mouth to caecum and large bowel transit times than controls. Intestinal transit was further prolonged by chronic octreotide treatment. There were significant linear relations between large bowel transit time and the proportion of deoxycholic acid in the total, conjugated, and unconjugated fractions of fasting serum. CONCLUSIONS: These data support the hypothesis that, by prolonging large bowel transit, octreotide increases the proportion of deoxycholic acid in fasting serum (and, by implication, in bile) and thereby the risk of gallstone formation.  (+info)

Pituitary tumours in the elderly: a 20 year experience. (6/672)

The proportion of the elderly in the population is increasing, and the appreciation and management of medical problems in this age group will therefore become more important. We therefore decided to determine the clinical features and types of pituitary tumour presenting in the elderly, and to examine the treatment and outcome in this group. We conducted a retrospective case-note review from a specialist endocrine and neurosurgical unit in a tertiary referral centre. Eighty-four patients aged 65 years and over on diagnosis of a pituitary tumour were referred to the unit between 1975 and 1996. There were 45 males and 39 females, and the mean age was 72.4 years (range 65-86). Over half of the pituitary lesions were non-functioning adenomas (NFAs) (60.7%). GH-secreting tumours were present in 11 (13.1%) and macroprolactinomas in 7 (8.1%). Four patients had microadenomas and 17 had miscellaneous pituitary-related lesions. Visual deterioration was the commonest mode of presentation in 33 (39.3%), but 54 (64.3%) had evidence of visual impairment on detailed examination. Despite the majority of patients (80.8%) having coexisting medical conditions, trans-sphenoidal surgery was performed in 60 (71.4%) and was well tolerated with a zero peri- and post-operative mortality rate, and post-operative complications in 11 (13.1%). Pituitary tumours in the elderly are most frequently NFAs that present with visual deterioration and hypopituitarism. The fact that 46.5% were pan-hypopituitary on diagnosis and that 64.3% of patients had visual impairment suggests a delay in diagnosis in this age group. Despite significant coexisting medical pathology in this large series of patients, surgery was safe and successful in the majority.  (+info)

Octreotide suppresses the incretin glucagon-like peptide (7-36) amide in patients with acromegaly or clinically nonfunctioning pituitary tumors and in healthy subjects. (7/672)

OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of octreotide on glucagon-like peptide (7-36) amide (GLP-1) and insulin secretion in patients with pituitary tumors during preoperative treatment and in healthy subjects. DESIGN: Open design prospective clinical study. METHODS: Eighteen patients with pituitary macroadenomas (13 clinically nonfunctioning (NFA; 11/13 had GH insufficiency), 5 GH secreting (GHA)) received preoperative octreotide treatment: 3x100 microg/day s. c. for 3 months, and 3x500 microg/day s.c. for an additional 3 months. Seven healthy subjects received (for ethical reasons) only 3x100 microg/day for 10 days. A standardized meal (St-M) test, oral glucose test (oGTT) and i.v. glucose test (ivGTT) were done before octreotide therapy, on days 1, 2 and 3 (D1,2,3), after 3 months (M3) and 6 months (M6) of octreotide treatment in the patients, and before treatment, on D1,2,3 and on D8,9,10 of octreotide treatment in the healthy subjects. Serum GLP-1, insulin and GH as well as plasma glucose were determined for 180 min (oGTT, St-M) or 120 min (ivGTT). RESULTS: Pretreatment fasting GLP-1 concentrations as well as integrated responses (area under the curve 0-180 min) to oGTT and St-M were not significantly different between NFA, GHA and healthy subjects. During the oGTT, octreotide initially almost abolished the early (0-60 min) and diminished the late (60-180 min) GLP-1 and insulin responses in patients and healthy subjects. At M6 integrated insulin responses had significantly recovered, while the increase in GLP-1 response failed to reach significance (GLP-1: 56.5% of pretreatment at D2 versus 93.5% at M6 and 41.2 versus 63.1% in NFA and GHA respectively; insulin: 50.2 versus 71.2% and 35.5 versus 70. 4%). An escape of GLP-1 and insulin in healthy subjects (D2 versus D9) was not significant. Intestinal glucose absorption was apparently not reduced, since the early glucose rise was similar before and during octreotide treatment. During the St-M the GLP-1 and insulin responses were similarly suppressed by octreotide and recovered during ongoing treatment (GLP-1: 49.6% of pretreatment at D1 versus 79.0% at M6 in NFA and 46.9 versus 52.9% in GHA. Insulin: 27.6 versus 83.9% and 23.5 versus 54.4%). The escape was significant in NFA but not in GHA. In the healthy subjects the escape was already significant on D8 (GLP-1: 39.5% of pretreatment at D1 versus 68.3% at D8; insulin: 36.6 versus 53.8%). During the ivGTT GLP-1 did not increase. The early insulin response (0-30 min) was abolished by octreotide, followed by a reduced peak at 60 min. The reduction of the integrated insulin response during ivGTT was similar to that during oGTT. An insulin escape reached significance only for NFA (52. 6% of pretreatment at D3 versus 66.7% at M6). Glucose tolerance (KG value) deteriorated and did not improve during ongoing treatment. Octreotide suppressed the median GH concentration (8h profile) of the GHA patients from 10.3 microg/l (pretreatment) to 5.8, 6.3 and 3. 7 microg/l at D4, M3 and M6 with no escape. GH was 1.5 microg/l postoperatively. CONCLUSIONS: Octreotide abolishes the early and diminishes the late GLP-1 and insulin responses to oGTT and St-M in NFA and GHA patients and in healthy subjects. In contrast to GH, both hormones partially escape from suppression during ongoing therapy. During treatment with our conventional octreotide doses suppression of insulin secretion is maximal. Under these conditions an effect of the additional loss of GLP-1 is not apparent. Basal GLP-1 concentrations and integrated responses to oGTT and St-M were similar in healthy subjects and in patients with GH excess or GH insufficiency.  (+info)

A case of acromegaly accompanied by adrenal preclinical Cushing's syndrome. (8/672)

We encountered a 58-year-old woman with acromegaly accompanied by a cortisol-secreting adrenal tumor without clinical features of hypercortisolism. The simultaneous occurrence of these two endocrinopathies in one individual is extremely rare. She was diagnosed as having diabetes mellitus 8 years ago. Afterwards, in spite of insulin therapy, her hyperglycemia could not be well controlled. Her acromegaly and preclinical Cushing's syndrome were histopathologically proven to be due to a pituitary adenoma and an adrenocortical adenoma, respectively. Successful treatment for these endocrinopathies resulted in greatly improved blood sugar control because of a reduction in insulin resistance. In this case of preclinical Cushing's syndrome, replacement therapy with glucocorticoid was able to be discontinued at only 8 weeks after adrenalectomy, so that the period of necessary replacement was much shorter than that for overt Cushing's syndrome. This is the first report describing insulin resistance before and after treatment in a case of acromegaly accompanied by adrenal preclinical Cushing's syndrome.  (+info)

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Request for sample pages. Table of contents. 1. Report Introduction. 2. Acromegaly 2.1. Overview. 2.2. History 2.3. Acromegaly Symptoms. 2.4. Causes. 2.5.Pathophysiology. 2.6. Acromegaly Diagnosis 2.6.1. Diagnostic Guidelines. 3. Acromegaly Current Treatment Patterns. 3.1. Acromegaly Treatment Guidelines. 4. Acromegaly - DelveInsights Analytical Perspective. 4.1. In-depth Commercial Assessment. 4.1.1. Acromegaly companies collaborations, Licensing, Acquisition -Deal Value Trends. 4.1.1.1. Assessment Summary. 4.1.2. Acromegaly Collaboration Deals. 4.1.2.1. Company-Company Collaborations (Licensing / Partnering) Analysis. 4.1.2.2. Company-University Collaborations (Licensing / Partnering) Analysis. 4.1.2.3. Acromegaly Acquisition Analysis. 5. Therapeutic Assessment. 5.1. Clinical Assessment of Pipeline Drugs 5.1.1. Assessment by Phase of Development. 5.1.2. Assessment by Product Type (Mono / Combination). 5.1.2.1. Assessment by Stage and Product Type. 5.1.3. Assessment by Route of ...
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Introduction: The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) and its correlates in men with acromegaly has never been investigated. This study was aimed at evaluating sexual function in men with acromegaly.Methods: Multicenter-based, retrospective analysis of a non-selected series of 57 acromegalic subjects (52.7±14.2 years). Acromegalic subjects reporting ED (n=24) were compared with matched ED-patients without acromegaly or pituitary disease (controls), selected from a cohort of more than 4000 subjects enrolled in the Florence Unit. Patients were interviewed using SIEDY structured interview, a 13-item tool for the assessment of ED-related morbidities. Several clinical and biochemical parameters were taken. Penile colour-Doppler ultrasound (PCDU) was performed in a subgroup of 37 acromegalic subjects. Results: ED was reported by 42.1% of acromegalic subjects. After adjusting for age and testosterone, acromegalic subjects with ED had a higher prevalence of hypertension, and more often reported an ...
increase in Turkish saddle sizes and destruction of its walls, which allows not only to establish the presence of a tumor and its size, but also to identify the data on tumor growth direction.Lack sella change does not exclude the presence of a small pituitary adenomas and acromegaly.The increase in Turkish saddle at Statistics Team of acromegaly is diagnosed in 80-93% of patients, including 145 patients - at 137, but only 68% according to other patients.. great diagnostic value also have other radiological signs of acromegaly, in particular changes in the spine.. Just as in the diagnosis of hormonally inactive pituitary tumors, the diagnosis of acromegaly is very important ophthalmologic research, especially the dynamic monitoring of changes in visual fields.Has revealed bitemporal hemianopsia half of patients with acromegaly.. biochemical and hormonal studies play a small role in the diagnosis of acromegaly.A known value in the diagnosis of acromegaly in the active phase is defined as the ...
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Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that is caused by the presence of excessive levels of the Growth Hormone (GH) in the body. The symptoms of acromegaly are enlargement of the bones of hands, forehead, jaws, feet and nose, which results in joint pain, thicker skin, headaches and vision problems. Complications in severe acromegaly may include type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and elevated blood pressure. Acromegaly is generally caused when the pituitary gland produces greater levels of GI than the body normally requires, which is mostly caused by benign tumour or pituitary adenoma.. The global acromegaly treatment market is fragmented resulting in high pressure on pricing with numerous players dotting the scene. Vendors are engaged in new product developments, especially biologics. However, improvements in distribution efficiency is the need of the hour as strategic partnerships between market players and hospitals is expected to accelerate the uptake of acromegaly treatment. Technology gains from ...
Acromegaly is associated with higher morbidity and mortality mainly due to cardiovascular disease. Data on the incidence and evolution of thyroid cancer in acromegaly are controversial. Our objective was to describe the characteristics of a group of acromegalic patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) and analyze their evolution. This is a retrospective multicenter study of 24 acromegalic patients with DTC. The AJCC Staging System 8th Edition was used for TNM staging, and the initial risk of recurrence (RR), initial response and response at the end of follow-up (RFU) were defined according to the 2015 ATA Guidelines. As a control group, 92 patients with DTC without acromegaly were randomly included. Statistical analyses were done using SPSS Statistics 20.0. Median age of patients at diagnosis of acromegaly was 49.5 years (range 12-69). The median delay in diagnosis of acromegaly was 3 years (range 0.5-23). Mean baseline IGF-1 level was 2.9 ± 1.1 ULN. Median age at DTC diagnosis was 51.5
TY - JOUR. T1 - Plasma growth hormone response to thyrotropin releasing hormone in patients with active acromegaly. AU - Faglia, G.. AU - Beck-Peccoz, P.. AU - Ferrari, C.. AU - Travaglini, P.. AU - Ambrosi, B.. AU - Spada, A.. PY - 1973. Y1 - 1973. N2 - Out of 21 patients with active acromegaly, 12 increased plasma GH concentration after TRH injection (200 μg iv). No correlation was found between basal plasma GH levels, plasma GH response to hypoglycemia, arginine, oral glucose load and plasma GH response to TRH. The plasma GH peak often preceded that of TSH. One patient TSH unresponsive to TRH and 2 patients poorly responsive to TRH showed a rise in plasma GH. In 1 patient who increased both TSH and GH after TRH, the plasma response was abolished by triiodothyronine administration, while that of plasma GH remained unchanged. Since it was demonstrated that a releasing hormone acts activating the adenylcyclase system after binding to specific cellular receptors, it is suggested that in some ...
A hyperfunctioning growth hormone - secreting pituitary adenoma is the most common cause of acromegaly. Rarer causes are ectopic or hypothalamic growth hormone releasing hormone-secreting tumor. Since the signs and symptoms of acromegaly are indolent, the time from onset of signs and symptoms to diagnosis of acromegaly is long, usually taking years. The pituitary adenomas that cause growth hormone excess are usually large and are easily identified on routine MRI imaging of the sella. Treatment would then involve resection of the pituitary adenoma via transsphenoidal surgery. In rare cases, a pituitary MRI may show negative results. A contrast enhanced CT scan of the chest and abdomen is the next step to detect ectopic sources of GH or GH releasing hormone (GHRH) production. Acromegaly without imaging evidence of a pituitary macroadenoma or an ectopic source is very rare. Lonser et al., reported 6 patients (mean age 56 years) with signs, symptoms and biochemical evidence of acromegaly without ...
UK sufferers of the super-rare disease acromegaly are to be united for the first time ever to share their experiences in a special conference in Birmingham on the 1st of July.. Acromegaly is caused by excessive release of growth hormones from a benign tumour in the pituitary gland underneath the brain.. Symptoms are enlarged hands and feet, change in facial appearance, visual impairment, enlargement of organs (including the heart) and more.. In some cases acromegaly (called gigantism in youth) can cause huge growth spurts.. Famous sufferers include Andre the Giant, James Bond star Richard Kiel and Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever.. Acromegaly is thought to affect just 50-70 people per million.. Dan Jeffries, an acromegaly survivor and author who is organising the event said, It can take years until you discover you have acromegaly, and the impact on your life can be huge - it will be emotional to get everyone together for the first time.. We normally use social media to support each other ...
Acromegaly ACROMEGALY Acromegaly is caused by GH secretion usually from a macroadenoma. Etiology- Pituitary adenoma Extrapituitary tumour GHRH- mediated acromegaly is most common cause is abdominal carcinoid tumour. Clinical features- Excessive GH secretion Before closure of epiphyses- tall stature & gigantism After closure of epiphysis- acromegaly Prognathism Nasal sinus enlargement Increased heel pad thickness Widened space between lower incisor teeth & defect in mandible Enlargement of hands & feet Carpel tunnel syndrome Osteoarthritis Hyperhidrosis Muscle hypertrophy Cardiomegaly, macroglossia & thyroid gland enlargement Diabetes mellitus Investigations- Screening- random serum IGF- 1 elevated Oral glucose tolerance test with GH measure confirms acromegaly Prolactin elevated Treatment- Surgical- Trans- sphenoidal surgery- first line of treatment Radiotherapy is the second line of treatment. Drugs- somatostatin ananlogues (lanreotide)- lowers GH levels Dopamine agonist (Cabergoline) Exam Important
TY - JOUR. T1 - The impact of diabetes mellitus on the survival of patients with acromegaly. AU - Wen-Ko, Chiou. AU - Szu-Ta, Chen. AU - Feng-Hsuan, Liu. AU - Chen-Nen, Chang. AU - Ming-Hsu, Wang. AU - Jen-Der, Lin. PY - 2016/1/1. Y1 - 2016/1/1. N2 - Introduction: An increased risk of mortality in patients with uncontrolled acromegaly has been reported in several studies. We aimed to assess the impact of co-morbidities on the survival of patients with acromegaly after long-term treatment and follow-up. Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for 285 patients with active acromegaly, who were admitted to the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan between 1978 and 2012. Of these patients, 106 (37.2%) were diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM). During the follow-up period, 21 cases of histological proved malignant in acromegalic patients, and DM with acromegaly had a higher incidence of malignancy (13.2% vs. 3.8%; p , 0.01). The 5-, 10-, and 20-year survival rates were 93.1%, ...
Acromegaly is associated with a variety of cardiovascular disturbances such as left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic cardiac dysfunction, and hypertension. Left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony means the impairment of synchronicity and is defined as the loss of the simultaneous peak contraction of corresponding cardiac segments. The objective of this study was to investigate whether acromegalic patients have left ventricular dyssynchrony. Dyssynchrony was evaluated in 30 patients with active acromegaly and 30 controls. All the patients and controls were subjected to a tissue synchronization imaging. The time to regional peak systolic tissue velocity (Ts) in LV by the six-basal-six-mid-segmental model was measured on ejection phase TSI images and four TSI parameters of systolic dyssynchrony were computed. All TSI parameters of LV dyssynchrony increased in patients with acromegaly compared to the controls: the standard deviation (SD) of the 12 LV segments Ts (43.5 +/- A 13.5 vs 26.2 +/- A 12.5, p < ...
Objective: Acromegaly is a rare pituitary disease due to excessive secretion of GH. Insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are common features in acromegaly. Seventy-four active acromegalic patients were retrospectively evaluated in order to determine the impact of family history for diabetes mellitus on glucose tolerance, insulin resistance and beta-cell function.. Patients and methods: We studied 74 patients with active acromegaly (mean IGF-1 value: 576.8±35.6 ng/ml ES; mean GH value on OGTT nadir 11.8±1.8 ng/ml ES), 29 males and 45 females, aged 50.4±14.1 years, body mass index (BMI) 28.1±4.3 (kg/m2). All patients underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT): GH, blood glucose and insulin were sampled at 0, 30, 60, 90, 120 minutes. Insulin resistance was evaluated with HOMA2-IR, Quicki and ISI0.120; beta cell function was evaluated with HOMA2%-ß index.. Results: Acromegalic patients with a positive family history for diabetes mellitus showed an ...
A link between progressive dental malocclusion, the use of a continuous positive airway pressure mask and GH-secreting pituitary macroadenoma (acromegaly) has not been previously reported. The present clinicopathological analysis stresses that tooth malposition should not be seen exclusively as a local process. A 62-year-old caucasian man with no relevant medical history reported difficulty chewing food and perceived voice alteration during his annual periodontal check-up. He also referred stiffness of the tongue, face, and submandibular area. The patient had been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome two years previously, since when he had worn a continuous positive airway pressure device during sleep. Exploration of the occlusion revealed significant changes: an atypical left lateral and anterior open bite with major buccoversion of teeth 33, 34, 35, 36. Inspection of the soft tissue revealed only macroglossia, although external palpation indicated a subcutaneous stiffness of the
Growth Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma: A pituitary tumor that secretes GROWTH HORMONE. In humans, excess HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE leads to ACROMEGALY.
In this paper, we have described a high prevalence of DM and ECMDs in patients with acromegaly. Over 50% of our patients had DM, either overt and already being treated with diet or medication or diagnosed with an OGTT during our study. In a further 26% of subjects, the OGTT revealed the presence of IFG or IGT, together named ECMDs. The prevalence of both DM and ECMDs was significantly higher in patients with acromegaly than in the general population or in a population with a high risk of diabetes; only 22% of subjects with acromegaly were normoglycaemic. This report on glucose metabolism derangements in a large population of patients with acromegaly in Russia confirms earlier reports demonstrating the prevalence of ECMDs to be higher in these patients than in the general population (2, 5, 6, 7).. In accordance with these earlier observations, we observed those patients who had already developed diabetes or ECMDs to be older and have a higher BMI, and a longer duration of acromegaly. In addition, ...
Acromegaly Support is an online community resource committed to raising awareness of the early signs and symptoms of acromegaly and creating a safe space for those affected by this rare condition to share their experiences.. Visit our acromegaly community resources page for our partnering organizations joined together to combat stigmas surrounding acromegaly, promote early diagnosis, and push for optimal treatment and care for all patients with acromegaly worldwide.. ...
Hello acromegaly friends and families, We have lots to share with Ottawa Acromegaly Awareness and Support Network. President Dianne Sauvé and myself (Heather Elder, VP) recently attended the 2019 International Acromegaly Conference, held March 20-22 in New Orleans. This incredible event allowed us to meet over 200 individuals connected to the acromegaly community-patients from around…
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Validity and clinical applicability of the acromegaly quality of life questionnaire, AcroQoL: A 6-month prospective study. AU - Webb, Susan M.. AU - Badia, Xavier. AU - Surinach, Nuria Lara. AU - Astorga, R.. AU - Benito, P.. AU - Catalá, M.. AU - Gaztambide, S.. AU - Gilabert, M.. AU - Gómez, J. M.. AU - Halperin, I.. AU - Lucas, A.. AU - Lucas-Morante, T.. AU - Moreno, B.. AU - de Pablos, P.. AU - Páramo, C.. AU - Picó, A.. AU - Roset, M.. AU - Torres, E.. AU - Varela, C.. PY - 2006/8/1. Y1 - 2006/8/1. N2 - Objective: Validate the acromegaly quality of life (AcroQoL) questionnaire as a disease-generated questionnaire, which analyses physical and psychological domains, the latter subdivided into appearance and personal relationship sub-scales, to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in acromegaly. Design: Prospective, observational multicenter study. Methods: One hundred and six patients with acromegaly, 42 with active disease studied basally and 6 months after ...
Somatotroph pituitary adenoma is the most frequent cause of acromegaly. A transsphenoidal removal of the tumor is used as the first line treatment. Somatostatin analogs are used as to whether recovery was not obtained after surgery or pituitary surgery was contraindicated. Previous studies with somatostatin analogs have shown a drop in plasma GH and IGF-1 levels and a reduction in adenoma size in 75 and 25% of patients respectively. Retrospective studies suggest that a treatment with somatostatin analogs performed before surgery may be of interest to improve anesthesic conditions and surgical outcome. The aim of present study is to prospectively evaluate the interest of a first line treatment with a long-acting somatostatin analog (Sandostatin) before performing a pituitary surgery in acromegalic patients with either a micro or a macroadenoma to improve peri-operative conditions and hopefully surgical outcome. After informed consent, untreated acromegalic patients will be included and randomly ...
Lonser R, Kindzelski BA, Mehta GU, Jane JA Jr., Oldfield EH. Acromegaly without imaging evidence of pituitary adenoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010;95(9):4192-6. PMCID: PMC2936064. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2010-0570.. Khandelwal D, Khadgawat R, Mukund A, Suri A. Acromegaly with no pituitary adenoma and no evidence of ectopic source. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2011;15(Suppl 3):S250-2. PMCID: PMC3183531. https://doi.org/10.4103/2230-8210.84878.. Katznelson L, Laws E, Melmed S, et al. Acromegaly: An endocrine society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(11):3933-51. PMID: 25356808. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2014-2700.. Mercado M, Borges F, Bouterfa H, et al. A prospective, multicenter study to investigate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of octreotide LAR (long-acting repeatable octreotide) in the primary therapy of patients with acromegaly. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2007;66(6):859-68. PMID: 17465997. PMCID: PMC1974838. ...
To study the effect of chronic excess growth hormone on adipose tissue, we performed RNA sequencing in adipose tissue biopsies from patients with acromegaly (n = 7) or non-functioning pituitary adenomas (n = 11). The patients underwent clinical and metabolic profiling including assessment of HOMA-IR. Explants of adipose tissue were assayed ex vivo for lipolysis and ceramide levels. Patients with acromegaly had higher glucose, higher insulin levels and higher HOMA-IR score. We observed several previously reported transcriptional changes (IGF1, IGFBP3, CISH, SOCS2) that are known to be induced by GH/IGF-1 in liver but are also induced in adipose tissue. We also identified several novel transcriptional changes, some of which may be important for GH/IGF responses (PTPN3 and PTPN4) and the effects of acromegaly on growth and proliferation. Several differentially expressed transcripts may be important in GH/IGF-1-induced metabolic changes. Specifically, induction of LPL, ABHD5, and NRIP1 can ...
The literature on an association between acromegaly and cancer is particularly abundant on either colorectal cancer or thyroid cancer, and an endless debate is ongoing whether patients with acromegaly should be submitted to specific oncology screening and surveillance protocols. The aim of the present work is to review the more most recent data on the risk of either colorectal cancer or thyroid cancer in acromegaly and discuss the opportunity for specific screening in relation to the ...
Acromegaly is a rare disease commonly caused by a GH secreting pituitary adenoma, frequently a macroadenoma (>1cm) [3]. The management ofacromegaly should be always dedicated to improve the quality of life, signs and symptoms of the disease. The cure in acromegaly is mainly biochemical, indicated by normalization of GH below 2.5ug/L, GH suppression to 1ug/L during an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) and IGF-1 level normalization for age and gender [1]. In some cases, despite of establishing the cure of the disease, recurrence or persistence is possible.. Transspenoidal microsurgery has been demonstrated to be an effective way to treat acromegalic patients, however rates of cure with surgery alone have been reported only to 60% [4]. Thus at least 40% of patient will be diagnosed with either persistent disease or recurrence [1,4], and will require further medical or surgical intervention.. This particular patient presented as recurrent acromegaly after 18 years initial surgical treatment, with ...
en] Familial acromegaly is an exceptional clinical entity when not associated with features of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). We report here 3 pedigrees in each of which 2 patients have been shown to develop acromegaly. In 4 patients, clinical follow-up, and biological screening allowed to confidently exclude MEN1. Absence of mutation in the MEN1 gene after direct DNA analysis in 2 pedigrees reinforces the conviction that the families do not have MEN1. In families 1 and 2, diagnosis was made at a very early age and voluminous adenomas with suprasellar expansion were already present at the time of diagnosis. We review the 20 previous reports of familial acromegaly, some of them questionable. Our 3 families, combined with some other published pedigrees, allow the delineation of a familial form of acromegaly, distinct from MEN1. Dominant inheritance with reduced, age-dependant penetrance is the most parsimonious model to explain the recurrences. Gs protein pathway could be the site of ...
PURPOSE:. Early diagnosis is a success factor for the prevention of long-term comorbidity and premature death in patients with acromegaly, but large-scale data on the diagnostic process and disease management are scarce. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic process, implementation of treatment and changes in life situation in patients with acromegaly, focusing on sex-specific differences.. METHODS:. Non-interventional patient-reported outcome study. 165 patients with clinically and biochemically proven acromegaly were questioned about the diagnostic process and utilization of health care by means of a self-developed standardized postal survey including questions on acromegaly symptoms experienced before diagnosis, number and specialty of consulted doctors, time to diagnosis and aftercare.. RESULTS:. The diagnostic process took 2.9 (SD 4.53) years, during which 3.4 (SD 2.99) physicians were consulted. Women waited longer [4.1 (SD 5.53) years] than men [1.6 (SD 2.69) years; p = 0.001] ...
Acromegaly: Definition and history, causes, signs and symptoms of acromegaly. Treatment, radiotherapy, and homeopathic medicines for acromegaly treatment.
Acromegaly is known to be associated with insulin resistance. Visceral adipose tissue is increased in patients with insulin resistance and we aimed to investigate a visceral adipose tissue content as a possible marker of insulin resistance in diabetic and nondiabetic acromegalic patients. We compared 16 diabetic and 16 nondiabetic acromegalic patients for fasting blood glucose (FBG), insulin and visceral adipose tissue content calculated from abdominal computer tomography. All patients were active acromegalic. Diabetic patients were well controlled with diet alone or diet and oral antidiabetic drugs. Diabetic patients were significantly older than nondiabetics(51.94±10.17 vs 41.38±13.43 years, P=0.018). GH and IGF-1 levels were similar in both groups. Visceral adipose tissue content did not differ between diabetic and nondiabetic patients. Age, GH, IGF-1, FBG and fasting insulin were not correlated with adipose tissue content. In conclusion, concomittant well controlled diabetes might not ...
A 56-years-old woman was referred to our unit for partially treated acromegaly. She had a high level of insulin growth factor. She did not complain of any pulmonary symptoms and was a non-smoker. Physical examination revealed clinical features of acromegaly. She had a 13 mm pituitary adenoma and was proposed for surgical intervention. Her chest X-ray showed a right paracardiac tumor. Computed tomography scan revealed a large right-sided fowler tumor. Pituitary surgery was cancelled and lobectomy after biopsy with lymph nodes excision was performed through thoracotomy. Histological study of the tumor revealed a medium differentiated epidermoid carcinoma with positive lymph nodes and extension to pleura. She was referred to chemotherapy protocol. Association between carcinoma and acromegaly has previously been reported. Most common tumors are colorectal and thyroid neoplasia. As we see in this case report, we need to consider other carcinomas in acromegalic patients like pulmonary carcinoma, despite their
Basel, September 26, 2014 - The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion for Signifor® (pasireotide) long acting release (LAR) formulation to treat adult patients with acromegaly for whom surgery is not an option or has not been curative and who are inadequately controlled on treatment with a first-generation somatostatin analogue (SSA)[2]. If approved in the EU, this next-generation SSA could fill a current unmet need, providing a new therapeutic option for the approximately 45% of acromegaly patients whose growth hormone (GH) or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels remain inadequately controlled despite treatment with currently available SSAs[2],[3].. Affecting an estimated one to two patients per 10,000 people in the EU, acromegaly is a rare, debilitating endocrine disorder caused by the excess production of GH and IGF-1[1],[4]. The disease is caused by a non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland[1]. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Arthropathy in acromegaly. T2 - a questionnaire-based estimation of motor disability and its relation with quality of life and work productivity. AU - Study Group on Motor Disability in Acromegaly of the Italian Society of Endocrinology. AU - Fatti, L M. AU - Cangiano, B. AU - Vitale, G. AU - Persani, L. AU - Mantovani, G. AU - Sala, E. AU - Arosio, M. AU - Maffei, P. AU - Dassie, F. AU - Mormando, M. AU - Giampietro, A. AU - Tanda, L. AU - Masiello, E R. AU - Nazzari, E. AU - Ferone, D. AU - Corbetta, S. AU - Passeri, E. AU - Guaraldi, F. AU - Grottoli, S. AU - Cannavò, S. AU - Torre, M L T. AU - Soranna, D. AU - Zambon, A. AU - Cavagnini, F. AU - Scacchi, M. PY - 2019/10. Y1 - 2019/10. N2 - PURPOSE: Arthropathy is a common and disabling complication of acromegaly. Since in this condition radiological findings rarely correspond to functional impairment, we elected to quantify in a large cohort of acromegalic patients: the degree of motor disability compared with data from ...
In patients who do not achieve biochemical remission by surgery, options for adjunctive therapy include medical therapy and radiation therapy. There are three types of medical therapy that can be offered. 1. Somatostatin Analogs The most commonly used class of medications used to treat acromegaly are somatostatin analogs. These long-acting analogs of the endogenous inhibitor of GH, somatostatin, will suppress GH and thereby lower circulating IGF-I levels. In most patients, they retard tumor growth, and some patients have significant tumor shrinkage. Complete biochemical remission occurs in 20% to 60% of patients. Somatostatin analogs work by activating somatostatin receptors on the tumor cells, but variability in the expression and density of the specific receptor subtypes activated by these analogs results in variable patient responses. Three analogs are clinically available: octreotide LAR (long-acting release), lanreotide autogel, and pasireotide LAR. These are given as intramuscular ...
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment of acromegaly patients at the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro. METHODS: Cross-sectional and retrospective study of thirty cases treated over a period of two decades. RESULTS: 17 men (56.7%) aged 14-67 years and 13 women aged 14-86 years were analyzed. Twenty-one patients underwent transphenoidal surgery, whichwas associated with somatostatin receptor ligands in 11 patients (39.3%), somatostatin receptor ligands + radiotherapyin 5 patients (17.8%), radiotherapy in 3 patients (10.7%), and radiotherapy + somatostatin receptorligands + cabergoline in 1 patient (3.6%). Additionally, 2 patients underwent radiotherapy and surgeryalone. Six patients received somatostatin receptor ligands before surgery, and 2 were not treated due to refusal and death. Nine patients have died, and 20 are being followed; 13 (65%) have growth hormonelevels o1 ng/mL, and 11 have normal insulin-like growth factor 1 levels. CONCLUSION: The current treatment
VetVine is an accredited Continuing Education provider for veterinary professionals and resource of expert-driven pet health information for pet owners. This is the forum topic view page. Feline acromegaly (hypersomatropism or HST) is a spontaneously occurring condition caused by a growth hormone (GH) secreting pituitary tumor (somatotrophinoma). Studies estimate 1 in 3 to 1 in 5 diabetic cats have acromegaly (HST)-induced diabetes mellitius.  Cats with high levels of growth hormone exhibit insulin resistance, arthropathy, general abdominal organ enlargement, and cardiovascular disease. Diabetic cats affected by acromegaly are frequently difficult to control with insulin alone, and controlling glucose levels will not manage other aspects of the disease.  In humans with HST, treatment options include surgical removal of the pituitary tumor, radiation treatment and medical treatment. One form of medical treatment is the use of somatostatin analogs, the drug form of choice in most patients. To
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Radiating the Tumor details my experiences living with acromegaly. The journey begins where the tumor regains its strength, working to take over a second time.. Within the posts I share my attempts to find peace of mind, to heal and my hopes for remission. I detail my thoughts and feelings throughout stereotactic radiation treatments. And continue as, well, one does in life.. Originally diagnosed with acromegaly due to a hormone producing pituitary macro-adenoma in early 2014, in May of 2014 I underwent transsphenoidal surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.. I was at the beginning, and I remain today, committed to fighting for peace of mind free from the pains of acromegaly. I am determined that this rare disease will not claim me as its victim.. For more information, kindly complete the contact form below. Wishing you and yours the very best.. Copyright © 2017 . All rights reserved.. ...
ICD-10 Code: E22.0. Definition: Acromegaly is caused by overproduction of growth hormone, most commonly by a benign pituitary tumor (pituitary adenoma). Acromegaly may be accompanied by distinct findings in the musculoskeletal system that may contribute to early detection and diagnosis.. Cardinal Findings: Excess growth hormone causes acromegaly in adults and, if the onset is before epiphyseal closure, gigantism in children. Clinically, patients develop distinctive coarse facial features; thickening of the skin; enlarged mandible, hands, and feet; prominent forehead and supraorbital ridging; enlarged tongue and enlarged viscera; hirsutism; oily skin; and excessive sweating. The musculoskeletal complaints result from premature osteoarthritis, kyphosis of the spine, pseudogout, entrapment neuropathies [e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)]. Many patients complain of nonspecific arthralgias affecting the shoulder, knees, hips, and spine.. Complications: Increased cardiovascular morbidity and ...
Address all correspondence and requests for reprints to: J. O. L. Jørgensen, Medical Department M, Aarhus University Hospital, Norrebrogade 44, DK-8000 C Aarhus, Denmark. E-mail: [email protected] .. Context: Pegvisomant is a GH receptor antagonist that blocksthe peripheral actions of GH in acromegaly. Pegvisomant, incontrast to somatostatin (SMS) analogs, does not suppress theactivity of the GH-producing adenoma.. Objective: We assessed the effects of cotreatment with pegvisomantand SMS in acromegaly on GH secretion, IGF-I levels, and glucosetolerance.. Design, Patients, and Interventions: Eleven patients with persistentdisease despite previous therapy underwent the following fixedtreatment algorithm: 1) on SMS therapy, 2) off therapy for 2months, 3) 6-wk treatment with 10 mg/d pegvisomant, 4) 6-wktreatment with 15 mg/d pegvisomant, and 5) 3-month treatmentwith 15 mg pegvisomant plus SMS. Blood was sampled in the fastingstate and during an oral glucose tolerance test.. Results: Total serum IGF-I ...
Acromegaly may be treated with hormone-suppressing drugs or with radiation to shrink a pituitary tumor, but it is most often treated surgically, by neurosurgeons and otolaryngological (ENT) surgeons. Removing the pituitary tumor is usually a cure for acromegaly. (More about Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery at Weill Cornell.) The neurosurgeons at Weill Cornell who treat acromegaly and the pituitary tumors that cause it are:
OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is associated with long-term adverse effects on cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Reducing growth hormone secretion improves well-being and symptoms, but may not significantly improve the lipoprotein profile. An additional approach to cardiovascular risk reduction in acromegaly may therefore be to target lipoprotein metabolism directly. In this study we investigated the effect of statin treatment. DESIGN: Double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of the effects on circulating lipoproteins of atorvastatin 10 mg daily vs. placebo. Each treatment was given for 3 months in random order. SUBJECTS: Eleven patients with acromegaly. MEASUREMENTS: Lipids, lipoproteins, apolipoproteins, enzyme activity and calculated cardiovascular risk. RESULTS: Atorvastatin treatment compared to placebo resulted in a significant decrease in serum cholesterol (5.85 +/- 1.04 mmol/l vs. 4.22 +/- 0.69 mmol/l; mean +/- SD; P | 0.001), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (2.95 +/- 1.07 mmol/l
Despite availability of multiple treatment modalities, acromegaly sometimes is a challenging condition to treat, and we report a patient whose disease was only controlled with pasireotide. The patient had a sparsely granulated tumour with suprasellar extension and invasion of the cavernous sinus, and these tumours are known to be more difficult to control. Sparsely granulated somatotroph adenomas are commoner among young females, are generally larger than densely granulated somatotroph adenomas, less responsive to somatostatin receptor ligands (1, 2) and more frequently reported to have suprasellar extension and cavernous sinus infiltration (3).. A number of factors in our patient are associated with increased resistance to treatment of acromegaly. Preoperative GH levels are an important predictor of remission in acromegaly (4). Extremely high disease burden is indicated by clinical findings, biochemistry and imaging and could have contributed largely to the poor response to initial treatment in ...
Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results from the pituitary gland producing too much growth hormone (GH). It is most often diagnosed in middle-aged adults, although symptoms can appear at any age. Signs and symptoms include abnormal growth and swelling of the hands and feet; bone changes that alter various facial features; arthritis; carpal tunnel syndrome; enlargement of body organs; and various other symptoms. The condition is usually caused by benign tumors on the pituitary called adenomas. Rarely, it is caused by tumors of the pancreas, lungs, and other parts of the brain. Acromegaly is usually treatable but when left untreated, it can result in serious illness and premature death. When GH-producing tumors occur in childhood, the disease that results is called gigantism rather than acromegaly ...
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and growth hormone (GH) levels are the main targets for monitoring acromegaly activity, but they are not in close relationship with the clinical course of the disease and the associated comorbidities. The present study was aimed at identifying metabolites that could be used as biomarkers for a better disease phenotyping. For this purpose, metabolic fingerprint using an untargeted metabolomic approach was examined in serum from 30 patients with acromegaly and 30 age-matched controls. Patients with acromegaly presented fewer branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) compared to the control group (valine: 4.75 ± 0.87 vs. 5.20 ± 1.06 arbitrary units (AUs), p , 0.05; isoleucine: 2.54 ± 0.41 vs. 2.80 ± 0.51 AUs; p , 0.05). BCAAs were also lower in patients with active disease compared to patients with normal levels of IGF-1 with or without medical treatment. GH, but not IGF-1, serum levels were inversely correlated with both valine and isoleucine. These findings ...
Clinical trial for Acromegaly , Safety Tolerability and Efficacy of IONIS-GHR-LRx in Patients With Acromegaly Being Treated With Long-acting Somatostatin Receptor Ligands
AIM AND METHOD: Insulin resistance leading, in some cases, to glucose intolerance is an important contributory factor to the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality associated with acromegaly. The aim of this study was to document changes in insulin sensitivity (IS) in a group of seven patients with acromegaly (three male, four female, mean+/-s.d. age 59+/-13 Years) treated initially with a stable dose of depot octreotide (OT; median dose 30 mg four times weekly, range 10-30 mg) for a median of 18 Months (range 16-19 Months) and who were then transferred to treatment with pegvisomant (median dose 15 mg daily, range 10-20 mg) for a median of 8 Months (range 7-9 Months). IS was assessed by homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) using fasting glucose and insulin concentrations and by a short insulin tolerance test (sITT). Body composition was assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. RESULTS: Mean+/-s.d. serum IGF-I concentrations during therapy with OT and with pegvisomant were not statistically ...
Surgery to remove the pituitary tumor that is causing this condition often corrects the abnormal GH. Sometimes, the tumor is too large to be removed completely and acromegaly is not cured. In this case, medicines and radiation (radiotherapy) may be used to treat acromegaly. Some people with tumors that are too complicated to remove by surgery are treated with medicines instead of surgery. After treatment, you will need to see your provider regularly to make sure that the pituitary gland is working normally and that acromegaly does not come back. Yearly evaluations are recommended. ...
Acromegaly is an alternative diagnosis. From photographs of Rachmaninov in the 1920s and his portrait by Konstantin Somov in ... Speculations about Marfan syndrome and acromegaly[edit]. Along with his musical gifts, Rachmaninoff possessed physical gifts ... Melanoma is associated with acromegaly and may have been a final clue to Rachmaninov's diagnosis. ... although carpal tunnel syndrome or simply swelling and puffiness of the hands associated with acromegaly may have been the ...
Acromegaly. 1,512. 2012[83]. 5%. Signifor (pasireotide) Cushing's disease[87][88] Simulect (basiliximab). Prevention of ...
For example, acromegaly results from excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH) often being released by a pituitary adenoma. ... Scacchi, Massimo; Francesco Cavagnini (2006). "Acromegaly". Pituitary. 9 (4): 297-303. doi:10.1007/s11102-006-0409-4. ISSN 1573 ...
Commonly, patients will also have acromegaly with enlargement of the hands, feet, and jaw. After puberty, additional symptoms ... acromegaly; insulin resistance; and high serum levels of triglycerides. Genetic testing can also confirm the disease, as ...
Conversely, acromegaly and gigantism are conditions of GH and IGF-1 excess usually due to a pituitary tumor, and are ... Adigun O, Mesfin F (2017). "Acromegaly". PMID 28613738. Cite journal requires ,journal= (help) De Groot LJ, Chrousos G, Dungan ...
The nose may be stimulated to grow in acromegaly, a condition caused by an excess of growth hormone. A common anatomic variant ... "Acromegaly , NIDDK". National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Cukurova, I; Yaz, A; Gumussoy, M; ...
See acromegaly for additional treatment possibilities. The term is typically applied to those whose height is not just in the ... Characteristics more similar to those seen in acromegaly may occur in patients that are closer in age to adolescence since they ... Acromegaly Deep-sea gigantism Dwarfism Giant of Castelnau Growth hormone Homo heidelbergensis Hypothalamic-pituitary-somatic ... "Gigantism and Acromegaly: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology and Etiology". 2017-01-07. Cite journal requires , ...
Gigantism and Acromegaly at eMedicine Aguirre, Alfredo (2014). Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease. Elsevier. p. 24. ... ISBN 978-0-12-408134-5. "Acromegaly". NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive, Kidney Disease. 2014. Retrieved 28 ... Hyperpituitarism~treatment at eMedicine "National Guideline Clearinghouse , Acromegaly: an Endocrine Society clinical practice ... gigantism or acromegaly, which can be identified by clinical and radiographic results. Cushing's disease diagnosis is done with ...
In acromegaly, a condition caused and maintained by highly elevated GH/IGF-1 levels, overall, there appears to be little or no ... Jenkins PJ (2004). "Acromegaly and cancer". Horm. Res. 62 Suppl 1: 108-15. doi:10.1159/000080768. PMID 15761242. Nathan A. ... In addition, there appears to be an increased risk of colorectal cancer and pre-malignant tubular adenomas in acromegaly. In ... Loeper S, Ezzat S (2008). "Acromegaly: re-thinking the cancer risk". Rev. Endocr. Metab. Disord. 9 (1): 41-58. doi:10.1007/ ...
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Insulin is the principal hormone that regulates the uptake of glucose from the blood into most cells of the body, especially liver, adipose tissue and muscle, except smooth muscle, in which insulin acts via the IGF-1. Therefore, deficiency of insulin or the insensitivity of its receptors play a central role in all forms of diabetes mellitus.[55] The body obtains glucose from three main sources: the intestinal absorption of food; the breakdown of glycogen, the storage form of glucose found in the liver; and gluconeogenesis, the generation of glucose from non-carbohydrate substrates in the body.[56] Insulin plays a critical role in balancing glucose levels in the body. Insulin can inhibit the breakdown of glycogen or the process of gluconeogenesis, it can stimulate the transport of glucose into fat and muscle cells, and it can stimulate the storage of glucose in the form of glycogen.[56] Insulin is released into the blood by beta cells (β-cells), found in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, ...
Estrogens have been used to treat acromegaly. This is because they suppress growth hormone-induced insulin-like growth factor 1 ... Shimon I, Barkan A (December 2012). "Estrogen treatment for acromegaly". Pituitary. 15 (4): 601-7. doi:10.1007/s11102-012-0426- ... Duarte FH, Jallad RS, Bronstein MD (November 2016). "Estrogens and selective estrogen receptor modulators in acromegaly". ... for the treatment of acromegaly: a meta-analysis of published observational studies". Pituitary. 17 (3): 284-95. doi:10.1007/ ...
Leedy suffered from acromegaly. He had a high pain tolerance and would engage in geek show feats including chewing glass and ... His death has variously been ascribed to complications from acromegaly, alcohol intoxication, and health complications caused ...
"A Case of Acromegaly". Proc R Soc Med. 3(Clin Sect): 149-150. 1910. PMC 1961459. PMID 19974112. Spriggs, E. I. (17 June 1916 ...
After completing clinical trials, it was approved for the treatment of acromegaly by the FDA in 2003 and marketed by Pfizer. ... It is primarily used if the pituitary gland tumor causing the acromegaly cannot be controlled with surgery or radiation, and ... Neggers SJ, Muhammad A, van der Lely AJ (2015). "Pegvisomant Treatment in Acromegaly". Neuroendocrinology. 103 (1): 59-65. doi: ... Pegvisomant (trade name Somavert) is a growth hormone receptor antagonist used in the treatment of acromegaly. ...
Salenave, Sylvie; Boyce, Alison M.; Collins, Michael T.; Chanson, Philippe (June 2014). "Acromegaly and McCune-Albright ... "Acromegaly and McCune-Albright syndrome". The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 99 (6): 1955-1969. doi:10.1210/ ...
Acromegaly causes excessive secretion of growth hormones. This causes the soft tissues and bones around the carpel tunnel to ... "Carpel Tunnel Syndrome in Acromegaly". Treatmentandsymptoms.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2011-10-05 ... acromegaly, and use of corticosteroids and estrogens. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also associated with repetitive activities of ...
Acromegaly is an alternative diagnosis. From photographs of Rachmaninov in the 1920s and his portrait by Konstantin Somov in ... Melanoma is associated with acromegaly and may have been a final clue to Rachmaninov's diagnosis. But then again, perhaps he ... although carpal tunnel syndrome or simply swelling and puffiness of the hands associated with acromegaly may have been the ... 1925 (Figure 1), at a time when he was recording his four piano concerti, the coarse facial features of acromegaly are not ...
... LAR was approved by the FDA for treatment of acromegaly in December 2014, and had been approved for this indication ... Tucker ME (17 December 2014). "FDA Approves Pasireotide for Treating Acromegaly". Medscape. Retrieved 2 August 2015. " ...
Acromegaly is a syndrome that results when the anterior pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH). A number of ... acromegaly (especially when GH is also high) high-protein diet high glycemic-index diet dairy products (except for cheese) ... High level of IGF-1 in acromegaly is related to an increased risk of some cancers, particularly colon cancer and thyroid cancer ... Freda PU (August 2009). "Monitoring of acromegaly: what should be performed when GH and IGF-1 levels are discrepant?". review. ...
Factors which contribute to insulin resistance include obesity and endocrine diseases such as acromegaly. Acromegaly affects 20 ...
In 2013, Pesi was diagnosed with Acromegaly while filming 42. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa removed his tumor, and Pesi credits "Dr ... "Gino Anthony Pesi: Actor and Acromegaly Survivor". "Instagram post by Gino Anthony Pesi • Mar 3, 2017 at 11:18pm UTC". ...
Acromegaly patients often also have diabetes mellitus. There is a transient form of acromegaly which can affect females at the ... Acromegaly is also possible from a somatotroph adenoma. The hormone somatostatin can also be useful in treatment. Since ... Acromegaly (also known as hypersomatotropism) is a hormonal condition resulting from over-secretion of the growth hormone ... Because the bone plates close when entering maturity, the continued growth of acromegaly is not of normal proportions. Most ...
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He is believed to have had acromegaly. Rainer was born in Graz, Austria-Hungary (present day Austria), in 1899. In 1917, at age ...
Duarte FH, Jallad RS, Bronstein MD (November 2016). "Estrogens and selective estrogen receptor modulators in acromegaly". ...
His distinctive features and voice resulted from acromegaly. The Three Musketeers and Hotel Imperial were the last two films he ...
Dimaraki EV, Symons KV, Barkan AL (2004). "Raloxifene decreases serum IGF-I in male patients with active acromegaly". Eur. J. ... Duarte FH, Jallad RS, Bronstein MD (November 2016). "Estrogens and selective estrogen receptor modulators in acromegaly". ...
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  • The most common cause of acromegaly and gigantism is the development of a noncancerous tumor within the pituitary, called a pituitary adenoma. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Sometimes, the tumor is too large to be removed completely and acromegaly is not cured. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Acromegaly is caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) and consequently of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-1) due to pituitary tumor. (hindawi.com)
  • Acromegaly is rarely due to a tumor in another part of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • A benign (not cancer) tumor on your pituitary gland is the most common cause of acromegaly. (drugs.com)
  • Acromegaly is usually treated with medicine, surgery, or radiation treatment to the tumor. (cigna.com)
  • These symptoms are caused not by the acromegaly itself, but by the pituitary tumor. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Acromegaly is a rare disease caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, often because of a tumor. (snpedia.com)
  • It is usually caused by benign pituitary tumor (adenoma), however, in rare cases acromegaly symptoms can be observed due to ineffective control of growth hormone-secreting cells by hypothalamus. (openpr.com)
  • More than 90 percent of patients with acromegaly have a slow-growing type of tumor that is found in adults over 50 years of age. (medindia.net)
  • Acromegaly is usually caused by a non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland. (eurekalert.org)
  • Overabundance of growth hormone and IGF-1 can reduce life span and lower quality of life for people with acromegaly, so it is crucial to identify a treatment plan to control hormone levels and the tumor itself," said Laurence Katznelson, MD, of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA, and chair of the task force that authored the guideline. (eurekalert.org)
  • People with acromegaly should be assessed to see whether the pituitary tumor has caused damage and created a deficiency of other pituitary hormones, a condition called hypopituitarism. (eurekalert.org)
  • FDA approved Somatuline Depot (lanreotide acetate injection) for the treatment of acromegaly, a rare and potentially life threatening disease in adults caused by abnormal secretion of growth hormone (GH), commonly from a benign tumor located in the pituitary gland located in the brain. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Growth hormone-releasing factor from a human pancreatic tumor that caused acromegaly. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The tumor that is believed to be causing acromegaly may be removed. (swedishhospital.com)
  • Next-generation SSA Signifor offers the first alternative treatment option directly targeting the pituitary tumor for patients whose acromegaly remains inadequately controlled on currently available SSAs[5]. (novartis.com)
  • In the majority of acromegaly cases, a non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland leads to excess production of growth hormone (GH) and, ultimately, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in the body[3]. (novartis.com)
  • With acromegaly, you have higher than normal levels of growth hormone circulating in your blood due to continual overproduction by a tumor. (pituitarysociety.org)
  • If acromegaly is confirmed from the results of the tests above, the doctor will want to check that the non-tumor part of your pituitary gland is still functioning correctly. (pituitarysociety.org)
  • Acromegaly is a disorder in which the abnormal release of a particular chemical from the pituitary gland in the brain causes increased growth in bone and soft tissue, as well as a variety of other disturbances throughout the body. (encyclopedia.com)
  • When the abnormality occurs after bone growth stops, i.e. in adults, the disorder is called acromegaly. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Acromegaly is a relatively rare disorder, occurring in approximately 50 out of every 1 million people. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Acromegaly is a multisystem disorder that demands highly specialized treatment protocols including neurosurgical and endocrinological intervention. (medscape.com)
  • Acromegaly is an endocrine disorder where there is a hormonal imbalance in the body. (news-medical.net)
  • If the disorder occurs in childhood, it leads to gigantism rather than acromegaly. (news-medical.net)
  • Acromegaly is a disorder that results from excess growth hormone (GH) after the growth plates have closed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder in which the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone. (cigna.com)
  • Acromegaly is a rare disorder caused by an excess of growth hormone (GH). (denverhealth.org)
  • Acromegaly Medications Acromegaly is a growth disorder caused by excessive production of growth hormone (GH) by the pituitary gland . (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Acromegaly (Greek-enlargements of the extremities) is a hormonal disorder resulting from excessive production of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland after puberty, often referred as gigantism. (medindia.net)
  • Acromegaly is a rare disorder caused due to the excess production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, affecting a patient's physical appearance and internal organs. (openpr.com)
  • Acromegaly is a rare disorder that develops slowly, with a wide variety of symptoms. (endocrineweb.com)
  • While acromegaly is a rare hormonal disorder, getting a diagnosis early can help you get prompt treatment. (endocrineweb.com)
  • Some countries have developed registries of acromegaly and extrapolated from them the prevalence of the disorder. (scielo.org.ar)
  • A long-acting version of Novartis' Signifor has been approved by the FDA to treat the growth disorder acromegaly, just weeks after it was given a green light in Europe . (pmlive.com)
  • Acromegaly is an endocrine disorder characterised by increased morbidity and mortality. (bmj.com)
  • Commonly referred to as gigantism in children, acromegaly is a rare disorder that causes the body to produce too much growth hormone. (sharecare.com)
  • In some cases, people with acromegaly were able to detect the disorder by comparing the changes to old photographs. (sharecare.com)
  • Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that is caused by the presence of excessive levels of the Growth Hormone (GH) in the body. (express-press-release.net)
  • Acromegaly is an insidious disorder, due to chronic hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) occurring in adulthood. (pituitary.org)
  • Acromegaly that is not properly controlled can have a devastating impact on the long-term health of patients living with this serious pituitary disorder," said Bruno Strigini, President, Novartis Oncology. (novartis.com)
  • Acromegaly, known as gigantism in children, is a rare, chronic disorder caused by an overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, resulting in increased growth in bone and soft tissue and leading to other problems throughout the body. (healthcommunities.com)
  • When onset of the disorder occurs during adulthood (acromegaly), bones can no longer increase in length but progressively thicken instead. (healthcommunities.com)
  • The acromegaly is a disorder in which there is an excess of growth hormone secreted beginning sometime between ages 20 to 40. (differencebetween.net)
  • Hal Barron, M.D., Roche Global Head of Product Development and Chief Medical Officer added: "If approved, Octreolin would be an important alternative for patients with acromegaly, a disorder that develops when a person's pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone. (roche.com)
  • Swedish biopharmaceutical firm Cortendo has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Australia-based Antisense Therapeutics for its second-generation antisense drug, ATL1103, to treat acromegaly, a hormonal disorder. (pharmaceutical-business-review.com)
  • Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results from too much growth hormone in the body. (pituitary.org.uk)
  • Acromegaly is a rare and chronic hormonal disorder that occurs when the pituitary gland produces an excess of growth hormone, often due to benign tumors on the pituitary. (biospace.com)
  • Most people with acromegaly have surgery to remove a pituitary tumour. (www.nhs.uk)
  • People with acromegaly have more skin tags, or outgrowths of tissue, than normal. (encyclopedia.com)
  • People with acromegaly can also develop diabetes, high blood pressure, and other problems. (cigna.com)
  • How many other people with acromegaly have you treated? (webmd.com)
  • People with acromegaly have almost twice the chance of dying prematurely as the general population. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • What is life like for people with acromegaly? (sharecare.com)
  • People with acromegaly also have an increased risk of developing cancer , especially small intestine cancer and colorectal cancer . (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • There is a high mortality rate for people with acromegaly. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • In this case, medicines and radiation (radiotherapy) may be used to treat acromegaly. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A short-acting formulation of Signifor that requires twice-daily dosing is already approved to treat Cushing's disease, but was not considered commercially viable to treat acromegaly given the availability of rival depot formulations. (pmlive.com)
  • How does Somatuline Depot treat acromegaly? (sharecare.com)
  • Due to the overabundance of growth-promoting hormones, a person with acromegaly may have large hands and feet, thick lips, coarse facial features, a jutting forehead and jaw, and widely spaced teeth. (eurekalert.org)
  • One famous person with acromegaly (and mild gigantism which is the preadult manifestation of excess growth hormone) is Tony Robbins (the motivation guru, not the actor). (medical-library.net)
  • Sauvé, who at that point had never met another person with acromegaly, decided to participate. (ottawasun.com)
  • A person with acromegaly does not experience an increase in height because the condition starts in adulthood. (differencebetween.net)
  • Radiation represents an evolving treatment modality for acromegaly that warrants consideration as an alternative to medical therapy for tumors refractory to transsphenoidal surgery. (medscape.com)
  • Acromegaly is caused by excess secretion of growth hormone (GH), typically arising from tumors located in the pituitary gland. (medscape.com)
  • Once in a while, tumors in the pancreas, liver, or parts of the brain can cause acromegaly by producing higher levels of another hormone, called IGF-1, which causes the symptoms you see. (webmd.com)
  • Tumors in other parts of the body can also cause acromegaly. (rochester.edu)
  • Blood test to measure levels of growth hormones or insulin-like growth factor and imaging of tumors through MRI scan and CT scan are commonly used diagnostic approaches to detect acromegaly. (openpr.com)
  • Nearly all cases of acromegaly are caused by tumors of the pituitary gland. (medindia.net)
  • Less common causes of acromegaly include GHRH secreting tumors as hypothalamic tumors , small cell lung cancer , adrenal adenoma , and pheochromocytoma . (wikidoc.org)
  • Neurologic disease in feline acromegaly is rare, but does occur in cases of very large pituitary tumors. (mercola.com)
  • OTCQX: RHHBY) and Chiasma (pronounced key-azma) Inc., a privately held biopharma company, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to develop and commercialize Chiasma's proprietary product Octreolin, initially for acromegaly and subsequently for neuroendocrine tumors. (roche.com)
  • CAM2029 is a ready-to-use long-acting subcutaneous depot of the active substance octreotide, a synthetic peptide analogue of the natural peptide hormone somatostatin, is being developed for the treatment of acromegaly and neuroendocrine tumors (NET). (biospace.com)
  • [ 2 , 56 , 97 ] Since that time, substantial advances in radiation technology have yielded increasingly precise pituitary adenoma-targeting capability and consequently an expanded set of treatment options for acromegaly to supplement resection and hormonal suppression with medical management. (medscape.com)
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines and the appropriate diagnostic modalities to diagnose acromegaly early to allow for prompt treatment and improved patient health. (thedoctorschannel.com)
  • Unfortunately, no single test exists to diagnose acromegaly in kitties. (mercola.com)
  • However, elevations in IGF-1 concentration alone may not definitively diagnose acromegaly in a cat. (mercola.com)
  • If a dentists can diagnose acromegaly in its earlier stages it can result in significant improvements to quality of life later. (pituitary.org.uk)
  • The incidence of acromegaly is 5 cases per million per year and the prevalence is 60 cases per million. (hindawi.com)
  • A high prevalence of coronary artery and hypertensive heart disease is associated with acromegaly. (ahajournals.org)
  • Furthermore, in 2017, the National Organization for Rare Disorders estimated the prevalence rate of acromegaly as 50-70 person per million and 3 new cases occurs per million every year, which is expected to increase the demand for acromegaly treatment market. (openpr.com)
  • The mean incidence is three to four new cases per million per year and the reported mean prevalence of acromegaly varies between 38 to 69 cases per million. (gponline.com)
  • From a classic epidemiological point of view, it has been a common place to say that acromegaly has an estimated prevalence of 40 to 70 per million in the general population 2, 3 with an annual incidence of 3 to 4 new cases per million inhabitants 4 . (scielo.org.ar)
  • Recent estimates put the prevalence of acromegaly at between 115 and 295 cases per million, around double earlier estimates because of a higher-than-thought prevalence of pituitary adenomas. (pmlive.com)
  • In this single-center study, we aimed to determine the prevalence and factors associated with simple renal cysts in Japanese patients with acromegaly. (go.jp)
  • Conclusion This is the first report to show the prevalence of simple renal cysts in patients with acromegaly. (go.jp)
  • Patients with acromegaly have an increased risk of sleep apnea, but reported prevalence rates vary largely. (nih.gov)
  • Here we aimed to evaluate the sleep apnea prevalence in a large national cohort of patients with acromegaly, to examine possible risk factors, and to assess the proportion of patients diagnosed with sleep apnea prior to acromegaly diagnosis. (nih.gov)
  • Apart from the possible underestimation due to misdiagnosis, reliable epidemiological studies showed that the prevalence of acromegaly could be 4 5 times higher in some geographic areas than in other ones, independently by presumable geographic clustering due to a very rare genetic predisposition. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • In 2010, we showed that prevalence of acromegaly in the province of Messina (654.601 inhabitants) was 97 c.p.m., similar to that reported in other studies performed in other European country, but it was dramatically higher in a high-risk zone for environmental crisis (RR 2.36, 95% CI 1.20 4.64, P =0.01). (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • An overview of pathophysiology, disease prevalence, treatment and management options for cats with acromegaly. (californiaveterinaryspecialists.com)
  • Acromegaly is associated with reduced quality of life, shortened life expectancy and an increased prevalence of cardiovascular mortality risk factors. (biospace.com)
  • Rosario P.W. Frequency of Acromegaly in Adults with Diabetes or Glucose Intolerance and Estimated Prevalence in the General Population. (biospace.com)
  • For these reasons, contemporary treatment of patients with acromegaly now routinely involves multiple disciplines, including neurosurgery, endocrinology, and radiation oncology. (medscape.com)
  • Fifty-seven female patients with acromegaly (21 inactive, 36 active) who were being followed-up at the Cerrahpasa Medical School, Endocrinology and Metabolism out-patient clinic, were included in the study. (nih.gov)
  • The CPG, entitled "Acromegaly: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," appeared in the November 2014 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) , a publication of the Endocrine Society. (eurekalert.org)
  • Acromegaly is caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). (gponline.com)
  • Acromegaly is a slowly progressing condition which results from persistent high secretion of growth hormone (GH) by a growth hormone-producing pituitary tumour. (gponline.com)
  • There is a delay in diagnosis of acromegaly of about six years after the increase in GH secretion. (gponline.com)
  • 1,4 For these reasons, there is a delay of many years after the increase in GH secretion in diagnosis of acromegaly. (gponline.com)
  • Excess GH stimulates increased hepatic secretion of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which causes most of the clinical manifestations of acromegaly, such as acral and soft tissue overgrowth in almost all adult patients. (gponline.com)
  • A secretory pituitary adenoma is responsible for acromegaly by excess secretion of the growth hormone and the insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). (wikidoc.org)
  • Acromegaly is caused by a non-cancerous tumour in the pituitary gland that causes excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH), which in turn leads to elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). (pmlive.com)
  • Acromegaly is a clinical condition that results from chronic secretion of abnormally high amounts of growth hormone after fusion of the epiphyseal plates leading to an increased production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). (bmj.com)
  • Acromegaly, a rare disease most often caused by the prolonged secretion of excess growth hormone from a pituitary adenoma, is associated with multiple significant comorbidities and increased mortality. (thedoctorschannel.com)
  • Early identification of acromegaly facilitates prompt treatment initiation and may minimize the permanent effects of excess growth hormone secretion. (thedoctorschannel.com)
  • Plewe G, Beyer J, Krause U, Neufeld M, del Pozo E. Long-acting and selective suppression of growth hormone secretion by somatostatin analogue SMS 201-995 in acromegaly. (springer.com)
  • For patients living with acromegaly, Somatuline Depot can help control insuline like growth factors and growth hormones. (abilogic.com)
  • FDA has approved Somatuline Depot for the long-term treatment of patients with acromegaly who have had inadequate response to or can not be treated with surgery and/or radiation therapy. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Therefore, taking Somatuline Depot, a somatostatin analog, lowers the level of growth hormone in your system and treats the symptoms of acromegaly. (sharecare.com)
  • Acromegaly is usually diagnosed in adults aged 30 to 50, but it can affect people of any age. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Acromegaly is most often diagnosed in middle-aged adults between ages 40 and 45. (news-medical.net)
  • Acromegaly occurs in about 6 of every 100,000 adults. (smore.com)
  • The presentation of patients with gigantism is usually dramatic, unlike the insidious onset of acromegaly in adults. (medscape.com)
  • Acromegaly is the syndrome caused by growth hormone excess in adults and is due to a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma in the vast majority of cases. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Some adults with acromegaly also grow taller. (snpedia.com)
  • It occurs less frequently than acromegaly because pituitary tumours in children are much less common than in adults. (gponline.com)
  • Acromegaly affects approximately 15,000 people in the United States and Canada and is most commonly found in middle-aged adults. (emaxhealth.com)
  • In adults, acromegaly occurs as a result of an overproduction of growth hormone, and when the pituitary gland is in overdrive. (endocrineweb.com)
  • Acromegaly is the clinical syndrome that results from high levels of GH in patients after the end of their growing years, whereas gigantism occurs when high GH acts on a skeleton that is still growing. (els.net)
  • Acromegaly is a serious condition that occurs when the body produces too much of the hormones that control growth. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • If excess growth hormone occurs after normal bone growth has stopped, the condition is known as acromegaly. (akronchildrens.org)
  • Acromegaly most often occurs in middle-aged men and women. (eurekalert.org)
  • Acromegaly occurs in all races and has equal sex distribution. (gponline.com)
  • Symptoms of acromegaly vary depending on what age the disease occurs and other factors. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Acromegaly typically occurs in neutered male cats over the age of eight, in particular, kitties with poorly controlled diabetes. (mercola.com)
  • Acromegaly is usually regarded as a disease which occurs sporadically. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • Criteria for cure of acromegaly: a consensus statement. (labcorp.com)
  • In February 1999, a workshop was held in Cortina, Italy to develop a consensus defining the criteria for cure of acromegaly. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Includes care for cats with Acromegaly, Cushing's, and any other condition requiring extraordinarily high insulin doses. (felinediabetes.com)
  • talks.cam : MRI findings in cats with acromegaly. (cam.ac.uk)
  • Growth hormone stimulates production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is thought to give cats with acromegaly larger-than-average bodies, broad faces, big feet, and protruding lower jaws. (mercola.com)
  • The long-term outlook for cats with acromegaly can often be improved with early diagnosis and treatment. (mercola.com)
  • Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is produced by the liver, is thought to be what causes the characteristic appearance of people, dogs, and cats with acromegaly. (mercola.com)
  • Enlargement of the kidneys, liver, and endocrine organs is common in cats with acromegaly. (mercola.com)
  • Vigilance regarding these complications is part of management of acromegaly. (news-medical.net)
  • 1987 Long term results of transsphenoidal surgery for the management of acromegaly. (pituitary.org)
  • [ 19 ] Medical therapies such as somatostatin analogs (SSAs), dopamine agonists, and the GH receptor antagonist have been widely studied in the management of patients with persistent or recurrent acromegaly after surgery and also may be used as an alternative to primary TSS. (medscape.com)
  • In 2017, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was awarded Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant of up to US$ 2.8 million from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of company's orally-available, non-peptide somatostatin agonist drug candidate, CRN00808 that can be used for the treatment of acromegaly. (openpr.com)
  • For years, acromegaly has been managed using long-acting formulations of somatostatin analogues such as Novartis' own Sandostatin LAR (octreotide) and Ipsen's Somatuline Autogel (lanreotide), which are used to reduce levels of GH and IGF-1. (pmlive.com)
  • Chiasma, a biopharmaceutical company developing oral therapies for rare diseases, announced positive top-line data from its global Phase 3 non-inferiority clinical trial comparing Mycapssa to long-acting injectable somatostatin analogs in patients with acromegaly. (rttnews.com)
  • Several monotherapies or combination medical therapies are currently available for both primary and adjuvant acromegaly treatment, and include long-acting somatostatin analogs, the growth hormone receptor antagonist pegvisomant, and dopamine agonists. (dovepress.com)
  • Medical Therapy with somatostatin analogs for acromegaly. (pituitary.org)
  • Basel , November 24, 2014 - Novartis announced today that the European Commission has approved Signifor ® (pasireotide) as a new long acting release formulation for once monthly intramuscular injection to treat adult patients with acromegaly for whom surgery is not an option or has not been curative and who are inadequately controlled on treatment with a first-generation somatostatin analogue (SSA). (novartis.com)
  • In a recent phase 3 trial, oral octreotide capsules demonstrated sustained biochemical response up to 13 months in patients with acromegaly previously managed with somatostatin analog injections (ref). (centerwatch.com)
  • Ching LJC, Sandler LM, Kraenzlin ME, Burrin JM, Joplin GF, Bloom SR. Long-term treatment of acromegaly with a long-acting analogue of somatostatin. (springer.com)
  • Lamberts SWJ, Uitterlinden P, Verschoor L, van Dongen KJ, del Pozo E. Long-term treatment of acromegaly with the somatostatin analogue SMS 201-995. (springer.com)
  • The phase 3 trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational, multi-center study in patients with acromegaly and previously treated with long-acting somatostatin analogues. (biospace.com)
  • Patients who are on treatment with long-acting somatostatin analogues and have prior evidence of active acromegaly disease will be randomized to treatment with either CAM2029 or placebo in a 24-week double-blind treatment phase. (biospace.com)
  • The burden of acromegaly is due to the development of associated comorbidities which are linked to delayed diagnosis in many cases. (scielo.org.ar)
  • Objective Various organs are known to be affected by the comorbidities of acromegaly. (go.jp)
  • Researchers used clinical records to review acromegaly history and comorbidities and assessed insulin-like growth factor I levels to determine acromegaly control. (healio.com)
  • Assess and manage the comorbidities associated with acromegaly to allow for effective treatment and monitoring. (thedoctorschannel.com)
  • She published several original and review articles on clinical presentation, gender-specific characteristics, comorbidities, and factors that influence remission in acromegaly. (aace.com)
  • Most of the symptoms of acromegaly are due to the excess of growth hormone itself, but some come from the tumour pressing on nearby tissues. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Acromegaly is usually caused by the pituitary gland producing excess growth hormone. (wikipedia.org)
  • If excess growth hormone is produced during childhood, the result is the condition gigantism rather than acromegaly. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acromegaly and gigantism are due to excess GH production, usually as a result of a pituitary adenoma. (hindawi.com)
  • Acromegaly is a disease that causes the pituitary gland to produce too much growth hormone (GH), an excess of which causes overgrowth of bone in the face and jaw and cartilage and bone in the joints. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Growth hormone excess is the cause of acromegaly. (labcorp.com)
  • Failure to suppress hGH is diagnostic of acromegaly when coupled with elevated IGF1 and clinical signs of excess growth hormone. (labcorp.com)
  • Washington, DC--The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly, a rare condition caused by excess growth hormone in the blood. (eurekalert.org)
  • Rationale: Acromegaly is the clinical syndrome that results from an excess of growth hormone (GH). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Acromegaly is a chronic (slowly progressive ) condition caused by excess growth hormone in adulthood. (dermnetnz.org)
  • In more than 98% of patients with acromegaly, the condition is caused by a pituitary adenoma (a non-cancerous tumour of the pituitary gland), which secretes excess growth hormone and/or IGF-1. (dermnetnz.org)
  • OBJECTIVE The extent to which treatment modifies the excess in morbidity and mortality in acromegaly remains uncertain. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Acromegaly is a disabling disease that is associated with increased morbidity and reduced life expectancy. (hindawi.com)
  • Patients with acromegaly have reduction in life expectancy of 5 to 10 years. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Surgery is usually effective and can completely cure acromegaly. (www.nhs.uk)
  • As a complication of surgery or radiation therapy, acromegaly patients may develop hypopituitarism. (news-medical.net)
  • The high morbidity and mortality associated with acromegaly can be addressed with multiple treatment modalities, including surgery, medicines, and radiation therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with acromegaly (N = 409), with ≥1 year of data after surgery and at least 2 subsequent clinic visits were included in long-term analysis (N = 266). (medscape.com)
  • When acromegaly symptoms persist after surgery, the Society recommends pursuing medical therapy. (eurekalert.org)
  • Primary objective: To investigate the changes in facial- and hand analysis in patients with acromegaly as a result of medical treatment and pituitary surgery, and to investigate the changes in relational proportions between facial- and hand structures, incidence and severity of sleep apnea, incidence and severity of speech changes and QOL. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The US regulator has cleared Signifor LAR (pasireotide) for the treatment of patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery or for whom surgical intervention is not an option. (pmlive.com)
  • Surgery is the first line treatment for most patients with acromegaly. (bmj.com)
  • These corneal topographic and biomechanical properties, disease duration, and disease status should be considered when planning corneal refractive surgery and determining accurate intraocular pressure in patients with acromegaly. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Fahlbusch R, Honegger J, Schot W, Buchfelder M. 1994 Results of surgery in acromegaly. (pituitary.org)
  • The approval is based on data from two multicenter Phase III studies, C2402 and C2305, which respectively evaluated patients with inadequately controlled acromegaly on first-generation SSAs, and medically naïve patients who were post-surgery, or newly diagnosed patients for whom surgery is contraindicated. (novartis.com)
  • During her evaluation at the surgery unit for toxic multinodular goitre it was noticed that her acromegaly symptoms were persisting, and she had recurrent pituitary macroadenoma in MRI. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • Acromegaly may also occasionally occur as a result of hypersecretion of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) from the hypothalamus or from an ectopic source for example, a carcinoid tumour. (gponline.com)
  • Acromegaly is caused by pituitary somatotroph hypersecretion of growth hormone leading to elevated hepatic-derived and local levels of insulin-like growth factor-1. (dovepress.com)
  • Acromegaly is a disease in which an abnormality in the pituitary gland leads to an oversecretion of growth hormone . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Heart disease - acromegaly increases the risk of ischemic heart disease leading to a worsening of risk of heart attacks and angina. (news-medical.net)
  • Age at diagnosis increased over time periods, possibly reflecting increased detection of acromegaly in older patients with milder disease. (medscape.com)
  • [ 20 ] First-generation long-acting SSAs (octreotide long-acting release and lanreotide depot) are considered first-line options in patients with recurrent or persistent acromegaly and in selected cases as primary medical therapy, showing variable disease control that range from 38% to 85% depending on study design, dose, and frequency of administration, with similar findings when comparing both formulations. (medscape.com)
  • This rare disease come on slow, but may be treated with a combination of therapies to reduce GH production and treat the diseases that result from Acromegaly. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Treatment of acromegaly depends on what is causing the disease. (rochester.edu)
  • Acromegaly can be an insidious disease. (medscape.com)
  • Most people do not know they have acromegaly until the disease is advanced. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Untreated, acromegaly is linked to early heart disease , high blood pressure , heart rhythm disorders , diabetes , and colonic polyps, a precursor of colon cancer . (emedicinehealth.com)
  • If you're looking for information about acromegaly disease and its causes, learn more at this site. (abilogic.com)
  • Depression status and quality of life of the patients were evaluated according to disease activity using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Acromegaly Quality of Life (AcroQoL) Questionnaire. (nih.gov)
  • As acromegaly is a non-preventable disease, early detection of the disease will help to cure the disease symptoms. (openpr.com)
  • For instance, Acromegaly Awareness Day was celebrated on November 1, 2017 for the first time by World Alliance of Pituitary Organization (WAPO) and Pituitary Network Association to increase awareness on diagnosing the symptoms of this disease without any delay. (openpr.com)
  • Despite the improvements, acromegaly remains a very challenging and very complex disease," he said. (medindia.net)
  • In addition, acromegaly predisposes people to a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and sleep apnea. (eurekalert.org)
  • Dianne Sauvé learned in 2012 that she had been diagnosed with acromegaly, a rare disease that affects the pituitary gland. (ottawasun.com)
  • The "it" is acromegaly, a rare disease that can result in abnormal growth of the forehead, nose, jaw, hands and feet. (ottawasun.com)
  • Instead, Sauvé, a 60-year-old Orléans resident who discovered only six years ago that she had the disease and only last spring met another patient with the same condition, has become an ambassador for acromegaly, forming an Ottawa-area awareness and support network. (ottawasun.com)
  • The impetus behind Acromegaly Ottawa was a project by Montreal photographer Santino Matrundola, who one day woke up blind in one eye because of the disease. (ottawasun.com)
  • Portraits from Montreal photographer Santino Matrundola's exhibition Light of Day, which features people who have the rare disease acromegaly. (ottawasun.com)
  • Acromegaly is generally considered a benign and uncommon disease. (scielo.org.ar)
  • This surely reflects a great level of sub diagnosis of acromegaly, since those figures depend on the diagnosed (declared) cases and not on a systematic search for the disease. (scielo.org.ar)
  • Select the most appropriate therapy for patients with acromegaly based on presentation of disease and patient preferences. (thedoctorschannel.com)
  • Assess novel therapies for the treatment of acromegaly that may enhance control of the disease at an earlier stage and improve patient acceptance. (thedoctorschannel.com)
  • Feline acromegaly is an uncommon, but likely underdiagnosed endocrine-related disease in cats. (mercola.com)
  • Moreover, acromegaly patients who do not achieve biochemical control of their disease, as measured by GH and IGF-1 levels, may face serious health consequences such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, colon cancer leading to an increased risk of death[3]. (novartis.com)
  • This first approval of Signifor in acromegaly marks a much needed advance in the treatment of this rare disease and we are working hard to bring this therapy to this underserved patient population worldwide in the near future. (novartis.com)
  • SOM230) in patients with acromegaly for whom current standard of care provides inadequate disease control. (empr.com)
  • Acromegaly is a disease due, almost in all cases, to a pituitary adenoma (PA) characterized by GH hypersecretion. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • The opportunity to advance ATL1103, a novel second-generation antisense therapeutic with potential utility in acromegaly, nicely complements COR-003, our existing Phase 3 asset for Cushing's Syndrome, and builds upon our rare endocrine disease franchise. (pharmaceutical-business-review.com)
  • Early diagnosis is a success factor for the prevention of long-term comorbidity and premature death in patients with acromegaly, but large-scale data on the diagnostic process and disease management are scarce. (diva-portal.org)
  • Our findings confirm the urgent need to increase awareness of the clinical manifestation of acromegaly to facilitate an earlier diagnosis of the disease and to provide diagnostic equality across the sexes. (diva-portal.org)
  • National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service: "Acromegaly. (webmd.com)
  • Acromegaly: an endocrine society clinical practice guideline. (medlineplus.gov)
  • 1-5] The clinical symptoms of acromegaly include progressive skeletal growth and soft tissue enlargement, mainly of the extremities (hands and feet) and head. (biospace.com)
  • When a person has a mass on the pituitary gland, IGF-1 levels should be measured to rule out acromegaly. (eurekalert.org)
  • The AcroQoL total score in female patients with controlled acromegaly and uncontrolled acromegaly were 45.5 [Interquartile range (IQR)= 32.9-57.4], 47.7 [(IQR)= 38.6-63.3], respectively (p=0.53). (nih.gov)
  • The proportion of patients with controlled acromegaly was numerically but not significantly lower in the group of patients observed making dosing errors vs. those who did not (62.9% vs. 74.6%), according to researchers. (healio.com)
  • Transsphenoidal microsurgery to resect the causative GH-secreting pituitary adenoma remains the initial treatment of choice in the majority of patients with acromegaly. (medscape.com)
  • The issue of osteoarticular manifestations is still very actual, due to development of complications in the majority of patients with acromegaly. (hindawi.com)
  • The vast majority of patients with acromegaly can be biochemically controlled with multimodality therapy in the current era. (medscape.com)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists medical guidelines for clinical practice for the diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly−2011 update. (labcorp.com)
  • The diagnosis is based primarily on clinical features and confirmed by measuring GH levels after oral glucose loading and the estimation of IGF-I. It has been suggested that the rate of mortality in patients with acromegaly is correlated with the degree of control of GH. (hindawi.com)
  • If left untreated, the mortality rate in patients with acromegaly is double that of the normal population. (gponline.com)
  • Factors influencing mortality in acromegaly. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Studies of acromegaly have shown a doubling of mortality compared with the general population. (semanticscholar.org)
  • This is mainly based on the results of several studies, which have shown that the mortality rate of patients with acromegaly is similar to that of the general population when growth hormone levels below this level are achieved. (bmj.com)
  • Untreated acromegaly causes significant morbidity and mortality. (pituitary.org)
  • Control of GH hypersecretion lowers the morbidity and mortality associated with acromegaly. (pituitary.org)
  • In 2017, Midatech Pharma PLC submitted clinical trial application in human study of Q-Octreotide (MTD201) programme in cancer and acromegaly, and now it has received oral confirmation from Polish regulators for its approval in January 2018. (openpr.com)
  • Mycapssa is currently approved in the United States for long-term maintenance treatment in acromegaly patients who have responded to and tolerated treatment with injectable octreotide or lanreotide. (rttnews.com)
  • 1992. Octreotide treatment of acromegaly: a randomized multicenter study. (pituitary.org)
  • 1995. Safety and efficacy of long term octreotide therapy of acromegaly: results of a multicenter trial in 103 patients-a clinical research center study. (pituitary.org)
  • 1997 An audit of long term octreotide therapy for acromegaly. (pituitary.org)
  • The trial included 198 patients with inadequately controlled acromegaly on maximum approved doses of octreotide LAR or lanreotide Autogel for at least 6 months, regardless of prior surgical status. (empr.com)
  • This will be a phase 3, randomized, open-label, active controlled, multicenter study to evaluate maintenance of response, safety and patient reported outcomes (PROs) in acromegaly patients treated with octreotide capsules and in patients treated with SOC parenteral SRLs, who previously tolerated and demonstrated biochemical control on both treatments. (centerwatch.com)
  • Patients whose acromegaly is been controlled biochemically on octreotide capsules at the end of the Run-in Phase will enter a 36-week open-label Randomized Controlled Treatment Phase, where they will be randomized to continue on octreotide capsules or switch back to their injectable SRL treatment (as received prior to Screening). (centerwatch.com)
  • The Company's lead candidate is an oral form of the peptide octreotide, initially being developed for patients with acromegaly that is in a phase 3 (pivotal) trial. (roche.com)
  • LUND, Sweden , June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Camurus (NASDAQ STO: CAMX), a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in long-acting medicines for severe and chronic disorders, announced today the acceptance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to initiate a Phase 3 study with CAM2029 once-monthly octreotide subcutaneous depot for treatment of acromegaly. (biospace.com)
  • We are pleased to receive the IND approval and will now proceed to starting the pivotal Phase 3 study of CAM2029 octreotide subcutaneous depot for the treatment of acromegaly," said Fredrik Tiberg , President & CEO of Camurus. (biospace.com)
  • Manifestations of acromegaly are varied and include acral and soft tissue overgrowth, joint pain, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and heart and respiratory failure. (hindawi.com)
  • It is the most common cause of acromegaly. (wikidoc.org)
  • Furthermore, Chiasma Inc's new oral maintenance therapy for acromegaly treatment named Mycapssa, which has completed an international Phase 3 trial and further conducting an international Phase 3 clinical trial under a protocol accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for adult patients with acromegaly is also expected to boost growth of acromegaly treatment market over the forecast period. (openpr.com)
  • Acromegaly is a rare condition where the body produces too much growth hormone, causing body tissues and bones to grow more quickly. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Acromegaly happens because your pituitary gland (a pea-sized gland just below the brain) produces too much growth hormone. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Acromegaly is a condition in which there is too much growth hormone (GH) in the body. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Acromegaly is a condition caused by increased levels of growth hormone (GH). (drugs.com)
  • When you have acromegaly, your body makes too much growth hormone (GH). (webmd.com)
  • To tell for sure if you have acromegaly, your doctor will do blood tests to see if your IGF-1 hormone levels are high for your age. (webmd.com)
  • Pegvisomant (Somavert) directly blocks the effects of growth hormone, and has been shown to improve symptoms of acromegaly. (smore.com)
  • Acromegaly happens when the pituitary gland makes too much growth hormone for a long time. (rochester.edu)
  • Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy was also found in three patients with no known etiology other than acromegaly of greater than thirteen years' duration or with fasting growth hormone concentrations greater than 100 ng/ml. (ahajournals.org)
  • A few patients with acromegaly have a specific, potentially reversible cardiomyopathy probably related to prolonged acromegaly or very high growth hormone concentrations. (ahajournals.org)
  • Growth hormone (hGH) suppression by a glucose load is the classic screening test for acromegaly. (labcorp.com)
  • Acromegaly is the excessive production of growth hormone, which continues to be produced well into adulthood. (ecureme.com)
  • Acromegaly develops when somatotrophs, cells of the pituitary gland that are responsible for producing growth hormone, proliferate and oversecrete the hormone. (medindia.net)
  • An acromegaly diagnosis should be confirmed by testing whether the body continues to produce growth hormone after the patient drinks sugar water for an oral glucose tolerance test. (eurekalert.org)
  • We evaluated the 24-hour profiles of serum melatonin (MT) and cortisol in 12 patients with Cushing's syndrome and those of serum MT and growth hormone (GH) in 11 patients with acromegaly. (springer.com)
  • When you notice unusual physical changes, tell your doctor, and ask to have a hormone screening to rule out acromegaly. (endocrineweb.com)
  • Rarely acromegaly is caused by a growth hormone- or GHRH-producing tumour located in a distant organ, such as the lung or pancreas. (dermnetnz.org)
  • Treatment of acromegaly with the growth hormone-receptor antagonist pegvisomant. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Acromegaly is a condition caused by the production of too much growth hormone by the pituitary gland after the end of adolescence. (medical-library.net)
  • Blood tests were ordered and a high level of the hormone IGF-1, an indicator of acromegaly, was found. (ottawasun.com)
  • Treating acromegaly can be extremely challenging and the consequences of inadequate normalisation of hormone levels can be serious for patients," said Monica Gadelha of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, one of the lead clinical investigators in the pivotal trials. (pmlive.com)
  • Physicians now have a new acromegaly therapy that provides an enhanced mechanism to address elevated hormone levels," she added. (pmlive.com)
  • Because acromegaly is caused by too much growth hormone, lowering the amount of growth hormone in your body treats the symptoms. (sharecare.com)
  • The hormone imbalance of acromegaly can cause irregular menstruation , excessive hair growth in women, breast milk production in non-nursing women, erectile dysfunction , and osteoporosis . (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Acromegaly is caused by excessive growth hormone production due to a pituitary tumour. (healthpoint.co.nz)
  • Acromegaly is caused by oversecretion of human growth hormone (HGH), which produces changes throughout the body. (healthcommunities.com)
  • Acromegaly is oversecretion of growth hormone which begins in adulthood. (differencebetween.net)
  • Acromegaly is the oversecretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland starting at some time between the ages of 20 and 40 years. (differencebetween.net)
  • For patients with acromegaly, sugar consumption will not reduce the high levels of the hormone, as it does for patients without acromegaly. (pituitarysociety.org)
  • Acromegaly is a systemic condition caused in over 98% of cases by an adenoma of the pituitary gland that secretes excessive growth hormone (GH). (pituitary.org)
  • Acromegaly is the result of excessive growth hormone (GH) production in skeletally mature patients, most commonly from an adenoma of the pituitary . (radiopaedia.org)
  • Epidemiology and long-term survival in acromegaly. (semanticscholar.org)
  • This research also provides insights into Acromegaly epidemiology and late stage pipeline. (pharmiweb.com)
  • In acromegaly, the pituitary produces excessive amounts of GH. (news-medical.net)
  • Symptoms of diabetes are often the first signs of acromegaly and include excessive thirst, excessive urination, and increased appetite. (mercola.com)
  • The "Global Acromegaly Market and Competitive Landscape - 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. (pharmiweb.com)
  • The risk of diabetes mellitus rises to a great extent among those with acromegaly. (news-medical.net)
  • Pregnant women with acromegaly have a heightened risk of developing gestational diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension or high blood pressure . (news-medical.net)
  • If untreated, patients with acromegaly often have a shortened life span because of heart and respiratory diseases, diabetes mellitus, and colon cancer. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Sauvé's acromegaly diagnosis came six years ago, when an endocrinologist suggested she get tested following the discovery that she had Type-2 diabetes. (ottawasun.com)
  • Radiation was initially delivered through conventional fractionated radiotherapy, which targets a wide area over many treatment sessions and has been shown to induce remission in 50%-60% of patients with acromegaly. (medscape.com)
  • In this review, the authors outline the major modes of radiation therapies in clinical use today, and they critically assess the feasibility of these modalities for acromegaly treatment. (medscape.com)
  • As more efficient forms of pituitary radiation develop, acromegaly treatment options may continue to change with radiation therapies playing a more prominent role. (medscape.com)
  • [ 63 ] However, because these recommendations are not based on randomized clinical trials, further studies will likely be needed to definitively determine the role of radiation therapy in achieving the best long-term outcome for patients with acromegaly. (medscape.com)
  • Here, we review the results to date with radiation as a treatment modality for acromegaly, and we outline future directions that might get us closer to a definitive understanding of the role of radiation in acromegaly management. (medscape.com)
  • Treatment for acromegaly depends on your symptoms. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Shares of Chiasma, Inc. ( CHMA ) gained over 8% on Wednesday morning after reporting positive results from a late-stage trial of treatment for Acromegaly. (rttnews.com)
  • The addition of these long-acting and novel formulations to the treatment modalities for acromegaly greatly enhance therapeutic options. (pituitary.org)
  • Acromegaly may be difficult to identify in the initial stages due to its insidious onset, but its recognition is highly important. (gponline.com)
  • The amount of time that lapses between the onset of acromegaly symptoms and the point when patients are accurately diagnosed with the condition may impact their psychosocial well-being, according to a new study. (endocrineweb.com)
  • Information was gathered on the amount of time that lapsed between the onset of symptoms, patients' first attempts at seeking medical advice, and their final diagnosis of acromegaly. (endocrineweb.com)
  • The results showed that patients in rural areas waited longer to seek medical advice after the onset of acromegaly symptoms. (endocrineweb.com)
  • Acromegaly develops after puberty and during adulthood so the onset is unaffected. (differencebetween.net)
  • Researchers found that 90.6% of patients were adherent to pegvisomant treatment, and 72.2% of patients presented with controlled acromegaly as measured by IGF-I levels. (healio.com)
  • UpToDate: "Patient information: Acromegaly (Beyond the Basics). (webmd.com)
  • A complex array of factors dictate treatment decisions for acromegaly in the modern era, including adenoma size, degree of secretory hyperactivity, invasion of surrounding structures, and therapeutic side effects and their particular impact in the patient in question. (medscape.com)
  • SUBJECTS: Six female and one male patient with acromegaly, aged 24-59 yr, are reported. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The occurrence of colon cancer in 1 patient with acromegaly prompted a study of an additional 12 patients with acromegaly. (annals.org)
  • We have an information booklet for patients about acromegaly that you could signpost a patient to if you think they may have the condition. (pituitary.org.uk)
  • Read Richard's story about getting diagnosed through his dentist, and send us your own patient story if you are an acromegaly patient. (pituitary.org.uk)
  • In rare cases, acromegaly is caused by the abnormal production of GHRH, which leads to the increased production of GH. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Acromegaly is a rare condition. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Acromegaly is a rare condition occurring equally in males and females, most commonly in middle age. (gponline.com)
  • Acromegaly is a rare condition with around 3-4 new cases per million population per year. (dermnetnz.org)
  • Feline Acromegaly: Rare or Rarely Diagnosed? (mercola.com)
  • Familial occurence of acromegaly due to pituitary adenoma without any other endocrinopathy in a family is extremely rare. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • Most cases of acromegaly/gigantism occur as a result of sporadic GH‐secreting pituitary adenomas. (els.net)
  • In more than 99 per cent of cases, acromegaly is caused by a benign pituitary adenoma. (gponline.com)
  • Acromegaly can occur at any time but most cases are diagnosed at 40 to 60 years of age with a peak age of 44 years. (gponline.com)
  • Cases of Acromegaly. (bmj.com)
  • We have a longstanding interest in acromegaly treatment, and a cohort that has been followed for 30 years, or more in some cases. (knowcancer.com)
  • We report here two cases of acromegaly due to pituitary macroadenomas. (endocrine-abstracts.org)