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Genetics Home Reference: familial isolated pituitary adenoma by Posted Wed 21 Aug 2013 1:19pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2013 What is familial isolated pituitary adenoma? Familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) is a ... Read on »
The Official Diagnosis; He Called It! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 28 Apr 2010 11:57am Went to the doc yesterday... FINALLY got some answers. It is definitely Hyperprolactinemia.  The good news is, it is not being caused by a pituitary tumor.  I started treatment last night with Cabergoline, a (generic) dopamine agonist, which is supposed to reduce the Prolactin level in my body.  You have to build up to the full dosage beca ... Read on »
The young why menopause, beware of pituitary prolactin-secreting tumors by sweethouse Posted Tue 07 May 2013 7:05am   A 21-year-old female college student, 13-year-old open its population to menstruation, after five years of normal menstruation, menstrual cycle interval extension, and finally menopause, and the front of the head pain. She did not use contraceptives, and there is no sex, cheap christian louboutin outlet  urine pregnancy test was negative. After ... Read on »
Risperdal and S100B: Prolactin, Tumors and Tardive Dyskinesia by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 May 2012 12:00am By Teresa Conrick With Autism numbers climbing, there are those who look to the profit margin of knowing thousands of children, teens and young adults may need medications to "target behavior."   It is unfortunate and incorrect that Autism is still being looked at as a behavioral and developmental disability for many inste ... Read on »
3D imaging and vitual reality technology is the next wave in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 7:14pm A friend emailed me a link to the Iowa State Virtual Reality Applications Center, where they are doing interesting things with 3D rendering that will have implications for brain tumor operations. Here's what one researcher there, Eliot Winer (pictured), is up to: "Dr. Winer's research team is currently working on a project that will allow physi ... Read on »
Kennedy's Seizure First Link to Brain Tumor Diagnosis by A. Brewster S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:24pm When I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, a seizure was my first sign as well. Often, this is the way they present themselves. I was very lucky, in that, my tumor was a benign meningioma. Kennedy's is a malignant brain tumor--one of the most aggressive types. Much lies before him- I wish him strength and good thoughts! Read on »
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited disorder that affects the endocrine glands. It is sometimes called multiple endocrine adenomatosis or Wermer's syndrome, after one of the first doctors to recognise it. MEN1 is quite rare, occurring in about 3 to 20 persons out of 100,000. It affects both sexes equally and shows no ... Read on »
Addison's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Addison's disease is an endocrine or hormonal disorder that occurs in all age groups and afflicts men and women equally. The disease is characterised by weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and sometimes darkening of the skin in both exposed and nonexposed parts of the body. Addison's disease occurs when the adr ... Read on »
Do we have to wait for someone to be injured to call a practice unsafe? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 May 2011 9:11pm Mark Geier has had his license to practice medicine suspended in his home state of Maryland. The Chicago Tribune (which has discussed Mark Geier and his “lupron protocol” ) has a story discussing this: Trib Update: Md. suspends autism doctor’s license . These paragraphs stood out when I read them: In some cases, the board fo ... Read on »
Confusion with Cushing's Disease by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Mon 11 Jun 2012 7:00am Last week, MiamiAngel asked for my take on Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism as it is also called. I am happy to oblige.   As MiamiAngel has unfortunately found out, diagnosing Cushing’s disease is not always easy. First of all, the symptoms can be somewhat nebulous and are seen with other diseases as well. The classic signs of Cu ... Read on »