Our live talk session from May 12 is now available on-demand with guests Jill Sisco, president of the Acromegaly Community, and Sharmyn McGraw from the Pacific Neuroscience Institute. This was a fascinating perspective on the challenges and opportunities for patient advocacy programs with two of the leading patient advocates in the world of pituitary disease, specifically Cushing's and acromegaly. We talked about the voice of the patient initiatives, support groups, unmet needs, access to medication, and new initiatives to participate in making life better for people dealing with pituitary disease. Don't miss it, and join us next Thursday for another Live Talk session!
S8E7: Central adrenal insufficiency: critical information for stress dosing and pituitary surgery indications
A highly informational "live-talk" session from Dr. Blevins. The first segment covers the indications for pituitary surgery for patients with pituitary adenomas. In the second half of the program, he discusses critical information for patients with Central Adrenal Insufficiency due to hypothalamic or pituitary disease. Some of this information is applicable to those who have primary adrenal insufficiency, which occurs when the adrenal glands are removed.
If you missed our live broadcast of Pituitary World News's new radio-style call-in show, here's your chance to listen to the recording. In session three, we cover the many possible complications from pituitary surgery in terms of pituitary function and the anatomy around the gland. This is a comprehensive review of potential consequences that all pituitary patients, whether they have had, or are about to have surgery, should know and discuss with their surgeons. The second part of the session offers a fascinating discussion of symptoms and signs of pituitary disease and hormone deficiencies. Finally, Dr. Blevins will discuss a few cases of nonspecific symptoms and signs of pituitary disorders and how, on occasion, those have proven to be due to something unrelated to pituitary disorders.
In our second Live Talk session, Dr. Lewis Blevins discusses the normal ranges of endocrine lab tests and shares examples from his pituitary practice. Also, our guest this week, Pat Gildroy, who manages the Diabetes Insipidus Facebook group, Got DI, joins us for a fascinating discussion about this condition.
In the first Pituitary World News LIVE TALK radio-style program, our guest Dr. Manish Aghi discusses the many facets of headaches and pituitary tumors. If you missed the live broadcast, here is the show's podcast. Tune in to LIVE TALK every Thursday from 3:00 pm PST - 6:00 pm EST for the opportunity to call in and participate in these live conversations with pituitary experts and stakeholders.
For more information on LIVE TALK and how to join the studio every week, visit pituitaryworldnews.org.
In this podcast oriented to physicians, Dr. Lewis Blevins talks about a case of a patient with a pituitary lesion called a hemangiopericytoma invasive in the right cavernous sinus. Although the content is technical, patients and other interested parties may find the discussion interesting.
In today's podcast directed to physicians, PWN co-founder Dr. Lewis Blevins discusses the drug Recorlev® (levoketoconazole) recently approved by the FDA to treat endogenous Cushing's Syndrome. While this podcast contains medical and technical terminology, we encourage patients to listen to it and discuss it with their physicians.
To launch the eighth season of the Pituitary World News podcast, we welcome to our microphones, Brandy. Brandy has quite a story to tell us about her battle with Cushing’s disease and her diagnosis. Brandy is an American Sign Language (ASL) professional interpreter and an accomplished artist, blogger, and musician. We caught up with Brandy a few days before the Holidays to chat about her experiences in what proved to be a very interesting chat.