I was fortunate to cross paths with Dan Jeffries a few weeks ago and chat with him about his journey with Acromegaly and a few other things. But I'll let him tell you all about it! Dan is a patient advocate and an author. His book ME, MYSELF, AND EYE, a memoir, is a very funny, light-hearted look at his experiences with two tough diseases.
Studies suggest that sleep apnea is a very common and potentially dangerous condition for people with acromegaly if not properly treated. Today's podcast presents an engaging look at sleep apnea. PWN cofounders Dr. Lewis Blevins and Jorge Faccinetti discuss their knowledge and experience with the causes, dangers, characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea in acromegaly
A conversation with Dr. Scott Struthers, Founder, and CEO of Crinetics Pharmaceutical.
These are exciting times in the world of endocrine drug discovery and development, particularly for Acromegaly and Cushing's patients. In today's podcast we talk to Dr. Struthers about the prospects for new drugs, his experiences as an endocrine scientist and his expectations for success.
In addition, they are presently conducting two trials for their
#ACROBAT Phase 2 trials in #Acromegaly for their small-molecule oral somatostatin agonist, CRN00808! click here for details and a direct link to the studies.
Dr. Lewis Blevins reviews non-functioning pituitary adenomas. These tumors, which typically do not secrete hormones, can pose major challenges due to their ability to grow large and cause mass effects such a vision issues and headaches, among other things. Learn more about tumor types, behavior and treatment. In this podcast, Dr. Blevins also reviews a paper recently published in the UK on the outcome of NFPA's that re-grow after primary treatment. This is the second in a series of podcasts on Pituitary Adenomas. Subscribe to our posts to receive updates on upcoming articles and podcasts.
From Jorge D Faccinetti - cofounder Pituitary World News - In today's podcasts we talk with Jill Sisco president of the Acromegaly Community, a leading acromegaly patient support group. Our candid discussion centers around patient support, advocacy, the rewards and challenges of running a patient group, and touches on all of our experiences with this tough disease. This is a straightforward discussion you don't want to miss.
Today's podcast is the first in an upcoming series of podcasts dedicated to pituitary lesions, with particular attention to pituitary adenomas. Dr. Blevins covers a variety of subjects including symptoms and signs, classification and groups, as well as the different types of adenomas that can affect the pituitary gland. Please stay tuned for the upcoming podcasts in this series, which will include: nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas, prolactinomas, hormone secreting tumors (including acromegaly, Cushing's and TSH over production), pituitary cysts and other lesions.
A frank, enlighting discussion about 20 seconds that turn your life around or can affect the way you live it. Are there any of those moments in your life? In today's podcast, we learn about Dr. Blevins' "20 seconds" in this segment about music, art, and medicine. We want to hear and publish yours.
Today's podcast music is an original recording of Neil Gow's Lament, a Scottish ballad, performed by Dr. Lewis Blevins on the Northumbrian Small Pipes and J D Faccinetti on guitar. Don't miss it!
In this highly informative podcast, Dr. Lewis Blevins reviews a recent article by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism on Hypopituitarism in Adults. The article was published in October 2016. After you listen to the podcast, we recommend that if you have Hypopituitarism, you get this article and keep it in your files for reference.
Please follow this link to the article's abstract, with directions on how to obtain it.
In today's podcasts, we are talking to Dr. Lewis Blevins about the work of a pituitary endocrinologist. We delve into the details of the work he does in clinic as a highly specialized neuro or pituitary endocrinologist, and how it differs from the work of a general endocrinologist.