The Pituitary World News Podcast
S3E10: Dan’s  journey

S3E10: Dan’s journey

January 31, 2021

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.

S3E9: Sleep apnea and acromegaly

S3E9: Sleep apnea and acromegaly

January 31, 2021

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

S3E8: Growth Hormone Secreting Pituitary Adenomas

S3E8: Growth Hormone Secreting Pituitary Adenomas

January 31, 2021

A highly informative podcast on growth hormone-secreting adenomas by Dr. Lewis Blevins.  This is the third of a series on pituitary tumors.

S3E7:  Looking into the world of new drug discovery and development

S3E7: Looking into the world of new drug discovery and development

January 31, 2021

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  Phase 2 trials in for their small-molecule oral somatostatin agonist, CRN00808!  click here for details and a direct link to the studies.

S3E6: Non-functioning pituitary adenomas

S3E6: Non-functioning pituitary adenomas

January 31, 2021

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.

S3E5: Making a difference

S3E5: Making a difference

January 31, 2021

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.

S3E4: Pituitary adenomas

S3E4: Pituitary adenomas

January 31, 2021

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.

S3E3: 20 seconds: art, music and medicine

S3E3: 20 seconds: art, music and medicine

January 31, 2021

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!

S3E2: Hypopituitarism in adults

S3E2: Hypopituitarism in adults

January 31, 2021

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.

S3E1: The work of a pituitary endocrinologist

S3E1: The work of a pituitary endocrinologist

January 31, 2021

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.

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