The Pituitary World News Podcast
S8E9: Live-Talk Session 6:  May 19, 2022 - Biotin’s effect on lab tests

S8E9: Live-Talk Session 6: May 19, 2022 - Biotin’s effect on lab tests

May 23, 2022

Dr. Lewis Blevins talks with guest Dr. Saleh Aldasouqi, Professor, Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Clinician at Michigan State University Specialty Center, Endocrinology Clinic, about Biotin use and its interference with laboratory tests. This is definitely something you need to know to plan discontinuance of the supplement to allow for lab testing. You won’t want to miss this discussion. To learn more about this issue you can access the links we included in the article related to this podcasts 
with more details on the issues with Biotin use and how it can lead to misdiagnosis.

S8E8: Advocacy: patient needs and support

S8E8: Advocacy: patient needs and support

May 13, 2022

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

S8E7: Central adrenal insufficiency: critical information for stress dosing and pituitary surgery indications

May 9, 2022

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. 

S8E6: LIVE TALK - Complications of surgery and symptoms and signs

S8E6: LIVE TALK - Complications of surgery and symptoms and signs

May 2, 2022

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. 

S8E5:  Diabetes Insipidus and a discussion about endocrine tests

S8E5: Diabetes Insipidus and a discussion about endocrine tests

April 17, 2022

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.

S8E4: Dr. Manish Aghi talks about headaches and pituitary tumors

S8E4: Dr. Manish Aghi talks about headaches and pituitary tumors

April 8, 2022

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.

S8E3: A case of a pituitary lesion (hemangiopericytoma)

S8E3: A case of a pituitary lesion (hemangiopericytoma)

February 21, 2022

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.

S8E2: Recorlev (Levoketoconazole)

S8E2: Recorlev (Levoketoconazole)

February 18, 2022

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.

S8E1: A Cushing’s tale: Two images.  Eight months.  Same person.

S8E1: A Cushing’s tale: Two images. Eight months. Same person.

January 6, 2022

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.

S7E24: Central Hypothyroidism

S7E24: Central Hypothyroidism

December 29, 2021

In this podcast directed to physicians, Dr. Lewis Blevins shares his vast experience of 30 years treating patients with central hypothyroidism.

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