Acromegaly News
7.8K views | +2 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
onto Acromegaly News
Scoop.it!

Genetic Cause of Gigantism Explored

Genetic Cause of Gigantism Explored | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a single gene in a region of the X chromosome that may cause excessive growth in children.
more...
No comment yet.
Acromegaly News
Acromegaly is a rare endocrine condition. Discovered early, it can be kept under control. Raising awareness about its existence could help diagnose more people who are suffering in silence out there!
Curated by Gabriela Avram
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Articles of interest for people dealing with pituitary disorders.

Articles of interest for people dealing with pituitary disorders. | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Insurance rumblings:  As far as we can tell these are not widespread tactics but some insurance companies are limiting the use of drug copays that previously counted against deductibles.  This is particularly troublesome for rare disease patients since specialty drugs can be very expensive and insurance deductibles very high.  Here is a sample of a …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

A letter from J D Faccinetti cofounder and chief editor - Pituitary World News

A must read for all people dealing with Acromegaly! Even though I’m not particularly religious, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the Pope.  He is simple and direct.  But part of this admiration is probably driven by the fact that the Pope and I have a few things in common.  Both …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

(152) Understanding Cortisol Dynamics in Health and Disease - YouTube

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

When you don't stop growing

When you don't stop growing | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Lack of awareness and embarrassment have led to late diagnosis of acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that causes excessive growth, writes Nadia Badarudin
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

More on the genetics of acromegaly - Pituitary World News

More on the genetics of acromegaly - Pituitary World News | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
From Jorge D. Faccinetti - co-founder - The Journal Pituitary published an article on the genetic background of acromegaly. The Authors, Mônica R. Gadelha
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins in long-term users of somatostatin analogue. - PubMed - NCBI

Deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins in long-term users of somatostatin analogue. - PubMed - NCBI | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Dec;32(11-12):1398-404. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2010.04479.x. Epub 2010 Oct 7.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

High-Dose and High-Frequency Lanreotide Autogel in Acromegaly: A Randomized, Multicenter Study | The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | Oxford Academic

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Irish giant's bones will stay at London museum - but he wanted to be buried at sea

Irish giant's bones will stay at London museum - but he wanted to be buried at sea | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
The skeleton of Charles Byrne is on display in a museum dedicated to the surgeon who acquired his remains.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

ACROSCORE: A New and Simple Tool for Diagnosing Acromegaly

ACROSCORE: A New and Simple Tool for Diagnosing Acromegaly | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
A novel scoring tool has been developed that may play an important role in the diagnosis of this rare disease.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Effects of eight weeks of time-restricted feeding (16/8) on basal metabolism, maximal strength, body composition, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors in resistance-trained males

Effects of eight weeks of time-restricted feeding (16/8) on basal metabolism, maximal strength, body composition, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors in resistance-trained males | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Intermittent fasting (IF) is an increasingly popular dietary approach used for weight loss and overall health. While there is an increasing body of evidence demonstrating beneficial effects of IF on blood lipids and other health outcomes in the overweight and obese, limited data are available about the effect of IF in athletes. Thus, the present study sought to investigate the effects of a modified IF protocol (i.e. time-restricted feeding) during resistance training in healthy resistance-trained males. Thirty-four resistance-trained males were randomly assigned to time-restricted feeding (TRF) or normal diet group (ND). TRF subjects consumed 100 % of their energy needs in an 8-h period of time each day, with their caloric intake divided into three meals consumed at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. The remaining 16 h per 24-h period made up the fasting period. Subjects in the ND group consumed 100 % of their energy needs divided into three meals consumed at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., and 8 p.m. Groups were matched for kilocalories consumed and macronutrient distribution (TRF 2826 ± 412.3 kcal/day, carbohydrates 53.2 ± 1.4 %, fat 24.7 ± 3.1 %, protein 22.1 ± 2.6 %, ND 3007 ± 444.7 kcal/day, carbohydrates 54.7 ± 2.2 %, fat 23.9 ± 3.5 %, protein 21.4 ± 1.8). Subjects were tested before and after 8 weeks of the assigned diet and standardized resistance training program. Fat mass and fat-free mass were assessed by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and muscle area of the thigh and arm were measured using an anthropometric system. Total and free testosterone, insulin-like growth factor 1, blood glucose, insulin, adiponectin, leptin, triiodothyronine, thyroid stimulating hormone, interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, tumor necrosis factor α, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides were measured. Bench press and leg press maximal strength, resting energy expenditure, and respiratory ratio were also tested. After 8 weeks, the 2 Way ANOVA (Time * Diet interaction) showed a decrease in fat mass in TRF compared to ND (p = 0.0448), while fat-free mass, muscle area of the arm and thigh, and maximal strength were maintained in both groups. Testosterone and insulin-like growth factor 1 decreased significantly in TRF, with no changes in ND (p = 0.0476; p = 0.0397). Adiponectin increased (p = 0.0000) in TRF while total leptin decreased (p = 0.0001), although not when adjusted for fat mass. Triiodothyronine decreased in TRF, but no significant changes were detected in thyroid-stimulating hormone, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, or triglycerides. Resting energy expenditure was unchanged, but a significant decrease in respiratory ratio was observed in the TRF group. Our results suggest that an intermittent fasting program in which all calories are consumed in an 8-h window each day, in conjunction with resistance training, could improve some health-related biomarkers, decrease fat mass, and maintain muscle mass in resistance-trained males.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Podcast: Somatostatin Analogues in Acromegaly | Pituitary World News

Podcast:  Somatostatin Analogues in Acromegaly | Pituitary World News | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Podcasts: In today's podcast Dr Lewis Blevins reviews and summarises information on the usage of Somatostatin Analogues in the treatment and management of
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Pituitary Society - Educational Source for Pituitary Diseases & Disorders

Pituitary Society - Educational Source for Pituitary Diseases & Disorders | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Bestie Saves Life With An Unexpected Acromegaly Diagnosis

Bestie Saves Life With An Unexpected Acromegaly Diagnosis | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
It pays to have a friend who's a research endrocrinologist—especially when you have a rare and little-known disease like acromegaly.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Acromegaly and bone disease : Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity

Acromegaly and bone disease : Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Purpose of review: To provide an update on current understanding of osteoporosis associated with acr
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Prospective Study of Surgical Treatment of Acromegaly: Effects on Ghrelin, Weight, Adiposity, and Markers of CV Risk

Prospective Study of Surgical Treatment of Acromegaly: Effects on Ghrelin, Weight, Adiposity, and Markers of CV Risk | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Although epidemiological studies have found that GH and IGF-1 normalization reduce the excess mortality of active acromegaly to expected rates, cross-sectional data report some cardiovascular (CV) risk markers to be less favorable in remission than activ
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Making a difference - Pituitary World News

Making a difference - Pituitary World News | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
From Jorge D Faccinetti - cofounder Pituitary World News - In today's podcasts we talk with Jill Sisco president of the Acromegaly Community, a leading
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

VIDEO: Medical management for acromegaly offers hope for patients

ORLANDO, Fla. — In this video exclusive, Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE, professor of medicine and neurological surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, discusses updates in the management of acromegaly.
According to Fleseriu, acromegaly continues to be diagnosed late, and patients present with large tumors. In most cases, surgery remains the first line of treatment, but in
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Commander - ET SI J’ÉTAIS ACROMÉGALE ?

Commander - ET SI J’ÉTAIS ACROMÉGALE ? | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
Ce n’est pas le Vidal, ce n’est pas du Rimbaud, l’objectif est de faire connaitre cette maladie aujourd’hui sous-diagnostiquée. Ne le laissez pas dans vos bibliothèques, partagez-le et prêtez-le,… à votre pharmacien, à votre médecin, à votre psy, à votre coiffeur, à votre podologue, à vos ami(e)s… 90 pages 10 € + …
Gabriela Avram's insight:
For those who can read French:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Writer who suffers from the same condition as a James Bond villain

Writer who suffers from the same condition as a James Bond villain | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
A Brand New Catastrophe: A Memoir
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gabriela Avram
Scoop.it!

Mid Ulster identified as 'giant hotspot' by scientists - BBC News

Mid Ulster identified as 'giant hotspot' by scientists - BBC News | Acromegaly News | Scoop.it
An area in Northern Ireland is identified as a "giant hotspot" by scientists studying a gene defect which causes people to grow abnormally tall.
more...
No comment yet.