Aggressive Pituitary Tumors

In this podcast Dr. Blevins discusses aggressive pituitary tumors.  Learn what defines a pituitary malignancy and the differences between benign and malignant tumors.    What...

Cushing’s disease and IPSS.

From Lewis S Blevins, Jr. MD -  Ninety per-cent of ACTH-dependent causes of hypercortisolism are related to pituitary adenoma. The remaining 10% are related...

Podcast: Reporting from the 2015 Pituitary Disorders, Advances in Diagnosis and Management conference at...

Podcast: In this podcast, Dr. Lewis Blevins and Jorge Faccinetti discuss the highlights of the conference held in San Francisco in late October.  The...

Evaluation of the use of the Late Night Salivary Cortisol (LNSC) test

From Lewis S Blevins, Jr. MD -  Researchers at Harvard Medical School have reported their results on the evaluation of the use of the...

How important is early diagnosis?

A recent article from the Endocrinology Department of “Escola Universitària d’Infermeria, Hospital Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain” explores health related quality...

Auto-immune and inflammatory disorders in Cushing’s syndrome

From Lewis S Blevins Jr, MD  -  I've seen a few instances over my career of auto-immune and inflammatory disorders flaring or becoming more...

How do somatostatin analogs work?

From Lewis S. Blevins, Jr. MD  -  Somatostatin analogs are a class of drugs that are chemically modified forms of native somatostatin.   They are...

Postoperative Evaluation of Patients with Cushing’s Disease.

From Lewis S. Blevins Jr, MD  -  One of the greatest challenges facing medical practitioners is in the recognition and diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome...

Management of Cushing’s Disease: Transsphenoidal Surgery.

From Lewis S. Blevins Jr, MD  -  Transphenoidal pituitary surgery is the treatment of choice In the setting of Cushing's disease due to a...

Cushing’s Syndrome: Twenty-Four Hour Urine Collection

From Lewis S Blevins Jr., MD  -  Twenty-four hour urine collections are often employed to estimate the production rates of various hormones. The accuracy...

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