Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Top Endocrine Publications of 2012: The Canine and Feline Pituitary Gland

As I've done for the last three years, I’ve now finished compiling a fairly extensive list of references concerning canine and feline endocrinology that were written last year (in 2012). I’ll be sharing these with you over the next few weeks, as well as reviewing a few of the best papers from my lists of clinical endocrine publications.

In this post, I am going to start off with papers that deal with the theme of diagnosis and treatment of pituitary problems in dogs and cats.

Listed below are 16 clinical and research papers written in 2012 that deal with a variety of pituitary gland issues of clinical importance in dogs and cats.

These range from a case report of a cat with pituitary apoplexy (1) to studies of plasma ACTH precursors in cats with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (2); from an excellent review of feline acromegaly (8) to a study of a CT and MRI evaluation of skull bones and soft tissues in cats with this disease (4); and to the use of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) validation and measurements for diagnosis of acromegaly in diabetic cats (14,15) to a report of two dogs with acromegaly resulting from GH-secreting mammary gland tumors (12).

Other publications include a dog with congenital adenohypophyseal hypoplasia associated with secondary hypothyroidism (5) to a review of the disorders associated with deficient pituitary hormone secretion (7); and from a report of diabetes insipidus (DI) in a dog with lymphocytic hypophysitis (11) to a case report of a dog suffering from the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) (9).

  1. Beltran E, Dennis R, Foote A, et al. Imaging diagnosis: pituitary apoplexy in a cat. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2012;53:417-419. 
  2. Benchekroun G, de Fornel-Thibaud P, Dubord M, et al. Plasma ACTH precursors in cats with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. J Vet Intern Med 2012;26:575-581. 
  3. Corbee RJ, Tryfonidou MA, Meij BP, et al. Vitamin D status before and after hypophysectomy in dogs with pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism. Domest Anim Endocrinol 2012;42:43-49. 
  4. Fischetti AJ, Gisselman K, Peterson ME. CT and MRI evaluation of skull bones and soft tissues in six cats with presumed acromegaly versus 12 unaffected cats. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2012;53:535-539. 
  5. Gal A, Raetzman LT, Singh K. Congenital adenohypophyseal hypoplasia associated with secondary hypothyroidism in a 2-week-old Portuguese water dog. Can Vet J 2012;53:659-664. 
  6. Gestier S, Cook RW, Agnew W, et al. Silent pituitary corticotroph carcinoma in a young dog. J Comp Pathol 2012;146:327-331. 
  7. Greco DS. Pituitary deficiencies. Top Companion Anim Med 2012;27:2-7. 
  8. Greco DS. Feline acromegaly. Top Companion Anim Med 2012;27:31-35. 
  9. Kang MH, Park HM. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion concurrent with liver disease in a dog. J Vet Med Sci 2012;74:645-649. 
  10. Lowrie M, De Risio L, Dennis R, et al. Concurrent medical conditions and long-term outcome in dogs with nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2012;53:381-388. 
  11. Meij BP, Voorhout G, Gerritsen RJ, et al. Lymphocytic hypophysitis in a dog with diabetes insipidus. J Comp Pathol 2012;147:503-507. 
  12. Murai A, Nishii N, Morita T, et al. GH-producing mammary tumors in two dogs with acromegaly. J Vet Med Sci 2012;74:771-774. 
  13. Tsai KL, Noorai RE, Starr-Moss AN, et al. Genome-wide association studies for multiple diseases of the German Shepherd Dog. Mamm Genome 2012;23:203-211. 
  14. Tschuor F, Zini E, Schellenberg S, et al. Evaluation of four methods used to measure plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 concentrations in healthy cats and cats with diabetes mellitus or other diseases. Am J Vet Res 2012;73:1925-1931. 
  15. Tvarijonaviciute A, German AJ, Martinez-Subiela S, et al. Analytical performance of commercially-available assays for feline insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), adiponectin and ghrelin measurements. J Feline Med Surg 2012;14:138-146. 
  16. van Rijn SJ, Gremeaux L, Riemers FM, et al. Identification and characterisation of side population cells in the canine pituitary gland. Vet J 2012;192:476-482. 

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