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The UPMC Pituitary Center

The UPMC Pituitary Center is an innovative program that offers a comprehensive team approach to treat pituitary and skull base tumors.

A team of experts, including neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, and radiologists, are available to provide consultations and testing for patients, all within the same day, allowing for a truly integrated and convenient approach to patient care.

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For more information on the UPMC Pituitary Center, call 412-647-3685 or visit UPMC.com/Neurosurgery.

UPMC Launches New Series: Video Rounds

UPMC has launched Video Rounds. Video Rounds is a series of informative and educational short videos, created for physicians and covering a variety of medical and surgical disciplines. New topics are always being added and include:

Endocrinology: Inpatient Diabetes Management
Gastroenterology: Developing a Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Disease Treatment
Geriatrics: Clinical Implications of Depression in the Geriatric Population
Gynecology: Advances in Prenatal Diagnosis of Genetic Conditions
Heart and Vascular: The Role of ECMO and VADs in Treating Acute Heart Failure
Neurosurgery: Microvascular Decompression in the Treatment of Cranial Nerve Disorders
Oncology: Using Big Data and Genomic Research to Develop Personalized Medicine
Ophthalmology: New Imaging Technology for Retinal Diseases
Orthopaedic Surgery: Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Foot Infections
Pediatrics: Multidisciplinary Approach to Tongue-Based Airway Obstruction
Pulmonology: Endobronchial Coils to Treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Rehabilitation: Early Mobility and Rehabilitation in the ICU: A Paradigm Shift
Rheumatology: A Primer of Myositis
Psychiatry: Considerations for Treating Women with Substance Use Disorder
Urology:Partial Nephrectomy: The Preferred Option for Treating Localized Kidney Cancer

The full video rounds library can be found here.

24th Annual North American Skull Base Society

This year’s North American Skull Base Society meeting is taking place in San Diego from February 14-16. Carl Snyderman, MD, co-director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at UPMC, will be facilitating the pre-meeting workshop on cranial base surgery. This course aims to allow participants to contrast the advantages and disadvantages of approaches to intracranial base surgery.

Learn more about the pre-meeting workshop from Dr. Snyderman.

Dr. Snyderman is the vice president and future president-elect of the North American Skull Base Society.

Outcomes After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in Professional Athletes

A recent study examined return-to-play decisions and outcomes for 15 professional athletes with cervical spine injuries.

Joseph Maroon, MD, vice chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, discusses the study and its findings which will appear in the July issue of Neurosurgery.

Outcomes after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in professional athletes. Maroon JC, Bost JW, Petraglia AL, Lepere DB, Norwig J, Amann C, Sampson M, El-Kadi M.Neurosurgery. 2013 Jul;73(1):103-12. doi: 10.1227/01.neu.0000429843.68836.91.

New Study May Help Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Hoda Abdel-Hamid, MD, a neuromuscular neurologist in the Brain Care Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, discusses results to date of an exon-skipping clinical trial investigating Eteplirsen, a drug that may help boys diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 

Hear more about this study from Dr. Abdel-Hamid:

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