Gérald Raverot

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CONTEXT To date only 18 patients with aggressive pituitary tumors or carcinomas treated with temozolomide have been reported. Increased expression of O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltranferase (MGMT) has been suggested to predict resistance to temozolomide. OBJECTIVES The objective of the study was to describe the antitumoral efficacy and toxicity of(More)
SHBG is the specific plasma transport protein for sex steroid hormones in humans. Plasma SHBG concentration follows a gender dimorphism but varies with nutritional and hormonal status in both sexes. In addition, a genetic influence on SHBG in humans has recently been suggested by family studies. We investigated the relationship between a point mutation(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with acromegaly do not achieve biochemical control despite receiving high doses of the first-generation somatostatin analogues octreotide or lanreotide. In the PAOLA trial, we aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of two different doses of the somatostatin analogue pasireotide long-acting release compared with active control(More)
Pituitary carcinomas are rare, accounting for about 0.2% of all pituitary tumours. They represent a challenge to clinical practice in both diagnosis and treatment. They may present initially as typical pituitary adenomas, with a delayed appearance of aggressive signs, or as aggressive tumours from the outset. Predicting the pituitary tumour behaviour(More)
CONTEXT AIP mutations (AIPmut) give rise to a pituitary adenoma predisposition that occurs in familial isolated pituitary adenomas and less often in sporadic cases. The clinical and therapeutic features of AIPmut-associated pituitary adenomas have not been studied comprehensively. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess clinical/therapeutic(More)
OBJECT Because of their size and lateral extension, total removal of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) remains a challenge and postoperative tumor remnants are frequent. Endoscopy has improved the surgeon's view; however, its superiority in terms of surgical outcome remains undetermined. The authors' aim in this study was to compare the clinical(More)
CONTEXT MicroRNA (miRNA) are an important class of regulators of gene expression. Altered miRNA expression has been constantly found in human neoplasias and plays an important role in the process of carcinogenesis. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify specific miRNA whose expression is altered in GH-secreting pituitary adenomas. DESIGN Using(More)
OBJECTIVE Silent corticotroph adenomas (SCAs) are rare pituitary tumours immunoreactive for ACTH, but without clinical evidence of Cushing's disease. We characterized SCAs based on clinical, hormonal and molecular data, and compared the characteristics of these tumours with those of macro (MCA)- and micro (mCA)-ACTH adenomas with Cushing's disease. (More)
Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is the main transport binding protein for sex steroid hormones in plasma and regulates their accessibility to target cells. Plasma SHBG is secreted by the liver under the control of hormones and nutritional factors. In the human hepatoma cell line (HepG2), thyroid and estrogenic hormones, and a variety of drugs including(More)
Pituitary adenomas are currently classified by histological, immunocytochemical and numerous ultrastructural characteristics lacking unequivocal prognostic correlations. We investigated the prognostic value of a new clinicopathological classification with grades based on invasion and proliferation. This retrospective multicentric case–control study(More)