Marcello Delano Bronstein

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In June 2005, an ad hoc Expert Committee formed by the Pituitary Society convened during the 9th International Pituitary Congress in San Diego, California. Members of this committee consisted of invited international experts in the field, and included endocrinologists and neurosurgeons with recognized expertise in the management of prolactinomas.(More)
In March 2013, the Acromegaly Consensus Group met to revise and update guidelines for the medical treatment of acromegaly. The meeting comprised experts skilled in the medical management of acromegaly. The group considered treatment goals covering biochemical, clinical and tumour volume outcomes, and the place in guidelines of somatostatin receptor ligands,(More)
OBJECTIVE Somatostatin analogues have become the mainstay of the medical treatment of acromegaly. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of octreotide-LAR (OCT-LAR) treatment in acromegalic patients. DESIGN Prospective open trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty acromegalic patients (46 women; 18-80 years) were treated with(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)
Bromocriptine (BRC) and other dopamine agonist drugs are the first-choice treatment for prolactinomas. However, the major disadvantage is the need for prolonged therapy. We retrospectively studied 131 patients [62 microprolactinoma (MIC), 69 macroprolactinoma (MAC)], who achieved serum prolactin (PRL) normalization during BRC use. Twenty-seven percent of(More)
Sellar masses are associated most commonly with pituitary adenomas. Many other neoplastic, inflammatory, infectious, and vascular lesions, however, may affect the sellar region and mimic pituitary tumors. These lesions must be considered in a differential diagnosis. This article describes the characteristics of rare sellar masses that provide clues to their(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the intrapatient response to the same dose of slow-release octreotide (OCT-LAR) before and after noncurative surgery in acromegalic patients who did not attain disease control after primary treatment with OCT-LAR. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. PATIENTS Eleven acromegalic patients (eight men, aged 42.45 +/- 11.15 years, 10(More)
About one-third of acromegalics are resistant to the clinically available somatostatin analogs (SA). The resistance is related to density reduction or different expression of somatostatin receptor subtypes (SSTR). This study analyzes SSTR’s expression in somatotrophinomas, comparing to SA response, hormonal levels, and tumor volume. We analyzed 39(More)
Acromegaly is a disease associated with increased morbidity and reduced life expectancy. Because of its insidious character and its non-recognition, the diagnosis is often made with delay, which, along with the complications related to GH/IGF-I excess, determines high morbidity and mortality. However, an early diagnosis and an effective treatment reduce the(More)
In women, prolactinomas (mainly microprolactinomas) are commonly diagnosed between 20-40-year old. In postmenopausal women, prolactinomas are rarely encountered and usually do not present with hyperprolactinemia-related symptoms as these are dependent on intact ovarian function. Therefore, the true incidence of prolactin (PRL)-secreting adenomas in(More)