Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Top Endocrine Publications of 2013: The Canine and Feline Pituitary Gland

As I've done for the last four years, I’ve now finished compiling a fairly extensive list of references concerning canine and feline endocrinology that were written last year (in 2013). 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 13 clinical and research papers written in 2013 that deal with a variety of pituitary gland issues of clinical importance in dogs and cats.

These range from studies of the pathogenesis of acromegaly (and diabetes) in cats (2) to two excellent reviews of the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of feline acromegaly (8,9); from a case report of a cat with pituitary adenomas secreting both ACTH and GH (12) to another case report of a cat suffering from a pituitary carcinoma causing hyperadrenocorticism (6); and from a study of the accuracy of CT and MRI for contouring the feline apparatus for radiation therapy planning (for treatment of feline acromegaly) (10) to studies validating an assay for feline ACTH determination (3).

Other publications include a case report of two dogs that presented with severe polyuria and polydipsia due to thyroid carcinoma and hyperthyroidism (1) to diabetes insipidus (DI) in a cat secondary to head trauma (11); and a report on acute iatrogenic water intoxication in cats (7) to a study of the disturbances of water metabolism (normovolemic hypernatremia) secondary to pituitary gland/hypothalamic dysfunction (13).

  1. Bosje T, den Hertog E, Dijksta M. Does the T4 measurement belong in the standard blood analysis in polyuria/polydipsia? Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 2013;138:230-231. 
  2. Dirtu AC, Niessen SJ, Jorens PG, et al. Organohalogenated contaminants in domestic cats' plasma in relation to spontaneous acromegaly and type 2 diabetes mellitus: A clue for endocrine disruption in humans? Environ Int 2013;57-58:60-67. 
  3. Eiler KC, Bruyette DS, Behrend EN, et al. Comparison of intravenous versus intramuscular administration of corticotropin-releasing hormone in healthy cats. J Vet Intern Med 2013;27: 516-521. 
  4. Frischknecht M, Niehof-Oellers H, Jagannathan V, et al. A COL11A2 mutation in Labrador retrievers with mild disproportionate dwarfism. PLoS One 2013;8:e60149. 
  5. Goericke-Pesch S, Georgiev P, Fasulkov I, et al. Basal testosterone concentrations after the application of a slow-release GnRH agonist implant are associated with a loss of response to buserelin, a short-term GnRH agonist, in the tom cat. Theriogenology 2013;80:65-69. 
  6. Kimitsuki K, Boonsriroj H, Kojima D, et al. A case report of feline pituitary carcinoma with hypercortisolism. J Vet Med Sci 2014;76:133-138. 
  7. Lee JY, Rozanski E, Anastasio M, et al. Iatrogenic water intoxication in two cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 2013;23:53-57. 
  8. Niessen SJ. Update on feline acromegaly. In Practice 2013;35:2-6. 
  9. Niessen SJ, Church DB, Forcada Y. Hypersomatotropism, acromegaly, and hyperadrenocorticism and feline diabetes mellitus. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2013;43:319-350. 
  10. Nolan MW, Randall EK, LaRue SM, et al. Accuracy of CT and MRI for contouring the feline optic apparatus for radiation therapy planning. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2013;54:560-566. 
  11. Oliveira KM, Fukushima FB, Oliveira CM, et al. Head trauma as a possible cause of central diabetes insipidus in a catJ Feline Med Surg 2013;15:155-159. 
  12. Sharman M, FitzGerald L, Kiupel M. Concurrent somatotroph and plurihormonal pituitary adenomas in a catJ Feline Med Surg 2013;15:945-952. 
  13. Weingart A, Gruber AD, Kershaw O, et al. Disturbances of water metabolism in two dogs and one cat with central nervous system disorders. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 2013;155:463-469. 

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