Italian association of clinical endocrinologists (Ame) and italian aace chapter position statement for clinical practice: acromegaly part 1: Diagnostic and clinical issues

Renato Cozzi, Maria R. Ambrosio, Roberto Attanasio, Alessandro Bozzao, Laura De Marinis, Ernesto De Menis, Edoardo Guastamacchia, Andrea Lania, Giovanni Lasio, Francesco Logoluso, Pietro Maffei, Maurizio Poggi, Vincenzo Toscano, Michele Zini, Philippe Chanson, Laurence Katznelson

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Abstract

Acromegaly is a rare disease. Improvements in lifespan in these patients have recently been reported due to transsphenoidal surgery (TSS), advances in medical therapy, and strict criteria for defining disease remission. This document reports the opinions of a group of Italian experts who have gathered together their prolonged clinical experience in the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of acromegaly patients. Both GH and IGF-I (only IGF-I in those treated with Pegvisomant) are needed in the diagnosis and follow-up. Comorbidities (cardio-cerebrovascular disease, sleep apnea, metabolic derangement, neoplasms, and bone/joint disease) should be specifically addressed. Any newly diagnosed patient should be referred to a multidisciplinary team experienced in the treatment of pituitary adenomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1143
Number of pages11
JournalEndocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders - Drug Targets
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Acromegaly
  • Comorbidities
  • Discrepant
  • GH
  • IGF-I
  • Pituitary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy

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