Improving quality of life in patients with pituitary tumors

Iris Crespo, Alicia Santos, Eugenia Resmini, Elena Valassi, Maria Antonia Marti´nez-Mombla´n, Susan M. Webb

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Abstract

© touch medical media 2014. Evaluation of health-related quality of life (QoL) in people with pituitary tumors has received much attention over the last 10-15 years. Most of them show impaired QoL, but little is known about how to prevent impairment or how to improve QoL. Our aim is to review what is known about QoL in pituitary tumors patients and to highlight the areas worth improving, for the patient's well-being. The article has four sections: acromegaly, Cushing's syndrome, prolactinomas, and non-functioning adenomas. Control of comorbidities is usually an important factor to prevent QoL impairment; however, each disease has specific characteristics that should be properly addressed in order to obtain full patient recovery after successful therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
JournalUS Endocrinology
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Non-functioning adenomas
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Prolactinomas
  • Quality of life

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