How good is perceived health-related quality of life in patients treated for non-functioning pituitary adenomas?

Endocrinology/Medicine Departments, Hospital Sant Pau, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBER-ER, Unidad 747), IIB-Sant Pau, ISCIII and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona.
Clinical Endocrinology (Impact Factor: 3.46). 07/2012; 78(1). DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2012.04513.x
Source: PubMed


Over the last 2 decades the "package of care" and outcome of patients with non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFA) have improved, especially in tertiary referral centres, in parallel to neurosurgical skills, availability of high resolution imaging techniques and experience in substituting accompanying hypopituitarism. More recently, interest in patient-related outcomes has led to the evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in pituitary disease, since it provides information on patient perception of well-being, which is complementary and not always concordant with endocrine, imaging or other clinical indicators physicians tend to use. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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