Publications of Albert Beckers
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See detailLe phénotype d’Akhenaton ; revue critique entre canons artistiques et expression pathologique.
JEDIDI, Zayd ULiege; JEDIDI, Haroun ULiege; LAVEAUX, Elisabeth ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (in press)

Of all the royal families of ancient or modern fame, few are as iconic as the eighteenth dynasty of pharaohs of the New Kingdom of Egypt, whose opulence and deeds we are still familiar to nearly 3,500 ... [more ▼]

Of all the royal families of ancient or modern fame, few are as iconic as the eighteenth dynasty of pharaohs of the New Kingdom of Egypt, whose opulence and deeds we are still familiar to nearly 3,500 years after their time. Tenth pharaoh of this dynasty and father of Tutankhamun, Akhenaten (Amenhotep/Amenhotep IV) still fascinates Egyptologists and history lovers through the many questions surrounding his atypical rule. One of the most striking aspects of the so-called Amarna period concerns the representations of the pharaoh himself, very confusing compared to the traditional iconography of the New Kingdom. These intriguing portraits of Pharaoh raised a whole lot of medical assumptions, more or less substantiated. We review here the main theories developed throughout history. [less ▲]

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See detailGigantism
Beckers, Albert ULiege

Scientific conference (2018, November)

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See detailThe causes and consequences of pituitary gigantism
Beckers, Albert ULiege; PETROSSIANS, Patrick ULiege; Hanson, Julien ULiege et al

in Nature Reviews. Endocrinology (2018), 14

In the general population, height is determined by a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Pituitary gigantism is a rare but very important subgroup of patients with excessive ... [more ▼]

In the general population, height is determined by a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Pituitary gigantism is a rare but very important subgroup of patients with excessive height, as it has an identifiable and clinically treatable cause. The disease is caused by chronic growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 secretion from a pituitary somatotrope adenoma that forms before the closure of the epiphyses. If not controlled effectively, this hormonal hypersecretion could lead to extremely elevated final adult height. The past 10 years have seen marked advances in the understanding of pituitary gigantism, including the identification of genetic causes in \~50\% of cases, such as mutations in the AIP gene or chromosome Xq26.3 duplications in X-linked acrogigantism syndrome. Pituitary gigantism has a male preponderance, and patients usually have large pituitary adenomas. The large tumour size, together with the young age of patients and frequent resistance to medical therapy, makes the management of pituitary gigantism complex. Early diagnosis and rapid referral for effective therapy appear to improve outcomes in patients with pituitary gigantism; therefore, a high level of clinical suspicion and efficient use of diagnostic resources is key to controlling overgrowth and preventing patients from reaching very elevated final adult heights. [less ▲]

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See detailCardiovascular complications in pituitary gigantism (results of an international study)
Daly, Adrian ULiege; Shah, N; Naves, L et al

in Abstract book : 18th Congress of the European Neuroendocrine Association - ENEA (2018, October)

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See detailCardiovascular complications in pituitary gigantism (results of an international study)
ROSTOMYAN, Liliya ULiege; Daly, Adrian ULiege; Shah, N et al

in Abstract book - 28th meeting of the Belgian Endocrine Society (2018, October)

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See detailGPR101 orphan receptor: a novel cause of growth hormone deregulation
Abboud, Dayana ULiege; Daly, Adrian ULiege; Laschet, Céline ULiege et al

Conference (2018, July 05)

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See detailResistant Paediatric Somatotropinomas due to AIP Mutations: Role of Pegvisomant
Joshi, Kriti; Daly, Adrian ULiege; BECKERS, Albert ULiege et al

in Hormone Research in Paediatrics (2018)

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See detailThe Liege Acromegaly Survey (LAS) : a new software tool for the study of acromegaly
Beckers, Albert ULiege

Scientific conference (2018, May 08)

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See detailHYPOPITUITARISME CONSÉCUTIF AU TRAUMATISME CRÂNIEN
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULiege; Daniel, Sara ULiege; BECKERS, Albert ULiege

in Neuron (2018), 3

Alors que la prévalence de l’hypopituitarisme est largement sous-estimée, son étiologie est souvent méconnue. Des données récentes indiquent que le traumatisme crânien constitue actuellement une cause ... [more ▼]

Alors que la prévalence de l’hypopituitarisme est largement sous-estimée, son étiologie est souvent méconnue. Des données récentes indiquent que le traumatisme crânien constitue actuellement une cause importante d’hypopituitarisme acquis chez l’adulte. Les traumatismes crâniens représentent un problème majeur de santé publique, avec une incidence annuelle en Belgique de 30.000 patients par an. Plusieurs séries rétrospectives et prospectives ont identifié plus de 5.000 patients avec un traumatisme crânien et souffrant d’un déficit isolé ou combiné en hormone de croissance, gonadotrophines, adrénocorticotrophine, thyrotrophine et, occasionnellement, de prolactine et d’hormone antidiurétique. Nous faisons le point sur ces données récentes et discutons du diagnostic et de la prise en charge de l’hypopituitarisme secondaire au traumatisme crânien. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-term treatment with metyrapone in four patients with Cushing's disease
Driessens, N; Maiter, D; Borensztein, P et al

Poster (2018, May)

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See detailPROMPT : A prospective study to assess efficacy and safety of metyrapone in endogenous Cushing's syndrome
Nieman, L; Akinci, B; Beckers, Albert ULiege et al

Poster (2018, May)

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See detailBrain imaging and genetics in patients with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: a multicenter Belgian study.
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULiege; LIBIOULLE, Cécile ULiege; HARVENGT, Julie ULiege et al

in Jorgensen, Jens OL (Ed.) NENEG Abstract Book Communications (2018, April 19)

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See detailLa vallée des géants : adénomes hypophysaires familiaux
Beckers, Albert ULiege

Scientific conference (2018, April 17)

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See detailGénétique de l'acromégalie
Beckers, Albert ULiege

Scientific conference (2018, April 10)

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