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    Lewis Blevins

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address400 Parnassus Ave, UC Clinics
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-353-2348
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      1. Safaee MM, Blevins L, Liverman CS, Theodosopoulos PV. Abscess Formation in a Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenoma. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jun; 90:703.e15-8. PMID: 26944883.
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      2. Imber BS, Lee HS, Kunwar S, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. Hypophysitis: a single-center case series. Pituitary. 2015 Oct; 18(5):630-41. PMID: 25534888.
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      3. Jahangiri A, Wagner JR, Han SW, Tran MT, Miller LM, Chen R, Tom MW, Ostling LR, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Improved versus worsened endocrine function after transsphenoidal surgery for nonfunctional pituitary adenomas: rate, time course, and radiological analysis. J Neurosurg. 2016 Mar; 124(3):589-95. PMID: 26252454.
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      4. Rutkowski MJ, Breshears JD, Kunwar S, Aghi MK, Blevins LS. Approach to the postoperative patient with Cushing's disease. Pituitary. 2015 Apr; 18(2):232-7. PMID: 25702104.
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      5. Blevins LS. The art of medicine. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar; 11 Suppl 2:1-2. PMID: 25706375.
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      6. Jahangiri A, Wagner JR, Chin AT, Han SW, Tran MT, Miller LM, Tom MW, Chen R, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Incidence of headache as a presenting complaint in over 1000 patients with sellar lesions and factors predicting postoperative improvement. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 May; 132:16-20. PMID: 25746316.
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      7. Cheng JS, Salinas R, Molinaro A, Chang EF, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. A predictive algorithm for evaluating elevated serum prolactin in patients with a sellar mass. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jan; 22(1):155-60. PMID: 25481269.
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      8. Jahangiri A, Wagner J, Han SW, Tran MT, Miller LM, Tom MW, Ostling LR, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Rate and time course of improvement in endocrine function after more than 1000 pituitary operations. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug; 61 Suppl 1:163-6. PMID: 25032545.
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      9. Jahangiri A, Wagner J, Han SW, Zygourakis CC, Han SJ, Tran MT, Miller LM, Tom MW, Kunwar S, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. Morbidity of repeat transsphenoidal surgery assessed in more than 1000 operations. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jul; 121(1):67-74. PMID: 24834943.
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      10. Potts MB, Shah JK, Molinaro AM, Blevins LS, Tyrrell JB, Kunwar S, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Aghi MK. Cavernous and inferior petrosal sinus sampling and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative evaluation of Cushing's disease. J Neurooncol. 2014 Feb; 116(3):593-600. PMID: 24398617.
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      11. Jahangiri A, Potts M, Kunwar S, Blevins L, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Extended endoscopic endonasal approach for suprasellar Rathke's cleft cysts. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 May; 21(5):779-85. PMID: 24308953.
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      12. Breshears JD, Jiang B, Rowland NC, Kunwar S, Blevins LS. Use of conivaptan for management of hyponatremia following surgery for Cushing's disease. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Nov; 115(11):2358-61. PMID: 24041963.
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      13. Jahangiri A, Wagner J, Tran MT, Miller LM, Tom MW, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Factors predicting postoperative hyponatremia and efficacy of hyponatremia management strategies after more than 1000 pituitary operations. J Neurosurg. 2013 Dec; 119(6):1478-83. PMID: 23971964.
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      14. Jahangiri A, Clark AJ, Han SJ, Kunwar S, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. Socioeconomic factors associated with pituitary apoplexy. J Neurosurg. 2013 Dec; 119(6):1432-6. PMID: 23889139.
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      15. Jahangiri A, Wagner JR, Pekmezci M, Hiniker A, Chang EF, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. A comprehensive long-term retrospective analysis of silent corticotrophic adenomas vs hormone-negative adenomas. Neurosurgery. 2013 Jul; 73(1):8-17; discussion 17-8. PMID: 23685641.
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      16. Oh MC, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Medical versus surgical management of prolactinomas. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2012 Oct; 23(4):669-78. PMID: 23040751.
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      17. Oh MC, Tihan T, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Clinical management of pituitary carcinomas. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2012 Oct; 23(4):595-606. PMID: 23040746.
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      18. Aghi MK, Blevins LS. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. Management of pituitary tumors. Preface. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2012 Oct; 23(4):ix. PMID: 23040753.
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      19. Rolston JD, Blevins LS. Gamma knife radiosurgery for acromegaly. Int J Endocrinol. 2012; 2012:821579. PMID: 22518132; PMCID: PMC3296174.
      20. Potts MB, Jahangiri A, Lamborn KR, Blevins LS, Kunwar S, Aghi MK. Suprasellar Rathke cleft cysts: clinical presentation and treatment outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2011 Nov; 69(5):1058-68; discussion 1068-7. PMID: 21673610.
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      21. Sughrue ME, Chang EF, Gabriel RA, Aghi MK, Blevins LS. Excess mortality for patients with residual disease following resection of pituitary adenomas. Pituitary. 2011 Sep; 14(3):276-83. PMID: 21476061.
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      22. Potts MB, DeGiacomo AF, Deragopian L, Blevins LS. Use of intravenous conivaptan in neurosurgical patients with hyponatremia from syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion. Neurosurgery. 2011 Aug; 69(2):268-73. PMID: 21792136.
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      23. Jahangiri A, Lamborn KR, Blevins L, Kunwar S, Aghi MK. Factors associated with delay to pituitary adenoma diagnosis in patients with visual loss. J Neurosurg. 2012 Feb; 116(2):283-9. PMID: 21740118.
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      24. Jahangiri A, Molinaro AM, Tarapore PE, Blevins L, Auguste KI, Gupta N, Kunwar S, Aghi MK. Rathke cleft cysts in pediatric patients: presentation, surgical management, and postoperative outcomes. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Jul; 31(1):E3. PMID: 21721868.
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      25. Tarapore PE, Sughrue ME, Blevins L, Auguste KI, Gupta N, Kunwar S. Microscopic endonasal transsphenoidal pituitary adenomectomy in the pediatric population. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 May; 7(5):501-9. PMID: 21529190.
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      26. Chang EF, Sughrue ME, Zada G, Wilson CB, Blevins LS, Kunwar S. Long term outcome following repeat transsphenoidal surgery for recurrent endocrine-inactive pituitary adenomas. Pituitary. 2010 Sep; 13(3):223-9. PMID: 20217484; PMCID: PMC2913003.
      27. Tate MC, Jahangiri A, Blevins L, Kunwar S, Aghi MK. Infected Rathke cleft cysts: distinguishing factors and factors predicting recurrence. Neurosurgery. 2010 Sep; 67(3):762-9; discussion 769. PMID: 20651624.
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      28. Sughrue ME, Shah JK, Devin JK, Kunwar S, Blevins LS. Utility of the immediate postoperative cortisol concentrations in patients with Cushing's disease. Neurosurgery. 2010 Sep; 67(3):688-95; discussion 695. PMID: 20651632.
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      29. Sughrue ME, McDermott M, Blevins LS. Extreme correction of hyponatremia in a patient treated with intravenous conivaptan. J Clin Neurosci. 2010 Oct; 17(10):1331-4. PMID: 20594854.
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      30. Aghi M, Blevins LS. Recent advances in the treatment of acromegaly. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2009 Aug; 16(4):304-7. PMID: 19491667.
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      31. Blevins LS, Sanai N, Kunwar S, Devin JK. An approach to the management of patients with residual Cushing's disease. J Neurooncol. 2009 Sep; 94(3):313-9. PMID: 19381447; PMCID: PMC2730452.
      32. Terhune KP, Jagasia S, Blevins LS, Phay JE. Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas of hypercortisolemia during pregnancy: a case report. Am Surg. 2009 Mar; 75(3):232-4. PMID: 19350859.
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      33. Sughrue ME, Chang EF, Tyrell JB, Kunwar S, Wilson CB, Blevins LS. Pre-operative dopamine agonist therapy improves post-operative tumor control following prolactinoma resection. Pituitary. 2009; 12(3):158-64. PMID: 18651225.
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      34. Devin JK, Lakhani VT, Byrd BF, Blevins LS. Prevalence of valvular heart disease in a cohort of patients taking cabergoline for management of hyperprolactinemia. Endocr Pract. 2008 Sep; 14(6):672-7. PMID: 18996784.
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      35. Devin JK, Vaughan DE, Blevins LS, Chen Q, Covington J, Verity DK, Young PP. Low-dose growth hormone administration mobilizes endothelial progenitor cells in healthy adults. Growth Horm IGF Res. 2008 Jun; 18(3):253-63. PMID: 18166495.
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      36. Dossett LA, Rudzinski ER, Blevins LS, Chambers EP. Malignant pheochromocytoma of the organ of Zuckerkandl requiring aortic and vena caval reconstruction. Endocr Pract. 2007 Sep; 13(5):493-7. PMID: 17872352.
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      37. Devin JK, Blevins LS, Verity DK, Chen Q, Bloodworth JR, Covington J, Vaughan DE. Markedly impaired fibrinolytic balance contributes to cardiovascular risk in adults with growth hormone deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Sep; 92(9):3633-9. PMID: 17579195.
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      38. Adams JR, Blevins LS, Allen GS, Verity DK, Devin JK. Disorders of water metabolism following transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: a single institution's experience. Pituitary. 2006; 9(2):93-9. PMID: 16832585.
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      39. Devin JK, Blevins LS. Visual vignette. Hypopituitarism with central diabetes insipidus attributable to traumatic brain injury. Endocr Pract. 2006 Jan-Feb; 12(1):108. PMID: 16524870.
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      40. Devin JK, Allen GS, Cmelak AJ, Duggan DM, Blevins LS. The efficacy of linear accelerator radiosurgery in the management of patients with Cushing's disease. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2004; 82(5-6):254-62. PMID: 15665560.
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      41. Dahir KM, Gonzalez A, Revelo MP, Ahmed SR, Roberts JR, Blevins LS. Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone hypersecretion due to a primary pulmonary paraganglioma. Endocr Pract. 2004 Sep-Oct; 10(5):424-8. PMID: 15760790.
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      42. Li HY, Dahir KM, Blevins LS. Treatment of adult patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency: a clinical practice audit. Endocr Pract. 2003 Sep-Oct; 9(5):347-52. PMID: 14583416.
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      43. Fan X, Olson SJ, Blevins LS, Allen GS, Johnson MD. Immunohistochemical localization of carboxypeptidases D, E, and Z in pituitary adenomas and normal human pituitary. J Histochem Cytochem. 2002 Nov; 50(11):1509-16. PMID: 12417617.
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      44. Fowler MJ, Pannone AF, Blevins LS. Pitfalls to avoid while interpreting thyroid function tests: five illustrative cases. South Med J. 2002 May; 95(5):486-92. PMID: 12005005.
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      45. Shome B, Nadeau J, Blevins LS. Hypertension in an adolescent boy. Am J Med Sci. 2002 Apr; 323(4):227-30. PMID: 12004828.
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      46. Schefter JK, Allen G, Cmelak AJ, Johnson M, Toms S, Duggan D, Blevins LS. The utility of external beam radiation and intracystic 32P radiation in the treatment of craniopharyngiomas. J Neurooncol. 2002 Jan; 56(1):69-78. PMID: 11949829.
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      47. Jagasia SM, Blevins LS. Visual vignette: acanthosis nigricans. Endocr Pract. 2001 Sep-Oct; 7(5):410. PMID: 11592266.
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      48. Goldstein RE, Blevins L, Delbeke D, Martin WH. Effect of minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy on efficacy, length of stay, and costs in the management of primary hyperparathyroidism. Ann Surg. 2000 May; 231(5):732-42. PMID: 10767795; PMCID: PMC1421061.
      49. Brown NJ, Kim KS, Chen YQ, Blevins LS, Nadeau JH, Meranze SG, Vaughan DE. Synergistic effect of adrenal steroids and angiotensin II on plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 production. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2000 Jan; 85(1):336-44. PMID: 10634408.
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      50. Clements RH, Holzman MD, Blevins LS, Molpus K, Goldstein RE. Endoscopic retroperitoneal resection of a para-aortic paraganglioma: report of a case and description of a technique. Surgery. 1999 Nov; 126(5):977-9. PMID: 10568201.
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      51. Marrano NN, Blevins LS, Gal AA, McGuire WP. Pancreatic polypeptide hypersecretion associated with a neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gallbladder. Am J Med Sci. 1999 Jan; 317(1):55-8. PMID: 9892273.
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      52. Blevins LS, Clark RV, Owens DS. Thromboembolic complications after inferior petrosal sinus sampling in patients with cushing's syndrome. Endocr Pract. 1998 Nov-Dec; 4(6):365-7. PMID: 15251709.
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      53. Blevins LS, Verity DK, Allen G. Aggressive pituitary tumors. Oncology (Williston Park). 1998 Sep; 12(9):1307-12, 1315; discussion 1315-8. PMID: 9778677.
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      54. Thaler LM, Blevins LS. The low dose (1-microg) adrenocorticotropin stimulation test in the evaluation of patients with suspected central adrenal insufficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998 Aug; 83(8):2726-9. PMID: 9709938.
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      55. Blevins LS, Christy JH, Khajavi M, Tindall GT. Outcomes of therapy for Cushing's disease due to adrenocorticotropin-secreting pituitary macroadenomas. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998 Jan; 83(1):63-7. PMID: 9435417.
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      56. Oyesiku NM, Evans CO, Brown MR, Blevins LS, Tindall GT, Parks JS. Pituitary adenomas: screening for G alpha q mutations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1997 Dec; 82(12):4184-8. PMID: 9398737.
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      57. Weinstein J, Isaacs S, Shore D, Blevins LS. Diagnosis & management of pituitary tumors. Compr Ther. 1997 Sep; 23(9):594-604. PMID: 9285160.
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      58. el-Deiry SS, Naidu S, Blevins LS, Ladenson PW. Assessment of adrenal function in women heterozygous for adrenoleukodystrophy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1997 Mar; 82(3):856-60. PMID: 9062496.
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      59. Krishna AY, Blevins LS. Case report: reversible gastroparesis in patients with hypopituitary disease. Am J Med Sci. 1996 Jul; 312(1):43-5. PMID: 8686731.
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      60. Blevins LS, Gebhart SS. Insulin-resistant diabetes mellitus in a black woman with ataxia-telangiectasia. South Med J. 1996 Jun; 89(6):619-21. PMID: 8638204.
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      61. Blevins LS. Serum cortisol is not an accurate predictor of the integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 1995 Jan; 42(1):101-2. PMID: 7889625.
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      62. Blevins LS, Dobs AS, Wand GS. Naloxone-induced activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in suspected central adrenal insufficiency. Am J Med Sci. 1994 Sep; 308(3):167-70. PMID: 8074133.
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      63. Blevins LS, Shankroff J, Moser HW, Ladenson PW. Elevated plasma adrenocorticotropin concentration as evidence of limited adrenocortical reserve in patients with adrenomyeloneuropathy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1994 Feb; 78(2):261-5. PMID: 8106609.
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      64. Waltman C, Blevins LS, Boyd G, Wand GS. The effects of mild ethanol intoxication on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in nonalcoholic men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1993 Aug; 77(2):518-22. PMID: 8393888.
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      65. Blevins LS, Hall GS, Madoff DH, Laws ER, Wand GS. Case report: acromegaly and Cushing's disease in a patient with synchronous pituitary adenomas. Am J Med Sci. 1992 Nov; 304(5):294-7. PMID: 1442869.
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      66. Blevins LS, Wand GS. Primary aldosteronism: an endocrine perspective. Radiology. 1992 Sep; 184(3):599-600. PMID: 1509036.
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