Cushing's Syndrome Archive

Acute Ozone Exposure Increased Stress Hormone, Altered Lipid Metabolism

Acute Ozone Exposure Increased Stress Hormone, Altered Lipid Metabolism

Acute ozone exposure increases stress hormones and causes alterations in peripheral lipid metabolism in humans.

High-, Low-Dose ACTH Stimulation Tests Adequate for Ruling in Adrenal Insufficiency Diagnosis

High-, Low-Dose ACTH Stimulation Tests Adequate for Ruling in Adrenal Insufficiency Diagnosis

Both high- and low-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation tests are adequate for including adrenal insufficiency as a diagnosis.

Primary Aldosteronism Screening Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

Primary Aldosteronism Screening Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

CT scanning followed by adrenal venous sampling was a cost-effective way to screen for primary aldosteronism.

Morning, Evening Cortisol Levels Linked to Brain Volume, Cognition in Older People

Morning, Evening Cortisol Levels Linked to Brain Volume, Cognition in Older People

Higher evening salivary cortisol levels tied to lower brain volume, worse cognitive function in older people.

Cortisol May Strengthen Frightening Memories

Cortisol May Strengthen Frightening Memories

The stress hormone may play a role in PTSD and anxiety.

All Corticosteroid Users at Risk for Adrenal Insufficiency

All Corticosteroid Users at Risk for Adrenal Insufficiency

All patients using corticosteroid therapy are at risk for adrenal insufficiency, and clinicians should educate patients about this risk.

Cushing's Syndrome Etiology Affects Adrenal Function Recovery

Cushing's Syndrome Etiology Affects Adrenal Function Recovery

The etiology of Cushing's syndrome affects how long it takes for a patient to recover their adrenal function after surgery.

Chronocort Effective in Adults with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Chronocort Effective in Adults with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Chronocort was effective in treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia in a phase 2 trial.

Higher Aldosterone Linked to Increased Parathyroid Hormone Levels

Higher Aldosterone Linked to Increased Parathyroid Hormone Levels

Higher aldosterone levels are linked to increased parathyroid hormone levels, RAAS inhibitors are associated with lower parathyroid hormone concentrations.

DHEA Levels May Predict Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Elderly Men

DHEA Levels May Predict Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Elderly Men

Low levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate may predict increased risk for coronary heart disease in men.

Mortality Increased Among Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Patients

Mortality Increased Among Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Patients

Mortality rates are higher among patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Palpitations and Hypertension During Pregnancy

Palpitations and Hypertension During Pregnancy

A 33-year-old previously healthy woman, gravida 1, para 0, presented during her first trimester with palpitations and an increase in sweating.

Critical Illness Contributes to Adrenal Insufficiency

Critical Illness Contributes to Adrenal Insufficiency

Critical illness alters adrenal glands and contributes to adrenal insufficiency in ICU patients.

Continuous Subcutaneous Hydrocortisone Infusion for Addison Disease

Continuous Subcutaneous Hydrocortisone Infusion for Addison Disease

Addison disease patients may not benefit from continuous subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion.

Poverty During Pregnancy Hikes Cortisol Levels in Mother and Fetus

Poverty During Pregnancy Hikes Cortisol Levels in Mother and Fetus

Researchers identify link between poverty during pregnancy and increased cortisol levels in both mothers and their infants.

'Silent' Adrenal Tumors May Still Increase Cardiovascular Risk

'Silent' Adrenal Tumors May Still Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Patients with adrenal tumors of intermediate phenotype or subclinical Cushing's syndrome are at increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality compared to those with stable non-secreting adrenal incidentalomas.

Cushing's Syndrome Genetic Mutation Identified

Cushing's Syndrome Genetic Mutation Identified

A mutation in the PRKACA gene appears to contribute to a rare but severe form of Cushing's syndrome.

Mifepristone Improves Weight Loss in Cushing's Syndrome

Mifepristone Improves Weight Loss in Cushing's Syndrome

Patients with Cushing's syndrome who were administered oral mifepristone (Korlym) daily experienced significant, sustained weight loss over the years as they continued on the medication.

Adrenal Incidentaloma Management May Need Improvement

Adrenal Incidentaloma Management May Need Improvement

Many patients with adrenal incidentaloma may not receive the necessary care for their condition.

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