TITLE

Work-up for Cushing syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Fraser, Lisa-Ann; Van Uum, Stan
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p584
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a reprint of the article "Work-up for Cushing syndrome," by Lisa-Ann Fraser and Stan Van Uum, which appeared at the www.cmaj.ca. IIt discusses a case of a 47-year-old woman whose physical examination, urine collections for free cortisol screening, and suppression tests with dexamethasone lead to the diagnosis of Cushing syndrome. The patient also showed cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) suppressions and pituitary gland abnormality on the woman.
ACCESSION #
48914537

 

Related Articles

  • Cushing's syndrome: Stepwise approach to diagnosis. Lila, Anurag R.; Sarathi, Vijaya; Jagtap, Varsha S.; Bandgar, Tushar; Menon, Padmavathy; Shah, Nalini S. // Indian Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism;Oct2011 Supplement, pS317 

    The projected prevalence of Cushing's syndrome (CS) inclusive of subclinical cases in the adult population ranges from 0.2--2% and it may no longer be considered as an orphan disease (2--3 cases/million/year). The recognition of CS by physicians is important for early diagnosis and treatment....

  • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR MILD CUSHING'S SYNDROME.  // Ethnicity & Disease;Summer2009 Supplement 3, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p54 

    Cushings syndrome is a rare disorder which occurs when there is an overproduction of the hormone cortisol from the adrenal glands. One cause of this syndrome is Cushings disease which is a benign tumor located in the pituitary gland. The tumor produces excess Adrenocortocotropic Hormone (ACTH)...

  • Which is the most reliable screening method for Cushing's syndrome? Vance, Mary Lee // Endocrine Today;Dec2011, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p11 

    The article focuses on the limitations of tests for the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome despite their accuracy.

  • Measurement of Plasma Cortisol in the Diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome. Sawin, Clark T. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Mar68, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p624 

    Provides information on a study which used the measurement of plasma cortisol in the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome. Methods for estimating plasma cortisol; Effect of a corticotropin simulation test on the diagnosis of the syndrome; Diurnal variation of plasma cortisol.

  • Silent ACTHoma: A subclinical presentation of Cushing's disease in a 79 year old male. Malviya, Meenal; Kumar, Navneet; Ahmad, Naseer // International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medi;Aug2013, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p575 

    Pituitary adenomas are mostly benign tumors which may be clinically functioning or nonfunctioning. ACTH secreting tumors causing Cushing's disease are detected in 0.7 to 2.4 per million individuals per year. Most of the cases reported on such ACTHomas are microadenomas (<10mm) and very few...

  • Pituitary adenoma with gangliocytoma: Report of two cases. DANQI CHEN; JIAN XU; PING ZHONG; XIANG HUANG; MING XU // Oncology Letters;2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p781 

    Worldwide, cases of pituitary adenoma with gangliocytoma are rarely reported. The current study reports the cases of two 47-year-old females who presented with masses in the sellar region following a general examination and radiological imaging. The two patients underwent sellar region tumor...

  • Late-Night Salivary Cortisol for the Diagnosis of Cushing Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. Ty Carroll; James Findling // Endocrine Practice;May2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p335 

    Objective: To report a meta-analysis of late-night salivary cortisol testing for the diagnosis of Cushing syndrome.Methods: MEDLINE and EMBASE computer databases were searched to identify relevant articles published between January 1950 and December 2007. The search strategy used the following...

  • Overnight Dexamethasone Suppression Test in the Diagnosis of Cushing's Disease.  // Acta Medica Iranica;2010, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p222 

    No abstract available.

  • THE 10:00-11:00 PM URINE CORTISOL/CREATININE RATIO. AN ALTERNATIVE TO LATE-NIGHT SALIVARY CORTISOL IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CUSHING'S SYNDROME. BRUNO, OSCAR D.; ROSSI, MARÍA A.; JUÁREZ-ALLEN, LEA; SERRA, HÉCTOR A.; ALBIERO, MARÍA C. // Medicina (Buenos Aires);nov/dic2015, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p373 

    The aim of this study was to investigate interchangeability of two tests to diagnose Cushing's syndrome. We compared 10:00-11:00 PM urinary free cortisol/creatinine ratio (UFC/Cr) with late night 11:00 PM salivary cortisol (LNSC) in normal and obese controls vs. patients with Cushing's syndrome....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics