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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623531/elevated-serum-beta-d-glucan-with-pseudomonas-aspergillus-and-a-partially-acid-fast-organism-in-respiratory-cultures-a-case-of-hickam-s-dictum-over-occam-s-razor
#1
Salman Khan, Camille Hamula, Meenakshi Rana, Timothy Sullivan, Dallas Dunn, Pinki Patel, Aaron Mishkin, Shirish Huprikar
We describe a case of a man with ectopic Cushing's syndrome, elevated serum beta-D-glucan, and respiratory cultures with Pseudomonas, Aspergillus, and a partially acid-fast organism. Our case highlights challenges in diagnosis and management of coinfection in an immunocompromised host.
June 16, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614036/an-individualized-approach-to-the-evaluation-of-cushing-syndrome
#2
Susmeeta T Sharma
Cushing syndrome (CS) is caused by chronic exposure to excess glucocorticoids. Early recognition and treatment of hypercortisolemia can lead to decreased morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis of CS and thereafter, establishing the cause can often be difficult, especially in patients with mild and cyclic hypercortisolism. Surgical excision of the cause of excess glucocorticoids is the optimal treatment for CS. Medical therapy (steroidogenesis inhibitors, medications that decrease adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH] levels or glucocorticoid antagonists) and pituitary radiotherapy may be needed as adjunctive treatment modalities in patients with residual, recurrent or metastatic disease, in preparation for surgery, or when surgery is contraindicated...
June 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614007/ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome-a-ten-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
#3
Samantha Sathyakumar, Thomas Vizhalil Paul, Hesargatta Shyamsunder Asha, Birla Roy Gnanamuthu, M J Paul, Deepak Thomas Abraham, Simon Rajaratnam, Nihal Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic ACTH secretion is a less common cause of Cushing's syndrome, and is seen in 5 to 10% of cases with endogenous hypercortisolemia. We hereby describe our experience of patients with ectopic ACTH syndrome, who have been managed over the past 10 years at a tertiary care centre in Southern India. METHODS: The inpatient and outpatient records of patients from 2006 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical features, clinical history, biochemical values, imaging features which included radiological findings and PET scans, management, details of follow-up and outcomes were documented...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567290/acth-secreting-medullary-thyroid-cancer-a-case-series
#4
Ayanthi A Wijewardene, Sarah J Glastras, Diana L Learoyd, Bruce G Robinson, Venessa H M Tsang
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a rare neuroendocrine tumour that originates from the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland. The most common presentation of MTC is with a single nodule; however, by the time of diagnosis, most have spread to the surrounding cervical lymph nodes. Cushing's syndrome is a rare complication of MTC and is due to ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion by tumour cells. Cushing's syndrome presents a challenging diagnostic and management issue in patients with MTC...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458895/case-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-as-an-initial-presentation-of-cushing-s-syndrome
#5
Runa Acharya, Udaya M Kabadi
SUMMARY: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is commonly encountered in clinical practice. The current case is a unique and rare presentation of DKA as the initial manifestation of Cushing's disease secondary to ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma. Appropriate management as elaborated in the article led to total remission of diabetes as well as the Cushing's disease. LEARNING POINTS: DKA is a serious and potentially life-threatening metabolic complication of diabetes mellitus...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404594/health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-dysregulations-a-cohort-study
#6
Charlotte De Bucy, Laurence Guignat, Tanya Niati, Jerome Bertherat, Joel Coste
OBJECTIVE: Health-related quality of life (HrQoL) is increasingly considered to be an important outcome of care for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation. The objective of this study was to assess the influence of type of HPA axis dysregulation and cortisol status on HrQOL and its evolution with time and treatment. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Between September 2007 and April 2014, HrQoL questionnaires were administered during routine management to all patients with HPA axis dysregulation hospitalized in a single department and this was repeated after 6- 12-, 24- and 36-month during standard follow-up...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393326/psychiatric-symptoms-in-patients-with-cushing-s-syndrome-prevalence-diagnosis-and-management
#7
REVIEW
Alicia Santos, Eugenia Resmini, Juan Carlos Pascual, Iris Crespo, Susan M Webb
Cushing's syndrome (CS) results from chronic exposure to cortisol excess, produced by the adrenal cortex. Hypercortisolism predisposes to psychiatric and neurocognitive disorders, mainly to depression and anxiety disorders. Screening tools to identify psychiatric symptoms are available for clinicians in their daily practice, although a specific diagnosis should be performed by specialists. Even if psychiatric symptoms improve after remission of hypercortisolism, complete recovery may not be achieved. Given the burden of these symptoms, psychiatric or psychological monitoring and treatment should be offered through all phases of CS, with a multidisciplinary approach...
May 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377801/current-best-practice-in-the-management-of-patients-after-pituitary-surgery
#8
REVIEW
Alessandro Prete, Salvatore Maria Corsello, Roberto Salvatori
Sellar and parasellar masses are a common finding, and most of them are treated surgically via transsphenoidal approach. This type of surgery has revolutionized the approach to several hypothalamic-pituitary diseases and is usually effective, and well-tolerated by the patient. However, given the complex anatomy and high density of glandular, neurological and vascular structures in a confined space, transsphenoidal surgery harbors a substantial risk of complications. Hypopituitarism is one of the most frequent sequelae, with central adrenal insufficiency being the deficit that requires a timely diagnosis and treatment...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368467/glucose-metabolism-abnormalities-in-cushing-syndrome-from-molecular-basis-to-clinical-management
#9
Carla Scaroni, Marialuisa Zilio, Michelangelo Foti, Marco Boscaro
An impaired glucose metabolism, which often leads to the onset of diabetes mellitus (DM), is a common complication of chronic exposure to exogenous and endogenous glucocorticoid (GC) excess and plays an important part in contributing to morbidity and mortality in patients with Cushing syndrome (CS). This article reviews the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of changes in glucose metabolism associated with hypercortisolism, addressing both the pathophysiological aspects and the clinical and therapeutic implications...
June 1, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351913/management-of-endocrine-disease-quality-of-life-tools-for-the-management-of-pituitary-disease
#10
REVIEW
Susan M Webb, Iris Crespo, Alicia Santos, Eugenia Resmini, Anna Aulinas, Elena Valassi
BACKGROUND: In the last few years, quality of life (QoL) has become an outcome measure in patients with pituitary diseases. OBJECTIVE: To describe the available data on QoL impairment evaluated with questionnaires in patients with pituitary diseases. DESIGN: Critical review of the pertinent literature and pragmatic discussion of available information. METHODS: Selection of relevant literature from PubMed and WOK, especially from the last 5 years and comprehensive analysis...
July 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294570/how-does-obesity-affect-the-endocrine-system-a-narrative-review
#11
REVIEW
M Poddar, Y Chetty, V T Chetty
Obesity is a chronic, relapsing medical condition that results from an imbalance of energy expenditure and consumption. It is a leading cause of preventable illness, disability and premature death. The causes of obesity are multifactorial and include behavioural, socioeconomic, genetic, environmental and psychosocial factors. Rarely are endocrine diseases, e.g., hypothyroidism or Cushing's syndrome, the cause of obesity. What is less understood is how obesity affects the endocrine system. In this review, we will discuss the impact of obesity on multiple endocrine systems, including the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, changes in vitamin D homeostasis, gender steroids and thyroid hormones...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247312/interference-in-acth-immunoassay-negatively-impacts-the-management-of-subclinical-hypercortisolism
#12
Serkan Yener, Leyla Demir, Mustafa Demirpence, Mustafa Mahmut Baris, Ilgin Yildirim Simsir, Secil Ozisik, Abdurrahman Comlekci, Tevfik Demir
PURPOSE: Low plasma corticotropin is considered a useful parameter for the diagnosis of subclinical hypercortisolism in patients with an adrenal incidentaloma. However, immunoassays are vulnerable to interference from endogenous antibodies. In this study, subjects who underwent Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis evaluation for the assessment of subclinical hypercortisolism were evaluated. The objective of the study was to ascertain whether antibody interference in corticotropin immunoassay affected the diagnostic work-up and clinical decisions...
February 28, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246963/posterior-retroperitoneoscopic-adrenal-surgery-for-clinical-and-subclinical-cushing-s-syndrome-in-patients-with-bilateral-adrenal-disease
#13
Aoife J Lowery, Barbara Seeliger, Pier F Alesina, Martin K Walz
BACKGROUND: The treatment of hypercortisolism for patients with bilateral adrenal disease (BAD) is controversial. Bilateral total adrenalectomy results in permanent hypocortisolaemia requiring lifelong steroid replacement. A more conservative surgical approach, with less than bilateral total adrenalectomy (leaving functional adrenal tissue either unilaterally or bilaterally), represents an alternative option; however, long-term outcome or recurrence data are limited. We report our experience with the surgical management of hypercortisolism caused by BAD...
February 28, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068682/cushing-s-syndrome-managed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-adrenal-gland-adenoma
#14
Sun-Ho Lee, Dong Wan Seo, Dongwook Oh, Tae Jun Song, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029519/adrenocorticotropic-hormone-levels-before-treatment-predict-recurrence-of-cushing-s-disease
#15
Chun-Heng Kuo, Shyang-Rong Shih, Hung-Yuan Li, Szu-Chi Chen, Po-Ju Hung, Fen-Yu Tseng, Tien-Chun Chang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Cushing's disease (CD) is the most common cause of endogenous Cushing's syndrome. Transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) is the first choice of treatment. Predicting prognosis after treatment can benefit further strategies of management, but currently there is no convenient predictor. This study aims to investigate characteristic changes after treatment and to identify potential prognostic predictors. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the records of CD patients presenting to the National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan between 1992 and 2011...
October 28, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029028/the-recovery-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-is-rapid-in-subclinical-cushing-syndrome
#16
Hee Kyung Kim, Jee Hee Yoon, Yun Ah Jeong, Ho Cheol Kang
BACKGROUND: In subclinical Cushing syndrome (SC), it is assumed that glucocorticoid production is insufficient to cause a clinically recognizable syndrome. Differences in hormonal levels or recovery time of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis after adrenalectomy between patients with overt Cushing syndrome (OC) and SC remain unknown. METHODS: Thirty-six patients (10 with OC and 26 with SC) with adrenal Cushing syndrome who underwent adrenalectomy from 2004 to 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988912/clinical-characteristics-of-adrenal-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-review-of-a-15-year-single-center-experience
#17
Xiaokun Lin, Dazhou Wu, Congde Chen, Na Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Adrenal tumors are rare in children. The aim of this study is to review and analyze clinical data on the diagnosis and management of adrenal tumors in children. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2015, 48 pediatric patients (<14 years old) admitted to our institute with adrenal tumors were reviewed. Clinical features, imaging studies, surgical approaches, as well as pathological diagnoses were recorded. RESULTS: The series comprised 28 males and 20 females...
December 17, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986133/prevention-and-management-of-glucocorticoid-induced-side-effects-a-comprehensive-review-gastrointestinal-and-endocrinologic-side-effects
#18
REVIEW
Avrom Caplan, Nicole Fett, Misha Rosenbach, Victoria P Werth, Robert G Micheletti
Part 2 of this 4-part continuing medical education series continues with a discussion of the prevention and management of gastrointestinal side effects associated with corticosteroid use, including peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreatitis, followed by a review of corticosteroid-related endocrinologic side effects, such as diabetes, adrenal suppression, and Cushing syndrome.
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936531/endocrinology-update-hirsutism
#19
REVIEW
Joel J Heidelbaugh
Hirsutism is defined as excessive terminal hair growth, such as coarse sexual or secondary hair, that typically appears in a male growth pattern in androgen-dependent areas of the female body. It can occur in men and women. Common etiologies include polycystic ovary syndrome, idiopathic hyperandrogenemia, idiopathic hirsutism, adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency, androgen-secreting tumors, iatrogenic hirsutism, acromegaly, Cushing syndrome, hyperprolactinemia, and hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Diagnostic guidelines are predominantly aimed at premenopausal women but an appropriate evaluation for underlying endocrinopathies in postmenopausal women and men may be required...
December 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922495/toxic-and-endocrine-myopathies
#20
Hans D Katzberg, Charles D Kassardjian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses the clinical features, pathophysiology, and management of toxic and endocrine myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: Early detection and expeditious correction of metabolic disturbances in endocrinopathies such as Cushing syndrome, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and acromegaly can minimize and prevent neurologic complications including myopathy. Recently proposed mechanisms of injury in patients with critical illness myopathy include inhibition of protein synthesis, mitochondrial dysfunction, disruption of the ubiquitin-proteasome system, oxidative stress, and disruption of intramuscular calcium homeostasis, which can cause a myosin-loss myopathy...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
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