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Joseph M Pappachan, Christian Hariman, Mahamood Edavalath, Julian Waldron, Fahmy W Hanna
Diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome (CS) and identification of the aetiology of hypercortisolism can be challenging. The Endocrine Society clinical practice guidelines recommends one of the four tests for initial screening of CS, namely, urinary-free cortisol, late night salivary cortisol, overnight dexamethasone suppression test or a longer low-dose dexamethasone suppression test, for 48 hours. Confirmation and localisation of CS requires additional biochemical and radiological tests. Radiological evaluation involves different imaging modalities including MRI with or without different radio-nuclear imaging techniques...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
A Buliman, L G Tataranu, D L Paun, A Mirica, C Dumitrache
Cushing's disease is considered a rare condition characterized by the hypersecretion of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) due to a pituitary adenoma that ultimately causes endogenous hypercortisolism by stimulating the adrenal glands. The clinical signs suggesting Cushing's disease, such as obesity, moon face, hirsutism, and facial plethora are already present on presentation. Endogenous hypercortisolism is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic manifestations, as well as respiratory disorders, psychiatric complications, osteoporosis and infections, leading to high rates of morbidity and mortality...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
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
Stephanie Kletke, Vaishnavi Batmanabane, Tianyang Dai, Ajoy Vincent, Shuning Li, Karen A Gordon, Blake C Papsin, Sharon L Cushing, Elise Héon
The co-occurrence of hearing impairment and visual dysfunction is devastating. Most deaf-blind etiologies are genetically determined, the commonest being Usher syndrome (USH). While studies of the congenitally deaf population reveal a variable degree of visual problems, there are no effective ophthalmic screening guidelines. We hypothesized that children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and vestibular impairment were at an increased risk of having Usher syndrome. A retrospective chart review of 33 cochlear implants recipients for severe to profound SNHL and measured vestibular dysfunction was done to determine the ocular phenotype...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Ramy Sedhom, Sophia Hu, Anupam Ohri, Dorian Infantino, Sara Lubitz
BACKGROUND: Malignant steroid cell tumors of the ovary are rare and frequently associated with hormonal abnormalities. There are no guidelines on how to treat rapidly progressive Cushing's syndrome, a medical emergency. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old white woman presented to our hospital with rapidly developing signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome secondary to a steroid-secreting tumor. Her physical and biochemical manifestations of Cushing's syndrome progressed, and she was not amenable to undergoing conventional chemotherapy secondary to the debilitating effects of high cortisol...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Warrick J Inder
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January 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
Cory T Walsh, Louis C Grandizio, Joel C Klena, John M Parenti, Gerard J Cush
BACKGROUND: The foot and ankle (FA) content domain is a component of the orthopaedic in-training examination (OITE). Levels of evidence (LoE) have been infrequently studied on the OITE. The purpose of this study is to determine if LoE for primary journal articles referenced for FA questions increased over a 15-year period. We also aim to determine if reference characteristics and question taxonomy have changed during this period. METHODS: All 132 questions and 261 references in the FA content domain from 1995 to 1997 and from 2010 to 2012 were included...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
Mojtaba Malek, Fatemeh Esfehanian, Atieh Amouzegar, Farzaneh Sarvghadi, Zohreh Moossavi, Mohammad R Mohajeri-Tehrani, Mohammad E Khamseh, Alireza Amirbaigloo, Ameneh Ebrahim Valojerdi
BACKGROUND: Cushing's disease is the most prevalent cause of endogenous adrenocorticotrophic hormone hypersecretion. The aim of this study was to document the current clinical practice pattern in the management of Cushing's disease by Iranian Endocrinologists to determine their opinions and compare them with the current clinical practice guidelines. METHODS: An eight-item questionnaire dealing with diagnosis, treatment and follow up of patients with Cushing's disease was developed, piloted, and sent to the members of Iranian Endocrinology Society...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Martin Fassnacht, Wiebke Arlt, Irina Bancos, Henning Dralle, John Newell-Price, Anju Sahdev, Antoine Tabarin, Massimo Terzolo, Stylianos Tsagarakis, Olaf M Dekkers
: By definition, an adrenal incidentaloma is an asymptomatic adrenal mass detected on imaging not performed for suspected adrenal disease. In most cases, adrenal incidentalomas are nonfunctioning adrenocortical adenomas, but may also represent conditions requiring therapeutic intervention (e.g. adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, hormone-producing adenoma or metastasis). The purpose of this guideline is to provide clinicians with best possible evidence-based recommendations for clinical management of patients with adrenal incidentalomas based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) system...
August 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
Ye-Ye Chen, Shan-Qing Li, Hong-Sheng Liu, Ying-Zhi Qin, Li Li, Cheng Huang, Ya-Lan Bi, Yun-Xiao Meng, Jia He, Xiao-Yun Zhou, Dong-Jie Ma
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thymic neuroendocrine carcinomas (TNECs) are extremely uncommon. Certain cases of TNECs can produce the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cause ectopic ACTH syndrome (EAS). The current literature on this topic consists mainly of case reports, and therapeutic guidelines are lacking. The aim of this study was to discuss the diagnosis, surgical management, and prognosis of EAS caused by TNECs to improve clinical experience with this rare disease. METHODS: From June 1984 to June 2014, at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, the surgical interventions and follow-up outcomes of 16 consecutive patients (eight men and eight women) with EAS caused by TNECs were retrospectively analyzed...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Miguel Debono, John D Newell-Price
The diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome is challenging to endocrinologists as patients often present with an insidious history, together with subtle external clinical features. Moreover, complications of endogenous hypercortisolism, such as visceral obesity, diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis, are conditions commonly found in the population, and discerning whether these are truly a consequence of hypercortisolism is not straightforward. To avoid misdiagnosis, a careful investigative approach is essential. The investigation of Cushing's syndrome is a three-step process...
2016: Frontiers of Hormone Research
Robert A DeSimone, Marianne E Nellis, Ruchika Goel, Thorsten Haas, Ljiljana Vasovic, Melissa M Cushing
BACKGROUND: The dosage and indications for cryoprecipitate are not well studied for any patient population. Prior observational studies have suggested that 24% to 62% of cryoprecipitate transfusions are inappropriate, and there is limited information on patterns of cryoprecipitate use in children. The purpose of this retrospective study was to explore the indications and appropriateness of the use of cryoprecipitate in critically ill children. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records for cryoprecipitate ordering and utilization in the pediatric intensive care unit at a large tertiary care center during a 4...
August 2016: Transfusion
Filippo Ceccato, Marco Boscaro
Endogenous Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a rare disease, and usually characterized by hypertension, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, facial rounding, dorsocervical fat pad, thin skin, purple striae, hirsutism, and mood disorders. Efficient diagnostic and screening strategies lead to the diagnosis of a significantly higher number of cases of CS. As a screening test for CS, the Endocrine Society's Clinical Practice Guidelines recommend a single test with a high diagnostic accuracy, among the 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test (1-mg DST), late night salivary cortisol (LNSC), and 24 h urinary free cortisol (UFC)...
September 2016: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
Andrew C Schmidt, Justin R Sempsrott, Seth C Hawkins, Ali S Arastu, Tracy A Cushing, Paul S Auerbach
The Wilderness Medical Society convened a panel to review available evidence supporting practices for the prevention and acute management of drowning in out-of-hospital and emergency medical care settings. Literature about definition and terminology, epidemiology, rescue, resuscitation, acute clinical management, disposition, and drowning prevention was reviewed. The panel graded evidence supporting practices according to the American College of Chest Physicians criteria, then made recommendations based on that evidence...
June 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
M G Baroni, F Giorgino, V Pezzino, C Scaroni, A Avogaro
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia is a common feature associated with states of increased growth hormone secretion and glucocorticoid levels. AIMS: The purpose of these guidelines is to assist clinicians and other health care providers to take evidence-based therapeutic decisions for the treatment of hyperglycemia in patients with growth hormone and corticosteroid excess. METHODOLOGY: Both the SID and SIE appointed members to represent each society and to collaborate in Guidelines writing...
February 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
Louis C Grandizio, Stephanie S Shim, Jove Graham, Callista Costopoulos, Gerard Cush, Joel C Klena
OBJECTIVE: In the era of evidence-based medicine, understanding study design and levels of evidence (LoE) criteria is an important component of resident education and aids practicing surgeons in making informed clinical decisions. The purpose of this study is to analyze the ability of orthopedic residents to accurately determine LoE criteria for published articles compared with medical students. DESIGN: Basic science article. SETTING: Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, PA), tertiary referral center...
May 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
M G Baroni, F Giorgino, V Pezzino, C Scaroni, A Avogaro
Hyperglycemia is a common feature associated with states of increased growth hormone secretion and glucocorticoid levels. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist clinicians and other health care providers to take evidence-based therapeutic decisions for the treatment of hyperglycemia in patients with growth hormone and corticosteroid excess. Both the SID and SIE appointed members to represent each society and to collaborate in Guidelines writing. Members were chosen for their specific knowledge in the field...
February 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Daisuke Tamada, Tetsuhiro Kitamura, Michio Otsuki, Satoru Oshino, Youichi Saitoh, Iichiro Shimomura
Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a clinical state caused by chronic excess of glucocorticoid, and results in hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, and dyslipidemia. Recently, a mild state of pituitary CS without typical Cushingoid appearance (subclinical Cushing's disease; SCD) has been identified. However, the true prevalence of SCD and its effect on metabolic disorders remain obscure. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence of SCD according to the guideline proposed by the working group of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor, and to assess the outcome of surgery on metabolic disorders...
2016: Endocrine Journal
Mohamed Gaber, Ramadan Abdel-Wahed
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide a helpful guide to perform tissue suturing successfully using suture coding-a method for identification of suture patterns and techniques by giving full information about the method of application of each pattern using numbers and symbols. Suture coding helps construct an infrastructure for surgical suture science. It facilitates the easy understanding and learning of suturing techniques and patterns as well as detects the relationship between the different patterns...
September 2015: Journal of Surgical Education
Filippo Ceccato, Mattia Barbot, Marialuisa Zilio, Anna Chiara Frigo, Nora Albiger, Valentina Camozzi, Giorgia Antonelli, Mario Plebani, Franco Mantero, Marco Boscaro, Carla Scaroni
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: As initial screening for Cushing's syndrome (CS), The Endocrine Society guidelines recommend one of the following: the 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test (DST) or late-night salivary cortisol (LNSC) or urinary free cortisol (UFC) measurement. We examined the diagnostic performance of the above-mentioned tests in a series of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 137 patients with clinical conditions suggestive of hypercortisolism: 38 with confirmed CS diagnosis and 99 without (termed non-CS)...
October 2015: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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