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Corticosteroid use linked to development of adrenal insufficiency

April 13, 2015

Patients using corticosteroids for various conditions may be at risk for developing adrenal insufficiency, according to recent findings.

In the systematic review and meta-analysis, Leonie H. A. Broerson, BSc, of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues searched numerous databases in February 2014 for studies pertaining to adrenal insufficiency in adult corticosteroid users. Studies eligible for inclusion included randomized clinical trials, cohort studies and cross-sectional studies.

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Higher cortisol levels found in hair of patients with adrenal insufficiency using hydrocortisone

April 8, 2015
Patients on hydrocortisone replacement for adrenal insufficiency appear to have elevated cortisol concentrations in their scalp hair, according to recent findings. In…
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Linsitinib comparable to placebo for adrenal cancer treatment

March 18, 2015
The investigational drug linsitinib did not increase overall survival in patients with adrenal cancer, according to phase 3 study results. However, a small group of…
Peter Clayton Meeting News Coverage

Summer daylight exposure linked to growth in GH-deficient children

March 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Genes modulating growth and summer daylight exposure are subject to a complex gene–environment interaction in response to recombinant human…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3
Biology and Behavior

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus, Inc and Eisai Co., Ltd.

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease. Understanding how psychology, genetics, biology and neurobiology…
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Increased awareness needed in treatment of adrenal incidentalomas

Increased awareness needed in treatment of adrenal incidentalomas

May 4, 2013
PHOENIX — Farhad Zanganeh, MD, moderator of a panel on adrenal topics at AACE, discusses the issues clinicians…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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In the Journals

Corticosteroid use linked to development of adrenal insufficiency

April 13, 2015
Patients using corticosteroids for various conditions may be at risk for developing adrenal insufficiency, according to recent findings. In the…
In the Journals

Higher cortisol levels found in hair of patients with adrenal insufficiency using hydrocortisone

April 8, 2015
Patients on hydrocortisone replacement for adrenal insufficiency appear to have elevated cortisol concentrations in their scalp hair, according to…
In the Journals

Linsitinib comparable to placebo for adrenal cancer treatment

March 18, 2015
The investigational drug linsitinib did not increase overall survival in patients with adrenal cancer, according to phase 3 study results. However, a…
Peter Clayton Meeting News Coverage

Summer daylight exposure linked to growth in GH-deficient children

March 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Genes modulating growth and summer daylight exposure are subject to a complex gene–environment interaction in response to…
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Shorter test for GH deficiency as accurate as traditional protocol

March 4, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Clinicians can safely revise their growth hormone stimulation protocols to reduce the amount of sampling they perform…
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Advances in glucocorticoid therapy target congenital adrenal hyperplasia

March 2, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Novel formulations and delivery of steroids are producing better short-term outcomes for the treatment of congenital…

Exophthalmos and Cushing's Syndrome

February 3, 2015
A woman experienced red, irritated and bulging eyes. She saw an ophthalmologist who strongly suspected Graves’ ophthalmopathy. However, the…
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Vertebral fractures, cortisol secretion linked in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes

February 2, 2015
Vertebral fractures were associated with cortisol secretion and sensitivity in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, according to research…
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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia therapy granted orphan drug status

January 18, 2015
The FDA has granted orphan drug status to Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., for NBI-77860, a proprietary corticotropin releasing factor 1 receptor…
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Cushing's syndrome subtype affects postoperative time to adrenal recovery

January 16, 2015
In patients undergoing curative surgical tumor resection for Cushing’s syndrome, the time to recovery of adrenal function is contingent upon…
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