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Delayed diagnosis, barriers to care increase morbidity in children with Cushing’s syndrome

May 5, 2016

Hispanic and black children diagnosed with Cushing’s syndrome are more likely to present with higher cortisol measurements and larger tumor size vs. white children, according to study findings presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore.

“Racial and socioeconomic disparities may contribute to the severity of disease presentation for children with Cushing’s [syndrome],” Alexandra Gkourogianni, MD, of the section on endocrinology and genetics at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and colleagues wrote. “Minority children from disadvantaged backgrounds present more frequently with comorbidities associated with longstanding [Cushing’s syndrome].”

In the Journals

New diagnostic test quickly, accurately identifies primary aldosteronism

April 18, 2016
An overnight test for primary aldosteronism identified the condition in hypertensive adults with higher accuracy than a standard saline-loading test, according to recent…
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Higher FGF-23 levels found in residents of highly industrialized nations

April 18, 2016
Levels of fibroblast growth factor-23, which acts as a regulator of phosphate homeostasis, appear to be higher in residents of highly industrialized countries with…
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New guideline recommends 10-year follow-up for pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma

April 11, 2016
Patients who have undergone surgery to remove a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma should be followed for at least 10 years to assess for local or metastatic tumor…
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”… Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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VIDEO: Cushing's syndrome still difficult to diagnose

April 6, 2016
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The Emerging Biosimilar Therapeutic Landscape: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Implications

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

Recent processes have been established to facilitate the production, validation, and utilization of biosimilars…
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Meeting News Coverage

Delayed diagnosis, barriers to care increase morbidity in children with Cushing’s syndrome

May 5, 2016
Hispanic and black children diagnosed with Cushing’s syndrome are more likely to present with higher cortisol measurements and larger tumor…

In the Journals

New diagnostic test quickly, accurately identifies primary aldosteronism

April 18, 2016
An overnight test for primary aldosteronism identified the condition in hypertensive adults with higher accuracy than a standard saline-loading test…

In the Journals

Higher FGF-23 levels found in residents of highly industrialized nations

April 18, 2016
Levels of fibroblast growth factor-23, which acts as a regulator of phosphate homeostasis, appear to be higher in residents of highly industrialized…

In the Journals

New guideline recommends 10-year follow-up for pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma

April 11, 2016
Patients who have undergone surgery to remove a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma should be followed for at least 10 years to assess for local or…

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VIDEO: EDCs affect development across generations

April 8, 2016
BOSTON — In this video exclusive, Barbara A. Cohn, PhD, director of the Child Health and Development Studies at the Public Health Institute…

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VIDEO: Late diagnosis of Cushing's disease still a problem

April 8, 2016
BOSTON — Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE, professor of medicine and neurologic surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, discusses her…

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VIDEO: Cushing's syndrome still difficult to diagnose

April 6, 2016
BOSTON — In this video exclusive, Hershel Raff, PhD, professor of medicine, surgery and physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and…

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VIDEO: Genetic defects affect development of the adrenal gland

April 6, 2016
BOSTON — Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, a senior investigator and head of the section on genetics and endocrinology at the Eunice Kennedy…

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CT accurate for diagnosis of primary aldosteronism subtype in younger patients

April 5, 2016
BOSTON — At least some patients with primary aldosteronism can avoid adrenal venous sampling for determining the laterality of aldosterone…

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Pituitary hormone deficiencies found in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury

April 3, 2016
BOSTON — A high prevalence of pituitary hormone deficiencies has been found among Veterans who sustain mild traumatic brain injury, according…

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