Cushing's disease


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Related to Cushing's disease: Cushing's syndrome, cortisol, Addison's disease

Cushing's disease

 [koosh´ingz]
Cushing's syndrome in which the hyperadrenocorticism is secondary to excessive pituitary excretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone.
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While steroids are critical for treating many conditions, they come with all of the side effects that are noted with Cushing's disease. When steroids must be used, weaning down to the lowest possible dose is helpful in minimizing side effects.
Senecal, "Onset of rheumatoid arthritis after surgical treatment of Cushing's disease," The Journal of Rheumatology, vol.
Arvat et al., "Effect of protracted treatment with rosiglitazone, a PPARy agonist, in patients with Cushing's disease," Clinical Endocrinology, vol.
Schteingart, "Decrease in cortisol reverses human hippocampal atrophy following treatment of Cushing's disease," Biological Psychiatry, vol.
Pasireotide alone or with cabergoline and ketoconazole in Cushing's disease. N Engl J Med 2010;362:1846-8.
* The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing's Disease)
It has been suggested that age, age at diagnosis, gender, and hypopituitarism can be independent determinants of QoL after successful treatment of Cushing's disease [8].
Cushing's disease is hypercortisolism due to excess production of ACTH by the pituitary.
Incidence of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) secreting tumors causing Cushing's disease range from 0.7 to 2.4/million population per year depending on the population studied.
* Cushing's disease, a disorder affecting the pituitary gland, results in the production of excessive levels of the hormone cortisol.
Symptoms of Cushing's disease in dogs, and how to treat it.