Content Validation of Quality of Life and Symptom Questionnaires for Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
The purpose of this qualitative study is to evaluate the clarity and comprehensiveness of two disease-specific questionnaires, and to evaluate how effective these questionnaires are at assessing the quality of life and symptoms of patients with pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Oxford Outcomes- Nationwide Recruitment within the US
Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00911729
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A selective adrenergic alpha-1 antagonist used in the treatment of heart failure, hypertension, pheochromocytoma, Raynaud's syndrome, prostatic hypertrophy, and urinary retention.
A benzodioxane alpha-adrenergic blocking agent with considerable stimulatory action. It has been used to diagnose PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA and as an antihypertensive agent.
An inhibitor of the enzyme TYROSINE 3-MONOOXYGENASE, and consequently of the synthesis of catecholamines. It is used to control the symptoms of excessive sympathetic stimulation in patients with PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed)
A nonselective alpha-adrenergic antagonist. It is used in the treatment of hypertension and hypertensive emergencies, pheochromocytoma, vasospasm of RAYNAUD DISEASE and frostbite, clonidine withdrawal syndrome, impotence, and peripheral vascular disease.
A neural crest tumor usually derived from the chromoreceptor tissue of a paraganglion, such as the carotid body, or medulla of the adrenal gland (usually called a chromaffinoma or pheochromocytoma). It is more common in women than in men. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether iobenguane I 131 is safe and effective in patients with malignant pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma.
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- According to Martin F et al, AKT is highly phosphorylated in phenochromocytoma but not in benign adrenocortical tumors. - In nonfunctioning carcinoid, the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway...
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Background: Clinical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma is difficult for some adrenal tumors. Aim: Herein, we review clinical and pathological findings of 31 cases with radiographically diagnosed pheochrom...
PURPOSE: The pathological diagnosis of malignancy in pheochromocytomas remains a controversial issue. According to the WHO, malignancy is defined in the presence of metastasis. M...
Pheochromocytoma is a well known, catecholamine-producing tumor characterized by hypertension, headache, hyperglycemia, hypermetabolism, and hyperhydrosis. Approximately 65% of cases of pheochromocyto...
Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-secreting tumor of the adrenal glands whose typical presentation includes the triad of headache, palpitations, and diaphoresis. Pheochromocytoma crisis is an urgent...
OBJECTIVES: We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes after laparoscopy versus an open procedure for the resection of pheochromocytoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-nine patients were enrolled into the...