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The treatment objectives for a patient with Cushing's disease (CD) are remission of hypercortisolism, adequate management of co-morbidities, restoration of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, preservation of fertility and pituitary function, and improvement of visual defects in cases of macroadenomas with suprasellar extension. Transsphenoidal pituitary surgery is the main treatment option for the majority of cases, even in macroadenomas with low probability of remission. In cases of surgical failure, ...
Cushing's disease is a rare systemic and disabling disease due to oversecretion of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) resulting in excess cortisol levels. Diagnosis and treatment are difficult; despite the availability of various pharmaceutical treatment options, there is an ongoing, unmet need for even more effective treatment. Areas covered: The present review aims at providing an overview of available drugs and presenting new developments. Focusing on the pituitary as a target, the review covers compoun...
Cushing's syndrome (CS) is associated with serious comorbidities and an increased mortality rate that could be reduced only if strict biochemical control is achieved. The aim of this study was to show the 50-year experience of a single tertiary center in the management of CS patients - the different treatment modalities used over the years and the corresponding outcomes. It was a retrospective study of a large cohort of patients from the Bulgarian CS database: 613 patients (374 with ACTH-dependent and 239 w...
In most clinical series of Cushing's disease (CD), over 80% of patients are women, many of whom are of reproductive age. The year following pregnancy may be a common time to develop CD. We sought to establish the incidence of CD onset associated with pregnancy.
Equine Cushing's Disease (Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID)) is a common condition of older horses but its pathophysiology is complex and poorly understood. In contrast to pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism in other species, PPID is characterised by elevated plasma ACTH but not elevated plasma cortisol. In this study, we address this paradox and the hypothesis that PPID is a syndrome of ACTH excess in which there is dysregulation of peripheral glucocorticoid metabolism and binding. In 14 PP...
Alongside various physical symptoms, patients with Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome display a wide variety of neuropsychiatric and cognitive symptoms, which are indicative of involvement of the central nervous system. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the structural brain abnormalities that are associated with Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome and their relation to behavioral and cognitive symptomatology.
ACTH-secreting pituitary adenomas give rise to a severe endocrinological disorder, i.e., Cushing's disease, with multifaceted clinical presentation and treatment outcomes. Experimental studies suggested that disease variability is inherent to the pituitary tumor, thus pointing to the need for further studies into tumor biology. Aim of the present study was to evaluate transcriptome expression pattern in a large series of ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma specimens, in order to identify molecular signatures o...
This study investigated the outcome of transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease and the influence of our surgical strategy on remission rates and postoperative pituitary function.
The primary treatment of choice for Cushing's disease (CD) is the removal of the pituitary adenoma by transsphenoidal surgery (TSS). The surgical failure is seen in up to 75% of cases depending on the experience of the surgeon in different studies. Medical therapy is one of the options for the treatment of recurrent or persistent CD.
Cushing's syndrome (CS) or hypercortisolism results from disruption of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis with the resultant increase in the circulating serum and urinary cortisol levels and lack of cortisol circadian rhythm. The resultant effects cause the physical manifestation of hypercortisolism. The appearance of Cushing's disease in children is insidious, the most common features being growth failure, obesity, early puberty and facial appearance. We report a case of a 7-year-old male with a...
Despite advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approach, Cushing's disease (CD) presents a challenging situation for the treating physician.
Cushing syndrome (CS) is a rare disease in children, frequently associated with subtle or periodic symptoms that may delay its diagnosis. Weight gain and growth failure, the hallmarks of hypercortisolism in pediatrics, may be inconsistent, especially in ACTH-independent forms of CS. Primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD) is the rarest form of ACTH-independent CS, and can be associated with endocrine and nonendocrine tumors, forming the Carney complex (CNC). Recently, phenotype/genotype cor...
To evaluate the protein expression of somatostatin receptor (SSTR) 2, SSTR5 and dopamine D2 receptor (DA2R)-targets of somatostatin analogs and dopamine agonists-in normal canine pituitary and canine adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting pituitary adenomas.
Neuroendocrinology of bone is a new area of research based on the evidence that pituitary hormones may directly modulate bone remodeling and metabolism. Skeletal fragility associated with high risk of fractures is a common complication of several pituitary diseases such as hypopituitarism, Cushing disease, acromegaly and hyperprolactinemia. As in other forms of secondary osteoporosis, pituitary diseases generally affect bone quality more than bone quantity and fractures may occur even in the presence of nor...
Primary bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia is an uncommon cause of endogenous Cushing's syndrome characterized by the presence of aberrant adrenal expression of ectopic receptors that regulate steroidogenesis by mimicking the events triggered by ACTH receptor activation. Receptors of this type have been described for several hormones. The aim of the study is to detect these receptors in two patients with ACTH-independent hypercortisolism by means of the application of a screening protocol.
Ectopic Cushing's syndrome (ECS) is a rare condition caused by ACTH secretion by extrapituitary tumors. Its low frequency makes it difficult to acquire experience in its management. The aim of this study was to describe patients with ECS seen at the endocrinology department of a tertiary hospital over 15 years.
Ca2+ influx through voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs) plays a key role in the secretion of growth hormone (GH). In this review, we summarize the current state of knowledge regarding the physiology and molecular machinery of VGCCs in pituitary somatotrophs. We next discuss the possible involvement of Ca2+ channelopathies in pituitary disease and the potential usage of Ca2+ channel blockers in the treatment of pituitary disease. Various types of VGCCs exist in pituitary cells. However, since L-type Ca2+ cha...
Silent pituitary adenomas are anterior pituitary tumors with hormone synthesis but without signs or symptoms of hormone hypersecretion. They have been increasingly recognized and represent challenging diagnostic issues.
The diagnosis of pituitary carcinoma is very rare, requires the evidence of metastatic disease, and has a poor overall survival. Malignant prolactinoma frequently requires dopamine agonist therapy, pituitary surgery, radiotherapy, and even chemotherapy.
somatic mutations in the ubiquitin-specific protease 8 (USP8) gene have recently been described in patients with Cushing's disease (CD). The aim of the study is to verify whether USP8 mutation may predict early and late outcome of pituitary surgery in patients with CD operated at a single institution.
β-Human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG) is an embryonic protein secreted by the syncytiotrophoblast of the placenta. The determination of the plasma β-HCG level is routinely used for the diagnosis and the follow-up of germ cell tumors. Some adenocarcinomas have been described as being rarely associated with β-HCG hypersecretion. We report a case of gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma with β-HCG hypersecretion and propose hypotheses to explain the pathogenesis of such hypersecretion.
Ectopic Cushing syndrome constitutes approximately 10% of all patients with Cushing syndrome. The clinical features of hypercortisolism result from elevated levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone produced by a tumor. The present case presented with clinical and biochemical parameters suggestive of Cushing syndrome with normal pituitary and adrenals on imaging. Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT done to localize an ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone-producing tumor revealed metastatic medullary carcinoma of the thyroid as th...
To investigate whether low-dose mitotane (up to 2 g/day) could be a temporary therapeutic alternative to transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) in pediatric Cushing's disease (CD).
Elevated midnight cortisol levels induced by non-suppressed ACTH levels may lead to false-positive results for hypercortisolism in patients with adrenal incidentaloma. We investigated whether plasma ACTH-associated high midnight serum cortisol levels are correlated with other endocrinological findings with respect to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function or hypercortisolism status.
Patients with non-functioning pituitary adenomas exhibit high morbidity and mortality rates. Growth hormone deficiency and high doses of glucocorticoid substitution therapy have been identified as corresponding risk factors. Interestingly, high levels of endogenous cortisol in, e.g., patients with post-traumatic stress disorder or patients with Cushing's disease have been linked to shorter telomere length. Telomeres are noncoding DNA regions located at the end of chromosomes consisting of repetitive DNA seq...