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Addison's disease is a rare condition which in most cases is caused by autoimmune destruction of the adrenals, leading to deficiency of cortisol, aldosterone and adrenal androgens. Unrecognized the disease is life threatening, but with proper treatment patients can live near normal lives.
The conventional glucocorticoid replacement therapy renders the cortisol levels unphysiological, which may cause symptoms and long-term complications. Glucocorticoid replacement therapy is technically feasible by continuous subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion (CSHI), and can mimic the normal diurnal cortisol rhythm. This study aims to further evaluate CSHI treatment in terms of metabolic effects, effects on health-related quality-of-life and sleep in an 8 months randomised open label clinical trial with crossover design.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Solu-Cortef (hydrocortisone), Cortef (hydrocortisone)
Haukeland University Hospital
Haukeland University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:07-0400
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An adrenal disease characterized by the progressive destruction of the ADRENAL CORTEX, resulting in insufficient production of ALDOSTERONE and HYDROCORTISONE. Clinical symptoms include ANOREXIA; NAUSEA; WEIGHT LOSS; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; and HYPERPIGMENTATION of the SKIN due to increase in circulating levels of ACTH precursor hormone which stimulates MELANOCYTES.
A disease of the PITUITARY GLAND characterized by the excess amount of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secreted. This leads to hypersecretion of cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) by the ADRENAL GLANDS resulting in CUSHING SYNDROME.
Excess production of ADRENAL CORTEX HORMONES such as ALDOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE; DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE; and/or ANDROSTENEDIONE. Hyperadrenal syndromes include CUSHING SYNDROME; HYPERALDOSTERONISM; and VIRILISM.
A metabolite of PROGESTERONE with a hydroxyl group at the 17-alpha position. It serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of HYDROCORTISONE and GONADAL STEROID HORMONES.
The wide middle zone of the adrenal cortex. This zone produces a series of enzymes that convert PREGNENOLONE to cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) via 17-ALPHA-HYDROXYPROGESTERONE.
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