What is in the Differential Diagnosis for Brown and Grey Skin Conditions?
Discussion This is the fourth in a short case series of differential diagnoses of colored skin conditions. An introduction to dermatological terminologies and information about colors can be found here. A differential diagnosis by distribution and common pattern can be found here. For red, orange and yellow conditions, a review can be found here. For green, blue and purple conditions, a review can be found here. For black and white conditions, a review can be found here. Note that any color can be a normal variant for an individual or is physiologic for a given state. Acanthosis nigricans causes dark brown-black patches or...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 16, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PANTHERx Rare(R) Selected by Xeris Pharmaceuticals to Distribute Recorlev(R) (levoketoconazole) for the Treatment of Endogenous Hypercortisolemia in Adult Patients with Cushing's Syndrome
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PANTHERx Rare announces that it has been selected by Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Xeris Biopharma Holdings, Inc., as the exclusive U.S. pharmacy distributi... Biopharmaceuticals, Distribution Xeris Pharmaceuticals, PANTHERx Rare, Recorlev, levoketoconazole, Cushing's (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Perspectives on Postsurgical Recovery of Cushing Syndrome Perspectives on Postsurgical Recovery of Cushing Syndrome
A survey of physicians and Cushing syndrome patients provides insight into the differing perspectives on the experience of recovery after surgery.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bedtime Salivary Cortisol for Cushing Syndrome Screening Bedtime Salivary Cortisol for Cushing Syndrome Screening
Could bedtime salivary cortisol measurements have a role in the diagnosis of Cushing syndrome in children?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Some Indications for Using Dexamethasone?
Discussion Corticosteroids are a group of drugs which can be naturally or synthetically produced. Naturally occurring substances are produced in the adrenal gland, and are protein-bound (primarily corticosteroid-binding globulin and albumin). In the target tissues, they may need to be converted to an active substance. They are then reduced, oxidized, hydroxylated or conjugated as measures to inactivate them. Synthetic steroids have less protein binding and depending on their structure are more or less resistant to inactivation. Prednisone is the glucocorticoid most often used for treatment, especially as it has a short hal...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 7, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mild Cortisol Excess Increases Mortality in Adrenal Incidentaloma Mild Cortisol Excess Increases Mortality in Adrenal Incidentaloma
Autonomous cortisol secretion level following dexamethasone suppression test in patients with adrenal incidentalomas but without Cushing syndrome found to have prognostic value.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cushing Death Rate'Unacceptable'Cushing Death Rate'Unacceptable '
In the largest such study to date, death rates among patients with endogenous Cushing syndrome have dropped since 2000 but are still threefold that of the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Facial bloating: A puffy ‘moon face’ could be a warning sign of Cushing syndrome
A PUFFY face could be an indication of Cushing syndrome - when too much cortisol is circulating in the body. What are the other signs of the condition? And how can you reduce the bloat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salivary Cortisol in the Diagnosis of Cushing Syndrome Salivary Cortisol in the Diagnosis of Cushing Syndrome
Salivary cortisol measurements are commonly used in the screening of Cushing syndrome, but certain factors may impact the accuracy of these tests.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Common Presentations for Factitious Disorder?
Discussion Factitious disorder (FD) is when patients fabricate illness in themselves or another person without obvious gain. FD has had other terminology and in the past has been called Munchausen Syndrome (if FD in themselves) or Munchausen Syndrome by proxy or FD by proxy (if FD being perpetuated in another person). The current DSM-V terminology is FD imposed on self or FD imposed on another. Malingering (sometimes referred to as simulation) is similar but those that fabricate illness or medical need have an obvious external reward such as gaining access to public social service benefits, free hospital room and board, or...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer: Cushing syndrome is a lesser-known warning sign – what is it?
THYROID cancer survival rates are 84 percent for 10 years or more if diagnosed early. Early diagnosis is crucial therefore and spotting the unusual signs could be a matter of life and death. A sign your thyroid cancer has advanced includes Cushing syndrome. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worldwide approval for Cushing syndrome drug
Osilodrostat has been approved for use worldwide in the treatment of adults with Cushing syndrome.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

First Approval for Osilodrostat for Cushing Syndrome, in EU First Approval for Osilodrostat for Cushing Syndrome, in EU
Move marks the first worldwide approval for cortisol synthesis inhibitor that normalizes cortisol levels in most patients with Cushing syndrome.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Plasma Steroid Profiles in Subclinical Cushing Syndrome Plasma Steroid Profiles in Subclinical Cushing Syndrome
Might plasma steroid profiles have a diagnostic role in the evaluation of subclinical Cushing syndrome?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term use of corticosteroids can cause Cushing's syndrome
An Italian study, published inExperimental and Therapeutic Medicine, reports that long-term use of steroids for skin problems can increase the risk of developing Cushing's syndrome, with serious damage to bone health.Cushing's Disease News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 30, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news