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Many members have worked hard to establish April 8 (Dr. Harvey Cushing's Birthday) as Cushing's Awareness Day. This area includes several threads such as: about the proclamation, itself; what you can do to promote that day; list of people to contact before the 8th; and other helpful info.
We all need a break every now and then from talking about testing, symptoms and surgery. We can use this area to post humor, funny stories, recipes, just chatter...anything that will take our minds of medical troubles and lighten our days
Comment added to Guest Question: Is Itching Common with Cushing’s Syndrome?
Were your itching, flushing and elevated BP episodes (cyclic) or there all of the time?
In the comments area of https://cushieblogger.com/2018/05/30/guest-question-is-itching-common-with-cushings-syndrome/
What Do You Think?
A “friend” pushed me and I hit my head on a radiator and broke it and a few months after a tumor grew. I’ve been having symptoms ever since. Could I go after here and get compensation for medical care I need now?
in the comments area of http://cushieblog.com/2016/12/21/pituitary-dysfunction-as-a-result-of-traumatic-brain-injury
USC's 7 Tesla MRI scanner first to identify Cushing's disease in US patient
A noninvasive 7 Tesla MRI scanner at University of Southern California is the first 7T scanner to be used on a patient with Cushing's disease in the U.S., according to a USC news release.
When a brain tumor was found to be "MRI-negative" in a 28-year-old female patient, physicians at the USC's Pituitary Center were unsatisfied with the results. After deciding to use the Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute's (INI) new ultrahigh field 7 Tesla MRI scanner to localize the tumor, the patient was officially diagnosed with Cushing's disease and researchers were finally able to be see the tumor that would've otherwise appeared hidden in a standard MRI.
Read more at https://www.healthimaging.com/topics/neuroimaging/uscs-7-tesla-mri-scanner-first-identify-cushings-disease-us-patient
Cushing’s disease patients who exhibit nodules or masses in their lungs should be thoroughly investigated to exclude fungal infection with Cryptococcus neoformans, a study from China suggests.
While rare, the infection can be life-threatening, showing a particularly worse prognosis in patients with fluid infiltration in their lungs or with low white blood cell counts in their blood.
Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2018/06/16/cushings-patients-at-risk-of-life-threatening-pulmonary-fungal-infection/
To all my Cushie friends who are still dealing with this horrible disease, keep fighting, don’t ever give up, you will get better. I told a very close friend of mine the other day, if I had the power I would heal everyone you today. Cushing’s is a horrible disease, and unless you have been through it there is no way anyone could ever understand it.
Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/11/14/letter-to-cushies/