justashell Posted April 12, 2007 Report Share Posted April 12, 2007 I don't know how "news-ish" this really is, but was surfing around and saw it: A new test reliably distinguishes between patients with mild Cushing's syndrome, pseudo-Cushing's states, and normal individuals. Yanovski and others from the National Institutes of Health [J Clin Endocrinol Metab 83:348-352,1998] have reported results of studies employing the dexamethasone-suppressed corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test in normal volunteers and patients with mild Cushing's disease. A cortisol level obtained 15 minutes after the administration of corticotropin-releasing hormone was more accurate in the diagnosis of Cushing's disease than basal urine studies and dexamethasone- suppressed urine cortisol levels. This test seems useful in the evaluation of patients with suspected Cushing's syndrome that have normal or minimally elevated urinary steroid levels. http://www.pituitarycenter.com/site/whatsnew.php#cush Input from those of you who are "up to date" on the efficacy of tests is greatly appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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