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The therapy of cushing's disease in adults and children: An update

Abstract:

Cushing's disease (CD) is a rare endocrine disorder resulting from excessive production of adrenocorticotrophin hormone by a pituitary adenoma. The consequent hypercortisolaemia gives rise to characteristic features of the disease and its morbidities. Treatments aim to restore normal cortisol levels, provide long-term control of the disease and the tumour, and the improvement of patient well-being. The first line of treatment remains transsphenoidal surgery with remission rates of 65-90% in C...

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10.1055/s-0032-1330009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
Role:
Author
Journal:
Hormone and Metabolic Research
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
109-117
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1439-4286
ISSN:
0018-5043
URN:
uuid:455dbd4c-69e7-448e-bfba-83f31a3c50cb
Source identifiers:
388284
Local pid:
pubs:388284

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