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Etomidate in the management of hypercortisolaemia in Cushing's syndrome: a review.

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This review addresses the practical usage of intravenous etomidate as a medical therapy in Cushing's syndrome. We reviewed the relevant literature, using search terms 'etomidate', 'Cushing's syndrome', 'adrenocortical hyperfunction', 'drug therapy' and 'hypercortisolaemia' in a series of public databases. There is a paucity of large randomised controlled trials, and data on its use rely only on small series, case study reports and international consensus guideline recommendations. Based on th...

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10.1530/eje-12-0274

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
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Author
Journal:
European journal of endocrinology / European Federation of Endocrine Societies
Volume:
167
Issue:
2
Pages:
137-143
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1479-683X
ISSN:
0804-4643
URN:
uuid:a523f239-88f9-44eb-a4f0-8aa46947d19c
Source identifiers:
332796
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pubs:332796

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