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A single sleeping midnight cortisol has 100% sensitivity for the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.

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OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome remains a major challenge in clinical endocrinology. Various screening tests are commonly used to support a biochemical diagnosis in the context of clinical suspicion. The aim of this study was to compare the sensitivity in the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome of a single in-patient sleeping midnight cortisol to a standard 48-hour in-patient low-dose dexamethasone suppression test (LDDST) during the same admission. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis...

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Newell-Price, J More by this author
Trainer, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
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Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
43
Issue:
5
Pages:
545-550
Publication date:
1995-11-05
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
URN:
uuid:ddef0a06-d72e-4691-b88c-a6372b7e6976
Source identifiers:
138165
Local pid:
pubs:138165

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