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Collision Courses: ENDO 2021 Sessions Examined How Common Comorbidities Affected COVID-19 Patient Outcomes

Twitter_Post_ENDO_2021_Virtual Since the first, all-virtual ENDO 2021 stemmed from the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Endocrine News presents an overview of the research that specifically addressed how the virus affects patients with common comorbidities. These studies looked at COVID-19’s effects on patients with obesity, hyperglycemia, adrenal insufficiency, and a lack of vitamin D, and provide...
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On Hold: Resetting the Clock on Pheochromocytoma Treatment

When surgical treatment for three patients with pheochromocytoma was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, clinical endocrine fellow Emily A. Japp, MD, and team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City found a unique solution. Going beyond clinical guideline recommendations while closely monitoring the patients remotely resulted in a tailored...
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New Analysis Finds Cushing’s Syndrome Triples Risk of Death

Heart disease and infections rank as top causes of death among those with rare disorder Endogenous Cushing’s syndrome, a rare hormonal disorder, is associated with a threefold increase in death, primarily due to cardiovascular disease and infection, according to a study presented at ENDO 2021. The research, according to the study authors, is the largest...
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Lying in Wait: The Hidden Threat of Primary Aldosteronism

A new study finds that primary aldosteronism is behind many more cases of uncontrolled high blood pressure than common diagnostic tests show. Despite the potential for severe consequences, inexpensive treatments are available for this often overlooked condition.   Some endocrinologists have long argued that primary aldosteronism is not the rare disease that it is commonly...
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FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Cushing’s Disease

On March 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Istrusia (osilodrostat) oral tablets to treat adult Cushing’s disease patients who cannot undergo pituitary gland surgery or who have had the surgery but still have the disease. Cushing’s disease is a rare disease in which the adrenal glands make too much of the cortisol hormone....
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Trust but Verify: The Impact of Erroneous ACTH Assays

An ACTH assay’s accuracy became so concerning that it warranted a paper in the Journal of the Endocrine Society that detailed five separate cases. Raising awareness of this rare but serious issue can avoid misdiagnoses that put patients in peril.  This past April, an article appeared in the Journal of the Endocrine Society titled, “Assay-Specific...
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Making Progress: Breakthroughs in Adrenocortical Carcinoma

With a brutal five-year survival rate below 40%, adrenocortical carcinoma is not only rare, it is also somewhat misunderstood. New research may shed light on this condition and even provide a path to future treatment options. Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an aggressive orphan malignancy that confers a less than 35% survival rate at five years....

Adrenal Disorders And Adrenal Cancer Information

Though rare, affecting around 200 people per year, adrenal cancer is no less devastating when a family faces a diagnosis. Because it’s so rare, getting access to the right information and treatment is challenging. It’s not uncommon for a patient with this diagnosis to find that his or her doctor has never faced adrenal cancer before. For that reason, a trusted resource for accurate and timely information is critical to the modern endocrinology practice.

In addition, benign adrenal tumors, which affect one out of every 10 people who have an imaging test done of the adrenal gland, can have serious health effects. To help doctors and patients understand adrenal diseases, including tumors and cancers, Endocrine News has collected a number of recent and relevant articles on the topic on this page. For the information you need about adrenal disease, bookmark this page and refer to it on a regular basis.

Clinical Trials and Recent Research Studies

For doctors to make informed decisions for their patients about adrenal disorders, they need accurate information about the most recent research studies and clinical trials. Sometimes, accessing that information is not easy, especially for rare disorders and diseases. Endocrine News brings all of that research into one place, providing the data you need to make the right decisions for your practice and your patients.

 Providing Hope for Adrenal Cancer Patients

For patients who have been diagnosed with adrenal cancer, this page will provide a measure of hope by offering insight into adrenal cancer treatments. Since only about 200 patients are diagnosed with this particular disease each year, endocrinologists are often unprepared to treat it. Here, however, doctors and patients can find information about what treatment options are available. Research about new, promising treatments will also be posted here as it comes available, providing hope to patients and doctors alike.