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ACTH/Cortisol Ratio May Be Simple, Reliable Test to Diagnose Cushing’s Disease

The ratio between adrenocorticotropic hormone levels and cortisol levels in the blood is higher among Cushing’s disease patients than in healthy people, a new study has found, suggesting that measurement could be used to help diagnose the disease. 472 more words


Show a little faith, there's magic in the night..

What’s that commonly used phrase? One step forwards, two steps back.

Well, that seems to be my life motto! I have had quite a few setbacks health wise since Christmas, so the road to recovery is becoming even more narrow and twisted, but, I’m trying to pull my socks up and get on with it, so to speak, but it is incredibly hard. 1,270 more words

Case Report Shows Rare Adrenal Tumors Associated with Cushing’s Disease

Pituitary tumors that produce too much adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) have been associated with the development of rare tumors on the adrenal glands, called adrenal myelolipomas, for the first time in a case report. 369 more words


Dr. Charles Wilson, One of the world’s greatest neurosurgeons and pioneer of transsphenoidal pituitary surgery died at 88

The UCSF website in an obituary from Kate Vidinsky reads “He took a particular interest in pituitary disorders, those affecting the pea-sized ‘master gland’ at the base of the brain responsible for controlling the body’s hormone levels. 49 more words


Annie, Child With Pituitary Cushing's

We’re sharing the story of Annie, who was treated at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for Cushing Syndrome.

Thanks to the incredible doctors at  44 more words


We're not Immune

You never think that it will happen to you, or in any way affect your life. At least, I didn’t.

Gwyneth was diagnosed with cushing’s. This is hardly a death sentence, or a huge surprise. 534 more words

High Levels of MMP-9 Enzyme May Predict Tumor Recurrence in Cushing’s Patients

Measuring the levels of a specific enzyme in pituitary tumors producing excess adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) may help predict the recurrence of Cushing’s disease in patients, a study shows. 440 more words