Author Archives: Alejandra Viviescas, PhD.

High-dose Radiation Spaced Over Week Safe Option for Cushing’s Patients with Difficult Tumors, Study Says

High doses of radiation therapy delivered over two-to-five sessions offer results similar to that of radiation given in a single high-dose session for Cushing’s disease patients whose cortisol levels remain high after surgery, a retrospective study found. Unlike the single-dose approach, this multi-session therapy may also be a safe and convenient option for…

Cushing’s Can Lead to Opportunistic Infections Like Tuberculous Meningitis, Case Report Says

Having Cushing’s disease can increase a person’s risk of infectious disease complications like tuberculous meningitis — when the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis affects the central nervous system — a case report suggests. The study, “Tuberculous Meningitis in a Patient with Cushing’s Disease: Glucocorticoid-mediated Immunosuppression:…

Metoclopramide Can Mask Adrenal Insufficiency After Gland Removal in BMAH Patients, Case Report Suggests

Metoclopramide, a gastrointestinal medicine, can increase cortisol levels after unilateral adrenalectomy — the surgical removal of one adrenal gland — and conceal adrenal insufficiency in bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia (BMAH) patients, a case report suggests. The study, “Retention of aberrant cortisol secretion in a patient with…