Author Archives: Catarina Silva, MSc

Cortisol, ACTH Levels Identify Patients at Risk of Low Blood Potassium After Korlym Treatment, Study Says

Serum cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels may be useful in identifying Cushing’s syndrome patients at risk of experiencing low blood potassium levels while being treated with Korlym (mifepristone), Corcept Therapeutics’ researchers report. Their work, “Anticipating Hypokalemia in Patients With ACTH-Dependent Cushing Syndrome Treated…

Most Subclinical Cushing’s Patients Don’t Require Glucocorticoids After Adrenalectomy, Study Finds

Patients with subclinical hypercortisolism, i.e., without symptoms of cortisol overproduction, and adrenal incidentalomas recover their hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function after surgery faster than those with Cushing’s syndrome (CS), according to a study. Moreover, the researchers found that an HPA function analysis conducted immediately after the surgical removal of adrenal…