Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

Muscle Loss Common in Women in Long-term Remission

Loss of muscle mass, also known as sarcopenia, is common among people with Cushing’s syndrome in long-term remission, and is associated with a poorer quality of life, a study reported. Its researchers also found the Sarcopenia Index, a blood test that can be used to estimate a patient’s muscle…

Psychosis From Cushing’s Treated With Surgery Plus Metopirone

A young woman with psychosis stemming from Cushing’s disease made a complete recovery through a combination of brain surgery and Metopirone (metyrapone) treatment, according to a case report. The researchers noted that Cushing’s disease is challenging to diagnose and often occurs alongside neuropsychiatric symptoms. Catching and treating…

Signifor Controlled Patient’s Cortisol Fluctuations

Cortisol fluctuations in a woman with Cushing’s disease were controlled successfully with Signifor (pasireotide LAR), possibly for the first time, according to a recent case report. The report, “Resolution of cyclicity after pasireotide LAR in a patient with Cushing’s disease,” was published in the journal…