Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

Some Patients at Higher Risk of Hyperlipidemia Despite Surgery

Disruptions in blood sugar metabolism and hypercortisolism — excessive levels of the hormone cortisol in the blood — are both linked to a higher risk of hyperlipidemia, or having high levels of fatty molecules circulating in the bloodstream, in people with Cushing’s disease, a study found. Hyperlipidemia, in turn,…

Test Key to Confirming Cushing’s Linked to Pregnancy, Report Suggests

A stimulation test with human choriogonadotropin (hCG) — a hormone normally produced by the placenta to sustain pregnancy — should be performed very soon after a women suspected of pregnancy-induced Cushing’s syndrome gives birth, to confirm a diagnosis, a case report highlighted. The case report, “Pregnancy-induced Cushing’s…

Cushing’s Disease Linked to Rare Pituicytoma in Case Report

Although rare, pituicytomas should still be considered as a possible cause of Cushing’s disease in patients experiencing the typical symptoms of the disease, a case report highlights. The study, “Pituicytoma associated with Cushing’s disease: a case report and literature review,” was published in the…

2 Cancer Meds May be Promising Combo Treatment for Cushing’s Disease

A combination of bexarotene and lapatinib, two approved anti-cancer medications, may hold promise in treating Cushing’s disease, according to a recent study. The study, “Bexarotene combined with lapatinib for the treatment of Cushing’s disease: evidence based on drug repositioning and experimental confirmation,” was published in the…