Author Archives: Jose Marques Lopes PhD

Cortisol Levels Predict Remission in Cushing’s Patients Undergoing Transsphenoidal Surgery, Study Finds

In patients with Cushing’s disease, removing the pituitary tumor via an endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) leads to better remission rates than microscopic TSS, according to new research. But regardless of surgical approach, plasma cortisol levels one day after surgery are predictive of remission, researchers found. The study, “…

Cushing’s Patients’ Thyroid Hormone Levels Eventually Normalize Following Transsphenoidal Surgery, Study Finds

Most Cushing’s disease patients who achieve remission experience overproduction of thyroid hormones, followed by a return to normal levels,  within 12 months after surgery to remove a pituitary tumor, according to new research. The findings also showed that changes in thyroid hormones are associated with serum levels of cortisol. The research, “…

Cushing’s Disease Study Shows Importance of Confirming Diagnosis

The annual incidence of Cushing’s disease in Sweden increased between 2005 and 2013 compared to earlier periods, according to nationwide data. However, this could be because of factors other than a truly higher disease frequency, including greater awareness and earlier diagnosis. Also, the findings demonstrate the importance of confirming Cushing’s…