Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

GNAS Mutations May Help Identify Mechanisms of Subclinical Cushing’s, Report Suggests

Mutations in the GNAS gene might indicate patients with subclinical Cushing’s syndrome — mild cortisol elevation without physical signs of Cushing’s — whose disease is caused by distinct mechanisms of other Cushing’s syndrome patients. Screening for GNAS gene mutations may help diagnose patients with this type of Cushing’s syndrome and improve their outcomes,…

Cushing’s Syndrome Patients at More Risk of Blood-clotting Problems After Adrenal Surgery, Study Suggests

Cushing’s syndrome patients who undergo adrenal surgery are more likely to have venous thromboembolism — blood clots that originate in the veins — than patients who have the same procedure for other conditions, a study suggests. Physicians should consider preventive treatment for this complication in Cushing’s syndrome patients who are…