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Sparrow Plans Trial of SPI-62 in Cushing’s Syndrome

Sparrow Pharmaceuticals is planning to launch a Phase 2 clinical trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of its investigational, lead small molecule HSD-1 inhibitor, SPI-62, in people with Cushing’s syndrome. The trial is expected to open later this year, and it specifically will enroll people with ACTH-dependent Cushing’s…

Chronic Insomnia Can Be Sign of Cushing’s, Case Report Finds

Chronic insomnia can be a sign of Cushing’s syndrome, and doctors need be aware of this possibility, according to a case report of a woman diagnosed with Cushing’s shortly after seeking help for her insomnia. This case also emphasized the usefulness of the dexamethasone suppression test in identifying the specific…

Rare Case of Adrenal Cushing’s With Unrelated Thyroid Tumor

Screening for endocrine disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome, is particularly important in patients who have tumors in hormone-producing endocrine glands, such as the thyroid. This was the take-home message of a recent case report study that described the case of a woman with thyroid cancer who also had Cushing’s driven…