Pituitary dependent hypercortisolism

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Pituitary dependent hypercortisolism

Cushing 'disease' is a condition associated with increased blood cortisol resulting from adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-producing pituitary tumors that are resistant to glucocorticoid negative feedback ({1:Bilodeau et al., 2006}). ACTH is formed as a precursor from the POMC gene product ({176830}). See also Cushing 'syndrome' ({219080}), in which excess cortisol secretion results from adrenocortical pathology.
 

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Pituitary Network Association

To support, pursue, encourage, promote, and, where possible, fund research on pituitary disorders in a sustained and full-time effort to find a cure for these illnesses. The PNA will disseminate information helpful to the medical community, the public, and to pituitary patients and their families on matters regarding early detection, symptoms, treatments and resources available to patients with pituitary disease.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Pituitary Network Association

To support, pursue, encourage, promote, and, where possible, fund research on pituitary disorders in a sustained and full-time effort to find a cure for these illnesses. The PNA will disseminate information helpful to the medical community, the public, and to pituitary patients and their families on matters regarding early detection, symptoms, treatments and resources available to patients with pituitary disease.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Treatment of Cushing's Disease With R-roscovitine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cushings Disease

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2014

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Last Updated: 7 Dec 2014

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Long Term Safety and Efficacy of Pasireotide s.c. in Patients With Cushing's Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cushings Disease

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2014

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